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Morning News Interviews

By Scott Michaels

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

Chico Chamber Reopening Biz

Katy Thoma, CEo oif Chico Chmaber talks about the Governor's move approving Butte Co Business to move into Phase 2 for reopening protocols as per his Guidlines.

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Impact of Rent Deferment

April 15th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Real Estate Agent Jack Van Rossum talks about the Federal and State Rent Deferment programs during the pandemic and the consequences on Property Owners, Managers and Mortgage lenders.

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Chico Homeless Camps on Hold

April 13th, 2021 12:00am

Folowing the Ruling from a Federal Judge last week..the City of Chico has to put a hold on clearing Campers from City Property, Parks and Greenways...Attorney Rob Berry has represented Community Groups when it comes to Homeless encampments in our Parks and brings us up to speed on the latest Legal happenings and what's next for City Officials to answer the ruling.

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Facebook and Small Business

April 12th, 2021 09:30am

FB has released a study about Small Biz in California and across the nation..How they have been impacted by the Pandemic...Policy Manager Diana Doukas breaks down the numbers

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Debris Removal Update North Complex Fire

April 12th, 2021 09:00am

CAL OES Greg Renick gives update on teh Debris Removal from properties impacted by North Complex/Bear Fire..and the work going on to clear properties...

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Exec Director Work Training Center

April 5th, 2021 08:00am

New Exec Director Brett Barker talks about the new direction of the Work Training Center as they Move into a new phase

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No Way Home The Crisis of Homelessness

April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Co Author of the new Book No Way Out Dr Wayne Winegarden talks abou the crisis in California and what needs to be done from both a legislative and Provider means to address and work through the homelessness crisis as California falls behind other states in dealing with the issue.

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Doug Ose for Gov

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Former Ca Congressman Doug Ose talks about the issues in the state and why he decided to challenge Gavin Newsome for the Governorship.. Ose also talks about the Pandemic, Border Crisis and more

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Chico Rotary 100 Years Old

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Rotary President Mark Francis (Golden Valley Bank) talks about 100 years of Chico Rotary on teh Anniversary of the start (1921) What the group does for the community. Mark Also talks about the current Economic impact in the North Valley , gives his take on Cryptocurrencies.

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Colon Cancer Month

March 29th, 2021 08:00am

Dr Michael Faelk, Enloe Colorectal Surgeon talks about the importance of getting screened for the #3 Killer in the US (Colon Cancer) the importance of knowing family history, Diet and lifestyle choices that could lead to a diagnosis, symptoms to look for and what do to assure you are screened.

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bear Fire Debris Claen Up

March 25th, 2021 12:00am

CAL OES describes clean up debris removal efforts for Berry Creek and Butte Co Property Owners impacted by Bear Fire

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3Core Post Camp Fire Economy

March 19th, 2021 12:00am

Chelsea Irvine 3Core Community Resource Director talks about a new study looking at Post Camp Fire Economic Impact including Business Housing and Jobs

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FaceBook Covid 19 Vaccine Platform

March 18th, 2021 12:00am

Policy Manager Laura McGown discusses efforts made by the Social Media Company to help get hte word out on the Covid 19 Vaccine, .adding new platforms to the media channel in order to share Vaccination sites and other information related to the Vaccine

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Jesus Center

March 16th, 2021 09:00am

Laura Cootsoona , Jesus Center Exec Dir talks about service changes happening at the Center and also gives the Service Provider side on the handling of the Homeless Housing situation in Chico and Butte County. The Ideas and Solutions that needs to be followed to lessen the impact on our community

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

March 12th, 2021 08:00am

Gives his review of Pres Biden's Address...the Covid Relief Bill, Gun and Election Bills recently passed by the Dems in teh House

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Calif Reopen Schools Bill

March 5th, 2021 09:00am

Assmb James Gallagher opposes the new bill passed by the State to include incentives to Districts to reopen full time by April 1st..Gallgher explains his position and also talks about the cost behind letting HS kids get back to playing sports.

