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University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue

March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes of the Super Tuesday standstill and examine possible alternatives for the general election in...

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...

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

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Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018

Thousands of students are expected to travel to the state capitol on April 4 to protest tuition increases and address state legislators face-to-face. Coordinated by Students for Quality Education(SQE), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice their disconte...

Assembly bill 21 assists DACA recipients

Andrew Freeman

October 24, 2017

On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 21, which requires CSU locations to offer protection and support for DACA recipients, which includes any undocumented students, faculty and staff. Various methods to offer this protection are stated in the bill, which is to be followed by the r...

No support offered to the middle class

Photo credit: Katia Berg

Rachel Reyes

April 11, 2017

Going to college is going to get even harder for students who receive minimal financial aid benefits with governor Jerry Brown's plan to cut out the Middle-Class Scholarship.The scholarship helps families who earn under $155,00 pay for their child’s tuition. The scholarship ranges from about a coup...

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

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Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

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William Rein and Dongyoung Won

April 17, 2016

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe we live in a patriarchy; or you side with fringe political groups and believe we live in a police st...

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...

Gov. Brown to raise minimum wage

Gov. Jerry Brown speaking at Chico State on the Prop 30 bill on Oct. 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of George Johnston's Instagram.

George Johnston

April 4, 2016

Californians working for minimum wage will soon feel an increase of money in their pockets. On April 1, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he will sign a bill Monday raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The bill first passed the California assembly with a 48-26 vote then...

‘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] or @Veronica_dlc on Twitter....

Governor vetoes extra $100M for CSUs, UCs

Governor Jerry Brown. Photo courtesy by Neon Tommy via Flickr.

Ernesto Rivera

September 30, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed part of a budget bill Saturday which would of awarded an extra $50 million each to the California State University and University of California systems for deferred maintenance. Governor Brown said in a letter to the state assembly that he decided not to use $100 m...

Governor Jerry Brown seeks fourth term

Governor Jerry Brown seeks fourth term

Enrique Raymundo

March 13, 2014

The California Democratic Party endorsed Gov. Jerry Brown in his unprecedented bid for a fourth term as California governor at its annual convention on Saturday. Brown's policies and agenda have impacted Chico State and other public universities. Brown was the major force behind the 2012 ballot measur...

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