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Murmurs: Who Picks Up the Bill for the Tilapia Dinner?


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Companies on the hook for a Superfund cleanup of Portland Harbor are paying millions to study the toxicity of Willamette River fish. But that doesn’t include $920 for new metal signs, designed by    More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Panhandling in Portland


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We need to be sympathetic to all people, but I think that tolerant Portlanders, while their hearts are in the right place, may not understand the scope of this problem [“Change Is Hard,” WW, M   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When the Going Gets Tough, Seek a Promotion.


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Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is mulling the idea of turning in his badge for a run at a seat on the county commission. Staton, sheriff since 2010, confirmed to WW that he has met with Multn   More
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Oregon’s Food-Stamp Fraud


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It’s important to keep in perspective the goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: to help families experiencing food insecurity make ends meet [“Counting Cards,” WW, May 15, 2   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News That’s Fit to Read in a Loo.


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City Commissioner Steve Novick is ready to flush Portland’s toilet-sales department. The newest member of the City Council says the efforts to market the patent sidewalk commode known as the P   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Politics and Fluoride


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An anti-fluoride ad that appeared in the May 8, 2013, edition of your paper mentions my name and House Bill 3162, which I co-sponsored. I’m writing to clarify that this legislation does not in   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Not Too Late to Let Police Horses Unionize.


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Just as Mayor Charlie Hales moves to bust the Portland police commanders union, a bill to expand the rights of police brass to unionize is working its way through the Legislature. House Bill 2418 ex   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Swish, Gargle, Spit


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This endorsement [“Chew on This,” WW, May 1, 2013] simply reiterates all the tired old clichéd notions about the supposed benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water. There is a lot of    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: After Nike’s Sweetheart Deal, Intel Makes a Play.


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Intel now wants what Nike got. Emails obtained by WW under a public records request show that, in late March, Intel met with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s team “for a follow-on conversation to the Decembe   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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 wh...   More
 
Friday, May 3, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff
 

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