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Chico outlines how it spent tax increase | Minor temblors shake the North State | Butte County nonprofit helps residents grow food

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, April 5.

In today’s episode:

  • City of Chico shares how it spent funds from sales tax increase — Alec Stutson, NSPR
  • 2 temblors shook the North State last night with no apparent effect — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • A local nonprofit wants Butte County residents to grow a thousand acres of food  — Ken Devol, NSPR
  • Oroville will hold its annual Wildflower and Nature Festival at Riverbend Park tomorrow — Ken Devol, NSPR


Ge Yang, program director at the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County, stands outside the center's front entrance on March 29, 2024 in Oroville, Calif.
Erik Adams
Nearly $900,000 in state grant funding is headed to the Hmong Cultural Center in Oroville for youth peer support and a mentorship program. The nonprofit says Asian youth need more access to culturally appropriate mental health support.

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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.
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.
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.