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It's been more than 31 years since Earth First! forest activist Judi Bari was car-bombed in Oakland, leaving her with severe injuries. Bari, who died in 1997, willed her twisted, ruined car to the Mendocino County Museum in Willits, and last week the museum opened an exhibit titled The Bombing of Judi Bari: 30 Years Later, Mendocino County Remembers. The exhibit features the car and a number of artifacts, as well as public talks and a concert.

September 21, 2021 — PG&E’s failure to maintain its equipment and the vegetation around its infrastructure has led to massive conflagrations in the past few years. Now the company is trying to clear fire hazards around its lines in high fire risk areas. But are they going too far? And is the enhanced vegetation management program even effective? The program is exempt from environmental review and forest practices rules, so those answers won’t be available for some time.



Yoga teacher, healer and now, novelist: former Little River resident Troy Springer has written a dystopian/utopian novel titled Beyond Mortal: Stewards of Gaia. Set 300 years after a climate apocalypse wipes out most life on the planet, the book reflects Troy's childhood in Michigan, the set of values her parents taught her, her background as a yogini and healer in Canada, and the current challenge of climate change.

USFS temporarily halts prescribed burns

Sep 20, 2021

9/20/21 — The U.S. Forest Service isn't currently allowing prescribed fires on its land because of high fire risk and limited firefighting resources across the country. A group of 40 fire and forest ecologists sent the Forest Service chief a letter saying that wasn't the right move. Even though the chief hasn't responded to the letter, U.S. Forest Service employees like Angela Chongpinitchai, Mendocino National Forest's fire planner and fuels specialist, are actively working to increase the use of prescribed fire in their forests.

Mendocino National Forest reopens to the public

Sep 17, 2021

9/17/21 — The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Mendocino National Forest and 12 of the other 18 national forests in the state at midnight Thursday after a historic two-week closure prompted by high fire risk and limited firefighting resources.

This was the second time in the Forest Service’s 116-year history that it closed public access to all its trails and campgrounds in California. Forest Service spokesperson Samantha Reho spoke to KZYX about what factors went into the decision-making process.

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The fall of a Syrian opposition town to the government this week after a siege and threats of air strikes serves as a reminder that the civil war continues.

NPR's Scott Simon asks immigrant rights advocate Vicki Gaubeca of the Southern Border Communities Coalition about the treatment of migrants at the southern border.

The pandemic, migration crisis, and Congressional gridlock continue to create stumbling blocks for the Biden administration.

BERLIN — Millions of Germans will head to the polls in a federal election on Sunday that will determine who will succeed Angela Merkel after 16 years as Germany's chancellor.

According to the latest polls, Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party is narrowly ahead of Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian partner, the Christian Social Union. They're closely followed by the Greens, the far-right Alternative for Germany and the libertarian Free Democratic Party, all holding onto double-digit poll numbers going into Sunday's election.

Selling an idea in Silicon Valley takes not only a grand vision but also swagger and bluster, says Margaret O'Mara, a historian of the tech industry.

"Being able to tell a good story is part of being a successful founder, being able to persuade investors to put money into your company," she said.

GRASSE, France — The town of Grasse sits in the hills above the more famous French Riviera city of Cannes, and it doesn't have the Mediterranean Sea at its doorstep. What it does have is fields of flowers — jasmine, May rose, tuberose, lavender. It is known as the perfume capital of the world.

It wasn't always this way. Back in the18th and 19th centuries, the industry took off in Grasse in part because this was an absolutely putrid-smelling town.

In America, around 17 million children are battling hunger. An entrepreneur has teamed with rap star Gunna to open a free grocery store inside his old middle school in Georgia to try to begin to change that.

Adam Willmann was born in Goodall-Witcher hospital in Clifton, a small town in central Texas. Now he's its CEO, and he's worried his hospital may have to stop delivering babies.

That's because some of the experienced nurses in the Goodall-Witcher obstetrics department aren't vaccinated for COVID-19, and don't intend to be. But under a new federal mandate, hospitals will soon have to require their staff to be vaccinated.

The days of toilet paper shortages may not be over just yet: Costco has announced new limits on purchases of certain household items as supply chain issues bedevil the company and the delta variant spreads.

The company is putting "limitations on key items" such as toilet paper, bottled water and cleaning supplies so it can meet any uptick in demand due to the COVID-19 surge, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said during the company's latest earnings call on Thursday.


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