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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In case you missed it
- Shasta County to hand-tally ballots after board vote — NSPR
- Loan to rebuild Honey Run Covered Bridge denied by Butte County Board of Supervisors — NSPR
- Interview: Community organizer Rain Scher remembers Desmond Phillips on the sixth anniversary of his death — NSPR
- Wet winter to bring more mosquitoes over the summer — CapRadio
- Thousands attend annual grazing festival in Paradise — NSPR
- Older residents would have more protection from fraud under new bill — CapRadio
- Assembly approves oil profit penalty bill, sending it to Newsom — CapRadio
- New study shows the majority of prisoners are serving extra time for sentence enhancements — CapRadio
- California announces a rollback of some state drought restrictions — CapRadio