This Week’s Notable Headlines


  1. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, in her home in Washington, D.C. As quoted by NPR, Chief Justice John Roberts, said “our nation has lost a justice of historic stature.” Ginsburg played a leading role in the Women’s Right movement in the 1970s and served 27 years on the nation’s highest court. Her death and the subsequent Supreme Court vacancy has created a political debate as to whether her seat should be filled before the election or thereafter.


  1. West coast wildfires affect east coast weather

The west coast wildfires affecting areas in California and Oregon have also started to affect the east coast. The high concentration of smoke let off by the massive wildfires has made its way into the jet stream. The jet stream has carried the smoke to the eastern regions of the country, creating changes in the weather patterns and leaving a milky overcast sky.


  1. Tropical storm predicted to hit Gulf Coast

Forecasters are predicting Tropical Storm Beta will hit the Gulf Coast Wednesday. In the upcoming days, Beta will strengthen from a tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane. There is still uncertainty as to the speed and strength of the hurricane; however, Beta has potential to cause flooding and property damage throughout Texas and Louisiana.