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Good Morning, Portland! We're looking at a high of 83 today—thank gesundheit! Today's top story has me feeling like the second Spider-Man: VINDICATED. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

IN LOCAL NEWS:

• Portland featured prominently on Time's 2022 list of the World's Greatest Places. Huh. Well. Would you look at that. Time noted the city's dedication to pedestrian infrastructure, especially the bike/walk/scoot bridges like Tilikum and Flanders Crossing. Sure, it immediately degenerates into something about hotels and the airport—but it's a nice gesture.

• California has a new law on the books that would allow local governments and individuals to sue gun manufacturers whose products fail to abide by the state's new standards for safety.

• Despite reports two weeks ago that COVID cases are rising in 24 Oregon counties the state doesn't make it easy for residents to report a positive COVID test. This KOIN piece reports that the CDC's most recent recommendation instructs people to inform their doctors of a positive test, to receive treatment and so that your provider can report it to the health department.

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IN NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

The Austin American Statesman published video of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas—acquired from surveillance cameras inside Robb Elementary. Both the full hour and 22-minute and the "critical highlight" 4-minute videos were edited to remove the sounds of children screaming, which the publication deemed too graphic. There's also a narrative article that describes the events seen in the video.

Yesterday's Jan 6 committee testimony detailed the plans of right-wing extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, Three-Percenters, and Proud Boys and interrogated Donald Trump's ties to those groups.

Big budget award shows don't mean much other than a project has a ton of money behind it, but there are some good picks for this year's Emmy nominations: In this house we stan Hacks, Yellowjackets, Atlanta, Succession, Euphoria, Squid Game, and Ted Lasso, so it's nice to see those kids get their names in the paper again.

• In closing, here's your energy for today:

@levithefurbyking I'm a good teacher.#longfurbycult #furbyking #affirmationsdaily #teachthemalesson #findoutwhatthesehandsdo ♬ original sound - Jaredmilian