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1 hr ago | Mercury-Register

New groundwater rules are the biggest change to water law in our lifetime

An agricultural well along a roadway south of Oroville, near Highway 162, is seen inn this photo taken in late June.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Oroville, CA, Science

5 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Manufacturers talk jobs with Butte County educators

Weiss McNair director of operations Terry Allread, right, leads a tour for educators on Wednesday in the manufacturing plant in Chico.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Education Etc.

21 hrs ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

Affordable housing advocate running for Ukiah City Council

Ukiah resident Christian Luiz fondly remembers the Ukiah that was named the best small town in California in 1993, and the sixth-best small town to live in out of the entire United States.

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Related Topix: Ukiah, CA, US Military, US Air Force, Contra Costa County, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Mendocino, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Mercury-Register

Man kicked by Butte County sheriff's deputy arraigned for alleged struggle

OROVILLE >> A man kicked by a Butte County sheriff's deputy was arraigned Thursday for the struggle that led to the incident recorded by a witness.

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Mercury-Register

Little Free Library system spreads book love in Butte County

A Little Free Library box is filled with novels and other interesting things to read at 267 Skyline Blvd. in Oroville.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Oroville, CA, Chico, CA

Mercury-Register

Rewards offered by Secret Witness

A reward of up to $500 for information on the Oct. 11, 2013, homicide of a longtime Butte County resident.

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Related Topix: Palermo, CA, Fire, Oroville, CA

NewsReview.com

Shock and awe

Police Capt. Ford Porter and the Chico Police Department's Bearcat armored personnel carrier, which was purchased with a Homeland Security grant in 2011.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Activism

NewsReview.com

Shelter from the storm

A local nonprofit known as the Chico Housing Action Team is looking to once again provide winter shelter for the homeless who, for one reason or another, do not find refuge in the 120-bed Torres Community Shelter in south Chico.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

CBS Local

Davis Police MRAP Just One Of Hundreds Of Items Acquired From Military Surplus In Yolo County

The biggest crime-fighting tool for the Davis Police Department came from the Pentagon's military surplus program, but it won't be here much longer.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

7 arrested in Gridley during Avoid the 8 operation

A driving under the influence crackdown in Gridley resulted in seven arrests, according to a press release from Paradise police Lt.

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Related Topix: Gridley, CA, Paradise, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte, Glenn authorities prepare for Labor Day on Sacramento River

Park ranger Kirk Coon, right, along with other law enforcement, emergency and county personnel explain preparations for the Labor Day weekend alcohol ban on the Sacramento River on Wednesday at Irvine Finch River Access in Hamilton City.

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Related Topix: Glenn, CA, Hamilton City, CA, Glenn County, CA, Chico, CA, Tehama, CA

Mercury-Register

Sheriff's substation to remain at Palermo facility

A sign at 2094 Palermo Road shows where the Butte County Sheriff's Office shares quarters with the Palermo Community Council in a Feather River Recreation and Park District building.

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Related Topix: Palermo, CA, Berry Creek, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Yuba deputy in Chico assault case files lawsuit against victim

OROVILLE >> The Yuba County sheriff's deputy accused of beating a man while off-duty in Chico has filed a lawsuit against the alleged victim, claiming it was the victim who started it.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Yuba County, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Proposed apartment complex in Chico would serve those with mental illness

CHICO >> Funding is not entirely secure but a group of individuals are steadily working to make a housing project for those with mental illness a reality.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Investigation opened after video shows Butte County sheriff's deputy kicking subject during arrest

OROVILLE >> Two agencies are investigating an incident Tuesday where a Butte County sheriff's deputy kicked a subject during an arrest in south Oroville.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Social Software

Mercury-Register

Fracking matter to go to voters but not until June 2016

Butte County Supervisors, from left, Steve Lambert, Larry Wahl, Dough Teeter and Bill Connelly don their "superhero" capes as part of special moment honoring Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers for the help they give the county's children.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Gridley, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Leadership program focus is at-risk teens in Butte County

Left to right, Jacob Peterson, Zach Schlegel and Grant Branson talk earlier this month at DeGarmo Park in Chico about their involvement with the Junior Leadership Development Program.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Family, Teenagers, Roseville, CA, Kids

Paradise Post

11 human cases of West Nile Virus in Butte County

The statewide trend of increased cases of West Nile Virus includes Butte County, where 11 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Hamilton City, CA, Biggs, CA, Richvale, CA

Paradise Post

Golf fund raiser held for Sawmill Lookout

Shere Shingler took home Sawmill Pete, which was a raffle prize during Bare on the Ridge's Saturday golf fundraiser supporting the Sawmill Peak Fire Lookout.

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Related Topix: Paradise, CA

Mercury-Register

43 DUI arrests made by Avoid the 8 in Butte County

In a span of 10 days, Butte County authorities arrested 43 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a press release from Paradise Lt.

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Related Topix: Gridley, CA, Chico, CA

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