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Unprinted W-2 forms mailed Wednesday

Unprinted W-2 forms mailed Wednesday

Ernesto Rivera

February 13, 2014


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60 percent of Chico State employees never received their W-2 forms because they were never printed, according to the State Controller's Office. The forms were mailed out Wednesday and may be in mailboxes by Saturday.While Chico State employees were the vast majority of state employees affected, 26 system-...

Most campus workers waiting on W-2s

Most campus workers waiting on W-2s

Ernesto Rivera

February 12, 2014


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60 percent of Chico State employees have not received their W-2 forms as of Wednesday.The W-2 forms were prepared and mailed by the State Controller’s Office by Jan. 24, according to an employee campus-wide email. Chico State has informed the California State University’s chancellor’s...

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Nicholas Carr

February 12, 2014


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The man charged with vehicular manslaughter following the death of a Chico State student in an alleged DUI hit-and-run will face new charges in March in the form of money laundering.Prior to the new charges, Riley Dean Hoover plead not guilty to a total of five felonies, according a the Butte County...

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Yessenia Funes

February 11, 2014


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A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given. Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred to Chico State in 2009. He was a computer science and business administration major. He was an active member of the Chico State Stud...

Student escapes kidnapping

Madison Holmes

February 8, 2014


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The Chico Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping of a 21-year-old female Chico State student on the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue at 10 p.m. Friday night. The suspect made a comment to the victim and she responded kindly, according to a campus-wide email. The suspect then pulled a plastic bag over her fac...

Farm bill passes the Senate

Farm bill passes the Senate

Madison Holmes

February 5, 2014


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The five-year farm bill authorizes $1 trillion in spending on farm subsidies and nutrition programs. The faculty in the College of Agriculture will be eligible for up to $4 million of grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, wrote Jennifer Ryder Fox, dean of the College of Agriculture, in an em...

Council works to restrict fracking

Council works to restrict fracking

Yessenia Funes

February 5, 2014


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Community-led organizations throughout Butte County are building an alliance to protect groundwater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking. The Butte Environmental Council, a nonprofit that focuses on education and advocacy, will meet with the Butte County Water Commission Wednesday to...

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Christine Lee

February 5, 2014


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Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times each year, a newsletter is sent to graduating students, providing an online survey about what they would like to see at their ceremony, sai...

Federal aid application now recognizes same-sex parents

Federal aid application now 
recognizes same-sex parents

Enrique Raymundo

February 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been updated to feature language that is more inclusive of those with same-sex parents.Previously, students could only list one parent on the application if their parents were in a same-sex relationship, married or otherwise, according to a press release on the federal aid website. The U.S...

Farmers revive land from dry spell

Christine Lee

January 20, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

University Farm students and staff are combating the drought this season by digging up the farm’s groundwater earlier than expected to replenish the land.January typically brings in three inches of rain, however, the statewide average precipitation this year was just 0.10 inches, according to th...

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