ELGL and SGR Launch the Cookingham Connection

Capping off an MPA Program

Evening Buzz: Midwest ELGL Hosting Inaugural Networking Event

05.21.14 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Metal Detector Guy Remix)

Twittersation: #GreatDebate Assistant City Manager vs. City Manager with Julie Underwood

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UNC MPA Alum David Cooke hired as Forth Worth City Manager

Raleigh assistant city manager Dan Howe to retire

New Gage County Emergency Manager hired

Voters: Make city manager move to Milwaukie

Goleta Wants Residents’ Input For Next City Manager

Washington County election speech includes references to ‘hogs,’ ‘eagles’

High 5


  1. Inmate attacks on civilian workers at Rikers climb– in large part due to mental illness.

  2. Celebrating new prier while debating parks uses– inside the complicated world of parks in NYC.

  3. The Most dangerous U.S. Cities for pedestrians: Between 2003 and 2012, 47,025 pedestrians were killed by drivers in the United States

  4. How to use an umbrella– yes we are serious

  5. Meh: Nearly half don’t care who controls Congress – Who cares which party controls Congress? Only about half of Americans. The other 46 percent, not so much, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

50 Nifty


Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities: New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they’re gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.

The Overwhelming persistence of neighborhood poverty: For all the debate, gentrification is far from the norm.

Imagining the Future of Signage: “Don’t Honk your horn, robot in charge wont react to it”



In Kentucky, McConnell challenger Grimes embraces political upside of her gender: Grimes claims McConnell doesn’t take women seriously

Fox News Anchor arrested at Airport Bar:Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a bar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Climate Change a wedge issue in 2014? Billionaire Tom Steyer hopes so: Steyer pledges significant money to advance climate change as a political issue

Sen. Barbara Boxer to help Ready for Hilary Super Pac raise money: Hoping to convince Hilary to run for president


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Monica Wehby, Jeff Merkley campaigns begin firing shots at each other in Oregon Senate race: candidates wasting no time getting started.

Federal investigators issue subpoena to Cover Oregon, Oregon Health Authority: Early steps of federal criminal investigation into Cover Oregon.

Penalized by the Death Penalty:Patients hoping to use Oregon’s Death With Dignity law have become victims of capital punishment politics.

Google Fiber posts Portland jobs, but says it’s still deciding whether to build – Google Fiber has begun posting jobs for its prospective network in the Portland area – though the company reiterated it’s still evaluating whether to build one, and the postings are merely preparation in case it decides to go ahead.


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Treasurer Ted Wheeler talks about possibility of running for Governor: Will he run in four years?

Super Bowl Champion Seahawks honored at White House: Like a big family reunion

How safe is it to walk in Seattle: Very safe actually

Pure Midwest

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Rauner offers few details on pension crisis: GOP nominee for governor still has yet to propose pension reforms

Bill would give chronic drunken drivers another chance:Lawmaker urges limited permit with breath-testing device for those who meet list of conditions

Bike borrowing network B-cycle-rent expands in Kansas City: The B-cycle rent-on-the-go bike borrowing network is pedaling beyond a test and beyond downtown Kansas City.

South by Southwest


Hundreds of thousands of dollars follow in SD 10 race: Konni Burton and Mark Shelton face off next week to determine the GOP nominee for Senate District 10.

Dansby receives mixed reviews in annual evaluation: Walter Dansby has received mixed reviews in his evaluation this year as superintendent of the 83,000-student Fort Worth school district, school board members said Tuesday.

Female Lawyers in Texas AG’s Office See Bigger Pay Gap Than in California – A comparison of pay in the state attorney general’s offices in California and Texas reveals gender discrepancies at both agencies, but shows the pay of female lawyers at the Texas agency fell further behind their male colleagues. Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have spared over gender pay legislation in the Texas gubernatorial race.


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North Carolina’s system of death investigations needs an overhaul, experts say – North Carolina and Maryland have similar statewide protocols for investigating deaths, but Maryland’s system is one of the nation’s most respected – while North Carolina’s struggles.

Charlotte now 16th largest city in U.S., Census says – The Queen City gained more residents than all but seven other cities between 2012 and last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Culpeper mayor faces sexual battery charge – Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman is facing a misdemeanor sexual battery charge.

Human Resources

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Your Career Begins With What You Wear – Many years ago (we won’t say how many) on the very first day of my first job, I got sent home from work.

Have A Blast But Build Your Purpose – If I were 22, I would be out working hard, playing hard and having the time of my life. Hang on, what’s the difference between 22 and 63?! There are lots of things I know now that I wish I had known when I was 22.

Find Your Organization’s Rudder – Reactionary responses to turbulence – the global marketplace, competition, internal strife – can easily set organizations off course.

The Social Network 

Five Social Media Tips That Will Make Your Brand Memorable – Make your online presence stronger with these five social media tips from the Canva Blog.

Ten Ways To Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search – LinkedIn is an insanely useful tool for every working person, not to mention every job-seeker and student. The only unfortunate thing about LinkedIn as a job search tool is that most of what’s powerful about LinkedIn

Should Google Be Afraid of Europe’s “Digital Gandhis”? Google has absorbed many blows in Europe over a torrid month: from court defeats over privacy to political jibes and even threats to be broken up.

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