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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arbor Day focus: Care instead of planting trees

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

CHICO -- Some Chico students had a lesson in tree care Thursday as the city celebrated Arbor Day a new way.

Butte January unemployment worst in 15 years

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

More than 13,000 Butte County residents were out of work in January, a 15-year high, according to unemployment figures released Thursday by the state.

Butte unemployment rate highest in 15 years

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 03:28 PM PST

More than 13,000 Butte County residents were out of work in January, as 15-year-high unemployment figures were released today by the state.

Calif justices weigh gay marriage ban

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 03:17 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As thousands demonstrated outside today, California Supreme Court justices weighed whether the electorate's decision to ban same-sex marriage was a denial of fundamental rights or within what one justice called the

DUSD may not hire permanent superintendent

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

DURHAM — A meeting about budget cuts that almost certainly will result in people being laid off doesn't usually lead to applause.

Daily Planner: March 6

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Events FIRST FRIDAY A.R.T. WALK: 4-7 p.m. Features 21 artists and 20 businesses in downtown Oroville.

Daily Planner: March 7

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Dolan utters 'T' word; says taxes and fee hikes must be on table

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

OROVILLE -- For the first time since the catastrophic nature of Butte County's budget predicament became evident, the "T" word — taxes — has been uttered by a member of the Board of Supervisors.

E-R exposure leads to arrest in fishing reel theft

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

CHICO — Police said a photo and cutline in the Enterprise-Record Thursday led to the identity of a burglary victim, which in turn led to the identity and arrest of a suspect.

Editorial: Attorney general picks odd fight

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Our view: Georgie Szendrey does not deserve prosecution. Had she not come forward, two citizens would have been unjustly found guilty.

Family of shooting victim seeks help

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

CHICO — The family of a young man shot and killed in Chico Sept. 27 is seeking help to cover funeral and memorial expenses.

Grand Jury report raps county retiree benefit package

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

OROVILLE -- In an unusual move, the Butte County Grand Jury released a mid-term report Thursday that chides the county for spending too much on health insurance for its retired employees.

Herger attends White House health care conference

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

WASHINGTON — There was broad agreement at a White House meeting Thursday that fixing the nation's health care system is essential, Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, said in a phone interview.

Letter: Bike route must address problems

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Developing a bike path adjacent to Highway 99 to facilitate bike usage and save energy is an idea that sounds good in the abstract.

Letter: Column full of propaganda

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Ad nauseam, disinformation, half-truth, repetition ... these are all techniques of propaganda that are contained in Thomas Sowell's Feb.

Letter: Don't complain about your furlough

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

It is indeed sad to see people losing their jobs, and businesses trimming the payrolls or being padlocked entirely.

Letter: Eliminating Prop. 13 would be disaster

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

There is a liberal element working diligently to find a way to overturn Proposition 13. I believe these tax and spenders are busy formulating a bill that would make it sound as though homeowners opposing said bill are greedy, uncaring and heartless

Letter: Fire assessment a good investment

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

With visions of Australians burned alive in their homes and cars, with memories of fire ravaging the ridge area last summer still vivid, and knowing that another fire season lies just ahead, citizens and local officials are doing something to make

Letter: Hangover certain to cause a headache

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

When the heroin dealer contacts his mark, the high is free for the next few samples. Try this you'll like it.

Letter: High school students need counselors

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

I was disappointed to hear the Oroville Union High School District board voted to send layoff notices to 20 percent of its staff due to state budget deficits.

Letter: Let patients make health-care choices

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

"After May 1, women who want their babies delivered by a midwife will be unable to do so at Enloe." When I read that, my grandmotherly blood began to boil.

Letter: Muslims need to denounce radicals

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

One of the biggest obstacles to our war against terrorism is the Islam religion itself. I realize this subject is protected by "political correctness," but Americans and other coalition nations must face facts.

Letter: People's will should prevail in court

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

The job of at least one AP writer could be hanging in the balance. In an article on Monday about how the California Supreme Court will be arguing why Proposition 8, prohibiting gay marriage, should stand or fail, the writer inadvertently said, "The

Letter: Public employees rule the state

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

In the latest Newsweek article, "Death of the Dream," California does not have good odds at reinventing itself again.

Letter: Socialized medicine would be disastrous

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

After 40 years of liberal indoctrination in the schools, is it any wonder that we have elected a socialist to the presidency?

Letter: Where are all the parents?

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:52 PM PST

Due to budget cuts, the Orland Unified School District board is considering increasing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade to 30 kids.

Local Roundup: Butte breaks Big 8 victory slump

Posted: 06 Mar 2009 12:28 AM PST

A five-year drought without a Big 8 Conference meet victory ended Thursday afternoon for the Butte College men's golf team, which picked up the jubilant triumph in clutch fashion at the Roseville stop on the conference schedule.

More without work means more in need

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

How do months of economic battering look for local residents in search of jobs, money and assistance?

Police release photos in school solar panel theft

Posted: 06 Mar 2009 01:33 AM PST

CHICO — Police have released security camera photos and some additional information about the theft of nearly four dozen solar panels in mid-February from the roof of Little Chico Creek School.

Police report

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Feb.

Sidelines: Smith, Goldoff get CCAA honors

Posted: 06 Mar 2009 12:28 AM PST

Natasha Smith of the Chico State women's basketball team run was named by the California Collegiate Athletic Association as one of 10 players on the All-CCAA first team.

State Supreme Court grills lawyers seeking to overturn gay marriage ban

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — As thousands of demonstrators chanted slogans and waved placards outside, California's highest court on Thursday skeptically grilled lawyers seeking to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.

The man girdle: for the metrosexual belt-tightener

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

LONDON — It's for the man who has a little too much of everything — the man girdle, or "mirdle.

Trivia challenge

Posted: 05 Mar 2009 10:53 PM PST

About 450 students in grades 4 through 7 from the Butte County After School Program gathered Thursday at Cowan Gym at Butte College for the second annual Trivia Challenge sponsored by the Butte County Office of Education, Butte College and Tri

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