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The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

Christian Solis

November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities as close as Chico to cities as far as San Francisco. Now that first-responders have fully contained...

Chico State receives 2017-18 preliminary budget

The preliminary budget has been released for all CSU campuses. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

May 2, 2017

The CSU system has released a preliminary 2017-18 budget allocation for all of the CSU campuses.The budget is based on Gov. Jerry Brown's initial 2017-18 budget. It is still subject to change in Brown's revision to the California budget this month.At the last Chico State University Budget Committee meetin...

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

The California minimum wage will have increased nearly $12 from 1979 to 2022. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Michelle Zhu

April 15, 2016

  Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, California may get ahead after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, creating the nation's highest statewide minimum wage. The bill, signed on April 4, will increase the minimum wage gradually, wi...

Drought affects Thursday Night Market

A local vegetable vendor sells their goods on the first Thursday Night Market of the season. Photo credit: Courtney Weaver

Courtney Weaver

April 4, 2015

Chico’s downtown Thursday Night Market made its first appearance of the season this week. The vendors that participate in the markets are from the Chico and Northern California region and sell different types of produce, juices and crafts. Almost all of the vendors have been participating in the ...

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