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A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

Christian Solis // November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities...

Lourie Jones and some of her family lived on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Here's her Camp Fire evacuation story. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Camp Fire Story: Lourie Jones evacuated Paradise as flames approached her home

Alex Grant and Josh Cozine // November 16, 2018

Lourie Jones, a Paradise mother of three and grandmother of six, described her Camp Fire evacuation story. Jones and her family fled their apartment on Wildwood Lane in southeast Paradise on Nov. 8, the...

A truck on Skyway destroyed by the destruction of Camp Fire. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Camp Fire Day One: Thousands evacuate through Paradise and Chico

Extreme western winds push flames and smoke through Paradise on the first day of the Camp Fire. Updated 9:45 a.m. Friday CalFire's most recent briefing confirmed that the Camp Fire is at an estimated...

Patrick Newman speaks with police officers at the Chico city council meeting Tuesday. Newman spoke at the podium in front of the city council to oppose the sit and lie ordinance that ended up passing later in the evening. This ordinance allows police officers to detain and remove homeless and transient people that are

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Josh Cozine // October 17, 2018

In a symbolic gesture, about half of Chico citizens attending the council meeting, Tuesday evening, turned their backs to the council as the vote to reinstate the contentious sit lie ordinance passed as...

Dr. Anna Robertson, from Enloe Medical Center, answered questions, Monday from the Chico State Pre-Medical Association Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico State Pre-Medical Association questions guest speaker Doctor Anna Robertson

Josh Cozine // October 2, 2018

Guest speaker, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Anna Robertson, admitted to a lecture room full of Chico State pre-med students, Monday, that Med school was very tough and very, very, long, but...

Board of directors from all CSUs showed up at the CSSA plenary meeting, Sunday, to discuss the upcoming year. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Student leaders speak out against executive pay raises

Justin Jackson, Dan Christian, and Josh Cozine // September 24, 2018

Jared Geiser stood outside the BMU auditorium, speaking bluntly with the Chair of Community and Government Relations for CSU Northridge, Tracy Johnson. “I’ve got hungry students here to think about,”...

Council Chambers were filled to standing room only, at Tuesday's city council meeting. 43 people requested to address the council over the talks of bringing back the sit-lie ordinance. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Josh Cozine // September 5, 2018

Seats in the city hall council chambers were filled to standing room only at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Sean Morgan even addressed the crowd to inform anyone still looking for a seat, that...

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