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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...

Pro-life, pro-choice opinions clash on campus

Kimberly Morales // October 27, 2019

The debate on abortion hit closer to home for Chico State on Friday when the Women’s Resource Clinic held their nearly sold-out annual benefit banquet fundraiser at the BMU.The Women’s Resource...

President Trump lands at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California Saturday morning before he takes a helicopter to the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

Josh Cozine and Alex Grant // November 17, 2018

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities...

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...

The North State Republican Victory Headquarters is located at 1540 Esplanade in Chico. Photo credit: Justin Jackson

North State Republican Victory Headquarters opens in Chico

Justin Jackson // August 26, 2018

Midterm candidates Kasey Reynolds, Matt Gallaway, Steve Crowder and Doug LaMalfa attended the grand opening of the North State Republican Victory Headquarters off the Esplanade Saturday. Each spoke about...

Jessica Holcombe speaks on various issues at a public forum on Jan. 27

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

Grayson Boyer // February 7, 2018

Democratic candidates running for Doug LaMalfa’s House of Representative seat met at the Chico branch of the Butte Public Library on Jan. 23 to discuss the issues of California’s 1st District. Candidates...

James Gallagher, Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen addressed the crowd gathered and fielded questions from press. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Gas tax repeal endorsed by local representatives fuels unrest in Chico

Josh Cozine // January 29, 2018

Three Republican incumbents made an appearance at the Sinclair Gas Station on Friday for a petition signing event and press conference. Representative Doug LaMalfa, Senator Jim Nielsen and Assembly...

Candidates running for Congress made statements at the town hall meeting Saturday. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Congressional candidates speak out at town hall

Natalie Hanson // January 27, 2018

Four candidates running for Congress made statements to voters at a special town hall meeting Saturday.The event took place at the Chico Women's Club on the east block of 3rd Street from 1 p.m. until 4...

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (center) and State senator Jim Nielsen (right) addressed the groups gathered to sign the petition Photo credit: Josh Cozine

LaMalfa speaks against gas tax, attracts protesters

Josh Cozine // January 26, 2018

Representative Doug LaMalfa came to Chico to endorse a petition for repealing a gas tax Friday.The petition signing event took place at the Sinclair gas station on the block of Forest Avenue from 12 p.m....

An audience member said during the town hall  she does not want LaMalfa to have a say over her body. LaMalfa says that's fine but the tax payer shouldn't have to pay for it. Photo credit: Screenshot from Emily Bertolino's periscope

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston // April 18, 2017

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st...

Congressman Doug LaMalfa of District 1. Photo courtesy of Doug LaMalfa's Campaign Office

Congressional candidate LaMalfa up for reelection

Kaylie Lewis // September 12, 2016

California’s District 1 congressional seat will be up for grabs this November. Current chair holder Doug LaMalfa will be running for reelection for a third term in Congress. District 1 consists of...

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Get to know your District 1 representatives

Amelia Storm // May 18, 2016

On June 7, California will vote in a local, state and federal primary. Alongside voting for candidates for the presidential elections, District 1 residents will be voting for a representative. The...

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