01.12.12 The Morning Buzz


Job Postings: CA, TX, China and New Zealand

01.11.12 Afternoon Delight

August Luncheon: Sean Robbins – CEO, Greater Portland Inc.

Job Posting: Forest Grove Sustainability Award Program Assistant

Let’s Talk About Summer

Job Posting: City Manager, Sherwood

01.11.12 The Morning Buzz

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Deschutes County

Deschutes County Health Services invites residents and visitors to complete a brief survey about secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use in relation to County buildings and properties. The County’s goal is to better understand resident and visitor tobacco and smoke-free preferences for future policy making consideration. Take the survey now through JAN 31 at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/764016/Deschutes-County-Public-Health-survey .


As Levee Is Rebuilt, Signs of a Rebirth

In Missouri, where the Army Corps of Engineers blasted a levee last spring to help with flooding, signs of recovery are mounting, but controversy continues.

AWC – CityVoice

Gregoire delivers State of the State Gregoire called on the Legislature to ask voters to approve a temporary, half-cent sales tax increase, enact a series of reforms to improve Washington’s education system, move forward with a major jobs and transportation package.

Reuse of Municipal Wastewater Has Significant Potential to Augment Future U.S. Drinking Water Supplies

With recent advances in technology and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, and other applications could significantly increase the nation’s total available water resources, particularly in coastal areas facing water shortages, says a new report from the National Research Council.

DNA TESTING: Turnaround time must improve to meet national guidelines

The attached report contains the results of our audit of turnaround time for DNA samples submitted by the Portland Police Bureau to the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division (State crime lab).

Life in West Linn and Lake Oswego

Highlights from the West Linn and Lake Oswego Police Blotter

  • 1/3/12 1:28 p.m. A man is wary of his roommate filing a false police report against him.
  • 1/3/12 1:36 p.m. A man in a dark cloak and carrying a cup of coffee and a set of keys is trying to get into various vehicles on B Avenue.
  • 1/5/12 9:10 p.m. A suspect is denying having an iPhone worth $242, even though a GPS tracked the phone to her residence.
  • 1/5/12 2:48 p.m. Shaking sounds could be overheard in the background during a phone call when an overwrought male was heard yelling, swearing and threatening, “I’m going to kill you.” However, a police check found only one person at the residence on Kerr Parkway.
  • 1/5/12 6:39 p.m. An ex-husband entered his ex-wife’s home on Seventh Street and moved all of her furniture around.
  • 1/8/12 10:56 p.m. A man is so upset about his ex-girlfriend bad-mouthing him to his family and roommate that he is seeking police help.
  • 12/30, 6:40 a.m.; A man was slumped over the steering wheel of a van at Ostman Road and Willamette Falls Drive and the horn was sounding. It turns out he is a night watchman and had fallen asleep.
  • 1/5, 8:56 a.m.; A playful dog in the 19300 block of View Drive was having too much noisy fun.

Inside the UGB

Oswego Lake access is focus of group

OC seeks to ‘heal some wounds’

Lake Oswego files court action against West Linners opposed to water plant expansion

Beaverton mayor, then Cornelius city manager?

Tigard mayor says city is on a ‘budget precipice’

Outside the UGB

Boring residents confront commission candidate

Councilors curious about new ambulance pact

Monmouth, Independence mayors deliver annual speeches

Oregon state government spends $3 million, then decides it can’t afford technology upgrade

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