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Stories that Build Democracy

At Shasta Scout, we believe building a democratic community requires free access to equitable news. Our investigative reporting focuses on Shasta County’s most important stories with the depth and complexity the stories, and our community, deserve. We are a non-profit, independent, civic news organization committed to diversity in the stories we cover and in the perspectives we use to tell those stories.

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Here’s How We’ve Funded Free And Independent Shasta County News This Year

We publish our news free, as a public service, but that doesn’t mean it’s free to produce.

Opinion: My Students Came Alive As They Learned The Powerful Histories Of Our Local Tribes

Longtime Shasta County 8th grade teacher Cindy Hogue (Dawnom Wintu) writes about her experience crafting and teaching a pilot middle school curriculum focused on the history of Indian Boarding Schools. She says the curriculum inspired her students to learn from Native people’s courageous survival and emboldened them to investigate for themselves how this history relates to their lives and futures.

Opinion: The Indian Child Welfare Act Safeguarded My Connection To My Tribal Community And My Identity

As the nation awaits a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Fawn Robinson, a 22 year old tribal member of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, writes about the ICWA’s purpose and value and explains how it has positively impacted her tribal identity.

Barriers Abound For City-Funded “Low Barrier” Emergency Shelter Beds

No Boundaries Transitional Housing is now receiving almost $300,000 from the city of Redding to fund 76 emergency beds with case management services over a six-month period. The city says the program is part of initiatives to create low-barrier shelter options for those who are difficult to house. But while barriers to enter the No Boundaries housing program may be low, barriers to maintaining placement on site are significant.

Federal Drought Relief Might Be On The Way for A.C.I.D.

After months of debilitating drought caused by federal water cuts and local water sales, the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District may be receiving up to $3.6 million in federal drought relief funds.

Elections 2022: Shasta County Elections Office Maintains Tentative Peace, Releases Preliminary Results

We highlight a moment of tension at the elections office last night and share preliminary voting results for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, the Redding City Council, the county Board of Education and Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District.

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