Issue: March 16, 2017

Morning, readers!

This week's feature story, penned by CN&R intern Gabriel Sandoval, delves into the topic of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which has been threatened by President Trump. You'll have a chance to meet two local college students whose parents brought them here illegally when they were children. They're both overachievers; they're both DACA students. If Trump eliminates the program, what will happen to them? Read on to find out.

In other news: Butte County supes discuss sanctuary (or non-sanctuary) status; the sheriff unveils an official evacuation plan for south of the dam; and local medical marijuana growers get a lesson on environmental laws re: pot farms.

There's always more. For instance, if you're a poet, time is ticking to get your submissions for Poetry 99 in! Go to for more info, including a form to submit your pieces.

Until next week,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor