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

Cavities in Their Campaign

Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.

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In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Scappoose Votes to Keep Its Water Fluoridated

Ballot measure passes with 60.5 percent of the vote

While the debate over fluoridating Portland's water continues, a similar public discussion in Scappoose appears to be over for now: Scappoose voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that would continue fluoridating the city's water supply.Voters approved Ballot Measure 5-231 by a margin of 60.6 percent to 39.4 percent, according to Columbia County elections officials, who said that the ...   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Murmurs: After a Death, Rolling Back the Sidewalk Debate.

Political pressure has been increasing on Mayor Charlie Hales to restore $1.2 million for sidewalk construction on Southeast 136th Avenue, after a 5-year-old girl, Morgan Maynard-Cook, was struck an   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Fluoride Foes Love Their Reflection in the Water.

Flummoxed by the fluoridation fight? Fluoridation opponents are adding to the confusion. The campaign to pass city ballot Measure 26-151 in May, which would authorize fluoridating the drinking wat   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Fluoride Foes Remove Parody Facebook Page


Today's edition of WW's Murmurs opens with an item about how fluoridation opponents started a Facebook page with nearly the same name ("Healthy Portland, Healthy Kids") as the political campaign supporting this May's fluoride ballot measure ("Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland"). But no sooner did WW go to press than that doppelgänger Facebook page disappeared. Kimberly Kaminski, executive director of ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Scoop: Fighting Cavities, One Beer at a Time

De-friend this gossip if you don’t like its politics.

BEERIDATION: Eyebrows raised as two well-known Oregon breweries appeared to be taking opposing sides of Portland’s heated fluoridation debate. Alex Ganum, owner of...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 WW Culture 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


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