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• Ordinarily we report local news first in GAN, but this clearly takes precedence: In absolutely devastating news, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—one of America's most beloved legal and feminist icons—has died at the age of 87. And may god have mercy on all our souls.
IN LOCAL NEWS:
• Much needed rainstorms drenched Oregon last night and this afternoon, though flooding, rockfalls, and lightning strikes are still a concern. Air quality warnings continued around much of the state today, but it's a marked improvement over the past few days, and the weekend looks better still. That said, Oregonians have a long road ahead in dealing with the wildfire disaster—but we'll take the bits of good news where we can get it.Continue reading »