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The Campaign to Fluoridate Spokane: Media Coverage

Fluoride Action Network | August 27, 2020 | By Ellen Connett

News reports on the 2020 Campaign to Fluoridate Spokane

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Sept 19, 2020 Who funded fluoridation study? (Letter) Barbara Z. Cook The Spokesman-Review
Sept 17, 2020 Spokane City Council accepts a contract to start the process of studying, designing and implementing fluoridation Daniel Walters The Inlander
Sept 16, 2020 Spokane will study fluoride with a $4 million grant Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
Sept 16, 2020 SmileSpokane information on City Council’s website: Part 1. FAQ on Fluoridation. SmileSpokane
Sept 16, 2020 Smile Spokane information on City Council’s website: Part 2. FAQ on Fluoride. SmileSpokane
Sept 15, 2020 Spokane City Council Approves Contract to Begin Water Fluoridation Blog Washington State Dental Association
Sept 15, 2020 ‘Spokane voters have been robbed of a PUBLIC VOTE’: Woodward responds to City Council accepting fluoride grant Kyle Simchuk KXLY.com (Spokane)
Sept 15, 2020 Spokane City Council accepts $4 million fluoride grant Kyle Simchuk KXLY.com (Spokane)
Sept 15, 2020 Council votes on fluoride Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
Sept 14, 2020 UPDATE: Spokane City Council votes ‘yes’ to accept money from company to build fluoride system KHQ-Q6 (Spokane)
Sept 14, 2020 Spokane City Council motions to defer vote on fluoride ordinance Erin Robinson KXLY.com (Spokane)
Sept 14, 2020 Sign-up between 3 – 5:30 pm today to speak at tonight’s meeting City of Spokane Website
Sept 13, 2020 Look at the facts, not opinions (Letter) Rick North The Spokesman-Review
Sept 13, 2020 In decision on fluoride and public health in Spokane, money is front and center Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
Sept 13, 2020 Spokane City Council To Take Up Water Fluoridation Proposal Monday Evening Doug Nadvornick Spokane Public Radio
Sept 12, 2020 Forum’s Take-Away on Fluoridation: It’s Harmful Jeff Irish
Chair
Safe Water Spokane
Press Release
Sept 11, 2020 Mayor Woodward’s social media posts draw attention to controversial fluoride measure KHQ-Q6 (Spokane)
Sept 11, 2020 Spokane City Council to vote on water fluoridation Monday Casey Decker Krem2 News
Sept 11, 2020 We need clean water (Letter) Steve Busch The Spokesman-Review
Sept 10, 2020 Safe Water Spokane to Host Public Forum on Fluoridation Sept 10th Jeff Irish
Chair
Safe Water Spokane
Press Release
Sept 9, 2020 Fluoridation Money Comes with Strings Attached Jeff Irish
Chair
Safe Water Spokane
Press Release
Sept 6, 2020 Time to let the wisest voices, not the loudest, guide us on fluoride (Columnist) Shawn Vestal
ColumnistSee also Vestal’s column of July 28, 2020:
Furor over fluoride hard to swallow
The Spokesman-Review
Sept 6, 2020 No to fluoride (Letter) Phil Zammit The Spokesman-Review
Sept 6, 2020 Molina supports fluoridation (Letter) Peter Adler
President, Molina Healthcare of Washington
Board Member, Better Heath Together
The Spokesman-Review
Sept 3, 2020 Spokane residents hold anti-fluoride rally as city council voting date approaches FOX28 Spokane
August 31, 2020 It’s time to fluoridate (Letter) Chud Wendle The Spokesman-Review
August 30, 2020 Not without my consent (Letter) Carol Black The Spokesman-Review
August 30, 2020 Science behind fluoride (Letter) Gerald Wilson The Spokesman-Review
August 28, 2020 Into the teeth of fluoride controversy Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
August 27, 2020 Discussion over adding fluoride to Spokane’s water gets mixed response Kyle Simchuk KXLY.com (Spokane)
August 27, 2020 Say no to fluoridation (Letter) Lynn Campbell The Spokesman-Review
August 27, 2020 Spokane City Council seeks feedback ahead of fluoride vote Megan Carroll, Kaitlin Riordan Krem2 News11
This article includes:
Video of Raw interview with Dr. Luis Manriquez of WSU’s College of Medicine about fluoride in drinking water
August 26, 2020 ‘It should be on the ballot’: Woodward says decision to fluoridate water should be up to voters Erin Robinson KXLY.com
August 26, 2020 No to fluoride (Letter) Barbara Zeigler-May The Spokesman-Review
