The Chico City Council voted to create districts for local elections. This comes after two lawsuits claiming the current voting system discriminates towards Chico's Latino population. The city will have to create new districts as the Chico does not have them laid out.
The push to recall chico mayor Randall Stone and council-member Karl Ory has ended. In a statement, the group which had been pushing for the recall said it is ending the movement due to the city council's decision regarding the change to voting districts. Members said they will set their sights and energies on the 2020 election.
A man Redding police said strangled a woman with a phone cord is expected to be back in court on Wednesday. Police said Jerome Dzwonek killed Larissa Cole, then hid her body behind Viking Skate Fun Center in October. During last week's court appearance, Dzwonek pled not guilty to first-degree murder charges.
The latest: PG&E settlement
PG&E is offering up to $13.5 billion dollars to settle wildfire claims. That amount is up from the initial settlement offer of $11 billion dollars. PG&E also extended its bankruptcy court-approved deadline, for victims to file claims. That date is December 31st and 5 p.m. you file a claim online, at a claim service center, or by mail.
The first hearing for the impeachment investigation has begun. The first two witnesses are Bill Taylor, America's top diplomat in Ukraine. And George Kent a Senior State Department official in charge of policy involving Ukraine. The hearings continue Friday and there will be at least three more sessions, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
At the heels of the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, President Trump will welcome the president of turkey to the white house. the visit comes about a month after President Trump withdrew U.S. troops from northern Syria, allowing Turkish forces to move into the area taking military action against Kurdish fighters who had previously supported U.S. troops.
An arctic blast is blanketing much of the U.S. with teeth-chattering temperatures. Temperatures in some areas hit 20-to-40 degrees lower than usual for this time of year. The unexpected cold is causing havoc for travel, causing accidents and canceling flights. Forecasters said it could be almost a week before there is any relief in the harsh conditions.
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