Haunted House's Proposed TriMet Ads Mock Street Fee, Fluoride and Reservoir Urination


Nothing sends a chill down Portlanders' spines like paying taxes for road paving or chemically treating the tap water. That's the gist of new advertisements haunted house FrightTown plans to plaster on the side of TriMet buses. The transit agency tells WW the ads will begin this month.The proposed signs, purchased to promote the annual Halloween attraction in Veterans Memorial Coliseum, take aim at ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AARON MESH

Sam Adams: Five Stars for Fluoride Backer's Bar

Wilder bar and cafe in Concordia, run by former fluoride booster, opens to a rave from the former mayor


Food & Drink
Willamette Week reported in August that Raquel Luz Bournhonesque, co-director and co-founder of Upstream Public Health—the lobbying group best known for its campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water—planned to open a local-sourced, organic-heavy Northeast Portland bar and cafe called Wilder.Well, it opened up at the end of November at 5501 NE 30th Ave., and Michael Russell over at The ...   More
Friday, December 6, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

City Club Wants You to Pick a Water-Fluoridation Alternative


On May 21, Ballot Initative 26-151, the Portland measure that would have required the fluoridation of the city's drinking water, was soundly defeated by voters—and former City Commissioner Mike Lindberg turned out to celebrate. "It's really a reflection of the way that Portlanders treasure our Bull Run water," said Lindberg, the only major political figure the anti-fluoridation campaign had on its ...   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Kim Kaminski

For the strategist behind fluoride’s defeat, the fight isn’t over.

News Stories
Kim Kaminski just got done burying the Portland power machine in the May 21 election, so excuse her if she’s a bit direct. Kaminski led Clean Water Portland, the campaign against fluoridating Po   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 BRENT WALTH

Portland Voters Soundly Reject Fluoride

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Fluoride is 0-for-4 in Portland.Early returns in tonight's special election show Measure 26-151—which would have required the fluoridation of Portland's water supply—losing 61 percent to 39 percent. The defeat marks the fourth time since 1956 that Portland voters have rejected fluoride, and keeps this the largest city in the United States with unfluoridated water. The anti-fluoridation forces ...   More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 AARON MESH

Rest of Nation Mocks Portland Over Fluoride Vote


People of Portland, the rest of America is watching us. And some of them are laughing.The fluoridation fight (to be decided tonight! Vote!) has hit the national media, with a slew of articles titled "What's the Matter with Portland?" and "Quacks of All Political Persuasions Fight Fluoridation in Portland."Slate and Gawker offered those headlines, and they join recent stories by Mother Jones, the Washington ...   More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

You Can’t Handle the Tooth

Why the far right and left have come together to defeat fluoride.

Cover Story
It’s an April evening at Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, and people are pissed. The occasion is a public debate between Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, the local campaign that�   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Money Continues to Pour in For Fluoridators


Today's large donation to Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, the campaign proposing Measure 26-151, which would fluoridate Portland's water supply, comes from Upstream Public Health. Upstream, a Portland non-profit, is the group that started the fluoridation movement rolling last year in clandestine talks with then City Commissioner Randy Leonard and Mayor Sam Adams. Filings with the state show Upstream ...   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dentists Throw More Money at Fluoride Vote


As we enter the final week of the May election cycle, the big money continues to flow into the "yes" side of Measure 26-151, which calls for the fluoridation of Portland's water supply.Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland reported two contributions totaling $68,000 from the Dentists of Oregon PAC, bringing that group's total giving to the campaign to $98,000. The anti-fluoridation campaign, Clean Water Portland ...   More
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fluoridation Trails by Nine Points in KATU Poll


Ballot Measure 26-151, which would fluoridate Portland's water supply, trails by nine points in a survey released tonight by WW's news partner KATU. The poll, conducted by Survey USA of 800 Portlanders and 600 likely voters, is the first poll released this year in advance of the May 21 election. It shows 48 percent of people polled planned to vote against fluoride, while 39 percent will vote for ...   More
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Aaron Mesh


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