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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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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 is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as 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.