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Melissa Etehad

Los Angeles Times Metpro trainee Melissa Etehad is an Iranian American who enjoys writing about national and international issues. She received her master's in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in international affairs from UC San Diego and has reported from the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked at Al Jazeera English and the Washington Post's foreign desk, where she covered the intersections of politics, religion and gender. She’s a native Farsi speaker. On her free time, you can probably find Melissa petting dogs and reading the news.
Northern California fire brings worst air quality in the world to residents hundreds of miles away

California's deadliest wildfire on record has disrupted life for thousands of people in the Sacramento Valley and Bay Area, who are experiencing the world's worst air quality as a result of the Camp fire.

California fire: Camp fire's air-quality threat spreads to people hundreds of miles away

Smoke from the Camp fire — California’s deadliest wildfire in history — has poured into communities hundreds of miles away, including the Sacramento Valley, Chico and the Bay Area, filling the sky with dangerous particles, grayish hues and a bitter odor and dropping temperatures as much as 10 deg...

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