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After the fire

Photo by Charles Finlay Heavy rains last Thursday (Nov. 29) dumped 1.31 inches on leaf-clogged Chico, causing flooding in many areas, including the neighborhood around Butte Creek Country Club (pictured), parts of Highway 99, as […]


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A new era of homelessness

While trying to wrap our minds around the horrific loss of life and 14,000 homes, we might also take note of the fact that thousands of Camp Fire victims are in the ranks of the […]


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Denying climate change doesn’t negate it

Late last week, as the Camp Fire continued to cast a pall on Butte County—where 88 people died as a result of the firestorm and hundreds more remain missing—the White House scoffed at a newly […]


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Radio show on recovery

Focusing coverage on Camp Fire recovery efforts, North State Public Radio launched an evening show, called After Paradise, this week. The program—6:30-7 p.m. weeknights, airing in Chico on KCHO (91.7 FM)—features updated information from local […]


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Concow kids get campus

Concow School students displaced by the Camp Fire will have their own campus when classes resume countywide Monday (Dec. 3), with the Golden Feather Union School District reopening Spring Valley School. The Butte Valley site, […]


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Wildfire aid cataloged

Camp Fire survivors with lingering questions on how to proceed with rebuilding their homes—and lives—can look to a free resource guide for answers. Morrison & Foerster, a law firm with offices internationally, has updated its […]


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Thankful in this time of need

The North Valley Community Foundation organized a Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund almost immediately following the start of the disastrous firestorm. Two days later, a map indicating the origin of the donations showed a wealth […]


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City caps prices

In response to reports of predatory cost hikes since the Camp Fire broke out Nov. 8, the Chico City Council has prohibited price gouging for six months, until May 16. The ordinance extends a state […]


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Childhood trauma tips

In the aftermath of the Camp Fire, we’re all suffering from the loss of Paradise and neighboring communities—some of us much more than others. While some families may be able to return to their normal […]


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Compassion for the long haul

The thing about tragedies is that they tend to bring out either the best or the worst in people. Over the past week, we’ve seen reports of looting and scamming. It’s almost unfathomable, but opportunists […]