Issue: August 21, 2014

Good morning, readers!

If you haven't felt it yet, you will soon. It's back-to-school time, and

that means kids are filling campuses across town and young adults are

filing into their dorm rooms and apartments awaiting the beginning of

classes at Chico State and Butte College. For this year's back-to-school

issue, we decided to take a look at the Chico State Wildcat Store, owned

by the Associated Students but now managed by a national corporation.

CN&R intern extraordinaire Ashiah Scharaga dives in to try to discern if

corporate management will put profits above students. Read on to find

out more ...

In other news (and isn't there always other news?): News Editor Tom

Gascoyne offers a little bit of insight into the candidates for Chico

City Council; Assistant News Editor Howard Hardee finds out more about

recent accusations of open-meetings violations by the council; and

columnist Toni Scott gets a first glimpse at new eatery Midtown Local.

There's more, of course. And, since the polls are still open, don't

forget to vote in the annual Best of Chico contest. Your favorite

businesses and service providers will thank you.

Until next week,

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor