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Shelter on horizon?

The Chico City Council made a surprise move toward establishing temporary shelter for the homeless and an unsurprising move to ban sterile syringe programs at its Tuesday (Jan. 5) meeting. Near the beginning of the […]

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Council pays

The city of Chico agreed to a $50,000 settlement with Mark Herrera, a former park commissioner and City Council candidate, who sued in 2018 after then-Mayor Sean Morgan ordered police officers to remove him from […]

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The CN&R recommends …

There is a lot weighing on Butte County voters in 2020. City and town council seats will be filled by candidates tasked with leading our communities through economic, pandemic and wildfire recoveries. Billions of dollars […]

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Ten-four!

A note on this feature: The candidates’ answers have been minimally edited, mainly for grammar and punctuation. This is an extended version of the Q&A that appeared in the Oct. 8 print edition. Seats for […]

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Not just needles

Following a legal settlement that stopped the Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) from distributing sterile syringes in mid-August, volunteers from the organization continue to show up at Humboldt Park each Sunday to provide what […]

Local Government

Another local voice

A new organization has just joined the political landscape in Chico. Stand up for Chico, a local political action committee, announced its presence today (July 23) with a blunt opening on its website: “The City […]

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Force and funding

It didn’t happen in 2013, when Chico police officers fired 19 shots at the car driven by Breanne Sharpe, killing the 19-year-old and sending bullets into a bus stop, a parked car and a residential […]

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Breaking points

Lindsay Briggs has grown accustomed to criticism. She’s a particular bugaboo for Chicoans who, in a clique of Facebook groups, take umbrage with her social activism. Called “Professor Voldemort” in reference to her position in […]

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Holding pattern

The city of Chico will be appointing an interim police chief in the coming weeks, an outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recruitment for the position—held for the past five years by Chief Mike O’Brien—is on […]

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Under pressure

Kandy Comfort reopened her Chico barbershop last week. A day later, she closed it. A day after that, she reopened it again. Such has been the wrenching roller coaster she—and so many others—have ridden amid […]