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What you need to know: Aug 13

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Aug. 13, 2019.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 9:35 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 9:44 AM

Paradise High Freshman prepare for orientation

Paradise High Freshman prepared for their orientation happening that happened at 8 a.m., Aug. 13.

Students will be starting their school year on Thursday, Aug. 15. The school is facing several challenges after the Camp Fire, including significant decreases in enrollment and staffing.

Several Northstate lawmakers came together at a town hall in Chico Monday, Aug. 12

They discussed recovery after the Camp Fire and building fees. The building fees are covered by a grant from the North Valley Community Foundation of up to $3,500. They also talked about findings funds for free removal.

Northern California Fire Victims can now file claims with PG&E

People affected by some of California's wildfires in 2017 and 2018 can now file claims with PG&E. This applies to victims of the Atlas, Camp, Nuns and Tubbs fires. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2019.

People can file online through PG&E's wildfire assistance program by going to our News Links tab on the webpage.

Shasta County Board of Supervisors set to take up the issue of fire safety

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors is set to take up the issue of fire safety, specifically, defensible space. Supervisors will be discussing an ordinance that would require property owners in unincorporated areas to create defensible space around structures and roadways. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance happened this morning at 9 a.m. at 1450 Court Street in Redding.

Lower Fire has burned 46 acres and is 90% contained

CAL FIRE battled the Lower Fire overnight in Shasta County. The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, in the area of Gas Point Road and amp; lower gas point Road in Igo. CAL FIRE determined that it was lightning that caused the fire.

Shootout kills California officer, suspect

Developing news out of Riverside, a CHP officer is dead and two other officers wounded after a suspect opened fire on a highway during a traffic stop. The officer, identified as Andre Moye Junior died from his injuries. The suspect was eventually killed by the police.

Regulations could change how many immigrants can stay in the U.S.

New regulations could slash the number of legal immigrants that are able to enter and stay in the country. The regulations state that green card and visa applicants may be rejected if they have used government assistance such as food stamps or Medicaid.

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