When the President Came to Town – New York used to be more than a money stop for the nation’s chief executives.
Starting from scratch – Building the city of the future is costly and hard
Civic-minded hackers code well for the future – The nonprofit Code for America, whose tech wizards call themselves the Peace Corps for Geeks, uses technology to make government work better.
The Cast of the 2008 Financial Crisis – The dramatic events of September 2008 thrust several bankers and policy makers into the spotlight. A handful of the main players are still active in public life; others have disappeared from the spotlight altogether.
Suspicious bids go unnoticed in D.C. – Six companies took turns winning tax lien bids, then pressed to foreclose on houses, often for debts less than $500.
Two Candidates, Two Cases That Divided the City – Brooklyn’s district attorney and his opponent have often mentioned the trials that put them in the spotlight.
Missouri lawmakers vow veto showdown with governor – Again and again, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed bills passed by Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature that would have put a decisively conservative stamp on the state. Now Republicans who hold their largest legislative majorities since the Civil War era are poised for a showdown that will determine whether they have the political solidarity to actually enact their agenda.
Facebook and Google Are Gentrifying San Francisco Neighborhoods – It’s the only place they can fit all of their employees.
Why faux friendliness gets emails deleted – Seeing my name on a lot of direct mail and mass email is fine. People I don’t know call me David all the time. It’s my name. What I find highly irritating is when total strangers use faux engagement in mass emails as part of an incredibly lazy ruse to try to trick me into paying attention to them.
DON’T BE BORING: HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER THAT CAN GET YOU THE JOB – IF YOU WANT TO LAND A GIG, YOU HAVE TO PROVE IT ON THE PAGE. LET’S SEE HOW TO DO THAT BY EXAMINING SLATE EDITOR KATHERINE GOLDSTEIN’S HIRING PAIN POINTS.
Most Hill staffers content with their jobs – A survey shows that 80 percent of workers are satisfied, but
How to Move to Portland, Oregon – When I was planning a move to Portland in 2009, “Portlandia” didn’t exist and I had no friends in the city that I could ask for help. At that time, I found limited information on Portland aside from the “Lonely Planet” guide I picked up.
What Conference Swag Is Actually Worth Keeping? – I have been to a lot of conferences and conventions—hundreds of them. I’m not kidding. So what swag should you keep, and what should you pitch?
WHY WE LOSE OUR DAYS TO UNPRODUCTIVE TASKS – WE OFTEN SAY YES TO MORE MESSES. HOW CAN WE STOP?
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How Cycling Can Solve San Diego’s ‘Last Mile Problem’ – The sudden wealth of well-known planning thinkers comes as the city and region continue conversations on how best to handle the expectedsurge of growth over the next 40 years.
Four suggestions for a new Franklin Square – DC and the National Park Service are partnering to redesign Franklin Square, the largest of the parks lining K Street in downtown DC. As they draw up plans, here are 4 ideas that will help transform Franklin from one of DC’s most underused parks into one of America’s best public spaces.
Water in New Orleans: pushing a new approach to old problem – Eight years ago, 25 acres in Gentilly that an order of Catholic nuns called a sanctuary became a danger zone as the floodwaters that followed Hurricane Katrina quickly inundated its grounds.
Franklin Street at a crossroads – Post-recession, what’s next for downtown Chapel Hill?
City Rolls Out Its (Trusty?) Old Voting Machines – New York City is restoring the hulking apparatus for the primaries this week and any runoffs, but electronic voting is due back again for Election Day.
If the Parks Are Strewn With Garbage, It Must Be a Monday Morning – Enforcing litter laws in the city’s parks is difficult. Park workers hand out trash bags to barbecuers and picnickers, but garbage is still left everywhere.
San Francisco Launches Tech Incubator To Transform Governments – For tech entrepreneurs, government may not be the first place they’d think of working on a project. Many entrepreneurs could run screaming if you mention government, afraid of bureaucracy and regulations that they assume are involved. But the city is hoping to change that with this new program, showing entrepreneurs the many opportunities in the public sector.
State board dismisses suit challenging Walmart – Sherwood man claimed he wasnt notified of meeting where superstore was approved .
Multnomah County auditor will seek re-election – Multnomah County Auditor Steve March says he’ll seek re-election to his post next May, and isn’t tempted to run for Portland city auditor.
EPA Delays Pesticide Release To Study Effect On Bees – The disorder received national attention in June when pesticides killed 50,000 bees in Wilsonville.
Secession: Realistic or illusion? State of Jefferson ‘not a joke’ – Southern Oregon and Northern California advocates see the new state as a possibility
Bike parking gets big push – A draft study is encouraging public agencies and area businesses to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to boost the number of bike racks and lockers in the Eugene-Springfield area to help support and increase two-wheeled ridership over the next decade and beyond.
Jacob Daniels Declines 2014 Legislative Run; Cites Commitment To Creswell – “I made a four-year commitment to Creswell, and I enjoy working with Mayor [David] Stram. We are getting great things done in Creswell, and I want to help the gubernatorial candidate [Dennis Richardson] and help someone to beat Jeff Merkley for the U.S. Senate,” Daniels told Lane Today.
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Mayor Frank Jackson plays against type as he steps up campaign against Ken Lanci: Analysis – In Lanci, the restrained and politically nonchalant Jackson has a showy and politically ambitious opponent – a businessman sparing no expense to get his name out there.
Ohio’s ‘Driving Boom’ Slowing Down – Ohio drivers are logging more miles again, but auto travel may plateau or decline in coming years because of high gas prices, increased use of public transportation, migration back into urban centers and evolving telecommunications, researchers said.
With $5 million deficit, Bellevue in a tough spot – Bellevue officials have wrestled with a $5 million budget deficit for months, and tonight they have to decide what should be cut and who should be taxed.