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By Scott Michaels

Listen to Interviews with Community Leaders, News Makers and Event Organizers from the KPAY Morning News

American Cancer Society Pull For A Cure

ACS Exec Director Matthew Foor promotes the upcoming "Pull for a Cure" Fundraiser asking for teams to join as they pull a 44,000 lb Chico FD Truck at the Chico Mall Oct 20

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April 18th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Jones gives us update on recovery and rebuild efforts and plans for the Town of Paradise , Covering the rebuild plans, clean up efforts, and issues like the Water system, Housing and Future infrastructure plans

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Assb James Gallagher responds to Chico Mayor Stone over AB430

April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Gallagher responds to comments made by Chico Mayor Randall Stone regarding Bill AB 430 that helps with Housing Crisis in Chico and Northstate on Impacts of Camp Fire ..Gallagher gives side of the debate

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Chico Mayor Randall Stone on AB430 the Housing Crisis Bill

April 10th, 2019 12:00am

Mayor Stone gives his reaction to AB430 fr Assb James Gallagher to ease Sequa restrictions on Developers to help with Housing Crisis on the heals of Camp Fire and where he and the City stand on the Bill

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Main Spillway Oroville Dam reopens

April 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Erin Mellon with Dept. of Water Resources talks about the reconstruction of the Main Spillway after 2 year project at a cost of 1.1 billion as the Spillway is open for first time since Crisis in 2017

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Measles Outbreak in Butte County

April 2nd, 2019 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer with Butte County Public Health talks about the Recent Measles outbreak and what you can do to stay safe and assure you don't become infected..a lot of good tips and info shared

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Paradise Camp Fire Water Issue

March 27th, 2019 12:00am

Sup Doug Teeter joins us to talk water in Paradise after the Camp Fire and what's being done to work on the contamination in the pipes and system and What local Leaders are looking forward to fix the issue

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa Mueller Report Reax

March 26th, 2019 12:00am

Lamalfa talks about the release of the Mueller Report..whats next with Congress and how the Country should move forward. Also talks about the latest issue with Paradise regarding the Water contamination..The Giants v Dodgers and more

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PG & E Bankruptcy Erin Brockovich

March 1st, 2019 09:00am

Attorney Joe Early (Paradise Resident) and Erin Brockovich talk about PG&E 's Bankruptcy and latest reports that say Equipment may have caused Camp Fire and How Victims are effected by the Filings by the utility Company moving forward .

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Golden Valley Bank CEO/ Pres Mark Francis

February 28th, 2019 12:00am

Mark Francis talks about the Local Economy and how the Impact of the Camp Fire on the Chico Economy as well as the Attitudes of the Local Business Community and looking ahead to both the immediate and Future Economy and what/how they are reacting and respondinig to the Camp Fire

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Little Red Hen Spring GALA

February 27th, 2019 12:00am

Kelly and Sara visit to give details about the upcoming Spring Gala for Little Red Hen a local organization that works with delevopmental disabled Children and Adults in Butte County

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Chico Chamber Camp Fire Special Report

February 26th, 2019 08:12am

MIchelle Nevin, Board Chair and Jolene Francis, Enloe Foundation and Chair Elect talk about impacts of the Camp Fire is a Special report released by the Chico Chamber and the impacts on Housing, Safety, Roads and economically on Chico in the Immediate and Future impact on the City and Quality of Life

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Chico Building Shortage Affordable Housing Crunch

February 25th, 2019 08:00am

Bill Brouhard , a local Chico Developer talks about recent remarks from Chico Mayor Randall Stone looking at how Developers are slow in building housing during this important time. Bill explains what local builders must deal with from both the City and State levels when developing new Housing in the City of Chico.

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Town of Paradise Planning their Future

February 20th, 2019 09:00am

Barry Long, Planning Consultant with UDA of Chico is working with Town officials looking ahead to the rebuild and planning of the Town following the Camp Fire ..from the time frame to the specific areas of concern for Town Officials

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Butte Co Supervisor Doug Teeter

February 15th, 2019 09:00am

Doug talks about the latest happenings as Clean Up on the Ridge has started as well as what's being done with Temoporary Housing for Camp Fire Vicitims around the County as the County continues to work with FEMA and local officials

