Anti-Fluoride Group Raising Money Again


Clean Water Portland, the political action committee that won a landslide victory over proponents of fluoridating Portland's water in May, is not finished yet. The group reported last week reported raising $11,000, most of it in in-kind contributions for "surveys and polls." Among the contributions are Mercola Health Resources LLC ($5,000), Organic Consumers Fund ($3,000) and Fluoride Action Network ...   More
Monday, July 15, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Voters Soundly Reject Fluoride

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Fluoride is 0-for-4 in Portland.Early returns in tonight's special election show Measure 26-151—which would have required the fluoridation of Portland's water supply—losing 61 percent to 39 percent. The defeat marks the fourth time since 1956 that Portland voters have rejected fluoride, and keeps this the largest city in the United States with unfluoridated water. The anti-fluoridation forces ...   More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 AARON MESH

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


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 when the three ...   More
Friday, May 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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


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 Kids, Healthy Portland, about the risks of adding fluoride to drinking water. The participants are, from far left to ...   More
Thursday, May 2, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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


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 available when WW makes ...   More
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Anti-Fluoride March draws big crowd at Last Thursday


Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland may have more cash in the war chest, but the anti-fluoride folks are trying to put more boots on the ground. Advocates for Clean Water Portland, the “no” vote in the measure to fluoridate the city’s water supply, held a raucous march down Northeast Alberta Street during Last Thursday. Revelers walked, biked, skated and danced the twelve blocks to a vacant ...   More
Friday, April 26, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Molar Majority

Out-of-state cash fuels anti-fluoride efforts.

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The latest YouTube video in Portland’s fluoridation war has the bright cutout-style animation of South Park and the ominous string-and-synth score of Unsolved Mysteries.  The four-minute clip   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AARON MESH

Anti-Fluoride Campaign Picks Up Checks

Clean Water Portland, the committee opposing the proposed fluoridation of Portland's water reported receiving three checks in recent days. The committee got $5,000 from a Utah company call Abundant Living Information Services; $3,000 from a local man named Roger Burt and $1,000 from a California woman named Maureen Jones.  The pro-fluoride committee, Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland has raised ...   More
Monday, March 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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


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