Tahoe Talk: Drought watch in NorCal; Workforce nervous about jobs

Up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Notes from today’s discussion include:

Local News:

  • SLT City Council votes to send letter to governor; asks police to ease up on shelter in place violators
  • Gov. Newsom to reveal guidelines for reopening later today
  • Drought is back on the watch for most of Northern CA, Redding is at “extreme” drought already right now
  • Prediction tools shows how forest thinning may increase snowpack

National News:

  • Global Covid-19 Totals: 3.9M cases, 265K deceased
  • 3.1M unemployment claims last week, 33.5M seven week total
  • 70% of the workforce is either unemployed or fears losing their job within the next 12 months
  • 26% of Americans who are currently working say they’ve experienced a pay cut, while 36% are working fewer hours.
  • 41% percent of Americans say they couldn’t pay an unexpected $250 expense
  • Washington can’t catch a break – Gypsy Moths. Gov. Inslee issues an emergency proclamation.
  • Street artist Banksy strikes again. Very cool photo left at Southhampton General Hospital
  • Fun fact: On this day, 125 years ago (1895) the world’s first radio receives signal in Russia

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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