04.23.12 The Afternoon Delight

Father and Son Build Fenway Park Replica in Oregon





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Rational Survey – Survey 3308 – Would you like to support libraries? You can, by telling us about how you use libraries. The Gates Foundation is funding a national research effort to study the changing role of librarians, library users, and the general public in the digital age. The Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project is collecting and analyzing data by conducting online surveys including one for library patrons.

Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division – Oregonians — tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the 2012 primary election

City of Wilsonville, Oregon – The Basalt Creek Transportation Refinement Plan Open House is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m on May 16 at Tualatin High School, 22300 Southwest Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin.

What the Public Knows about the Political Parties – Test your own knowledge. Take this quiz from Pew before you read the results.

Partnership for Public Service – Looking to work at a top DC non-profit? Interested in government reform? If so, we want to hear from you! Apply for one of our available job opportunities today.


 Gen X Hits Another Bump in the Road – Here’s the bad news for Gen X: at each point thus far, you’ve drawn a pretty short straw.


City’s budget projections grow rosier – Long-range projections for the City of Keizer’s budget are looking quite a bit rosier these days.

Spirits high in the foothills: Town of Wilkeson hopes new distillery contributes to resurgence – Keith Quimby turned on the propane burner beneath the 93-gallon handmade copper still imported from Spain. Then he watched and waited. “It’s like a really big teapot,” he said. But instead of making tea, it makes spirits. And helps lifts them, too. 

Dems Like Cities Better than Republicans; Everybody Loves Seattle – New polling suggests a distinct partisan divide when it comes to Americans’ opinions about cities.

Wind-Powered Traffic Lights to Get Real-World Testing – Reworking traffic lights may not be the first thing that comes to mind when local governments consider ways to save money. But a project in Lincoln, Neb., is researching if traffic lights could pay for themselves by feeding renewable energy into the power grid.

The Plastic Bag Ban: A Battle of Socio-Economic Policy – This latest skirmish shows how localities, not the feds, are driving eco-policy

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