The year in review

Stories that filled our pages these past 12 months

The year in review

Here we are heading into 2015, but before jumping into the new year, let's take a look back at 2014. It was a big year for change on many fronts, both nationally and internationally, but as you'll see in our annual year-in-review issue, the local controversies are the ones that really captured our attention.

In our top 10 stories of the year, you'll see some familiar subjects—including homelessness, Chico's budget deficit and the complexities of managing the urban forest—but you'll also see many stories that were new this past year. Chico's city manager flew the coop after 20 months, for example, and the conservatives swept the City Council elections.

We've also compiled a long list of other notable stories—those that were prominent but didn't quite make the top spots. In addition, you'll find our popular “What were they thinking?” picks.

Overall, 2014 was an exciting year. We look forward to providing our analysis on what's shaping up to be a newsworthy 2015. Happy New Year!