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Bernie Sanders visits Chico, Paradise

Bernie Sanders addresses the public at the Masonic Lodge in Chico on Thursday.

Julian Mendoza

August 23, 2019

Hundreds waited in a line surrounding the Chico Family Masonic Center on a warm Thursday summer morning waiting for Presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders to arrive to host a town hall.  The line was watched by event staffers, checking to see who had already RSVP’d. The parking lot was full, as...

Third-party candidate answers ‘Berners’ call for political action

Lewis Elbinger spoke at a public forum at the Chico Women's Club on Jan. 27 Photo credit: Alex Grant

Roberto Fonseca

February 7, 2018

Lewis Elbinger is the only Green Party candidate in the campaign for the first district’s congressional seat. Elbinger joins a primary race between four Democrats and two Republicans, including incumbent representative Doug LaMalfa. The top two vote-getters in the June primaries will be placed ...

America inching toward Civil War

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Roberto Fonseca and Nicole Henson

February 23, 2017

It’s been something that should have been in the back of American’s heads since Hillary and President Donald Trump were both nominated as the primary candidates to become the President of the United States. How much closer to a civil war are we?If Bernie Sanders had won the democratic nomination,...

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Chico State

Close to 6,000 people came to see Bernie Sander speak at Chico State Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer and George Johnston

June 3, 2016

Chico felt a bern Thursday night.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a stop at Chico State to give a stump speech before the Super Tuesday election in California on June 7.While at the college, the senator from Vermont talked about things like foreign-policy, education and the environm...

Bernie Sanders draws crowd of 15,000 in last-minute Sacramento rally

Bernie Sanders supporters show support of their candidate with posters. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Amelia Storm

May 11, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Sacramento on May 9 to a crowd of over 15,000 supporters. In his speech, Sen. Sanders stressed the importance on winning the primary in California. “With your help we are going to win the biggest prize yet, the California primary which has...

Democratic caucus rallies in delegates for Bernie Sanders

Supporters decide which six ballots to select out of 51. Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Michelle Zhu

May 6, 2016

A passionate, diverse crowd gathered at the Chico Grange Hall Sunday afternoon to cast a vote for delegate candidates to represent Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in July. People could attend, cast a vote and leave, or stay for delegate speeches. Caucuses were held statewide by Califor...

Butte County residents vote for caucus in presidential primary

Supporters decide which six ballots to select out of 51 for Bernie Sanders. Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

May 2, 2016

California just took one step closer to deciding who should run for president in the Democrat primaries.On May 1, doors opened at the ARC pavilion and Chico Grange Hall for any registered Democrats in the 1st District to vote for their favorite delegate. Those supporting Hilary Clinton went to the ARC ...

California primary election includes Senate seat

2016 is shaping up to be a big election year both on the national scene and in California. Photo credit: George Johnston

Elizabeth Helmer

April 28, 2016

The stakes are higher than usually in the 2016 primary election. For the first time in 24 years, California is having an open Senate race. Next to Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, 34 names of Senate hopefuls will be listed on the California primary. Citizens registered...

Wildcats ‘Feel the Bern’

Bands from around town played at the event. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

April 13, 2016

Chico State has been experiencing a wide range of openness and support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Six months ago, very few people knew his name. Today, he appeals widely to the younger generation, especially college students. This is apparent in the Chico community.Bands for Be...

Mass media is too liberal

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Jeff Guzman

April 9, 2016

It should come as a no surprise that media has always had a biased opinion. Whether you are watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, listening to the radio or reading an article online, there is bound to be a hidden agenda behind the communication. In recent times though, it looks as if media has be...

Bernie fans to host free registration event with live music

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Molly Sullivan

March 25, 2016

Local bands will be performing at a voter registration event to support Bernie Sanders and encourage eligible voters to register in time for the California primary election. “Bands for Bernie” will feature performances from Get Foxy, Holly Taylor's Jazz Combo, The Moes Family Band, Thick and ...

Sanders loses popularity on social media

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 13, 2016

Whether you watched the Democratic debate held in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday night or not, simply scrolling on any social media outlet would have informed you of the now infamous racial comment Bernie Sanders made during the debate. His comment received an intense amount of backlash on Twitter, Facebook, ...

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