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Miocene Canal future | Shasta storm aid | Sacramento airport improvements

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, March 30.

Future of the Miocene Canal discussed at the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) proposed a transfer of water rights for the Miocene Canal to the county. The company proposed a $20 million compensation payment to affected community members so it could relinquish responsibility over the canal.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Newsom adds Shasta County to winter storm emergency declaration

California Gov. Gavin Newsom added four counties, including Shasta, to a previous storm state of emergency declaration. Newsom also requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for nine more California counties Tuesday.

— Sunni Khalid (KALW), The California Newsroom

Sacramento International Airport to see millions in improvements

The nearest international airport for most North State residents will be getting some improvements. Plans are underway to invest in infrastructure improvements at the Sacramento International Airport, including building a pedestrian walkway.

— CapRadio Staff

Bill to reduce opioid deaths advances in the Legislature

A bill intended to reduce opioid overdoses in California is moving through the state Legislature. It would require schools, concert venues, stadiums and amusement parks to keep unexpired doses of Narcan — or other medication designed to block the effects of opioids — on-site at all times.

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.
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.