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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 Clinic, a medically-licensed Christian ministry and non-profit, supports women who have experi...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

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

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 confirmed so far and burning over 148,000 acres according to Cal Fire. The fire is now 55% contained. Trump...

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

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

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 mourns passing of Linda Blacksten (0:59)Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed” (1:22)Spirits were high in Chico for Di...

North State Republican Victory Headquarters opens in Chico

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

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 themselves and their platforms.Many young people attended as well including a couple Chico State stu...

Democratic Congressional candidates make cases for the June primary

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

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 Marty Walters, Jessica Holcombe, Larry Jordan and Audrey Denney discussed their stances on...

Gas tax repeal endorsed by local representatives fuels unrest in Chico

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

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 Member James Gallagher showed up to endorse an initiative that would repeal a gas tax increase that...

Congressional candidates speak out at town hall

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

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 p.m. More than half of those in attendance stood, with over 200 present and only 100 seats available....

LaMalfa speaks against gas tax, attracts protesters

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

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. until 2 p.m.LaMalfa (R) was joined by California Senator Jim Nielsen (R) to speak in favor of the ...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

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

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 congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

Congressional candidate LaMalfa up for reelection

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

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 Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Nevada, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. Student loans, ...

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 incumbent, Congressman LaMalfa, has held the position since 2013. His opposition includes Jeff...

LaMalfa speaks to agriculture students

Nicholas Carr

September 24, 2013

Congressman Doug LaMalfa was the guest speaker in two senior-level capstone classes, Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Issues on Monday. LaMalfa, a farmer and businessman from Richvale, took students’ questions on issues of federal food and agricultural policy, including the 2013 Farm Bill, in the...

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