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What you need to know about the Newsom recall

Matthew Wreden and Ian Hilton // April 3, 2021

Over the past year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been caught up in a recall effort to get him out of Sacramento. The initiative is being led by the Republican National Committee, the California Republican...

Board on Consultants release public information on Oroville Dam incident. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Jacqueline Morales // April 25, 2017

Requests of public information on the Oroville Dam incident have been released.Assemblyman James Gallagher and Senator Jim Nielsen, publicly announced their attempts to increase transparency in regards...

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

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

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...

'Yes Means Yes' is full of holes

‘Yes Means Yes’ is full of holes

Veronica De La Cruz // October 3, 2014

[View the story "Dissecting the new "Yes Means Yes" bill" on Storify] Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going. Veronica De La Cruz can be reached at [email protected]

Chico State President Paul Zingg.
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CSU funding to focus on performance

Nicholas Carr // February 24, 2014

While increases to state funding show promise of a brighter financial future for the California State University system, the changes that come with it may not be welcome by educators. At a university...

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