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Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Congressional candidates speak at Chico State on issues facing first district voters

Roberto Fonseca and Grayson Boyer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Butte County League of Women Voters hosted a Q&A forum that featured candidates running for the First Congressional District election primaries coming up this June. The candidates answered a few questions on a variety of issues and expressed their platform stance on various topics.Six candidate...

Off the Record: Sexual harassment, guns, military and California

Off the Record: Sexual harassment, guns, military and California

Karen Limones, Guillermo Felix-Alvor, and Grant Schmieding

April 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Opinion

Grant Schmieding can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news. Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news. Guillermo Felix-Alvor can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @theorion_news....

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Californian submerged in Southern culture

Grant Schmieding

April 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

“Thanks, y'all, I appreciate yah,” a phrase my waitress uttered at least five times during my first experience at a southern diner. Famished after almost a full day of travel, I didn’t mind the excessive butter on almost all of my food and grits coming whether I liked it or not. I spent my spring...

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Prostitution exploits people overseas and in the U.S.

Nicte Hernandez

February 11, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion

When thinking of Amsterdam, thoughts usually race to its legalized and controlled substances. Marijuana, and other mind-altering substances, are legal and easy to buy in The Netherlands.However, what usually does not immediately come to mind, but is also legal throughout The Netherlands, is prostitution in t...

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Ponderosa fire victims learn to rebuild their homes

Christian Solis

September 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

People who lost their homes during the Ponderosa fire gathered Thursday night to learn about what aid is available to them. Feather Falls Fire Safe Council hosted a meeting at the Mt. Springs Grange to help victims get the appropriate information they need to solve the obstacles ahead. Som...

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Jafet Serrato

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News

Nearly 6,000 people died while walking to their destination last year, according to a recent analysis report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. That is an 11 percent increase compared to 2015, at 5,376 deaths. Out of those killed, 359 of them were from California, making it the state with the ...

Minimum wage good where it is

Minimum wage good where it is

Marrion Charissa Cruz

February 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The rise of minimum wage means an increase in product prices. People often forget the correlation between the money deposited in a bank account and the money that comes out of pockets. San Francisco residents will be earning $14 an hour next year but are also paying significantly more on groceries compared to Chico residents. ...

Prop 56 saves our lungs

Prop 56 saves our lungs

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

January 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up inhaling cigarette smoke on a daily basis definitely wasn’t a highlight of my childhood.With the recent passing of Proposition 56, there is hope for future generations to no longer be forced to endure the second-hand abuse to their lungs.This proposition increased the tax on tobacco in Ca...

Minimum wage on the rise

Minimum wage on the rise

Daniel Wright

January 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News

Twenty-one states kicked off the new year with increases to their minimum wage laws. Some states poised to raise their minimums up to $15 an hour. California and New York have both committed to raise their minimum wage incrementally to $15, New York by 2019 and California by 2022. Seven of the...

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

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

Amelia Storm

May 11, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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...

Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Amelia Storm

May 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Gov. Brown has signed legislation that raises the smoking age from 18 to 21 for Californians. There is a stipulation that maintains the current age of 18 for active military personnel. The bill also restricts the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and expands the current no-smoking areas at pu...

California bands: 2016 record releases

California bands: 2016 record releases

Matthew Manfredi

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If someone wants to consider themselves a fan of heavier or alternative music and is sick of hearing about the Billboard top releases, Hollywood hits and the ongoing discussion of Kanye West, rest assured they're not alone. Much like Chico, cities all over the Golden State are riddled with an undergr...

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