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Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Chico community reacts to minimum wage increase

Michelle Zhu

April 15, 2016


Filed under Community, News

  Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, California may get ahead after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, creating the nation's highest statewide minimum wage. The bill, signed on April 4, will increase the minimum wage gradually, wi...

Drought conditions improve

Drought conditions improve

Michael Catelli

March 29, 2016


Filed under Community, News

On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared the extreme conditions of the drought a state of emergency and demanded water usage cutbacks in hopes to save this state from drying up. Since 2014, Californians have been cutting back on water use at home in ways such as not watering the lawn to taking...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh

August 30, 2015


Filed under News

It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

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