A day or two of dry weather is expected before another storm is forecast to hit the North State. Also, Shasta County Sheriff Michael Johnson declared a local state of emergency in the county due to flooding, and heavy snow has also exacerbated mental health challenges in the Dixie Fire burn scar.
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted to pursue creating a pilot program voting system that uses hand-counted ballot tallies. Also, the federal government has granted people living in California counties hit hard by severe weather an extra six months to file their federal taxes, and organizations that provide health care to underserved communities worry about cuts to funding now that California’s COVID-19 emergency has ended.
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors is set to consider how to tabulate election results after moving to cancel its contract with Dominion Voting Systems. Also, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will consider a plan to clear some evacuation routes of brush and vegetation, and California’s COVID-19 emergency declaration ends today.
Volunteers for the “Point-in-Time” count set out in Butte County this week to collect demographic information on people experiencing homelessness. Also, members of one town in Shasta County met this month to discuss wildfire resiliency, and U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla has called for more federal action on gun safety.
Recent storms have reignited a debate over managing water and drought. Also, Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging Californians to document flood damages to be eligible for federal aid, and Shasta County is addressing a shortage in substitute teachers.
Shasta County election officials say they’re on track to certify results by deadline. Also, a Chico homeless aid group has been providing showers and clothes to unhoused residents, and a shop in Paradise seeks to help fire survivors reconnect with their roots.
The clerk’s office in Shasta County was calm on election night. Also, California is poised to join several western states working to guarantee continuous Medicaid coverage for children, and research from Stanford University found beavers play an important role in improving water quality.
Election officials in Shasta County are facing unsubstantiated claims of election interference. Also, the Hoopa Valley Tribe is suing the federal government for habitat restoration money it’s allegedly owed, and nearly one-third of Black Californians recently surveyed feel they’ve been treated unfairly while trying to obtain health care.