Issue: October 30, 2014

Good morning!

We've got a very special feature story for you this week, one that hits

close to home. In it, we dive into the story behind the current movie

"Kill the Messenger," about a reporter who broke a story about CIA

involvement in cocaine trafficking into the U.S. That reporter, Gary

Webb, worked for the News & Review for a short time after being

basically blacklisted by the mainstream media and before his suicide.

It's a great story and as an added bonus, the film is being shown at the

Pageant Theatre this week.

In other news: Is Chico becoming a City of Stumps? We try to get to the

bottom of it. Also, an inside look at Pumpkinhead (just in time for

Halloween!); we take a look at current elections contributions and

expenditures; and we head out to the river with TWIN.

Have a happy and safe Halloween, and don't forget to vote!

Until next week,

Meredith J. Graham, associate editor