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Atty Rob Berry Homeless Issue

March 5th, 2021 08:00am

Atty Berry talks about recent letter he sent to Chico Officiials concerning a Council member assisting in move of Homeless Camp to City Property..and how it was released to Social Media accusing him of Harrasment.and being a Domestic terrorist

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CA School Board Assoc

March 4th, 2021 10:00am

CIO Troy Flint talks about the Governors Plan to pay school districts to reopen to full time by the end of March ..Where the money goes and who gets it...

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BCPH Update

March 2nd, 2021 09:05am

Lisa Almaguer updates on teh recent Vaccination clinics being planned, updates on the Current status for Butte County and recent reports of moving to a less restrictive tier and How we all must keep following guidelines and protocols.

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Chico City Council

March 2nd, 2021 09:00am

Sean Morgan gives update on teh Homeless issue and also addresses the Latest call by former Councilmember Karl Ory regarding the firing of the City Attorney as he and others try to stir up noise over this recent move by the Current Council.

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Chico PD Chief Madden

February 11th, 2021 12:00am

the Chief talks about the Departments role in the homeless situation, the recent officer involved shooting incident and his response to Community groups over the recent ruling by the Butte County DA. Also how the Pandemic has impacted staffing at the Department

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Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

February 5th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan discusses this weeks Meeting and votes taken to provide funding thru the CARES Act to provide sheltering thru CHAT (Chico Action Housing Team) and also the ongoing discussions to find solutions to this issue

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Butte County Public Health VACCINES

February 2nd, 2021 12:00am

Communications manager Lisa Almaguer talks about the new system for the public to register to be notified when Vacccine Clinics will be available for the COVID 19 Vaccine. With changes coming from the State the Vaccine distribution has been worked up to this point and what teh future holds.

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

January 29th, 2021 12:00am

Its been a busy week in DC after President Biden had his pen going crazy with 40 Executive Orders...we get the Congressman's thoughts on the New Administration

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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

January 13th, 2021 12:00am

the Congressman addresses his Mask wearing stand...the Vote on impeachment of President Trump in Congress and the Riot at the US Capitol ...

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Chico Chamber Stay at Home Impact

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Katy Thoma, Chico Chamber President/CEO talks about the latest extension for Stay At Home Covid 19 orders and the ongoing impact on local Business

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Butte Co Public Health Update

January 5th, 2021 12:00am

BCPH Lisa Almaguer joins the Morning News to Give update on latest Stay At Home orders from the State as well as the Vaccine distribution schedule

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Chico City Council Homelessness

December 30th, 2020 12:00am

Councilman Sean Morgan answers questions regarding the news regarding the letter sent to the City over the Homeless camping in City Parks...and what's being done to address the issue by the newly elected Council

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PPP Loans Round 2

December 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Golden Valley Bank President Mark Francis breaks down the latest round of PPP Loans for business owners and what that means with the impact on the Local Economy

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Enloe Medical Ctr First Vaccines Distributed

December 18th, 2020 12:00am

Joelen Francis talks about the rollout of the First Round of Vaccines for Staffers at Enloe Medical Center and also the surge in Coivd19 cases..and how the Staff is responding

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Assm James Gallagher Stay at Home Orders

December 11th, 2020 12:00am

Yuba City Assemblyman James Gallagher talks with the KPAY Morning News about the New Stay at Home orders that went into effect Thursday Dec 10 for the Greater Sacramento Region including Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties along with 9 other Counties. What businesses are impacted?? the Assemblyman answers those and other questions

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Butte County Stay at Home Orders

December 10th, 2020 12:00am

Katy Thoma from Chico Chamber of Commerce talks about the Stay At Home orders for Butte County , part of the Greater Sacramento region, and the impact on Local Business

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Chico Welcomes New Council

December 9th, 2020 12:00am

Newly Re-Elected Councilman Sean Morgan tells us the New Council has jumped right in to tackle the Major issues facing the city. Right After being Sworn in the New Mayor and Council got to work

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Butte County Public Health

December 8th, 2020 12:00am

BCPH Lisa Almaguer Brings KPAY up to speed on the Governor and States "Regional" ICU bed set up and How Butte County fits in the Greater Sacramento updates on the Vaccines and the New Notification APP released by the State on Monday Dec 7

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My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

November 10th, 2020 09:00am

From Drug and Gambling Addiction to the CEO of the Well Known ..helping America with the Best Nights Sleep,..Mike Lindell talks about his Journey and also about Todays Post Election atmosphere.

