03.22.12 The Afternoon Delight



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Building Leaders in Your Organization – Internal Training Programs | transformgov.org – How are you building leaders in your organization? Join us on March 28th to learn more and share http://bit.ly/z0Mcrh.

KGW Great Food Drive | Oregon Food Bank – In tough economic times, helping those in need is more important than ever. Last year, for the first time, the Oregon Food Bank Network distributed 1 million emergency food boxes, a 12 percent increase over the previous year.


Best state to make a living from MoneyRates.com – MoneyRates.com looked at average wages, cost of living, unemployment rates, and state taxes to calculate the 10 best states to make a living. See if your state made the list.

New financing – ‘impact bond’ – emerges for social innovation – “Social impact bonds,” which raise private investment capital to fund prevention and early-intervention social programs, with government repaying investors only if the work improves social outcomes, represent a “promising new product” that could become a multi-billion-dollar source of growth capital to fund effective social programs, a new white paper says.

Small Wisconsin Community Becomes a Real Boom Town – No Explanation Yet for Series of Noises Rattling Windows, Nerves; ‘Like a Cannon’

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week is Useless – Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.

Inside the UGB

Mayor Sam Adams drums up enthusiasm for the Portland Plan

Downtown urban renewal area would spur affordable housing

Hillsboro, ODOT apply for $15 million Tiger IV grant for Brookwood/Helvetia interchange

Portland photo radar vans: More thoughts, questions and reactions on ‘speed trap’ vs. safety enforcement

Memorial bench planned, but no new streetlights on bike path where Ashland man killed

Outside the UGB

Judge rules in favor of Secretary of State Kate Brown

Legislators accept special session daily allowance

Oregon state government to shut down Friday

State gets C- for integrity, transparency

1,931 hired by state amid freeze