Issue: December 17, 2015

Good morning, readers!

What happens when we die? For those of us who can't afford a funeral, or

even a burial, the county steps in. In our feature story this week, we look

at indigent deaths in Butte County in light of three recent deaths of local

homeless people.

In other news: We break down--and weigh in on in an editorial--what

happened with the shooting of an unarmed civilian by a police officer in

Paradise; we check in on Tim Crews, the dogged newspaper reporter/publisher

in Glenn County who's getting death threats over an editorial decision; and

Arts Devo laments the loss of another Chico institution--the Graduate.

Mark your calendars: This evening, from 5-7 p.m. at the Bidwell Bar & Grill

(at Bidwell Park Golf Course), the CN&R Foundation--the CN&R's nonprofit

arm--will be the beneficiary of a wine-tasting event. Editor Melissa

Daugherty will be out there pouring glasses, so stop by and say hello!

Till next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, associate editor