Spokane mayor, council president may strike deal on fluoride study

After months of stalemate, the city is nearly ready to commission a study of fluoridating its water supply.

Spokane leaders have renegotiated the terms of the grant used to fund the analysis in order to assuage the concerns of Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward.

The Spokane City Council accepted a $4 million grant to study and implement a fluoridation system from The Arcora Foundation last September, but it came with stipulations that have caused the administration to balk.

The mayor worried the city would end up footing the bill, and that the study would lead to a hasty decision to fluoridate without adequate public input.

Under the previous agreement,

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