Whom to watch in 2021

Whatever new challenges 2021 has in store for Butte County, there is still a lot of work to do to recover from the wreckage of the previous year. Public health, business, education, housing and the […]


Sweeps begin

After weeks of uncertainty and months of heated public debate, the city of Chico made good on pledges to step up enforcement against homeless campers Tuesday morning (Jan. 12), as dozens of city workers and […]

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Council concerns

Republicans have stunningly retaken the Chico City Council, reversing a 5-2 liberal majority, with a 2-5 Trump-styled majority. Going forward, after the new census report, the new council will redraw the seven council districts to […]



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 […]