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  1. Construction on schedule for Chico veterans outpatient clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 18 | Mercury-Register

    Some walls have been erected as construction continues on the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic under construction near the Butte County Courthouse on Bruce Road in Chico, Calif. Monday, June 18, 2018.


  2. DWR may appeal judgea s ruling on Butte DAa s lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Mercury-Register

    The state Department of Water Resources says it may appeal a Butte County Superior Court judge's ruling that allows the Butte County District Attorney's environmental lawsuit to continue. District Attorney Mike Ramsey is suing the department under a law that dates back to 1875, Fish and Game Code Section 5650, for environmental damages to the Feather River as a result of the Oroville Dam crisis of February 2017.


  3. State officials lay out the process for splitting state should voters approve.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Mercury-Register

    Political analysts dismissed it as impractical, even crazy, but now the notion of splitting California into three states is headed for the November ballot. "Just ask them if they like being in last place," Draper said Wednesday, a day after the Secretary of State announced his long-shot quest qualified for the ballot .


  4. Gymnastics coach who fled US pleads guilty to child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    A former California youth gymnastics coach who fled the country more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. U.S. prosecutors in Sacramento say 48-year-old Derek Swede Godfrey escaped to the Netherlands in 2006, a day after law enforcement agents found more than 400 explicit videos and 5,000 pornographic photographs on his computer.


  5. Oroville man pleads guilty to using Internet to solicit minorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2013 | Mercury-Register

    An Oroville man has pleaded guilty to federal charges he used the Internet to entice a minor to participate in a sex act. Michael Adam Cruz, 23, changed his plea Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.


  6. Dam bills failRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Mercury-Register

    There was a brief glimmer of hope, after unanimous positive votes in committees, that Assemblyman James Gallagher's ideas for improving Oroville Dam oversight and school safety would at least get a hearing in the state Legislature. It's the perfect illustration of our legislative process at its worst - and unfortunately, everybody in Sacramento accepts it as just the way business is done.


  7. Pleasant Valley High basketball teams celebrate banner seasons with communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    The Vikings boys and girls basketball teams ride on a float during the Pioneer Day Parade on Saturday in downtown Chico. The boys won the school's first ever basketball state title in March.


  8. Biz Bits: New Chico store offering hemp-based productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 3 | Mercury-Register

    There's a new business in Chico that's drawing attention. It's a retailer that sells industrial hemp products, primarily ones eaten or applied for health reasons.


  9. Butte County to miss recreational marijuana wave coming Jan. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Mercury-Register

    Pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes are displayed at the Canna Care medical marijuana dispensary June 14 in Sacramento. Stores with state and local licenses in some California cities will be authorized to sell recreational marijuana starting Jan. 1. - Rich Pedroncelli - The Associated Press Oroville >> People looking to purchase recreational marijuana in a store come Jan. 1 will be out of luck in Butte County and the neighboring areas.


  10. Water conservavation rules set for stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Mercury-Register

    Although he declared an end to California's historic five-year drought last year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed two new laws that will require cities and water districts across the state to set permanent water conservation rules, even in non-drought years. "In preparation for the next drought and our changing environment, we must use our precious resources wisely," Brown said in a statement.


  11. Section of I-80 in Northern California to close overnight - " Oroville Mercury-RegisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2017 | Mercury-Register

    State transportation officials are warning of likely travel delays when a section of Interstate 80 in Northern California is closed overnight to allow for demolition of a bridge.


  12. Top two primary is leading to some strange campaign ads in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | Mercury-Register

    In his year-and-a-half as California's attorney general, Democrat Xavier Becerra has made a full-time job of fighting the Trump Administration, filing more than 30 lawsuits to defend the environment, immigrants, birth control access and more. Which makes it odd that when Becerra's supporters bought TV time to air a campaign commercial for him, they chose the most Trump-boosting network around: Fox News.


  13. Assemblyman Evan Low fights conversion therapy in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 28 | Mercury-Register

    Too afraid to talk to family or friends, Low would nervously scan the pages of books on gay life. He wished he could become straight, and even considered conversion therapy, the controversial practice of attempting to change a gay or lesbian person's sexual orientation.


  14. Prop. 13 for life? Expansion is qualified for ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 26 | Mercury-Register

    Sacramento >> Just as a ballot initiative that would dramatically expand Proposition 13 tax benefits for longtime homeowners was deemed eligible for the November ballot earlier this month, its proponents said they were negotiating with the Legislature on a compromise to avoid a bruising and costly initiative battle. “We're prepared to proceed,” said Christopher Carlisle, a lobbyist for the California Association of Realtors.


  15. Two Democratic challengers to vie for Nielsena s Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | Mercury-Register

    Three candidates are running for the 4th Senate District seat in the coming election, a Republican incumbent and two Democratic challengers. Chico Area Recreation District board member Michael Worley and Citrus Heights-based community organizer Phillip Kim are both vying for the office currently held by Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Red Bluff, who is seeking re-election this November.


  16. Man enters plea in crash that killed Chico manRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    Oroville >> A Sacramento-area man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a deadly crash this month north of Gridley, according to court documents. John Gieck, 43, of North Highlands entered the plea Wednesday in Butte County Superior Court, where he is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher, hit-and-run resulting in death or serious injury and driving under a license suspended for a previous DUI.


  17. Spending bill would ban twin tunnel suitsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    Washington >> A Riverside County congressman wants to ban environmental lawsuits challenging a plan to build two gigantic tunnels to divert water from Northern to Southern California. The Sacramento Bee says Republican Rep. Ken Calvert of Covina inserted the ban in a proposed Interior Department spending bill released Tuesday.


  18. Want to visit Lake Oroville for free this summer? Come on these daysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    Kurt Wick of Yuba City, left, and Kevin Schinke of Sacramento ride personal watercrafts at Lake Oroville in February. Enjoy a day on the lake free during certain days this summer when fees will be waived.


  19. Brown urges spending caution in May budget reviseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    Sacramento >> Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $137.6 billion general fund budget for California Friday amid surging revenues, kicking off his last round of negotiations with Democratic legislative leaders. Brown's latest budget is up nearly $6 billion from his earlier proposal in January.


  20. New homes will require solar panels in 2020, California Energy Commission decidesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Mercury-Register

    Sacramento >> The California Energy Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday, May 9, to adopt new energy building standards requiring solar panels for virtually all new homes built in the state starting in 2020. The decision likely will make California the first state in the nation requiring solar for new houses and low-rise condos and apartments.


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