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What you need to know: Feb. 11

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know on Feb. 11

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 10:00 AM
Updated: Feb 11, 2020 10:08 AM

Americans set to be released for quarantine

The 195 Americans airlifted out of Wuhan two weeks ago are set to be released from quarantine. Health representatives from March air reserve base in Riverside County, said no one in the group has tested positive for coronavirus, it’s not yet clear how those quarantined many of whom are U.S. state department employees will be released or if they will be provided with transport to another destination.

Map tracks the coronavirus in real time

New numbers as well from the coronavirus epidemic. The government put the nationwide deaths figure at 1,016. That was up 108 from the day before when it was 908. Across mainland China, more than 3,000 newly confirmed infections bring the total to over 40,000. Scientists are now suggesting it takes only three days for symptoms to show. But that the incubation could last up to 24 days.

Chico Council officially adopts district voting

After months of debate, there is agreement and the terms are now set for district voting in the City of Chico. The council waived the official second reading and approved the ordinance hammered out last week. Come November, voters four of the seven newly established districts will cast ballots for council members.

7 things to watch in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary

Voting is now underway in the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire. The state which traditionally has been able to give a spike to candidates went blue by less than 3,000 votes in the general election in 2016. A record primary turnout is expected this year.

Justice Department sues California, New Jersey and Seattle's county over sanctuary policies

The U.S. Attorney General, William Barr is looking to crack down on sanctuary cities across the country. Monday, the Justice Department filed three lawsuits against local and state regulations, which limit local cooperation in federal immigration enforcement. The focus of those lawsuits is in California, New Jersey, and Washington. Proponents of sanctuary cities say current policies are designed to keep local governments out of federal deportations.

Camp Fire worker base camp at Tuscan Ridge is coming down

Crews are now working to tear down the former base camp at the old Tuscan Ridge Golf Course off the Skyway. The camp was designed to house 1,500 debris removal contractors during Camp Fire recovery. So as not to take up hotel rooms from Camp Fire victims. Chris McSwain from Cal recycle says the contract expired Jan. 31, leading to the state to demobilize the camps just outside of Paradise. The property has been listed for sale at $60 million on the market since last November.

Californians could be required to vote under new bill

A new bill from a California lawmaker is looking to turn the right to vote into an obligation! Assemblyman Marc Levine proposed bill AB 2070. The bill would require anyone registered to vote to cast a ballot in every election. Levine says he just wants to encourage voting in California…even if it means forcing people to do it.

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Another disturbance will cross northern California through tomorrow. The biggest effect will be stronger wind in the valley tonight through Thursday. There are no watches or warnings for fire danger, but the wind won't help.
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