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Assmblyman James Gallagher

February 12th, 2019 09:04am

Asm Gallagher talks about the latest bill to go to Gov Newsome for property tax relief for Butte County due to the impact of the Camp Fire on Paradise & surrounding Communities in Butte Co..also he has proposed new bills for the Housing Crunch & Rebuilding infrastructure with Camp Fire Communities

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

February 5th, 2019 08:00am

Cong LaMalfa talks about Federal Money for Camp Fire Clean Up in light of the recent passing of New Ordinances in the Town of Paradise allowing Property Owners to live temporarily on their Property before Debris removal..Also a Preview of the State of the Union

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Assb James Gallagher Camp Fire Debris removal Property

January 30th, 2019 09:00am

Assemblyman James Gallagher talks PGE Bankruptcy, Camp Fire Debris Removal and How State and Feds are working with Property Owners to Allow them to be on site during Debris Clean up ..

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Trilogy COnstruction Greg Bolin

January 30th, 2019 08:00am

Greg Bolin, Owner of Trilogy Construction from Paradise talks about the Process of hiring a Contractor as the Rebuild Process on the Ridge move forward Greg and his Family lost a total of 18 Homes in the Camp Fire

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FEMA Update ROE New DRC in Paradise

January 25th, 2019 08:30am

Latanga Hopes from FEMA discusses the New DRC in Paradise and the resources available to Residents who still are registering for Assistance . Also the ROE forms and how a property owner should sign up for Property Clean up as the deadline approaches on January 31

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Chico Mayor Randall Stone

January 24th, 2019 08:00am

Mayor Stone joins the Morning News to talk about the Financial impact the city is feeling with the Population growth due to the Camp Fire and also about Affordable Housing and some steps the City is taking to ease that issue

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California State Assemblyman James Gallagher

January 16th, 2019 08:19am

Assy Gallagher talks about the recent Bankruptcy filing by PG&E , the Debris Clean Up debate over a Debris Site and the ongoing impact of the Camp Fire on the Northstate

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Butte Co Supervisor Doug Teeter

January 15th, 2019 08:25am

Sup Teeter talks Water safety concerns, debris removal, repopulation of the Ridge and other topics related to Camp Fire for Magalia and Paradise residents

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa FEMA FUNDING THREAT

January 11th, 2019 08:33am

LaMalfa reacts to The Presidents recent Tweet of pulling FEMA Funding from Fire victims in California, Also about Border Security and How Eminent Domain plays a part in the Border Wall

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Chico PD Chief OBrien

January 11th, 2019 08:00am

Chief OBrien talks about the latest Crime spree to hit the City , the impact of the Camp Fire on Traffic/Accidents and overall impact on his Department

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NVCF Update Grants made to Local Schools

January 9th, 2019 08:40am

North Valley Community Foundation grants almost 1 million Dollars to Local Schools impacted by the Camp Fire .. Alexa Valavanos give as update on ongoing fund raising

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Camp Fire Phase 1 Clean Up UPDATE From EPA

January 9th, 2019 08:20am

EPA Incident Commander Pete Guria talks about the Phase 1 Clean up efforts in Camp Fire Impact Areas , the progress being made and How Property Owners can remain Safe as they return to their properties.

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Biggs Mayor Nate Wilkinson CAMP FIRE UPDATE

January 9th, 2019 07:32am

The Mayor gives his view on Camp Fire Impact on his City and Butte County..the relief efforts and also His Work for rescuing Animals during the fire..

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Governors Office Emergency Services / Camp Fire Debris

January 7th, 2019 08:30am

Eric Lamereaux from Cal OES talks with us about the Process of Debris Removal from Properties impacted by Camp Fire and Timetables on the clean up efforts. Also about the Searxch of a Site to process the Debris from the Fire

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Butte County Public Health Fire Pet Shelter Closing

January 4th, 2019 09:01am

Lisa Almaguer with BC Public Health shares news of the Pet Shelter for Camp Fire Animals Closing on Friday and how they are still working to reunite pets with Owners..

