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What you need to know: Oct. 18

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Published on October 19, 2019 -

What you need to know: Oct. 18

Good morning, North State!

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

18.

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What you need to know: Oct. 18

Welcome back.

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

Happening today- pg&e is meeting with state regulators in san francisco to answer questions about last weeks emergency power shutoff.

The california public utilities commission has criticized the outages as "poorly executed" and "unacceptable".

The state senate is also set to review the shut offs in an oversight hearing the next few weeks.

Cal water says 11 of chico's 56 wells are contaminated.

Cal water says 11 of chico's 56 wells are contaminated.

The chemicals are called "p- fas".

That is a group of about three- thousand chemicals... public health officials say water in chico is still safe to drink.

To see the areas these wells are located, go to our website, action news now dot com, under "news links'.

### high winds could mean more power shutoffs - this time in soutern california.

Southern california edison is considering cutting power to 33-thousand customers.

Forecasters say winds could get as high as 60 miles an hour in some areas.

The utility is warning people living in the impacted area to be ready for an extended period of time without power.

### vice president mike pence announced that turkey has agreed to a five- day cease-fire in syria the deal was made after a high-level delegation of u-s officials met with the turkish president in ankara on thursday.

The suspension of military operations is to allow kurdish forces to retreat from a designated safe zone.### acting chief of staff mick mulvaney told reporters... the whitehouse*di* withhold military aid to ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the 20-16 presidential election.

Mulvaney said president trump wanted ukraine to investigate a debunked theory about hillary clinton's emails....though stood firm that there was no demand to investigate the 2020 election.

Later, mulvaney tried to clarify his comments...relea sing a statement saying, "there was absolutely no quid pro quo".

Another staff shake-up within the administration... president trump has confirmed energy secretary rick perry will leave his post by the end of the year.

The former texas governor was a harsh trump critic while the two competed for the 2016 republican presidential nomination.

But..

Perry then changed course, and has served as the president's energy secretary.### take a look at this... it's a live feed from nasa.... from the international space station - where the first all female space walk is taking place.

We have a link to all the action - live - from space... you can find that on our website, action news now.com ###

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