Issue: August 23, 2018

Morning, readers!

The series of "biggest fires ever!" got us thinking about the warming of the planet and what it might mean for us. More importantly—why aren't we doing more to stop it? In this week's feature story, we aim tackle the issue.

In other news: Chico PD puts cops in local high schools for the first time in six years—this time, their focus is on curbing tobacco use among teens; local farmers head to Sacramento to fight a proposed water transfer meant to help fish; we offer a rundown of fall theater; plus, I check in on some businesses doing new things in Oroville.

Welcome back students!

And, don't forget to vote for the Best of Chico—go to for your ballot.

Until next time,

Meredith J. Cooper, managing editor