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Cong Doug LaMalfa New Congress 2019

January 4th, 2019 08:29am

Doug LaMalfa talks about the New Speaker and how it impacts the Government Shutdown and how both sides can reach a deal ..also we discuss the Camp Fire Clean Up and How the Federal Government is working with local municipalities for a Clean Up Site so Property clean up and rebuild can move forward

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Fema SBA Update Pt 2

January 3rd, 2019 09:05am

Reps from FEMA and the SBA give update on how they are still assisting those impacted by the Camp Fire and important deadlines that are approaching for those that still need to apply for assistance

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January 3rd, 2019 09:00am

Jovanna Garcia with FEMA talks about the Deadline to apply for assistance on Jan 11 and the latest on the Housing issue facing Fire Evacuees

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Chico City Manager Mark Orme

December 27th, 2018 12:00am

Mark talks about the impact of the Camp Fire on the Resources and overall quality of Life for the City of Chico .as well as Financial Burden taken on by the City to House the additional Population increase

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Town of Paradise Manager Lauren Gill

December 27th, 2018 12:00am

Lauren gives update on the Latest information regarding the clean up, financial impact, repopulation and plans for the Town as we head into the New Year.

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Butte County Public Health Pet Shelter Update

December 14th, 2018 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer from BCPH talks about Evacuation Pet Shelters Closing and what Pet Owners need to do in order for their Pets to be safely cared for and transitioned out of the Emergency Shelters

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December 4th, 2018 12:00am

Chelsea Irvine /SBA & Jovanna Garcia/FEMA share new information about resources available to Camp Fire Victims

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Butte Co Public Health Pet Reunite Efforts/Hazaradous Waste Caution

December 4th, 2018 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer w/Butte Co Public Health shares info about Fire Victims reuniting with sheltered Pets as well as Tips to Stay Safe when returning to Impacted Properties

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Paradise Town Manager Lauren Gill

November 29th, 2018 12:00am

Paradise Town Manager Lauren Gill tells the Morning News about the steps moving forward for those impacted by the Camp Fire..and also provides info on the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for 11/29 in Chico

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Small Business Admin Camp Fire Recovery Pt 1

November 26th, 2018 12:00am

Chelsea Irvine from SBA shares vital information about Camp Fire Recovery and how the SBA works with Both Business Owners and Home Owners

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SBA Camp Fire Recovery Pt 2

November 26th, 2018 12:00am

Continuing our Conversation with Chelsea Irvine from the SBA how their agency is helping Victims of the Camp Fire

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FEMA and Camp Fire Recovery

November 26th, 2018 12:00am

FEMA Rep Jovanna Garcia talks with The Morning News to share how the process works and how victims of the Camp Fire can receive assistance thru FEMA

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FEMA Camp Fire Short rterm Recovery Pt 2

November 26th, 2018 12:00am

FEMA Rep Jovanna Garcia gives information how Victims of Camp Fire register and start to receive help with Short term Housing Options and how the process works

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North Valley Community Foundation Donations For Camp Fire Recovery

November 21st, 2018 12:00am

NVCF CEO Alexa Benson-Valavanis talks with The KPAY Morning News about the Foundation and how the dollars raised are helping Organizations involved with Camp Fire Relief Donate at

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Paradise Resident Kevin

November 21st, 2018 12:00am

He didn't leave when Evacuation Order was given..Kevin stayed behind and gives his first person account and timeline of the Fire and destruction left behind in the Town of Paradise

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Butte County Public Health November

November 6th, 2018 12:00am

Lisa Almaguer with Butte Co. Public Health Visits to talk about Holiday Food Safety as we get closer to the Holiday Parties and Family gatherings

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Marketing Mojo Minute Episode 7

October 31st, 2018 12:00am

Hero CMO's Val Reddemann continues with the topic of a Marketing Plan v Marketing Strategy and how they both are vital to your overall Marketing ..You Can't have one without the other. its another Marketing Mojo Minute

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Movers for Military

October 19th, 2018 12:00am

Two Men and a Truck's Addison Bedford tells us about the Ongoing Collection of Items for Local Veterans leading to Veterans day .

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Marketing Mojo Minute Episode 6

October 17th, 2018 12:00am

Val Reddemann from Hero CMO Talks the importance of how to handle your social media marketing...should you have it in house?? or hire an outside specialist

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Marketing Mojo Minute Episode 5

October 3rd, 2018 12:00am

Val Reddemann from HERO CMO talks again in Marketing Mojo Minute that you have your message..What works with Social Media to help get that message and brand out to your customers?/

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Chico PD Chief Mike OBrien Council Approves SCU

October 3rd, 2018 12:00am

The City Council Approves the Street Crimes Unit ..Chief O'Brien discusses the impact of the decision regarding safety in Chico

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