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
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT, CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR, ANTHONY MACUK

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

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News
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

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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

Don’t Drink the Water!

If you did, you’d know what a crazy, panicked overreaction we had to the latest contamination scare.


News Stories
On July 21, Multnomah County and city officials warned Portlanders that their drinking water had tested positive for E. coli...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Murmurs: Boil Orders and Obama Facsimiles

Cheaper and funnier than the real Obama.


Murmurs
Having failed to secure a sit-down interview with President Barack Obama during his quasi-flyover, in-and-out visit to Portland on July 24, WW is very pleased to have landed an interview instead with    More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: A Microorganism by Any Other Name...

What is cryptosporidium, anyway?


Dr. Know
What is cryptosporidium, anyway? I know it can turn up in water, but that’s about it. I asked a friend who works in public radio, and she said, “It’s a parasite. It eats your body.” That d   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 MARTY SMITH

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