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1 hr ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Police, FBI investigating similar armed robberies in Butte, Sutter counties

There were two bank robberies in Butte County that have a tie and two incidents in Yuba City that appear connected, but investigators have not linked the cases, said Gina Swankie, public affairs specialist with the FBI.

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Related Topix: Yuba City, CA, Chico, CA, Paradise, CA

1 hr ago | NewsReview.com

Snotty time

Allergy season is here, which helps make Butte County even snottier than usual. There are a number of ways to relieve a stuffy nose, beyond the use of a handkerchief, tissue or the socially disturbing jettison of mucus onto a public sidewalk.

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1 hr ago | NewsReview.com

Whata s that buzzing?

Related stories this week: Codeine unsafe for kids Research reveals the drug is still prescribed despite warnings it is potentially deadly.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte supervisors to consider backing 'State of Jefferson'

Oroville >> California is on the verge of collapse, legislators and citizens of Southern California aren't interested in the needs and problems of the north end of the state, and north staters would be better under the flag of the "State of Jefferson."

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Related Topix: California, Oroville, CA, Fort-Jones, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Time for voters to do election homework

The June primary election in years without a presidential race on the ticket often suffers from low turnout.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Opinion

KRCR

Oroville business group woos Sriracha hot sauce

An Oroville group is hoping to turn a controversy into a business opportunity. The Oroville Economic Alliance is reaching out to Sriracha hot sauce, hoping the company will bring their factory to Butte County.

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Mercury-Register

General manager of Oroville water agency gets 4.98 percent raise

Oroville >> After an hour-long discussion over the general manager's contract, which includes a 4.98 percent raise, the South Feather Water and Power Agency board of directors approved the new terms, effective Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Supes vote to put referendum on pot regulations on November ballot

OROVILLE >> Butte County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to put on the November ballot the dispute over the most recent iteration of the county's restrictions of cultivation medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chico, CA, Oroville, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

Talking trash: Students at Chico State share Earth Day info on recycling

In honor of Earth Day, students at Chico State University gave demonstrations on how to recycle and compost, including hosting "guess the bin" games.

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Related Topix: Cal State Chico, Colusa, CA

Mercury-Register

New residents to get keys to Habitat home in Chico

The public may attend Habitat for Humanity of Butte County's home dedication ceremony Saturday to witness the Hernandez family receiving the keys to their new home.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Education Etc., Cal State Chico

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Salmon barrier built, cave from Ishi's tribe found

Two large steam-powered threshers belch smoke while working a wheat field outside of Chico, circa 1890.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Oroville, CA, Painting, Arts, Vina, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Mercury-Register

Mosquito district to make pitch for more funding

At the end of April Butte County and Hamilton City landowners are going to get a chance to add what amounts to a new tax to their property to fight mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Hamilton City, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County marijuana grow site cleanup reveals hazards to wildlife

A species of salamander rarely found in the Concow area is picked up during a recent, multi-agency cleanup of a former illegal marijuana garden site.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Concow, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Headphones

Chico Enterprise-Record

Butte County's jobless down slightly in March

Retail jobs are up in Butte County compared to this time last year, with some new stores opening and others on the way, Like Sportsman's Wearhouse in the North Valley Plaza in Chico, which was getting a paint job Friday.

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

Chico Enterprise-Record

A nice Easter gestrre

American Baptist Women of First Baptist Church of Chico assembled 35 Easter baskets April 15 for foster children through Butte County Children's Services Division.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

On the home stretch

Habitat for Humanity of Butte County hosted its annual Youth Build Day on April 12. This day allows children ages 8-17 on the construction site to help put in landscaping and building fences.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Chico Enterprise-Record

Editorial: Chico wise to consider all firefighting options

The Chico City Council took what seems like a bold move Tuesday, telling its firefighters union that it may choose to ask Cal Fire to take over fire services for the city in three years.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Fire, Opinion

Chico Enterprise-Record

California Nut Festival Saturday, Sunday at Patrick Ranch

The repair of the fountain at the Patrick Ranch is one of the many improvements people can check out while at the Patrick Ranch this weekend for the California Nut Festival.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Chico Enterprise-Record

Candidates for judgeship address local lawyers

Incumbent Judge Sandra McLean and defense attorney Eric "Ric" Ortner separately addressed a small crowd of attorneys and others.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Chico, CA, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Mercury-Register

Agency provides new windows, appliances for disabled Oroville man

Don Williams and Shannon Bass trim a new window at Matthew Ormsby's Oroville home Thursday through a Community Action Agency of Butte County program.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Country, Don Williams, Life, Holidays, Christmas

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