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What you need to know: Feb. 18

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What you need to know: Feb. 18
What you need to know: Feb. 18

Good morning, North State.

Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb.

18.

After this.

Welcome back.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Help could be on the way for people and businesses here in our region.

The governor - wednesday - putting forth a 9 point 6 billion dollar coronavirus aid package if approved by the legislature - small business owners in northern california could apply for grants of up to 25- thousand dollars.

And - about 5 point 7 million people earning less than 30- thousand dollars per year.... could recieve 600 dollar relief checks.### shasta county may soon move to red tier for reopening.

It has been 10 days since the super bowl and shasta county public health reps says the region has not experienced a post game surge.

Health leaders tell action news at this point... they do not expect to see one.

If the county's positivity rate and the health equity metric remain at orange tier levels -- public health reps say the move into red is likely*### happening today - .the first virtual public workshop for the butte climate action plane.

Its goal is to implement the plan by 2021 there will be small group discussions ... and a q-and-a session.

That meeting starts at 5:30;.

To register - visit action news now.com - slash links.### a new bill is calling for a ban on all fracking in california by 2027.

The measure announced wednesday comes months after gov.

Gavin newsom called on the legislature to ban fracking by 2024.

Climate groups say the technique harms the environment and threatens public health.

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## the d-m-v says an investigation is underway after a company it uses to verify information... was a victim of a security breach.

The department says its systems have not been compromised*bu* the information like vehicle registration records from over the past 20 months -- may have been.

The d-m-v says the company*does no* have access to any other personal information .

Happening today... a new era of exploration... nasa's mars rover prepares to touch down..

On the red planet.

Nasa reps say the perseverance will complete its 293 million mile journey to mars - with entry into that planet's atmosphere set to happen today.

Perseverance launched last july - and now - if all goes well - it is set to begin exploring the martian surface and looking for evidence of ancient microscopic life on mars.

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