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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.

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.