Chico Food Maxx murder | Sierra snow record | CalFresh benefits
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, March 22.
Man accused of leaving body at Food Maxx scheduled for a hearing this week
A man accused of homicide and leaving the body at Food Maxx is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey reported in a press release Monday that evidence was found linking the suspect to the crime during an arrest for a separate incident.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
This winter season now the second snowiest on record
The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab is recording a season total of 56.4 feet of snow on Donner Summit. That’s the second snowiest season on record. With more winter storms on the way, there’s still time yet for this season to break the record of 67.7 feet, which was documented in 1952.
— Adia White, NSPR
Pandemic era rule that helped more students qualify for CalFresh to end in June
A pandemic-era rule that loosened restrictions on which students qualify for CalFresh is set to end this June. Students applying before June 10 will secure a full year of benefits before having to renew under the more restrictive pre-pandemic rules.
— Mikhail Zinshteyn, CalMatters
Voters could decide whether to abolish state agency that oversees taxation of utilities and railroads
Californians may soon be able to vote on whether to abolish the State Board of Equalization. Founded in 1879, it oversees taxation of utilities and railroads in the state. A group of Assembly Democrats says its duties could be assumed by two newer agencies, saving the state up to $35 million.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Some camping at city-sanctioned campsite in north Chico told to leave — NSPR
- California to address disproportionate suspension rates — CapRadio
- New bill would regulate referendum petitions — CapRadio
- California could ban five common food additives — CapRadio
- Paradise Town Council extends ordinance allowing fire survivors to live in RVs under certain circumstances — NSPR
- Deadline to comment on the state’s fire hazard severity map is weeks away — NSPR
- More winter weather expected this week — CapRadio
- Californians to see measure that would fund housing for vulnerable residents — CapRadio
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