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Gallagher proposes bills to prevent fires

Donovan Corprue

February 5, 2020

Assemblyman James Gallagher and co-author Jim Nielsen proposed two new bills in support of rebuilding areas damaged by the Camp Fire and to help prevent blazes in the future.  According to Gallagher, the main goal of both bills is to utilize existing funds to upgrade infrastructure and reduce fore...

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...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump lands at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California Saturday morning before he takes a helicopter to the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant

November 17, 2018

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

State Assembly District 3 and State Senate District 4 forum held at Chico State

Assemblyman James Gallagher and Sonia Aery converse after their closing remarks Tuesday evening at the forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County Photo credit: Brian Luong

Josh Cozine

September 27, 2018

Candidates for State Assembly District 3, and State Senate District 4, met Tuesday evening in a sparsely filled Harlen Adams Theatre, for forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County, asking the full gamut of pressing issues. Local media outlets North State Public Radio, Chico News &...

Gas tax repeal endorsed by local representatives fuels unrest in Chico

James Gallagher, Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen addressed the crowd gathered and fielded questions from press. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

January 29, 2018

Three Republican incumbents made an appearance at the Sinclair Gas Station on Friday for a petition signing event and press conference. Representative Doug LaMalfa, Senator Jim Nielsen and Assembly Member James Gallagher showed up to endorse an initiative that would repeal a gas tax increase that...

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