Issue: March 22, 2018

Morning, readers,

If you're like me, you know that this country spends a lot on its military. But do you know how much, really? And on what, in particular? Me neither. Check out our feature story this week, which breaks down the history of our military spending as well as some of the things that money buys.

In other news: I take a look at a recent sentencing that upset many in the community because they felt it was too lenient; we also check in on the City Council, which approved a public art maintenance fund and heard from several members of the public upset with downtown feeding of homeless people; and Editor Melissa Daugherty tsks Chico's mayor for his comments on that very subject.

Read on!

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor