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Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Community rallies to keep cleanup crew

Jessie Haynes

January 23, 2014


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The Jesus Center and R-Town Downtown Coalition are in the planning stages of making the Cleanup Brigade a permanent solution to keeping downtown Chico clean. In November 2013, four individuals from the Jesus Center were hired to clean the streets of Chico early in the morning. This was in connection to a larger plan by R-Town to make th...

Optional student fee looms to fund AS

Optional student fee looms to fund AS

Mozes Zarate

January 23, 2014


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Accountability and budgeting are primary concerns for the Associated Students at Chico State in deciding whether or not to support a voluntary student fee hike proposed by a statewide student union. The proposal was presented by the California State Student Association, a union that represents student body organizations like ...

Veterans armed with educational edge

Veterans armed with educational edge

Christine Lee

January 22, 2014


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  More than 16,000 students are returning to school and approximately 600 of them are veterans. "The number of student veterans are going to continue to grow because of soldiers returning from the war," said Jimmy Smith, senior international relations and history major and president of ...

City faces sewer strife

City faces sewer strife

Bill Hall

January 22, 2014


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Chico is facing potential litigation related to properties outside of city limits being connected to the sewer system without authorization. The Butte Local Agency Formation Commission oversees boundary changes to cities and local districts. In a letter to the city manager, the commission said that 62 properties were illegally con...

New restrooms welcome everyone

New restrooms welcome everyone

Mozes Zarate

January 22, 2014


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Construction of the first of three gender-inclusive restroom in the Bell Memorial Union wrapped up Monday afternoon. The restrooms were funded by the Associated Students at Chico State and cost around $140,000 to build, said Kory Acosta, vice president of Facilities and Services. The intention is to accommodate gender variant st...

House burning in avenues

House burning in avenues

John Riggin

January 22, 2014


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Sirens were heard throughout the Avenues as multiple fire engines, trucks and paramedic units raced to respond to a house fire near the corner of 10th and Oleader avenues around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Brent Jeffries was across the street from the still-burning house as multiple units from the Fire Department attended to t...

Faculty union elects new president

Faculty union elects new president

Mozes Zarate

January 21, 2014


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Chico State’s faculty are under new local leadership as bargaining between the union and California State University continues. Political science department chair Charles Turner was sworn into office as the president of the Chico State chapter of the California Faculty Association at the begi...

Proposed law would take aim at underage drinking

Proposed law would take aim at underage drinking

Jessie Haynes

January 21, 2014


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The City Council voted on Jan. 7 to send an ordinance that would reduce underage drinking and nuisance party behavior back to the Internal Affairs Committee for further revisions. The social host ordinance would hold property owners, specifically those who lease or rent out their property, responsible for their ten...

English faculty voice thrill for Taylor II

English faculty voice thrill for Taylor II

Madison Holmes

January 21, 2014


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With the construction of Taylor Hall under way, arts and humanities professors and students are looking forward to new amenities and having a single location for their departments again. Currently, the English department is spread out in a variety of locations across campus. Last semester, lecturer Heather Altfeld’s English 130 class was hel...

Flu season hits Butte County

Flu season hits Butte County

Enrique Raymundo

January 21, 2014


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The H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu, is either the same or genetically not far off from the 2009 flu virus pandemic which killed about 18,500 people worldwide, according to a 2010 report by the World Health Organization. The swine flu was dangerous in particular to younger, healthier patients, and continues to be this flu season. ...

Police Blotter — Jan. 16 – 20

January 21, 2014


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University Police  Thursday, 2:29 p.m.: Injury at Aymer J. Hamilton Building walkway. “Faculty fell while walking outside due to cement cracks today at 8:10 a.m. Department chair advised injured to complete accident/injury reporting with University Police Department and environmental health an...

Farmers revive land from dry spell

Christine Lee

January 20, 2014


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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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