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Bill blocks sexual offenders from living in Chico

Bill blocks sexual offenders from living in Chico

Nicholas Feeley

April 27, 2017


Filed under Community, News

Assemblyman James Gallagher created a new legislation aimed to protect the community and bar non-native sexual predators from settling in Butte County.If passed, the Protect our Communities Act will prevent sexually violent predators from being released to a county that is not their county of origin. Other...

Community advocates Sanctuary State protections despite council’s refusal to discuss

Nicholas Feeley

April 25, 2017


Filed under Community, News

A new Senate Bill was passed by the State Assembly giving some protections to undocumented Californians. Senate Bill 54 comes on the heels of protests calling for Chico to become a sanctuary city. In March, a protest in downtown Chico was organized by Shelby Chase in reaction to the city council’...

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Department of Water Resources block public reports on Oroville Dam

Jacqueline Morales

April 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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 to the Oroville Dam incident. According to a public post on Facebook, Gallagher mentions that both co...

Chico State Model United Nations team wins top award at national conference

Chico State Model United Nations team wins top award at national conference

Cathy Fung

April 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Chico State's Model United Nations team won Outstanding Delegation in the National Model United Nations Conference B in New York City April 13. This award is the conference's highest honor. This year, the team represented the United Kingdom. The officer corp, Head Delegate Sam Perkins, Secretary Gene...

Off-campus luxury living carries hefty price tag for students

Off-campus luxury living carries hefty price tag for students

Jacqueline Morales

April 24, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Local property management agencies introduce luxury off-campus living to students, but they come with a hefty price tag.   Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.  ...

Chico Science March draws thousands

Chico Science March draws thousands

George Johnston

April 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people filled Trinity Commons to march for science April 22. Like the other 600 other demonstrations happening worldwide, Chico’s March for Science brought professors, students and activists together to show their support of science. Two Chico State professors, Rebecca...

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Chill drug can have chilling effects

Nicholas Feeley

April 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

From tripping to munchies, recreational and frequent marijuana users alike may experience the same reactions. Here are five common side-effects and the science behind them.1. Brain drain. Marijuana directly affects the brain and can alter shortterm memory and problem solving skills. THC binds to can...

City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

City of Chico limits recreational marijuana use

Nicole Henson

April 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News

Cities are limiting access to marijuana even though it legalized for recreational use in California. The extent of regulation is determined by city councils and can vary from city to city, and county to county. However, possession of marijuana on Chico State’s campus will still result in arrest. Propo...

Chico brings on March for Science

Chico brings on March for Science

Alejandra Fraga

April 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State will be hosting its first March for Science on April 22."The March is a grassroots effort to champion science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity, and advocate for its role in informing the policies that shape our present and future," according to the March for Science website.Th...

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Scuba instructor dies at 61

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A former Chico State student and certified diving instructor, James Carlson, died April 13. "He was a certified instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for more than 38 years and owned Valley Scuba in Chico, where he also taught private, semi-private, and group sessions...

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Business owners and community members from the Bidwell Park business district met with the Chico Police Department for a safety meeting Tuesday. The meeting was organized by Team Chico."The Chico police department values partnerships with our community. These community safety meetings are an important...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston

April 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

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