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Community strong

Darlene Lightcap wrapped her arms around her husband, Mark, and smiled as she looked at the tapestry depicting the ashen rubble of their former home. The Lightcaps lost everything they owned in the Camp Fire, […]

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Butte evac zones

Last month, Sheriff Kory Honea announced the completion of a new evacuation map for Butte County. According to the Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office (BSCO) press release, in fall of 2020, the Sheriff partnered with Cal […]

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A dry state

A drought-stricken Lake Oroville was barely visible through smoky skies on Thursday (Aug. 19) from a vantage point off Oro Quincy Highway. Air quality reached unhealthy levels in Butte County due to smoke from multiple wildfires, […]

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Climate exodus

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In September of 2020, California was in the midst of a record-setting heat wave. The hot and dry conditions […]