Redding Police Clear Long-Term Homeless Camp Off Masonic Avenue 

About seventy people used to live on private land off Masonic Avenue. After new gates were placed around the property in March, some moved on. Those who remained, about forty, have been displaced by police enforcement over the last two weeks.

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Kim Alexander Has Been Watchdogging Voting Technology for Decades. Here’s What She Thinks About What’s Happening in Shasta County.

The President of the California Voter Foundation has been closely involved with California’s voting systems for more than twenty years. She opposed California’s use of electronic ballots two decades ago, but supports the electronic ballot marking devices used now. She says people’s lack of trust in voting systems is important to address, but hand counting the ballots across Shasta County is not a smart way to build that trust.

Wild Rice Farm Will Sustain Both Family Agriculture And The Environment Under Land Trust Conservation Agreement

More than three-hundred acres of family farmland along the Fall River in Northeastern Shasta County will now be permanently protected. The property was conserved by the Shasta Land Trust in collaboration with the California Department of Conservation. It will continue to be used as working farmland while providing essential habitat for migratory birds.

Underground Good: Dr. Doug Craig

I often urge my clients to see beyond good and bad to what “works.” What works is to love. It doesn’t work to hate. What works is to care for one another, and seek to understand one another and find common ground. It doesn’t work to hate one another and hurt one another. 

What’s A Living Wage? And Do Shasta County’s General Unit Staff Make One?

Almost half of Shasta County’s employees have been striking since May 1. They’re asking for a living wage. Here’s what that means. And how the County’s wages measure up.

Corporate Media Cuts At Gannett Affect Shasta County’s Record Searchlight

Since 2018, the number of reporting staff at Shasta County’s legacy daily paper has shrunk by more than half as the paper’s parent company, Gannett, has cut costs to pay off debt and increase profits. The changes at the Record Searchlight are one more indication of the ongoing loss of high-quality local news across California, and the United States.

Shasta County Staff Vote To Extend Strike

UPEC Local 792 General Unit staff, which include almost half of Shasta County’s employees will extend their two-week strike through next Tuesday, May 16. That’s the same day the Board of Supervisors plans to hold further discussions related to the labor dispute.

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