9.1.13 Your Morning Buzz

Willamette University unofficially breaks world record for largest Red Light, Green Light game

 

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Syria’s largest city just dropped off the Internet –While the U.S. government continues to weigh military intervention in Syria, it appears that Syria’s largest city has gone dark on the Internet. Aleppo, a city in Northern Syria that has been the site of intense fighting between rebel forces and the Assad regime, and the surrounding area appear to have lost connectivity to the Internet as of last night.

Fallout from report on O.C. city officials’ salaries still rankles – When a pair of graduate students from little-known Brandman University dug out the salaries of top administrators at all 34 cities in Orange County and made them public, they were showered with praise.

Elected

City has two committees working on citizen involvement – One of the Corvallis City Council’s goals for this two-year election cycle is to improve public participation, and a task force has been appointed by Mayor Julie Manning to achieve this goal.

Fund Balance

Budget Documents Detail Extent of U.S. Cyberoperations – The documents show that the United States conducted 231 cyberoperations in 2011, even while the Obama administration protested other countries’ attacks on American computer networks.

Portlandia

City to begin nighttime downtown paving project – Before Milwaukie began sidewalk work Aug. 28 for completely repaving five blocks of Main Street, city officials asked the public for ideas on how to manage their next project — reconstructing Harrison Street.

Troutdale council briefed on firearm lawsuit – If you neglected to make it to the Troutdale City Council meeting this week, here’s what you missed.

Cascadia

Hlavac settles in as Lebanon City Manager –Dana Hlavac says his first week has gone better than expected

City should sell the properties it doesn’t need –Currently the City of Prineville owns approximately 80 pieces of property — many of which are utilized for flood prevention or local water and sewer service. However, several properties might be more valuable in private hands.

Nuisance violations a large problem for many in Umatilla – To some Umatilla community members, the number of properties violating the city nuisance codes is a serious problem.

Resolution asks feds to study rail impact  – St. Helens Council: Agencies should consider effect of increased rail activity on city.

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Rest of the States

City may renegotiate lease with Angels baseball – ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The city of Anaheim is considering renegotiating its lease with the Angels in a bid to keep the baseball team in the Orange County city — and that may mean changing the team’s name.

Sick of spewing sewage, Ga. neighbors file lawsuit – Monesa Coney bought her young sons a videogame console this summer to keep them from playing in her yard, where heavy rains are followed by foul-smelling liquid that bubbles up from the town’s sewer system. 

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