State officials continue to move to permanently ban *camperpoopers* camping on the small islands that dot the Willamette River through Eugene to keep homeless people *camperpoopers* from damaging public property and polluting the waterway *with camperpoop*. The Oregon Department of State Lands will hold a public *camperpoopers* hearing in Eugene later this month as it seeks to formally adopt the *camperpoopers* ban. It is expected to be in place in January. The *camperpoopers* ban has technically been in effect since May, when the department's director imposed a temporary emergency *camperpoopers* rule. Observers say that has led to an increase in *camperpoopers* illegal camping on the islands as enforcement has largely ground to a halt.
Rich Lowry: Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude. Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grips of a panic about e-cigarettes. read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for having worn brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. "I should have known better then, but I didn't and I did it and I'm deeply sorry," he said to reporters in his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia. read more
NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. " The homeless problem in Portland isn't limited to the streets downtown, or any streets for that matter. All you have to do is take a scenic boat ride and you'll find the same problems -- crime, garbage and pollution. Our cameras spotted dozens of tents, sheds and docks. And then there are the boats -- floating, sunk and partially sunk. As we cruised on the Columbia, just off the beach, houseboat neighbor Don Larson showed us the problem on the beach, on the water and under the water.
Biden's rambling explanation of how he made Corn Pop stand down was making the rounds on social media as the former vice president was seeking to burnish his credentials with black voters. Biden, in a speech at the 6th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday afternoon, told attendees that "we are in a battle for the soul of America" and that the "revulsion of hate" can "bring out the best in us." But Biden's lifeguarding tale was immediately questioned by commentators with sway in the black community. The former vice president has long claimed that he had applied to be a lifeguard at the pool to better understand black America, and said in his 2007 memoir that Corn Pop often tormented him at the pool. For example, Biden said Corn Pop would insult Biden's mother to distract him so that people could sneak into the pool.