2/3 KVCR Midday News: High-Speed Internet Access Contest, Monarch Butterfly Count Down 99%, and More

Feb 3, 2021

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Biden executive order on private detention facilities likely will have no effect on Adelanto Detention Center.
  2. The Western Monarch Butterfly winter count is down 99% from the 1980s.
  3. COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions have all been trending down, but Dr. Mark Ghaly warns any relaxation in safety measures could prompt a rebound.
  4. State Schools Chief Tony Thurmond kicked off a global contest with a $1 million prize for the best plan to expand high-speed internet access to all Californians.