Greenville recovery | Storm aid relief | Flooding impacts statewide
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, March 16.
Fire recovery in Greenville progresses slowly as residents grapple with winter storms
Recent storms have hampered an already slow rebuilding process in the town of Greenville. One community organizer reports that Greenville’s remote location, a lack of builders and contractors and an absence of funding have also slowed rebuilding efforts.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Gov. Gavin Newsom tours California for his State of the State address
Gov. Gavin Newsom is taking this year’s State of the State address on the road over the next few days. The tour will start in Sacramento this afternoon, where the governor will announce funding for 1,200 tiny homes for local governments. He’ll also make stops in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego.
— CapRadio Staff
As emergency aid flows to flooded-out Californians, will thousands be left out?
Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday said $600 United Way checks are on their way to flood-affected farmworkers regardless of their immigration status — but he did not commit state funds to other undocumented workers or cannabis businesses, both of which don’t qualify for federal emergency aid. Read the full story.
— Lauren Hepler, CalMatters
Atmospheric river devastates much of California
The eleventh atmospheric river to hit California this winter left the Golden State reeling. On the coast, parts of Highway 1 remain closed and farmworker communities in Monterey County are dealing with flooding after a levee breach. In the mountains, a historic snowpack is collapsing roofs and even freezing over parts of Lake Tahoe for the first time in 30 years.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Short break in the rain to be followed by another round of wet weather — NSPR
- Isolation due to snow storms raises mental health concerns in the Dixie Fire burn scar — NSPR
- Shasta County Sheriff's Office declares local state of emergency due to flooding impacts — NSPR
- Gov. Gavin Newsom expands state of emergency to Trinity, Orange and Alpine counties — NSPR
- Police in Chico investigating suspected homicide after a body was found outside a Food Maxx — NSPR
- Millions in state funds awarded for habitat restoration — NSPR
- Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes delaying funding for subsidized child care — NSPR