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Stories that Build Democracy
“There’s a Day Coming When The Media Will Have to Pay”: Tensions Continue to Mount in Shasta County
Vaguely threatening statements towards the media were made as a part of a recent podcast produced by Red, White and Blueprint, an effort to document attempts to recall Shasta County Supervisor Leonard Moty. The statements came just after reports of credible threats of violence against several supervisors. A special election to consider Moty’s recall will take place February 1.
To Build A Strong Indigenous Future, Native Researchers Seek Survey Respondents
A short survey offered in 2020 and again this year, offers respondents a chance to provide key data to Native researchers, advocating for the needs of Indigenous communities, nationwide. Local Native community members are invited to participate.
Local Law Enforcement Documents Swept Up In Investigation Into January 6 Capitol Attack
Documents collected as part of the “January 6 Project” — research by D.C. based non-profit Property of the People — reveal more about how local law enforcement responded to a Redding protest against police brutality in June of 2020. According to the founder of Property for the People, they also raise questions about aggressive policing of progressive dissent.
Opinion: Gender, And the Words We Use, Matter
After losing someone she loves to suicide this fall, Sharon Brisolara reminds the community of the dangers of stigma and the power of acceptance. The words we use, including our choice to use appropriate pronouns, are powerful. Brisolara explains why.
Turtle Bay and Other Stakeholders Make Plan to Deter Further Looting of Wintu Graves
After a local Native educator interrupted two men allegedly looting Wintu burial sites near the Turtle Bay area of Redding last month, key stakeholders met with Wintu representatives and say they’ve developed a plan to deter future grave robbing. The Redding Police department first received a report about the incident on November 20 and are still investigating.
Relatively Few Community Members Have Weighed In on A Proposed Riverfront Land Sale — Those Who Have Mostly Oppose It
After a proposal to develop key riverfront land was brought to the city council in September, staff solicited public input. Shasta Scout collected and analyzed data from emails, survey responses, and public workshop comments to provide a summary of what the public has said so far. Here’s what we found.
New State Regulations Loom Large Over City’s Vote to Declare Riverfront Land Surplus
What you need to know about how California’s Surplus Land Act might impact a potential sale of city riverfront property, what options the city is exploring, and why a vote on riverfront land has been delayed.
2003 Sexual Harassment Allegations Failed to Trigger Title IX Protections at West Valley
A former student alleges months of harassment and an assault by a West Valley teacher and coach in 2003. An internal investigation into those allegations by the Anderson Union High School District, did not meet the standards of Title IX law. Local law enforcement documents show no evidence of an investigation after a report of the allegations was filed by Child Protective Services. The former student began speaking with Shasta Scout after allegations of sexual assault on the West Valley football team became public last year. Her story, and the public records Shasta Scout obtained, indicate important similarities.
City, McConnell and Turtle Bay Will Discuss Recent Burial Site Disruption With Native Community
A grave robbing attempt that occurred several weeks ago has angered the local Native community. RPD says an investigation is ongoing. Local non-profits and city representatives have agreed to meet to discuss the incident.