09.23.12 Your Sunday Sermon




Out of Nowheresville: Tom Hughes tries to change direction as Metro president – Tom Hughes gives a lot of tours of Hillsboro. Most end at the same place. At the west corner of the big square outside the Hillsboro Civic Center, a bronze marker sits atop a granite base. Hughes’ smiling mug beams up from the sign, which declares this “Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza.”

Washington County, Oregon’s economic powerhouse, could hold keys to control of Legislature – To understand the political gestalt of Washington County, go to the busy intersection of Murray Road and Allen Boulevard and check out the newly renovated Chevron station.

Why the Clackamas County rebellion? by John Ludlow – The people of Clackamas County have been under assault by their own County Commission. Let’s examine how the commissioners continue to subvert the will of the voters.

Number of the Week: Government Workers Stay Put Longer – Americans in general are remaining with the same employers longer, but government workers stay in the same position nearly double the time of their private-sector counterparts.

County workers’ pay near market rate; benefits better -Clark County wages are generally comparable to those offered by similarly sized counties and the private sector. But county employees pay less for benefits and enjoy more time off, according to a county analysis.

Inside the UGB

Outside the UGB


A Conversation with Jefferson Smith –  Our third meeting for the busy month of September will be with Jefferson Smith – City of Portland Mayoral Candidate. This event will take place on September 28th at noon. Our meeting will be brown bag so please feel free to bring your lunch.

County invites public to adopt roads – Applications can be submitted to Clark County Public Works to volunteer to adopt a road section. Volunteers must make a two-year commitment to pick up litter at least three times a year. The county may also approve weeding, pruning and removing graffiti, said Karen Llewellyn, volunteer coordinator for Clark County Public Works, in a news release.


No Such Thing As Job Security – What ever happened to the cushy career, the sure thing that awaited after years of toil in law school, medical school or even college?

Are We Really Getting Smarter? Americans’ IQ scores have steadily risen over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why.

How to be a Great Manager that Employees Want to Work With – Forbes – In this interview, Jill talks about what it takes to be a happy manager despite the poor economy, how social media can create a happier work environment, and more.

The Social Network

Top 10 Brands With Highest Social Media Engagement This Week [INFOGRAPHIC] – Samsung topped this week’s chart for brands with the highest social media engagement.

Facebook: Mayor Kelli Linville

Twitter: Seattle Works

Pinterest: Seattle Monorail

 Google+: GlobalGiving

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