Health Groups Pour More Money into Fluoridation

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Two of the biggest supporters of Measure 26-151, which calls for the fluoridation of Portland's water supply have kicked in more cash to the Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland campaign.State filings for today show that the Northwest Health Foundation, the biggest contributor to the campaign, has given another $20,000, bringing its total to $235,000. The Dentists of Oregon PAC kicked in $60,000, bringing ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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 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

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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 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

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

State Data Raise Questions About Fluoride's Impact, KATU Reports


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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 ...   More
 
Monday, April 29, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Anti-Fluoride March draws big crowd at Last Thursday

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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

Visits From the Tooth Fairy

Minority groups backing Portland’s pro-fluoride measure have received $143,000 in payments from the campaign.


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The campaign advocating fluoridation of Portland’s drinking water has trumpeted the support it’s received from minority organizations, ranging from the Urban League of Portland to the Latino Network. This widespread support, backers say   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portlanders Get Robo-Calls Arguing Against Fluoride in Kansas

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Several Portlanders say they received a strange phone call last night: a recorded message asking how they planned to vote on fluoridating the water in Wichita, Kansas.Four Portland residents tell WW they received the recorded call on Tuesday evening asking about fluoride. Each of them says the robo-call began the same way: "On November 6, residents of Wichita will vote on whether or not to fluoridate ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AARON MESH

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


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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

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