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PG&E bills to increase again | Free Alert FM emergency warning devices for Butte County residents | Around 300 people possibly exposed to measles in California

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, March 12.


Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland on Jan. 14, 2019.
Ben Margot
AP Photo
The California Public Utilities Commission approved a fee increase for Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers Thursday. PG&E reports it requested adding the fee to help pay for infrastructure improvements.

In today’s episode:

  • Free Alert FM warning devices available for Butte County residents in fire-prone areas — Adia White, NSPR
  • About 300 people at a northern California hospital possibly exposed to measles — CapRadio Staff
  • A new program aims to help Californians entering farming careers succeed — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Mosquito season brings West Nile Virus risk — Ken Devol, NSPR

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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.
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.
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.