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Floating Away

Targeted for elimination, the Office of Healthy Working Rivers may be you-know-where without a paddle.

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When it comes to government agencies with endearing names, none comes close to the city’s Office of Healthy Working Rivers. It’s not just the hopeful adjectives in its title—it’s the tiny    More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

City Council Questions FBI Task Force Report

Commissioners, public testimonials raise concerns about civil liberties

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 Even as Portland City Council today accepted the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force's annual report in a 3-2 vote, several commissioners voiced reservations about the lack of specific information in the report about the cases the task force investigates."I had different expectations for the report than wh...   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Scappoose Votes to Keep Its Water Fluoridated

Ballot measure passes with 60.5 percent of the vote

While the debate over fluoridating Portland's water continues, a similar public discussion in Scappoose appears to be over for now: Scappoose voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that would continue fluoridating the city's water supply.Voters approved    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Cavities in Their Campaign

Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.

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In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD
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