August 26, 2020 Spokane City Council Considering Water Fluoridation Doug Nadvornick Spokane Public Radio
August 26, 2020 Spokane is the largest city in Washington without fluoridated water. That could change Megan Carroll, Kaitlin Riordan Krem2 News
August 26, 2020 Why Spokane is considering adding fluoride to city drinking water Casey Decker Krem2 News
August 26, 2020 Jeff Irish & Robert C Dickson: What you need to know about fluoridation Jeff Irish, Robert C Dickson The Spokesman-Review
August 25, 2020 Spokane Citizens Exercise Civil Duty to Protest Water Fluoridation! Kaitlin Riordan Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights
August 25, 2020 City council to host forum on August 27 to discuss adding fluoride to Spokane’s water Krem2 News
August 25, 2020 Benefits of fluoridated water (Letter) Kimberly R. Craven, DDS The Spokesman-Review
August 25, 2020 Fluoridation is outdated (Letter) Richard E. League The Spokesman-Review
August 25, 2020 As council nears fluoride vote, residents asked to weigh in at community forum Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
August 22, 2020 Dialysis and fluoridation (Letter) Gloria Clark RDH (ret.) The Spokesman-Review
August 20, 2020 Ignoring the truth (Letter) Mark Matulich The Spokesman-Review
August 20, 2020 Is the pandemic the perfect time to fluoridate Spokane’s water? Daniel Walters Islander
August 17, 2020 Spokane Community Water Fluoridation Policy Brief Spokane Regional Health District
August 16, 2020 Lisa Bilich: Community water fluoridation decreases health inequities Lisa Bilich, Chair, of the Eastern Washington University Department of Dental Hygiene. The Spokesman-Review
August 16, 2020 In Spokane’s latest fight over fluoride, advocates are making their case to leaders, not voters Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
August 15, 2020 Learn about fluoride (Letter) David Glass The Spokesman-Review
August 13, 2020 Fluoridation makes sense (Letter) Chuck Teegarden,
Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Spokane County
The Spokesman-Review
August 12, 2020 Fluoridation works (Letter) David Engen, DDS, MSD The Spokesman-Review
August 10, 2020 Campaign to Fluoridate Spokane: “Sign this letter to support community water fluoridation” Smile Spokane Network
August 10, 2020 Smile Spokane Network Website of Better Health Together
August 9, 2020 Editorial: It’s time to fluoridate Spokane’s water Editorial The Spokesman-Review
August 6, 2020 Fluoridation costly, unneeded (Letter) Bill Foreman The Spokesman-Review
July 30, 2020 Advocates rekindle calls for fluoride in Spokane’s drinking water Adam Shanks The Spokesman-Review
July 28, 2020 Furor over fluoride hard to swallow (Columinist) Shawn Vestal
ColumnistSee also Vestal’s column of Sept 6, 2020:
Time to let the wisest voices, not the loudest, guide us on fluoride
The Spokesman-Review
May 30, 2019 Health Sciences Deans of University of Washington: Water Fluoridation ‘Safe, Effective and Practical’ The University of Washington School of Public Health
May 30, 2019 U. of Washington School of Public Health. Deans: Water Fluoridation ‘Safe, Effective and Practical’ American Fluoridation Society
March 30, 2019 Anti-Fluoridation Efforts Threaten Oral Health Protections for Children in Washington State Kristopher A. Kerns, MPH-D Northwest Bulletin (University of Washington, School of Public Health)
Dec 8, 2017 Port Angeles City Council agrees to dispose of fluoridation equipment Rob Ollikainen Peninsula Daily News
Nov 26, 2017 Anti-fluoride community thanks Port Angeles for vote Paul Lamoureux Peninsula Daily News
Nov 10, 2017 Port Angeles: 57.55% of voters said no to fluoridation Jesse Major Peninsula Daily News
Aug 24, 20004 Pro-fluoride measure fails to qualify for Spokane ballot The Spokesman-Review
Nov 9, 2000 A Mysterious Cavity

Mark D. Fefer

“the dentists’ trade association was among the top 10 contributors (after the political parties themselves) to state House campaigns this year”

Seattle Weekly
Nov 9, 2000 Fluoride gets the brushoff in Spokane The Spokesman-Review
August 9, 2000 Spokane pro-fluoride group pays $2 for each signature Oliver Staley The Spokesman-Review
Dec 30, 1999 Dentists push for mandatory fluoridation in Washington Brad Shannon The Olympian

 

• Also see:  The Groups behind the campaign to fluoridate Spokane