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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


Letters to the Editor
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


Letters to the Editor
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

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...   More
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Tooth and Nailed


Letters to the Editor
Despite your efforts to influence Portland’s fluoride vote by painting a picture of fluoride opponents as a small group of radical, unscientific loonies [“Molar Majority,” WW, April 24, 20   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Giving the Term “Muckety-Mucks” a New Meaning.


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Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation are leaning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a $125,500 penalty levied against companies on the hook for cleaning up contaminated sed   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 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 availab...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by WW Editorial Staff
 

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