Pro-Fluoride Campaign Picks Up More Checks


The campaign proposing to fluoridate Portland's drinking water is raking in hefty contributions ahead of the May 21 ballot battle over the issue. Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland reported $5,000 checks from the Nurses United Political Action Committee; the Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association and from Healthy Teeth For a Lifetime. The campaign has now reported raising $50,000 and spending $10,000 on ...   More
Monday, March 4, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dentists Toss First Big Money Into Fluoride Battle


The pro-fluoride group with the cavity-inducing name "Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland" has reeled in the first big check for the May election on whether or not to fluoridate Portland's water. The political action committee of Dentists of Oregon gave the pro-fluoridation side $30,000 in a transaction reported Tuesday. That contribution brings the group's total to $35,000. The other $5,000 came from five ...   More
Thursday, February 21, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Anti-Fluoride Activist Yolanda Whyte to Address City Council

UPDATE: No, she won't

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UPDATE, 6:10 pm: Whyte has cancelled her testimony. Though Whyte is in Portland, she has "other time commitments" tomorrow, according to Kimberly Kaminski, Executive Director of Clean Water Portland. Whyte is scheduled to speak at 7 pm tonight at Portland State University, and at 7 pm tomorrow at Emmanuel Temple.ORIGINAL POST: Controversial anti-fluoride activist Dr. Yolanda Whyte is scheduled to address ...   More
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Michael Munkvold

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

Fluoridation 2013: Comparing the Campaign Kickoffs

Clean Water Portland and Healthy Kids Healthy Portland—the "No" and "Yes" campaigns on fluoride—held their first community meetings over the last two weeks as both sides geared up for battle over Measure 26-151, a city council-approved proposal to fluoridate Portland's water supply, which faces a referendum vote in May. WW stopped by both events to eat both sides' food, drink both sides' booze ...   More
Monday, February 4, 2013 by Michael Munkvold

Fluoridation Will Be on May 2014 Ballot


 Mark your calendars: The fluoridation of Portland's water supply is being referred to voters for the May 6, 2014 primary election. The Multnomah County elections office and the Secretary of State’s elections division have validated 33,015 signatures on a petition to halt the fluoridation of Portland reservoirs. That's over a third more signatures than required to make the ballot.That means ...   More
Thursday, November 8, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: Should Portland Have OK’d Fluoridation Without a Vote of the People?

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Sept. 12 to fluoridate Portland’s water by mid-2014. Foes, seeking to refer the question...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

City Council Unanimously Votes to Fluoridate, but Fight Far From Over


The Portland City Council voted unanimously this morning—amid catcalls, hisses and shouts, with eight separate citizen ejections from council chambers—to fluoridate Portland's drinking water. During the vote, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz said she suspected this issue will ultimately be decided by the voters.She may be right. Before the ink even dried on the fluoridation vote, Kim Kaminski, ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dr. Know: The Fluoridation Saga Continues

A World Health Organization chart on fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated countries seems to show no health benefits to adding it to drinking water!

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There’s no evidence to support...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Fluoridation Situation

Is Portland’s consideration of putting fluoride in our drinking water a bad idea?

Dr. Know
I’m hearing that the City of Portland is thinking about putting fluoride in our drinking water. People are getting pretty freaked out...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MARTY SMITH


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