Shasta voting decision | Clearing evacuation routes | COVID-19 emergency ends
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Shasta County supervisors to discuss hand counting ballots
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on how to tabulate election results after the board decided in January to cancel its contract with Dominion Voting Systems.
— Ken Devol & Adia White, NSPR
Clearing evacuation routes in the Camp Fire burn scar
The Board of Supervisors in Butte County today will consider a plan to clear vegetation along evacuation routes in and around the Camp Fire burn scar. County officials report the cost of clearing brush and vegetation alongside about 100 miles of roads is estimated at about $2.3 million.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
California’s COVID-19 state of emergency officially ends
California’s COVID-19 emergency declaration officially sunsets today. The declaration allowed Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue executive orders to respond to the crisis. The end of the declaration comes days after the state passed 100,000 deaths due to the virus.
— Adia White, NSPR
Special session on spike in gas prices to continue
Republicans in the California Legislature unsuccessfully tried to end a special session Monday aimed at addressing gas price spikes. Gov. Gavin Newsom had called the Legislature into a special session in late November, asking lawmakers to address what he calls price gouging by oil companies.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Blizzard warning in effect for parts of the Sierra — NSPR
- Newsom moves to shut down more correctional institutions — CalMatters
- Interview: Proportion of high-severity fire is rising in the Sierra Nevada — CapRadio
- California to provide additional payments to nursing homes working to improve conditions
- Butte County officials prepare for power outages, storm damage — NSPR