03.21.12 The Afternoon Delight



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HBR May Cover Survey Which would you choose? Please take our quick survey to help pick the May cover of HBR. Thanks for your help!

Dallas, OR – Official Website The City of Dallas is looking for people interested in serving on the newly created Utility Rate Advisory Group.

C-TRAN Fare Proposal C-TRAN is proposing a fare increase to take affect on September 1,2012. Open houses are scheduled to provide the public with a chance to learn more and provide feedback. Learn more by visiting http://www.c-tran.com/alerts.html

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Next American City » Buzz » A Long Slog Back for Seattle Housing Values – Nationally, housing values have decreased by nearly $7 trillion dollars. But one real estate expert in Seattle thinks that the bottom—and thus soon afterwards, a slow but steady recovery—is near for the area.

Why People in Cities Walk Fast  – Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do –  Most of us prepared hard for the future we expected, and yet things aren’t working out as we had planned. That’s true if you have been laid off, are a recent college graduate who feels underemployed, or are a manager facing constant upheavals at work, even if you are the boss, because you are wrestling with disruptive technologies and new competitors who seemingly come out of nowhere to upend your industry.

Inside the UGB

Portland: A top spot for tech jobs – Portland Business Journal

N. Williams Avenue traffic committee votes for one bike lane, one car lane, ‘shared’ lane

Beaverton City Council approves spending $8.85 million to buy Coldwell Banker building at the Round

Demonstration over Oswego Lake access postponed until ‘it’s sunny’

Portland’s Morrison Bridge almost ready to reopen, leaving drama and traffic detours behind

 In downtown Portland, city crows over newsletter award for the Portland Loo

Walmart finalizing land deal for 137,900-square-foot Tigard store

Mayor Sam Adams drums up enthusiasm for the Portland Plan: Portland City Hall roundup

Brady and Smith divide mayoral race support among state legislators

Ptld Commissioner Fritz poll shows wider lead over challenger Mary Nolan

OPB turns down The Daily Show’s pitch to use their set for the failed GOP debate

Canby Area Transit looking to sell energy tax credits to Oregon businesses 

Outside the UGB

Willie Nelson Endorses OR Marijuana Initiative – News Story – KTVZ Bend

Columbian.com – ‘Health element’ of county growth plan almost ready

Ore. AG Settles with Salem Over Guard Job Bias – News Story – KTVZ Bend

Will Medford’s Evergreen finally grow? | MailTribune.com

County Council gives green light to process to improve raceways

Salem Fire department settles with state over alleged discrimination against employees in the military

High ideals for next city manager

Sammamish City Council hopes software upgrade will save city money