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Assm James Gallagher

November 5th, 2020 12:00am

Assembly James Gallagher speaks about the Election and his recent Win against Governor Newsome in Superior Court.

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Paradise Update

October 29th, 2020 12:00am

Disaster Recovery Director Katie Simmons with the Weekly Update

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Chico City Manager Mark Orme

October 29th, 2020 12:00am

Orme talks about the work on the Homeless issue and How the City is working towards services and Sheltering solutions . He also talks about City Revenues amidst the ongoing Pandemic.

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September 23rd, 2020 12:00am

Media Field Rep Troy York explains what residents need to do to get signed up with FEMA if they have been impacted by the Fires. FEMA is set up in Oroville to answer questions and assist with the process.

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Red Cross Bear Fire Response

September 21st, 2020 12:00am

Gold County Region American Red Cross Exec Director Nuriddin Ziyadinov talks about how the Red Cross responds from Day 1 of these disasters to assist with sheltering and helping vicitms of Fire and other Disasters start the road to recovery.. and how you can help with Donations..

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Assmb James Gallagher

September 17th, 2020 12:00am

Gallagher talks Forest Mgmnt and Climate Change answers questions about ongoing battle with Sacramento over Covid19 shutdowns and the Impact on Local Business

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PPP Loans Economic Forecast With Mark Francis

September 11th, 2020 12:00am

Golden Valley Bank CEO /President Mark Francis talks about PPP loans and the amount of funding that has come into the North State ...How business is using and coping with the ongoing Pandemic and the Attitudes and Forecast for the remainder of the year and looking ahead to 2021...

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Atty R Berry v Chico

September 10th, 2020 12:00am

Attorney Rob Berry talks about a pending lawsuit vs the city of Chico about Public land and Waterways usage when it comes to Environmental protestion and clean Parks and Waterways within the City of Chico and how recent decisions by the City Council goes against city ordiances.

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Assm James Gallagher

September 2nd, 2020 07:30am

Gallagher explains teh Governor'snew Coivd 19 Tier System and show Local COunty Goverments need to do in order to be removed from Higher Tier Colored Levels to reopen Business..He also talked about the reopening of schools and about the latest Eviction bill signed recently by the Governor

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Butte Co Public Health Sept Update

September 1st, 2020 08:00am

BCPH Lisa Almaguer gives update on the New State Monitorinig system (Colored Tier) system to monitor Coivd 19 Cases....Also talks about the latest Spike in Covid 19 Cases among those in the 18-24 Age School waivers..and a quick look at the upcoming Flu Season

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Chico City Council Recap

August 27th, 2020 07:30am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan addresses the recent passage of a Cannabis Ordinance that will allow for Commercial Cannabis Dispenceries within the City of Chico. The Council voted 5-2 to approve...Morgan also talked about the vote to walk back the April directive that will now Not Allow homeless encampments in the city greenways or near waterways

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Paradise Update Aug 27 2020

August 27th, 2020 07:15am

Disaster Recovery Director Katie Simmons with the latest numbers from the Town for rebuild and recovery

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New Chico Police Chief

August 26th, 2020 08:00am

Brand New Chief Matt Madden talks about his new appointment to the Position of Chief for the City of Chico. His plans for the future of the Department moving forward

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FaceBook Voting Info Center

August 26th, 2020 07:30am

Facebook has launched a BiPartisan Votng Info Center that is tagged on your give you latest info on Voter registration an links to the Local State and National Issues for the Election Season.

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Welcome Back Wildcats

August 25th, 2020 12:00am

CSUC President Gayle Hutchinson joins the Morning News to talk about the new semester And how students are having to work with Online Classes. In Addition to the New Normal when it comes to COIVD 19 and student life.

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Butte County Budgets

August 20th, 2020 08:05am

Joined by Meegan Jessee, BC Budget Director speaking about teh impact on teh County during the pandemic. With Washington stuck in new relief stimulus how is the county dealaing with the budget difict ...Jessee says we are 12 million short due to lack of Sales tax Revenue

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