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A chance to lead the Associated Students

A chance to lead the Associated Students

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State’s Associated Students are holding their annual election and campaign season from March 12 to April 8. There are 17 positions available: six board of director roles, four commissioner roles...

500 votes found in Chico State drop box a month after Election Day

500 votes found in Chico State drop box a month after Election Day

Julian Mendoza and Joel Moret // December 12, 2020

More than 500 uncounted ballots were discovered in a drop box on the Chico State campus on Tuesday — nearly two weeks after certified election results were announced. The Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s...

Citizen Charles Withuhn criticizes the councils handling of the Homeless Oppurtunity plan.

City Council discusses marijuana sale fees; tensions among council members run high on election night

Chloe Curtis and Alex Martin // November 5, 2020

Citizens of Chico gathered in City Hall on the night of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, and two key issues stood out — the acceptance of California Alcohol and Beverage grant and the establishment...

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If Biden wins, Trump will likely use his pardon power

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist // November 5, 2020

With the presidential campaign coming to a close this week, all are wondering who will win and what will happen to the country. Many theories have been said about both outcomes, but what few are talking...

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Is automatic registration the solution to voter suppression?

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist // November 4, 2020

Last week I wrote about the complications I faced just to register to vote California, a state with liberal voting rights laws.  This got me wondering, “How often does voter suppression happen...

Unofficial election results show a trend of conservative wins for Chico City Council seats. Photo taken on Nov. 3 by Kimberly Morales

Early Chico City Council election results suggest incumbent defeats, conservative gains

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // November 4, 2020

Unofficial results from the 2020 election in Butte County show steady Democratic support nationally but strong conservative gains in the contentious city council races. All results remain unofficial...

Doug LaMalfa and Audrey Denney are fighting for the same seat once again following their 2018 race.

Denney and LaMalfa on the issues affecting the 1st Congressional District

Joel Moret, Reporter // October 22, 2020

(Quotations for Audrey Denney were sourced from an interview with The Orion; quotations for Doug LaMalfa were sourced from a community forum debate that was hosted by the League of Women Voters. Orion...

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Vice presidential candidates discuss COVID-19, the economy and higher education in 2nd election debate

Joel Moret, Reporter // October 9, 2020

The vice presidential debate for the 2020 election aired on Wednesday night, between current Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate, Kamala Harris.  As compared to the first presidential...

Odd-numbered districts in Chico will be up for election on Nov. 3.

What District Are You In? City Council Elections Right Around the Corner

Joel Moret, Reporter // September 22, 2020

The first Chico City Council general municipal election since the introduction of a new district map is set for Nov. 3.  The approved map branched Chico into seven districts. District 4, which...

The 2020 Presidential Primary Election saw Chico State’s first time as a voting center as the Bell Memorial Union opened on the second floor. Photo by Kimberly Morales.

University to work with Butte County Elections Office after Super Tuesday brought long lines to the BMU

Kimberly Morales and Donovan Corprue // March 13, 2020

After the last voter inside Chico State’s Bell Memorial Union voting center cast their ballot at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Butte County Elections Office began to investigate the leading causes...

Visitors to Round Table on Pillsbury Avenue join the town hall and watch the CNN debate. Photo credit: Abram Melendez

Grassroots climate town hall held at Round Table

Abram Melendez // September 5, 2019

Local Bernie Sanders supporters came together at Round Table Pizza to watch his town hall climate change interview with Anderson Cooper.While the event may not have been at the most ideal of places, the...

Campus Elections and LGBTQ+ Conference on The Orion Newscast 4/17/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor // April 17, 2019

Students are voting for student leaders to represent them in the Associated Students, we've got what you need to know about the presidential candidates. The Queer & Trans week conference and their...

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