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Cleaning up

Photo by Robert Speer Potential workers learn the ropes for jobs in Camp Fire-scarred Butte County. For the approximately 50 men and women gathered in a large Butte College classroom on Monday (Jan. 28), the […]

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Nowhere to go

Photo by Ashiah Scharaga Activists gather across the street from the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds to protest what they see as the unjust eviction of homeless people from the Red Cross shelter. When Matt Collins left […]

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Round three

A few weeks after the Camp Fire erupted, I began making predictions about the future. One was that it wouldn’t be long before the throng of reporters from large, out-of-town media outlets would begin an […]

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Koppers site debris-free

The former Koppers wood-treatment plant in Oroville is officially out of consideration as a Camp Fire debris site, after state and federal officials determined processing capacity sufficient to preclude the need for a temporary sorting […]

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Troubled water

Photo by Meredith J. Cooper Lok Keobouasom had this large water tank installed in order to have running water to wash dishes in his restaurant, Sophia’s Authentic Thai Cuisine. There are few things in life […]

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For the pets

Photo by Melissa Daugherty Chico Animal Shelter’s Tracy Mohr pets a tortoise shell cat that likely will be put up for adoption soon. Tamara Yates and her husband, Chris, were beaming on Tuesday morning (Jan. […]

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Double down

Cue the damage control. After our story last week about the Red Cross’ pending closure of the emergency shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds and my not-so-subtle criticism of that plan (see “#RedCrossFailure,” Jan. 17), […]

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County sues PG&E

With PG&E already facing so many claims it’s filing for bankruptcy, Butte County sued the utility for damages from the Camp Fire. The county’s suit, filed Jan. 15 in Butte County Superior Court, asserts that […]

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Identity crisis

Photo by Evan Tuchinsky Joaquin and Nandi Crosby-Jordan don’t distinguish between people who became homeless before or after the Camp Fire. The first day Chico State classes resumed following the campus’ Camp Fire hiatus, a […]