Chris Christie Pushes Camden Police Force To Disband, Despite Questions Over New Plan’s Finances – On a cold autumn night, Darran Johnson, 22, stands by the police tape strung between two trees in the housing complex where he lives with his mom and siblings. On a walkway 20 feet away, a middle-aged man lies dead, shot in the throat and head, sprawled on his back beside a battered 10-speed bicycle.
Mill Creek selects new city manager – About 150 people applied for the position. Seven finalists were then interviewed by city staff and city council.
Washington’s Massive New Transportation Experiment – High-tech high-occupancy tolls come to the nation’s capital. Is this the future of highway infrastructure?
Oregon’s ‘income gap’ widens – The ‘income gap” that separates Oregon’s richest families from the rest increased over the past three decades, according to a report released last week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute.
Why Innovation Matters In Politics And The Public Sector – Innovation and technology drive everything from healthcare to education to election wins, but mismanagement can pose threats to democracy, even peoples’ lives.
Miami Booms Like Never Before on Rental Demand: Mortgage – Miami’s roller coaster real estate market is booming again after its worst crash left dozens of unfinished buildings and failed condo projects.
Mark Capell Makes Bid for Mayor – Councilor Mark Capell, who was elected to the Bend City Council in 2006, announced Monday night that he believes he is the best candidate for mayor of Bend.
The Fiscal Cliff
- City presents 2013 budget to Lakewood City Council
- Tracking cities’ financial distress
- Suzanne Bonamici says safety net must be protected in any deal on the fiscal cliff
- Let’s go over the fiscal cliff
- Forget the Fiscal Cliff: Why Obama Is in Asia
- As Fiscal Cliff Approaches, Mayors Warn of the Toll on Cities
- Oregon’s budget forecast out today
- Budget cuts claim 11 more jobs at Yakima County jail
- Union Gap mayor strips city administrator of authority to fire employees
- Vancouver will increase property tax rate
- Portland officials answer questions about Ellis McCoy internal investigation: Portland City Hall roundup
- Hillsboro Hops debut $11M stadium June 17
- Business leaders in Southwest Corridor emphasize transportation, jobs link
- Hillsboro, nonprofit squabble over senior center food pantry
- After election loss, Clackamas County Commissioner Jamie Damon focusing on timber issues
- Running out of time and facing criticism, Portland Mayor Sam Adams outlines schedule for West Hayden Island annexation
- Clackamas County drops plans to purchase, redevelop Milwaukie Elks Lodge
- Phone tax fairness? Hardly. Adams’ latest proposal is targeted and costly
- Damascus delays making new council meeting rules
- Damascus mayor wants copy of all city communications; council says no
- Damascus to tighten meeting rules for productivity and so ‘people won’t be laughing’ at them
- Mukilteo considers bridge for better waterfront access
- Top administrator, who guided city through turmoil, headed to Burlingame
- In Seattle, ‘Rainiest Day Of The Year’ Defends Its Title
- White-collar federal worker pay nearly 35 percent behind private sector, advisory group says
- La Pine making changes for the better
- 7 vying for City Council vacancy
- Council hears ‘Host’ debate
- SHAKE IT UP: New council has a mandate
RSVP: CFM Presents the Local Impact of the Fiscal Cliff – The Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, PERS reform, CRC – What is the local impact? Join us to hear about the high profile issues that are likely to dominate the 113th Session of Congress and the 2013 Oregon State Legislative Session and the potential impact to local government.Thursday, November 29 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society.
Gresham Citizen Volunteers Needed – The City is currently recruiting citizen volunteers for openings on CCACs. We are looking for qualified applicants with a variety of skills and a committed interest in serving our community.
The top 5 ‘dream jobs’ in the U.S. – Are you working in your dream job? That’s what LinkedIn sought to determine when it asked 8,000 of its members to name their childhood dream jobs and whether they’re current job matches it.
Bounce Back From a Bad Hire: 10 Tips – Once you realize you’ve made a bad hire, don’t get mired in regret. Instead, focus on what to do next.
The Social Network
Defending Nate Silver and Math – Statistician Nate Silver drew criticism from conservative pundits who questioned his methods and math, confusing polls with projections based on sophisticated modeling. It wasn’t the only time math was a casualty in this election.
Social Media Is One Big Cocktail Party – Apply the same skills that you might use to work the room of a cocktail party to build the right relationship with your followers and fans.
Facebook Social Jobs App – Not A LinkedIn Killer – There was an amazing amount of press last week about Facebook’s new social jobs app, even forcing LinkedIn’s stock down a few percent. What exactly is it and will it matter?
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