Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Sept. 24.
From Kentucky to Georgia, Colorado, to Sacramento, overnight protests nationwide in response to the Louisville grand jury ruling in the case of Breonna Taylor. None of the three officers involved in the incident were charged in her death.
Police chief: 1 man charged in shooting of 2 police officers during protests of Breonna Taylor decision in Kentucky
Police have a suspect in custody related to the shooting of two Louisville officers. Both officers are in the hospital and are expected to recover. Investigators are working to find if there is a link between the shooting and protests.
Protest planned outside of Chico City Hall, amid nationwide protests
Amid protests across the country, local organizers are preparing for a protest outside of Chico City Hall today. Organizers for Concerned Citizens for Justice say they will discuss their plans and visions for the future of the Chico Police Department. Today’s meeting is set for 10 a.m.
Chico Chamber of Commerce host virtual candidate forum
One local chamber of commerce is going virtual to introduce voters to candidates vying for city council. The Chico Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Chico City Council candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday. To take part, register for the forum to get access to the Zoom link. Click here to register.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order in response to COVID-19
Local governments can now halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to extend that authorization Wednesday. The order will be in effect through March 31, 2021.
Crews continue to battle the Bear Fire also known as the North Complex West Zone. As of Thursday morning, the North Complex West Zone / Bear Fire is 69% contained. It has burned 84,500 acres. The entire North Complex is now 304,492 acres and remains at 78% containment. A total of 2,139 structures have been destroyed and 109 have been damaged. 10,000 structures remain threatened by the Bear Fire.
Some CA national parks reopen as air quality improves
Some California national parks are starting to re-open as air quality improves. Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park is set to welcome back visitors on Friday. Both parks closed last Thursday when smoke created hazardous air quality.