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Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Apr 25, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe


Feature Story
What’s at stake with Measure A?Both sides agree it could change City Council elections dramatically.

Hook, line and sinkerSalmon fishermen don’t buy irrigation districts’ lawsuit to halt a fishing season, saying the agencies’ interests lie in selling water, not protecting imperiled fish.

Small-town mayoral race is a kickResidents of Los Molinos have a blast competing in the annual honorary mayoral race.

Medi-pot cultivation ordinance passesButte County regulations will go into effect in 30 days.

Up in the airCNR contributor Ken Smith gets really high on International Learn to Fly Day.

Good news for Blue OakState test scores are in and the struggling charter exceeds goal.

Murder in Ham CityGlenn County Sheriff’s Office says the suspects who gunned down a 20-year-old farm worker were seen in a red Nissan pickup.

DA seizes child from squalorOroville boy, whose mother was arrested on drug charges, was living in a home fouled by pet rats.

No Rapture, no surpriseMay 21 was just another in a line of failed doomsday prophecies.


Hedgerow habitatUSDA conservation program collaborates with local farmers and ranchers to create beautiful, eco-friendly habitat.

Earth Watch
Stubborn spring-run salmonScientist says salmon under Warner Street Bridge need to move along.

Earth Watch
Baby carrots go greenWorld’s largest producer of carrots installs solar-power system at California plant.

Earth Watch
Plastic bags threaten whalesWhale that washed up on shore apparently starved to death after ingesting bags.

Uncommon Sense
Stay coolHow to keep cooling costs down when the Chico weather heats up.

The GreenHouse
Exploding watermelonsExploding watermelons added to China’s list of eco-disasters.


Health news
Living with Lyme diseaseChico woman diagnosed with a disease that many doctors do not believe exists.

The Pulse
Measles on the riseRise in measles cases attributed to international travelers who return to U.S.

The Pulse
Enloe entities snag awardsEnloe employees and the hospital’s FlightCare program receive annual awards.

The Pulse
Salinas hospital faces auditHospital faces audit after outgoing CEO receives $4 million in compensation.

Weekly Dose
Great combo: green tea and tai chiStudy shows the excellent benefits of drinking it up while getting exercise.


Measure A’s many wrongsBehind the hype, it’s an anti-democratic power grab.

Fear-mongering on prisonsLogue and Nielsen should cut the demagoguery and work with the governor to fund prisoner realignment.

Guest Comment
The choice we madeWhat we learned about choice when our daughter came out to us.

Letters for May 26, 2011Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.

From This Corner
Crossing the lineSupervisor Larry Wahl is allowing Measure A campaign work to be done out of his county office. That’s a no-no.

From the Edge
Measure ASounds sneaky to me.

15 Minutes
Butte County bicyclists have reason to rideSandy Fisher is an activist for the Chico Cycling Care Fund looking to spread bicycle-safety awareness and aid those who have been injured.


Arts DEVOArts DEVO’s lost and found.

In the Mix – Book
Look Down, This is Where It Must Have HappenedCollection of shorts by Hal Niedzviecki.

In the Mix – Book
Horoscopes for the DeadPoetry is for everyone.


Steak howsA guide to beef in Chico.


Film Reviews
Win WinThomas McCarthy’s follow-up to The Visitor.

Film Reviews
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPirates franchise lost at sea.

Short Reviews
BridesmaidsA quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.

Short Reviews
PriestA quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.


Music Feature
Festival seasonSpring/summer music festival season hits Northern California.

Music Feature
Las bandas among usChico’s Mexican music scene is huge, whether you knew it or not.

In the Mix – Music
Debtors’ Prison EPThe brutal punk of short-lived Enjyokousai resurfaces.

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