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Chico enforces anti-camping rules | Winter storm forecast | Recognizing Hmong culture

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, March 9. 

City of Chico begins enforcement process at encampment in North Chico

The city of Chico issued seven-day notices of intent to enforce anti-camping ordinances at its sanctioned encampment in North Chico Tuesday. The city had announced its intent to remove unapproved campers from the site early last month, but was blocked from doing so until it opened an additional site. The city recently designated a new site nearby to meet that requirement.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Upcoming winter storm to last through the weekend

Another winter storm is forecast to hit the North State tonight and last through the weekend. Some flooding is expected and high winds will bring the risk of downed trees. Despite the risks posed by the storm, officials say the rain is much needed.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Butte County educator wins award for creating Hmong cultural curriculum

An administrator with the Butte County Office of Education has been recognized for her work in developing a curriculum to bring Hmong culture to California students. Lily Chang is this year’s recipient of the Diane L. Brooks Administrative Award.

Ken Devol, NSPR

Expert: Wildfire mitigation would save money, aid forests

A U.S. Senate budget committee heard testimony Wednesday on the need to increase federal funding for wildfire mitigation. An expert says wildfire mitigation would save federal dollars and increase forest survivability.

— CapRadio Staff

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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.
Jamie was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.