11.20.12 Your Morning Buzz

Will ‘Christmas Creep’ Gobble Up Thanksgiving?


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

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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.

 Corporate Ladder

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.

Can You Move It And Work It On A Treadmill Desk? As we’ve reported, there’s a backlash brewing to sedentary office life as more people realize how sitting all day can do a body wrong.

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?

Facebook: Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism

Twitter: KBNZ-CBS

Pinterest: Winona Daily News

Google+: Oregon Humane Society

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