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Murmurs: Giving the Term “Muckety-Mucks” a New Meaning.


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Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are leaning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a $125,500 penalty levied against companies on the hook for cleaning up contaminated sed   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

The Fluoride Debate, Take One: The Sides Battle for WW's Endorsements

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WW hosted the pro- and anti-fluoride campaigns in our offices last week as part of our endorsement interview ritual. And the two campaigns—which for months have been antagonistic and unpleasant toward each other—lived up to expectations during the meeting. We could have sold tickets.Instead, we offer some video snippets of the endorsement interview. The full video will be availab...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

State Data Raise Questions About Fluoride's Impact, KATU Reports


In the growing debate about fluoridating Portland's drinking water, one news agency has dug out data the state of Oregon didn't want to release, and the reporting raises questions about the overall effectiveness of adding fluoride in Portland.KATU Channel 2 pressed the state Oregon Health Authority for weeks to release data from its 2012 Smile Survey, a review of dental health involving thousands of Oregon school children. KATU's Shellie Bailey-Shah More
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Timbers Fans vs. Scalpers


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Scalping is the free market at work [“Ticket Masters,” WW, April 17, 2013]. If you have something of value and someone is willing to pay for it, there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Don’t Look Now, But They’re Drinking in Old Town.


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At least 315 cars have been towed from the Old Town Entertainment District since December, when the city started closing down six blocks in Northwest on weekends (and certain drinking holidays)    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Key State Senator Injured in Car Accident

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State Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University after a car wreck Monday morning. Johnson tells WW she rear-ended a car when pulling onto Highway 30 near her home. She was on her way to Salem at the time.
The accident was low impact, she says, and did not seem to injure the other driver. But when Johnson tried to walk afterwards, ...   More
 
Monday, April 22, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Hitting the Brakes on Bikes


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Look, I commute by bike, I occasionally go grocery shopping on my bike, and I love riding to the bar for a few beers. But can we please get over this holier-than-thou crap? [“Spoke Addicts,” W   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When a Quarter Mil of Your Money Isn’t Enough.


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While Oregon education czar Rudy Crew is pushing a reform agenda in Salem, he’s hoping to moonlight so he can add to his $280,000-a-year state salary (see “Wrecking Crew,” WW, Jan. 16, 2013).    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Parking in Modern Times


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As a Southeast Stumptown homeowner, I notice that folks in single-family dwellings tend to assume “rights” to the street—aka the commons—in front of their homes [“Paranoid Parking,” WW   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Sincerely Yours, the Breakfast Club.


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The Bureau of Development Services has suspended four commercial electrical inspectors and fired one after an investigation found they were loafing at a Northwest Industrial District diner. Sources fa   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff
 

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