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Bernie Sanders visits Chico, Paradise

Bernie Sanders visits Chico, Paradise

Julian Mendoza

August 23, 2019

Hundreds waited in a line surrounding the Chico Family Masonic Center on a warm Thursday summer morning waiting for Presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders to arrive to host a town hall.  The line was under watch by event staffers, checking to see who in line had already RSVP’d. The parkin...

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely." “Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones were...

Paradise schools making progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely."“Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones we...

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Gordy Papalias

April 30, 2019

On Monday at about 7:35 p.m. a Chico police officer arrived at Enloe Medical Center to finish a mental health evaluation when he saw patients fleeing the emergency room and saying there was a man running around saying he had a gun.Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and found out he was carrying a duffel bag. At this point all available officers responded to Enloe Medical Center.Several people saw the suspect jump out of a window and they directed officers to his location. The suspect, 56 year old Russell Niewald, was apprehended near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Esplanade.According to the Chico Police Department press release, the suspect was aggressive, resistant and verbally threatening officers and staff, an...

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Nate Rettinger

April 29, 2019

In the historic El Rey theatre, Audrey Denney triumphantly held the newly signed pledge to support a Green New Deal up to a roar of applause. With this pledge, Denney became an ally in the fight against climate change with the Sunrise Movement. Saturday night a rally was held by the Sunrise Move...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Kendall George

April 24, 2019

Over the past few semesters, campus and community crime have been at a steady increase. With school shootings, stabbings, robberies and sexual assaults happening in close proximity to Chico State, the administration is looking for solutions and reaching out to students in finding solutions. On Friday af...

Youth demand better climate change policy

Youth demand better climate change policy

Julian Mendoza and Trenton Taylor

April 24, 2019

Trinity Commons was filled with tables from both campus and local organizations educating students on what they can do to take action against climate change during the Earth Day Festival. “We are trying to engage students in ways of fighting climate change through policy,” said Jared Geiser, executive...

Trevor Guthrie Discusses New Role as AS President

Kendall George

April 23, 2019

Trevor Guthrie, Chico State’s new Associated Students President, talks in depth about his candidacy, presidency and plans for the future. Guthrie also speaks on the A.S. budget, last year’s fee increase and the proposed low-barrier shelter. Kendall George can be reached at [email protected] or @kendallmgeorge on Twitt...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Nate Rettinger

April 23, 2019

Chico PoliceCall Type: BrandishThursday, April 16, 10:06 a.m., W. 2nd/Salem St.Two transients were across the street from Madison Bear Garden with a pitbull aggressively panhandling. The reporting party told the transients that he didn't have any money. The transients began to harass the subject with raci...

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

Gordy Papalias

April 23, 2019

Chico Fire Department responded to a fire at Cafe Petra on 163 2nd St. at about 4 p.m. on Monday. The fire was contained between the first and second floor of the building. Fire crews worked through the afternoon to open the roof and the ceiling to ventilate and extinguish the fire.There was a significant amount of charring according to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge, but there was no structural damage and the building should make a full recoveryNo one was injured during the fire and Chico Fire Department is currently looking into how it started.Gordon Papalias can be reached at [email protected] or @G...

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