07.20.12 The Morning Buzz

12 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says




Forum with Jefferson Smith, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Friday, September 28 at noon for an ELGL forum with Jefferson Smith, Portland mayoral candidate.

ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective.

Wanted: Oregonians who are passionate about public involvement – Metro is seeking volunteers to serve on the regional government’s new Public Engagement Review Committee. The committee will meet twice a year and serve as a key component of Metro’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement successful public engagement processes.

Metro: Southwest Corridor Plan – Woot! over 400 people have told us what they think about the SW Corridor Plan at our online open house. Have you put in your two cents in yet? Open house ends July 31st.

Fairgrounds Advisory Committee Seeks Candidate – Due to a mid-term vacancy, Washington County is recruiting for a Fairgrounds Advisory Committee vacancy.



GOLD BAR RESIDENTS SAY NO WAY TO DISSOLVING THEIR CITY – Vote to put disincorporation on November ballot defeated.

Small Northeast Oregon Town Digs Out From Mud Flow – Residents of the tiny northeast Oregon town of Helix are cleaning up after a huge mudflow that inundated much of the community.

Years of Unraveling, Then Bankruptcy for a City – Stockton, Calif., recently became the largest city in the country to declare bankruptcy, but evidence of its problems has been mounting for years.



The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster – Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

Four Words You’ll Be Tempted to Use In Your Writing — But Shouldn’t – You’ve got to try our revolutionary abdominal exerciser.” “A new and revolutionary Federal Farm Program will reward farmers…” “Our revolutionary shower liner…” (Yes, all real, even the shower liner.)

When Mom Is CEO: ‘Something Usually Has to Give’ – Thirty-seven-year-old Marissa Mayer is young, powerful and pregnant – which makes her a modern-day case study in how to succeed at work while raising a family. If she pulls it off, Mayer could be “a landmark case for women everywhere,” as the Journal reported Wednesday.

How to Look and Act Like a Leader – To reach the top, executives must learn how to exude “presence.” Some tips: Don’t nod your head and do clean up your look. For one vice president, an image makeover helped her gain the managerial gravitas that she needed.

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why – If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

What is ‘Having it All,’ After All? 4 Outstanding Women Respond – The recent cover story in The Atlantic rekindled a long-running debate about whether women can “have it all” — loosely defined as being fully invested in a successful career and family life. The discussion continued this week with the recent announcement of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer and Stephen Colbert’s humorous take on the controversy.


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