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GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! It's hot out there. Not as hot as yesterday, but still very warm. Drink lots of water and stay cool! 


Portland's camping ban—prohibiting people from setting up tents or sleeping on city property during the day—takes effect tomorrow. But it's still unclear how they'll enforce the rule or if people even know about it. Our Courtney Vaughn has the latest.

Portland Commissioner Mingus Mapps has announced he'll run for mayor in 2024, making him the first person to officially declare candidacy. Let the crazy electoral games begin, I guess.

Hate crimes in Oregon are on the rise. Between 2021 and 2022, reports of bias incidents to the Oregon Department of Justice’s Bias Response Hotline rose 74%


• Remember how I told you to drink water earlier? Well, do it with caution, I guess, because a new study shows nearly half of U.S faucets contain harmful "forever chemicals" that are probably slowly poisoning us from within! Can we do anything about this? Who knows! 

• Everyone knows Twitter is failing under new owner Elon Musk. (But many of us still remain on it, because we're deranged.) There have been a few new social media sites to crop up in response, the latest being "Threads," from social media wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg himself. Unlike Musk, Zuckerberg would probably never do anything wrong with his power! Right? Uh...

A U.N. ambassador visited Guantanamo Bay for the first time since the facility opened in 2002, and the message from people held captive and tortured there was: “You came too late”: so much terror has happened there in the past 20 years. Joe Biden is the first U.S. president to allow an independent investigation of Gitmo.

From the Washington Post archives: 

Finally, hope you have as peaceful of a Thursday as these guys: