Murmurs: Lowballing the Willamette Cleanup

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The coalition of property owners potentially on the hook for a Portland Harbor cleanup (see “What the Muck?,” WW, March 28, 2012) are pushing bargain-basement proposals. The companies say the    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Study Suggests Soda Tax Won't Solve Obesity Crisis


Proponents of a potential ballot measure to put a once-cent-per-ounce wholesale tax on sugared soft drinks in Multnomah County say the tax will help curb childhood obesity, since studies have conclusively shown drinking sugared beverages increases a child’s likelihood of being fat.But the most recent study to come out of Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity suggests the tax ...   More
Friday, January 20, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Metro's Burkholder Signs On To Soda Tax Campaign, Proposes Another Use Of Funds


Supporters of a proposed ballot measure that would place a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-added drinks sold in Multnomah County have added another use for the expected $35 million in revenue: Outdoor School.The proposed measure, spearheaded by Portland physician Gregg Coodley, would funnel tax proceeds through Multnomah County to pay for after-school and P.E. programs administered by school districts, ...   More
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Clarification On County Soda Tax


A clarification: The promotional text appearing on WW boxes around town this week, for a story about a proposed ballot measure that would tax sugar-added drinks in Multnomah County, is misleading.The story itself makes clear that county officials are not endorsing the proposed measure or the signature-gathering campaign to get it on the November ballot—even though the proceeds from the tax, if ultimately ...   More
Thursday, January 12, 2012 COREY PEIN

Sugar Fee Soda

A proposed tax on sweetened drinks could raise $35 million for Multnomah County.

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Soda pop, energy drinks and even some juice mixes will get more expensive in Multnomah County if voters approve a new tax proposal bound for the November ballot. As first reported Jan. 9 at ww   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

UPDATED: Local Citizens Propose Soda Tax To Appear on November Ballot for County Voters

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Multnomah County voters could see a measure to tax soda pop, energy drinks and other sugar-added beverages at one cent per ounce on their November ballots. The measure is an effort spearheaded by Portland doctor Gregg Coodley to raise money for kids' health programs. About half of the estimated $35 million per year the tax would raise for Multnomah County government would be set aside for to after-school ...   More
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN


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