Issue: September 28, 2017

Morning, readers!

Have you ever had to battle with your health insurance company over what it will or won't cover? Well, the folks over at Chico Breast Care Center sure have. They took on big insurance companies on behalf of their patients—and patients statewide—in order to get better coverage for 3-D mammography, the most effective way to detect cancer early and definitively. Read our feature story this week to find out more.

In other news: The Chico Peace & Justice Center celebrates local peacemakers during a particularly busy year for activists; two students were shot at house parties this month—we talk with police and one of the victims to find out what happened; and Butte County is looking for creative ways to use the fairgrounds in Gridley.

There's always more.

Read on!

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor