Dr. Know: Our Bottled Water History

Dr. Know
 Let us journey through the mists of history to a time of primitive hunter-gatherers, when a wild, half-human creature known as Frank Ivancie roamed the earth.   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Russell Wilson's Miracle Water Reviewed

Do Recovery Water's nanobubbles prevent concussions?


Food & Drink
As we all know, water is the essence of wetness and wetness is the essence of life. It is also a trending product in bottled form. Some health-conscious grocery stores now have aisles dedicated solely to water. But it might have health benefits beyond being an essential liquid for all life, according to Russell Wilson, a man who invested in a company that sells bottled water. The Seattle Seahawks' ...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Eight Cool Things at MFNW — That Aren’t Music

Free haircuts, populist liquor and all the water you can drink.

Music Stories
MusicfestNW isn’t just a concert. It’s an experience, of which music is only one part. The biggest part, sure. But man does not subsist on bands alone. Waterfront Park is going to be your home for   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AMY WOLFE

Hydro Hogs

Portland’s 16 biggest water users keep guzzling—no drought about it.

Cover Story
Many Oregonians are running out of water. Others show no restraint. The state is experiencing its worst drought in two decades. Another mild winter left a small snowpack, which has   More

Dam Laws

The owner of a giant Eastern Oregon ranch again brings his issues—and checkbook—to Salem.

News Stories
Scott Campbell has never been one to let the law hold him back when it comes to his massive Eastern Oregon ranch.  Campbell is best known as founder of Hannah the Pet Society, a pet-leasing   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Hydro Hogs

We reveal Portland’s Top 10 water users.

Cover Story
Opening our water bill didn’t always hurt this much. Portland once had one of the lowest water rates for American cities its size. But no longer. In 2001, the typical annual residential water    More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Staff

Fluoridation Opponents Gather More Than 20,000 Signatures


With a week left before their signature-gathering deadline, fluoridation opponents announced today they've already gathered 20,000 signatures toward a ballot referendum that would halt the fluoridation of Portland's water. Portland's city council voted unanimously last month to add fluoride to Portland's water supply. But a group called Clean Water Portland filed immediately for a referendum ...   More
Thursday, October 4, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fluoridation Opponents Propose New Ballot Initiative


Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, an activist group opposed to fluoridating Portland's water supply, has announced that they will seek to file a city ballot initiative, the "Clean Drinking Water Measure", that would halt the addition of any fluoride to Portland's water supply. The announcement comes mere days after Mayor Sam Adams tweeted that he planned to vote in favor of fluoridation ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Tooth of the Matter

A new call to put fluoride in the city’s water raises old fears.

News Stories
After 54 years of opposition, the City of Portland is moving to put fluoride in your drinking water. Upstream Public Health, the group behind the fluoridation move, launched what amounted to a p   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Running For Covers

Commissioner Amanda Fritz now wants to protect the city’s reservoirs with plastic.

News Stories
City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is shopping for pool covers.  Fritz has been making the rounds at City Hall pushing a plan to install plastic floating “membrane” covers to protect Portla   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE


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