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Bill aimed at outing transgender youth | EV charging stations | Concealed carry applications

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, March 24.

New legislation would require schools to disclose students’ gender identity at school

A lawsuit filed against Chico Unified School District has sparked new legislation that opponents say would harm transgender youth. A recently introduced bill would require school employees to notify parents in writing if they become aware that a student identifies as a gender other than their sex assigned at birth.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

North State legislators vote to advance bill requiring equitable distribution of EV charging stations

A new bill approved by a senate committee this week requires California agencies to assess the need for electric vehicle charging stations in low-income and underserved communities. Redding Senator Brian Dahle is among those who voted in support.

— CapRadio Staff

Applications for concealed carry firearms on the rise

Concealed carry applications and firearm safety trainings are skyrocketing across some of California’s most liberal counties. Last summer, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that gave local law enforcement officials broad discretion over who gets a concealed carry permit. Now that those rules are relaxed, applications from gun owners are pouring in. Read the full story.

— Ben Christopher, CalMatters

California’s new pay transparency law leaves many with questions

Workers, business groups and employment lawyers still have questions about a new California pay transparency law. The broad aim of the new law was to narrow gender and race-based pay gaps. It would require any company with 15 or more employees to post pay scales in job listings. The policy went into effect in January, but many people still aren’t clear on the details. Read the full story.

— Grace Gedye, CalMatters

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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.