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3 Shasta Supes Forego Decorum, Reject Code-of-Conduct Item; 2 of Those Supes Attended Event Where A News Café Publisher Was Assaulted

Rancor, snide comments and sarcasm filled the air Tuesday during the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting as the five-member board split 3-2 to defeat adoption of a Code of Conduct used by 39 other counties, all members of the… Continue Reading

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Public Pushes Supervisors on Wind Farm, Hand-Count Election Controversy, Exodus of County Employees

A 90-minute gripe session that led Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday seemed to signal growing public dissatisfaction with an apparent lack of progress on various substantive issues. Following a brief lesson on historical disenfranchisement of citizens… Continue Reading

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California Senate Expected to Vote Today on Bill Aimed at Shasta County’s Hand Counting Plan

Yes, Shasta County, the eyes of California’s legislators are focused on you. The California State Senate is expected to vote June 20 on an urgency statute prompted by Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors, who voted 3-2 Jan. 24 to terminate… Continue Reading

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In a Rare Moment of Harmony, Shasta County Supervisors Adopt $665-Million Budget Wednesday

Following 10 hours of sometimes raucous public hearings spread across two days, Shasta County officials added another $5 million earmarked for planning and construction of a jail annex to their nearly $659 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24. The proposed… Continue Reading

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Shasta County Meeting Highlights: Proposed Shooting Range Misses Its Mark, Supes Hire New CEO, Union Workers Await Final Word

A circus atmosphere, complete with sideshow barkers collecting recall petitions, angry Millville Plains residents airing grievances, and honking motorists on Court Street showing support for striking county workers greeted attendees gathering Tuesday for the third evening meeting of the Shasta… Continue Reading

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Welcome to the 19th Century: Shasta County Plans to Bring Back Hand-Counted Election Ballots

Shasta County Elections Department administrators and staff are scrambling to pack up and return leased Dominion Voting Systems Inc. machines, precinct voting kiosks, printers, sorters, optical readers, computers, memory cards and other assorted paraphernalia following the March 28 decision —… Continue Reading