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Chico City Council budget update reveals increased deficit

Bill Hall

September 18, 2013


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The city of Chico is facing further staff reductions after deficit numbers for the capital projects fund were revised from an expected $2.5 million to $3.2 million.The fund accounts for capital projects are sourced from different elements of the city’s budget. Direct costs and indirect costs, o...

Chico grapples with budget cuts

Chico grapples with budget cuts

Bill Hall

September 18, 2013


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Suffering under the weight of staggering financial deficits, Chico is experiencing difficult times and painful decisions for city officials. During the last six months, city leaders have restructured various departments, laid dozens of workers off and reduced services to the community. City Ma...

Associated Students shops see gains, losses

Jessie Severin

September 18, 2013


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The Wildcat Store and the Associated Students Dining Services underwent several changes this summer to boost their revenue. After the last fiscal year, The Wildcat Store proved to be profitable after expenses, posting $92,877 in gains. In a continuing effort to offer products students want, tw...

CSU spends $19 million on increased salary for faculty

CSU spends $19 million on increased salary for faculty

Mozes Zarate

September 18, 2013


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For the first time in five years, many of the more than 23,000 faculty members within the California State University system will receive a salary increase as a result of an agreement between the faculty union and CSU. The CSU and the California Faculty Association, respectively the largest higher ...

Book in Common shares veteran’s trials overseas

Book in Common shares veteran’s trials overseas

Nicholas Carr

September 18, 2013


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The story being told across Chico State’s campus and the county is a tale about veterans and the human cost of military action. The opening presentation of this year’s Book in Common on Thursday discussed this year’s pick: “The Yellow Birds.” The Book in Common recounts a series ...

Rafters gather river booty after Labor Day

Gary Nelson

September 11, 2013


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Seventeen volunteers paddled down the Sacramento River last weekend to clean up debris left by the 3,000 people who participated in the Labor Day float. The cleanup crew was composed of volunteers from Adventure Outings, Associated Students Recycling and Associated Students S...

Lounge redesign to continue after flood

September 10, 2013


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A redesign of the Laptop Lounge in Meriam Library will continue without delay after it was promised to be revamped by the start of the fall semester. Interior architecture students originally envisioned beginning construction for the project during summer break, said Kijeong Jeon, an interior...

Siskiyou county votes to secede from California

Lindsay Pincus

September 10, 2013


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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted to secede from California with a 4-1 vote Sept. 3 with an intent to form their own state. Many residents had complaints including a lack representation in Sacramento, being deprived  of water rights and excessive fire taxes, as reported by the Record ...

Chico State representatives appointed to ‘green’ task force

Bill Hall

September 10, 2013


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Chico State faculty and alumni were among those selected as members of the newly reinstituted Sustainability Task Force at the City Council meeting Sept. 3. Fourteen applicants were reviewed for the seven-member committee. After a preliminary vote in which each of the seven council members selected...

The thinning blue line

Jessie Severin

September 10, 2013


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Crime is increasing in Chico, and the number of police officers available to fight it is at a decade-long low. City officials, police officers and former public safety officials are all calling the lack of sworn police officers an ongoing problem compounded by the city’s recent cuts to funding...

University police give chief low ranking

Mozes Zarate

September 10, 2013


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Chico State’s police chief was rated poorly by her fellow officers for the second year in a row in a survey conducted on behalf of a statewide university police officers organization. In the survey, one of many published by the Statewide University Police Association, Chief Robyn Hearne was ranked...

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