Springwater Corridor creates tension over its use: recreation or transportation? Last year, a river of parents, strollers, kids, dogs, walkers, runners, in-line skaters, horseback riders and cyclists took 1.2 million trips along the Springwater Corridor, making it Portland’s fourth most popular multiuse trail. But despite its image as a Portland playground, problems exist along the 21 miles of flat, smooth asphalt that runs from downtown to Boring.
You’ve Heard of Urban Coyotes. Urban Bears Could Be Next – At some level, wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever?
Death-Penalty Debate Increasingly Turning on Cost – Once upon a time, say, 35 years ago, arguments about the death penalty tended to revolve around a host of issues, like whether it deters crime better than lengthy prison terms or whether it’s morally justifiable.
Oregon’s $300 million roadway to frustration — first of a four-part series – Construction that is six years behind schedule. Cost overruns of $170 million. Four bridges, built at a cost of $17.1 million and then blown up.
The Christian Case for Cities – Eric Jacobsen is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington. His new book, The Space Between: A Christian Engagement With the Built Environment, makes a compelling case that members of the Christian faith have a special calling to care for cities, and that the form of cities matters to the success of faithful practice.
Camas hires firm in search for city administrator – City officials entered into a $43,000 contract with Waldron & Company earlier in the month to manage the search for the replacement of Camas’ top administrator, Lloyd Halverson. Now, the staffing and recruitment firm, with offices in Portland and Seattle, is in the midst of piecing together a timeline for announcing the next round of finalists.
The Fiscal Cliff
- Forget the fiscal cliff: U.S. has other possible economic threats looming
- Voters to decide on $290M seawall bill
- Oregon ballot includes 3 tax measures
- Atwater officers agree to large pay cut
- Seattle mulls water rate changes
- County to use overtime savings to hire 14 more sheriff’s deputies
- Paying for schools: Portland’s arts tax comes with hidden costs
- Service agencies apply for Ferndale’s support under more rigorous rules
- Atherton picks new city manager who left Belvedere over salary flap
- Kitzhaber set for 11-day Asia trade mission
- Longshoremen plan to sue over new Sodo arena
- West Hollywood may curb its free street parking
- Not so fast, we say | IN OUR OPINION
- Oregon wellness program differs from other states
- Rick Steves endorses legalized pot in Wash.
- John Laird: Your ballot made a long trip; don’t you dare ignore it
- Keizer officials to foreclose on three properties owned by developer Chuck Sides
RSVP: ELGL Forum with Amanda Marshall, US Attorney for Oregon – Please join us on Thursday, October 11 at noon for an ELGL forum with U.S Attorney for Oregon, Amanda Marshall. The forum will be held at Cafe Allegro in Tigard. RSVP to ELGL Project Coordinator, Megan Messmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milwaukie Hosts Candidates Forum October 29, 2012 | City of Milwaukie Oregon Official Website – Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 ~ 7-9 p.m., Milwaukie High School, Black Box Theater, 11300 S.E. 23rd Avenue Milwaukie, OR 97222.
For Top CEOs, Culture Drives Value Creation – According to Larry Ackerman, the father of identity based management, “The most powerful cultures spring naturally from the identity of the organization – the value-creating core of the enterprise.” This direct link between “value-creating” cultures and organizational success intrigued me and led me to explore perspectives from top CEOs.
Looking For A Job? Here’s One Simple Way To Make It Less Stressful. Job hunting is one of the most stressful things you will ever do. But there is absolutely no reason to make it harder than it is—and yet that is what most of us do.
Arianna Huffington on Why Having a Family Can Be Good for Your Career – If you haven’t read Anne-Marie Slaughter’s cover story in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” you’ve probably seen part of the discussion it sparked. With her argument that “among those who have made it to the top, a balanced life still is more elusive for women than it is for men,” Anne-Marie — a Princeton professor who was formerly the first woman to serve as the State Department’s director of policy planning — has renewed the debate by “bringing fresh twists to bear on longstanding concerns about status, opportunity and family,” as the New York Times put it.
The Social Network
We Completely Misunderstand How the Web Works – The mysterious power of “dark social”
Typical Twitter user: Has iPhone, likes purple – She’s American, 28, has 208 followers, loves her iPhone, talks endlessly about her family and fashion – and her favorite color is purple. She’s also, according to new research, the average Twitter user.
The Winnie the Pooh guide to social media – Winnie the Pooh and his friends had wonderful opinions about the world around them but who knew they shared such insight into social media and modern communications technology.
What Does Your Email (Gmail, Yahoo, Aol) Say About Your Practice – Your e-mail address is one of the first things folks see when you reply to Web site inquiries.
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