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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In response to the December article by Midge Pierce on “The 5G Juggernaut” I would like to expand a little. Few understand that proposed fifth generation (5G) millimeter …

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Portopia January 2019

What to expect in 2019 By Midge Pierce It can only get better, right Portopia?  Consider: Ubiquitous Airbnb host Nadia Everywhere delivers an award-winning Ted Talk. Big Bertha bores down …

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Portopia

By Midge Pierce Feeling Scroogey Portopia? Take heart. Donation buckets and poetry posts are full. Little Libraries balance give and take. Phones recharged once campaign solicitations stopped. Leaves pile high …

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Portopia July 2018

Hit the Road for Portopia’s Sake By Midge Pierce It’s good to put Portopia in the rearview mirror from time to time. Leave baggage, victim blaming, property shaming and the …

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We can be the change

Op-ed By Midge Pierce Ten months ago, a banner hung at Cleveland High protesting police officers at schools. Post-Parkland, conversations have exploded nationwide over arming teachers who scarcely have enough …

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My Portopia March 2016

Feeding the Mouth That Bites You By Midge Pierce As Portopia’s snowglobe turned into swampland last month, head colds, Nyquil and dehumidifiers settled in along with mildew that covered cars …

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Letters to the Editor Jan 17

To the Editor: After listening to thousands of concerned citizens of East Portland about the hazards to the city’s neighborhoods posed by the encroachment of residential infill, city officials have …

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2016 recap with a grimace

By Midge Pierce Good riddance 2016. I admit it. My personal views ran off the rails somewhere between not-news, #not-my-president and four-year-olds asking why a bully was moving into the White …

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Representatively Speaking

Measure 97 This upcoming November election is going to be one of the most important in recent memory. Certainly the presidential election looms large in our minds, but our own …

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Your recent story titled “Division Preferred for Rapid Transit” was excellently reported. Midge Pierce is to be complimented on her coverage of the Richmond land use meeting. …

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Representatively Speaking

By Representative Rob Nosse Portland’s Housing Crisis With the 2016 legislative session approaching, I thought it was a good time to write another column and discuss an issue I hope …

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What is YOUR Solution?

The Southeast Examiner is experimenting with a new column to pose controversial questions  affecting the neighborhoods and solicit neighbors’ solutions. The first response is from Richmond resident Steve Gutman. The …

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Letters March 2015

To the editor:   As soon as I read the February 2015 “Build and They Will Critique”, I nearly fell out of my chair. The statement: “with this scrutiny of …

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Letters to the Editor May 2013

Dear Editor, I read with interest your article on Fluoridation. The National Academy of Sciences absolutely endorses fluoridation (www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/safety). In addition  there has never been a verifiable link between fluoride …

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Fact sheet on water fluoridation with bibliography

(Letter excerpt) …I was invited by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to speak before the Democratic House of Representatives in 2002, on the issue of healthcare. I was flown to Washington, …

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