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Chico anti-camping enforcement | California school expulsions | Petition reform bill

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, March 21. 

Some camping at city-sanctioned campsite in north Chico told to leave

The city of Chico began enforcing anti-camping ordinances at its sanctioned encampment in north Chico. The sanctioned campground for unhoused residents on Eaton and Cohasset roads was opened for people who the city deemed ineligible to stay at local shelters. Over time, the city says other unhoused residents moved to the camp who had not been referred there by its staff.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

California to address disproportionate suspension rates

State school officials with the California Department of Education say some districts have been covering up their expulsion rates. Officials say cases of what’s called “ghost suspension” are emerging, where districts suspend students without proper documentation. The department has a new plan to prevent these suspensions, including a tip line to report suspected disproportionate discipline.

— CapRadio Staff

New bill would regulate referendum petitions

A new bill in the state Legislature would require training for referendum petition circulators. It would also hold them accountable for the truthfulness of what they tell people to get them to sign and would reduce the number of people being paid to get those signatures.

— CapRadio Staff

California could ban five common food additives

Five chemicals added to many grocery items as preservatives and dyes could be banned in California under newly proposed legislation. The ban would be the first in the nation. The chemicals, such as red dye No. 3, are already prohibited in the European Union. Industry groups have argued that there’s not enough evidence that these chemicals are dangerous to humans

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.
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.