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Chico Councilmembers Alex Brown and Scott Huber prepare to address issues of the unhoused and the council majority's potential violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Councilmembers Brown, Huber react to city’s homeless agenda and court injunction

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Chico City Councilmembers Alex Brown and Scott Huber held a press conference Tuesday in response to what Brown called a lack of evidence-based solutions to the city’s unhoused population. Multiple...

Photo by Harry Quan at Upsplash.

Equality Act ignites opposing ideals

Ian Hilton, Reporter // March 4, 2021

The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act on Feb. 25, expanding the language of the Civil Rights Act to extend federal protections against LGBTQ+ discrimination by a vote of 224-206. Some...

Affordable housing, sustainable living: Visions for Chico 2020 at The People’s State of the Union

Kimberly Morales // February 12, 2020

Members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to the panel about concerns such as the mobile home living situation in Paradise. Photo by Dayanna Negrete Following the State of the Union address...

Associate planner Dexter O'Connell shared his opinion with the group. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Forum explores relationship of local housing, climate change

Kimberly Morales // November 7, 2019

On Wednesday, Butte Environmental Council hosted a listening session designed to educate the community about the role housing plays in climate change, while allowing discussion to examine the possible...

David Little talks about why it's important to come to community events like these. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Students and community members speak at 3rd annual People’s State of the Union

Gordy Papalias // February 11, 2019

Culture, pride, fake news and more were discussed at the 3rd annual People's State of the Union last Thursday. The event was put on by Slow Theatre at the 1078 Art Gallery on 1710 Park Ave. Each...

Dellanira Carrillo has half of her face painted like a sugar skull by Saidi Montoya in Trinity Commons on Friday. Check out this story and more on this week's newscast. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Votes, Vigils and The Day of The Dead on The Orion’s Newscast for Nov. 7

Alex Grant // November 7, 2018

On this week's newscast, the midterm election results are released, a vigil is covered, The Day of the Dead is highlighted and several other stories are discussed.2018 Midterm Election Results (0:06)Chico...

Be sure to vote Tuesday for the three city council candidates that best represent you and your values!

Video: Chico City Council candidates voice their opinions on the reinstatement of the Sit-Lie Ordinance

Alex Grant // November 5, 2018

Seven of the nine candidates sat down to talk about how they feel about the recent passing of the Sit-Lie ordinance. Kasey Reynolds and Jame Aguirre are the only two candidates that weren't included in...

The eight Chico City Council candidates spoke on various issues including but not limited to local businesses, homelessness and public safety, local environmental preservation and the regulation of cannabis in Chico. Be sure to review the candidates' platform points before election day on Tuesday. Photo credit: Chris Godbout

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Josh Cozine // November 2, 2018

The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election....

Alex Brown is a singer/songwriter by night and is running for City Council by day. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Catalyst hosts music event to honor domestic violence awareness

Alex Coba // October 29, 2018

The organization Catalyst brought the community together with its fourth annual “Love Is” Acoustic Showcase at La Salles in Downtown Chico. The event is hosted every year in October in honor...

Chico State democrats hand out free hotdogs and voter registration cards. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Dems roast dogs under a giant Trump chicken

Justin Jackson // October 18, 2018

The Chico State Democrats, on Wednesday, were registering people to vote with hot dogs and a giant chicken. The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and registering to vote is being heavily...

Left to Right: Rich Ober, Alex Brown, Scott Huber, Jon Scott, Andrew Coolidge Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

City council candidates converse on Chico concerns

Ricardo Tovar // October 16, 2018

A city council candidate Forum was hosted by Safe Place, a domestic support group and advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, at Congregation Beth Israel Monday evening. Out of nine candidates...

Council candidates left students out of the conversation on Wednesday. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Christian Solis // September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce,...

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