Stories that Build Democracy
With Final Shasta County Election Results In, Supervisors For Districts 1 and 5 Won’t Be Decided Until The Fall
The contentious nature of the local election did not appear to have any effect on voter turnout, which was almost identical to that in the last primary in 2018. For many races, candidates emerged with clear victories, but the top two candidates for supervisor of both District 1 and District 5 must compete again in the fall.
Looking to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Redding Seeks Community Insight
Community feedback through workshops, a survey, and public comment at city meetings will help the city evaluate how to use Redding-specific recommendations provided by grant-funded national wildfire prevention specialists. New development, building, zoning, and fire codes would emphasize the individual responsibility of community landowners to care for their properties in ways that reduce wildfire risk for the broader community.
Hundreds of Shasta County Locals Participated in Clinical Trials That Helped Authorize COVID Vaccines
A representative of Paradigm Research Clinic said the local for-profit clinical research company conducted COVID vaccine trials for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson beginning in August 2020. Paradigm is one of hundreds of clinical research organizations across the country that provided medical research in cooperation with the FDA, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and vaccine manufacturers as part of the “warp speed” rollout of COVID vaccines.
COVID Transmission Rates In the Red Signal Risk to Shasta County’s Vulnerable
Despite transmission rates that have almost quadrupled over the last month, Shasta County is still considered low-risk according to relatively new metrics, because new cases haven’t yet significantly affected hospitalizations or hospital capacity. High transmission rates are most dangerous to the vulnerable. Here’s what you should know about how you can help reduce risk in Shasta County right now.
Opinion: Who Was Responsible For Uvalde? All Of Us. ￼
Societal issues emerge through a confluence of societal factors shaped by individuals. We exist in communities, we share society, and together, we make America what it is. That’s why effective solutions to the social problem of mass shootings must address the interconnected societal factors that lead to gun violence.
Unofficial Primary Results Show Shasta County Choosing Incumbents Over Anti-Establishment Political Newcomers
Some of the experienced incumbent candidates have over 50% of the primary vote so far, numbers which would allow them to claim final victory without a runoff in November. Last night’s unofficial results appear to indicate Shasta County’s overall opposition to what some call constitutional candidates, political newcomers who challenged more politically experienced candidates in every local race.
Superintendent of Schools Candidate Bryan Caples Comments About Native Students Are Dangerous, Parents Say
Caples is running for the position against the incumbent, Judy Flores. During a recent political forum Caples insinuated that Native students are dangerous and suggested placing them in more restrictive educational settings based on their race. Native parents and educators say they fear Caples, if elected, could make public schools more hostile environments for their youth.
Environmental Advocates, Including Local Tribe, Say Protecting Bay-Delta Water Quality Is A Matter of Justice
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe are part of a larger coalition that’s petitioning California to correct water management plans they say harm the Pacific coast’s largest estuary and its surrounding communities. They connect today’s disastrous conditions in the Delta to California’s legacy of discriminatory and anti-Indigenous water policies.
Dacquisto Cast Lone Dissenting Vote Against Redding’s Secretive Bechelli Land Sale. Here’s What He Has To Say Now.
A civil lawsuit filed against the City of Redding by the Redding Rancheria was decided in the Tribe’s favor last week. That case relates to a small parcel of land that provides important road access for the site of the Rancheria’s proposed casino development. Back in 2020, Michael Dacquisto was the only city council member who voted against vacating, declaring surplus and selling the land. He spoke to Shasta Scout over the weekend about what drove his decision then, and how he sees things now.