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PG&E shutoffs continue all across California

PG&E's plan's to shut off power to 38 counties in northern California. 
Image credit: PG&E Twitter.

Ricardo Tovar

October 29, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires have driven 200,00 people from their homes.With a high wind warning called in on Saturday through Sunday and again for Tuesday through Wednesday, the all-too-familiar fire season in California may again wreak havoc throughou...

Will Butte Hall renovations solve its asbestos problem?

Butte Hall has had an asbestos problem for years now. With the new renovations, this problem may be solved. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 10, 2019

Chico State is currently undergoing plans to renovate Butte Hall, the second-largest building on campus and home to many different departments. These renovations, set to start in summer 2021 and end by summer 2023, will displace many professors during its prolonged construction.While there are conce...

Branch-drops rise during summer

A massive branch fell April 19 next to Meriam Library. Photo credit: Eric Mccauley

Eric Mccauley

April 30, 2014

Last fall, Pa Houa Lor, a Chico State nursing student, was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.On April 19, a tree branch fell next to Meriam Library, a stark reminder of the hazard these falling limbs pose. Sudden branch drops are difficult to predict, but they do occur more frequently in Chico during the...

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