Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 13.
Another coronavirus record-breaker in California. The state has now surpassed over one million positive cases. Texas hit that same mark on Wednesday. California saw its first positive coronavirus case nearly 10 months ago.
Caltrans offering permits for businesses to expand outdoors
Business owners – if you are looking to expand operations out onto sidewalks and or parking garages – Caltrans now has permits for that. It is part of the governor’s coronavirus executive orders. Cities and counties must apply for the permits, which temporarily suspend state laws for 120 days, which prohibit business activities near roadways. Click Here to learn more.
Cal Fire Butte County is suspending burn permits. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and some winter weather are helping to lessen fire danger. But air quality is still a concern, be sure to check with Butte County Air Quality Management before you burn. Click here for more information on burning permits.
With California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris now headed to the white house, Gov. Gavin Newsom will get the chance to choose a replacement. Those being discussed include secretary of state Alex Padilla, and U.S. representative Karen Bass, who heads the congressional black caucus.
10 days after the election and President-elect Joe Biden is now the projected winner in Arizona with 99% of the vote. The president's own agencies and state election representatives-- across the country say there is not only any evidence of widespread voter fraud, but election security authorities categorize the 2020 race as the most secure election in American history.
A full, by-hand, recount of the presidential election ballots is underway in Georgia today. The margin between president-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is just over 14,000 votes, with president-elect Biden in the lead. Counties in Georgia have until next Friday to certify their election results.
NASA and SpaceX are preparing for Saturday’s astronaut launch at Florida’s Cape Canaveral. It is the first fully operational mission for the crew Dragon spacecraft. The four astronauts on board will spend six months on the international space station. The launch is scheduled for Saturday around 7:49 p.m.