Issue: November 30, 2017

Morning, readers!

I hope you've all successfully recovered from Thanksgiving feasts, Small Business Saturday shop-a-thons and all the other festivities you packed into that long weekend. Just to show that we're still hard at work, holidays or no, we bring you an in-depth investigative piece this week as our feature story. Staff writer Ken Smith dove into public records related to the city of Chico's contract with a private security firm and how our tax dollars are being used for armed guards. It's a good read—perfect for a leisurely breakfast.

In other news: The family of Desmond Phillips, the young man killed by police in March, are not standing down from their assertions that the local investigation into the shooting was inadequate; the Butte County Library is dialing its tech game up with VR machines and a maker space that's in the works; and what the heck is pickleball?

There's always more, so read on.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor