Southern Oregon keeps breaking records for unhealthy air

After thirty years of living in the Rogue Valley, Teresa Safay has cleared out her Ashland home. She’s moving out of the valley for good. “I just don’t feel safe here any more,” she says. Safay used to run a vacation rental business out of a wisteria-framed triplex — “just 98 steps from the Ashland Co-Op” — which was pretty successful during its first years. “But then smoke started to play a really big influence in it all, and cancellations started coming in year after year,” Safay says. ...

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Eugene 4J approves motion to help transportation employees

Eugene’s 4J School Board unanimously approved a motion on Wednesday to increase compensation for transportation employees.

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On this week's show Lane County Public Healths' Dr. Patrick Luedtke discusses the latest news on FDA recomendations on COVID-19 booster shots, vaccines for youth 5-11 years old, and takes listener questions.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown toured the University of Oregon’s COVID-19 testing operation in Eugene, Friday. 

Christchurch, New Zealand, is parting ways with its official city wizard after more than two decades. His offensive remarks about women and the local government's new tourism strategy reportedly spelled his doom.

Netflix has fired an unnamed employee connected to the brewing internal blowback the company is facing over Dave Chappelle's most recent comedy special The Closer. First reported by The Verge, the news is coming as Netflix employees plan a walkout on Wednesday over transphobic comments made in the special.

A veteran officer with the U.S. Capitol Police was arrested Friday for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their involvement in the attack. He is facing two counts of obstruction of justice, and has been placed on administrative leave while the case is ongoing.

The officer, Michael Angelo Riley, has worked for the Capitol Police for nearly 25 years, the department told NPR, and most recently served as a technician with the K-9 unit.

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An officer with the U.S. Capitol Police was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice today. Federal prosecutors say the officer tipped off a suspect from the January 6 Capitol riot and told the person to delete Facebook photos showing them inside the building. Tom Dreisbach from NPR's investigations team has more and joins us now. Hi, Tom.

TOM DREISBACH, BYLINE: Hi, Sarah.

MCCAMMON: What can you tell us about what this officer allegedly did?

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