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Inbox: Swish, Gargle, Spit


Letters to the Editor
This endorsement [“Chew on This,” WW, May 1, 2013] simply reiterates all the tired old clichéd notions about the supposed benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water. There is a lot of    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: After Nike’s Sweetheart Deal, Intel Makes a Play.


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Intel now wants what Nike got. Emails obtained by WW under a public records request show that, in late March, Intel met with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s team “for a follow-on conversation to the Decembe   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

The Fluoride Debate, Take Three: Do the Opponents Have Any Scientific Credibility on Their Side?

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During our endorsement interview over the fluoride debate, the opposition campaign came under scrutiny for the sceintific beliefs of some of its biggest backers. Nichole Maher of the Northwest Health Foundation, who supports fluoridating Portland's water supply, asks opponents why most of their financial support comes from out of state.

The argument gets a bit knotty at times, especially wh...   More
 
Friday, May 3, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

The Fluoride Debate, Take Two: Opponents Decry Pouring a Harmful Chemical into the Water

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In this clip from our endorsement interview, the two sides debating the city's fluoride vote, over Measure 26-151 on the May 21 ballot, heat things up. Rick North of the opposition campaign Clean Water Portland puts a question to representatives of the pro-fluoride campaign, Healthy...   More
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Tooth and Nailed


Letters to the Editor
Despite your efforts to influence Portland’s fluoride vote by painting a picture of fluoride opponents as a small group of radical, unscientific loonies [“Molar Majority,” WW, April 24, 20   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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


Letters to the Editor
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
 

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