Annelise Pierce is the founder and primary reporter of Shasta Scout. She covers government accountability, Bethel Church and local paramilitary groups. Read more under the "Meet the Team" tab.
Engaging the Community in Proposed Riverfront Development: How It Started, How It’s Going
A series of public workshops, surveys and social media posts by the city haven’t reassured many community members that they’re being included in the riverfront planning process. Shasta Scout looked at how the city’s process compares with best practices in community engagement.
Home Health Care Providers Push for Wage Increase
The union that represents Shasta County’s long-term care workers will continue negotiations with county supervisors on Tuesday. Union representatives say investing in IHSS workers financially will have a positive effect on Shasta County’s economy.
A Glimpse Into History: How Redding Acquired Riverfront Land
As Redding considers selling riverfront land for redevelopment, news archives from the 60’s and 70’s provide insight into how the city became owners of the land. Another public workshop on the possible sale and redevelopment of the land will be held tonight.
Democrat Max Steiner Says He’ll Do More for Republicans than LaMalfa Has
Steiner says a moderate Democrat can accomplish more for the North State’s Republican base than incumbent Congressman Doug LaMalfa. Newly released census data that will change the boundaries of California’s District 1 may play a role in his campaign. Steiner is running on a platform centered on water, forests and wildfire.
Redding Film Company Will Release Docuseries About Election Integrity, COVID-19 and “The Great Reset”
Speropictures’ new docuseries, ReAwakening, includes interviews with Trump allies who’ve pushed election fraud narratives, high-profile COVID vaccine opponents, and evangelical leaders. Critics say the series is designed to build momentum in the far right leading up to the 2024 election.
Shasta College’s Journalism Fellowship Produces Local DACA Story
California Humanities funding has supported journalism fellowships at Shasta College for several years.In the spring of 2021, Shasta College student Rosa Yadira Contreras, one of two fellows in the Shasta College program, wrote about her experiences as a DACA recipient living in Fall River Mills.