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Suspected homicide investigation | Flood watch | Habitat restoration grants

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, March 14. 

Police in Chico investigating suspected homicide after a body was found outside a Food Maxx

The Chico Police Department is investigating a suspected homicide after a body was found near Food Maxx off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Brian Miller, Lieutenant for the Chico Police Department, said the body was reported at around 4:15 p.m. Sunday and was wrapped in plastic.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Rivers across California expected to rise above flood stage

State officials say the latest atmospheric river storm to hit California will pose new flood threats. The National Weather Service California-Nevada River Forecast Center has issued alerts for dozens of locations across the state where waters are expected to rise near or above flood stage. A flood watch is in effect for much of the state through at least Wednesday.

Dan Brekke (KQED), The California Newsroom

Millions in state funds awarded for habitat restoration

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is providing millions in funding to restore salmon habitat throughout the state. The $22.5 million grant announced last week will fund 19 projects for habitat restoration, several of which are in the North State.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes delaying funding for subsidized child care

Child care workers are angered over a proposal that would delay funding for 20,000 subsidized child care slots for low-income families, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports that the Governor’s office is proposing to delay the credits to help cover the state’s $22.5 billion deficit.

— Adia White, NSPR

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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.
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.