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Hwy 70 remains closed due to rockslide | New bill would equip California vehicles with tech to prevent speeding | COVID-19 hotline to shutdown next month

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday January, 25. 

In today’s episode:

  • Hwy 70 remains closed in the Feather River Canyon due to rockslide — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • New bill would equip California vehicles with technology preventing them from speeding — CapRadio Staff
  • COVID-19 hotline will shutdown in February — Kristen Hwang and Carolyn Jones, CalMatters 
  • Budget deficit looms over California — CapRadio Staff


Mental Health Services Act coordinator, Sam Casale takes a question from attendees at a community input session about Butte County's mental health services at the Masonic Lodge in Chico, Calif. on Jan. 23, 2024.
Erik Adams
Butte County Department of Behavioral Health hosted a community feedback session in Chico for residents to ask questions about the department and, primarily, Proposition 1. More feedback sessions are scheduled throughout the county next month.

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Sarah has worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Director of Operations. She’s responsible for the sound of the station and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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.
Ava is NSPR’s Morning Edition anchor and reporter. They previously worked on NPR’s Weekend Edition and NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered broadcasts and produced weekly national news stories focused on contextualizing national issues for individual communities. They love NorCal and spending time outdoors.