Today’s Buzz features the most stirring seven minutes of the DNC,  the Green Street redesign for Philadelphia, and a new study on urban walkability. On this day in 1989, the Game Boy handheld video game device was released!

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Right Now with Ian Davidson

What I’m Doing: Doing my physical therapy exercises

What I’m Watching: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

What I’m Enjoying: The refuge of cooler nights from the heat of the day

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Trump on soldier’s mom: ‘Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say’

Ghazala Khan stood silently onstage with her husband, who issued a devastating critique of the GOP nominee, accusing Donald Trump of sacrificing “nothing and no one.”
Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention: He walked onto the convention stage Thursday night with his wife beside him, the Constitution to guide him and the pride of a father who knows he has a story to tell. “Tonight,” said Khizr M. Khan, “we are honored to stand here as the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.” That was the beginning of a 7-minute speech that became an instant sensation—eloquent, emotional and notably original, coming as it did at the end of four days of highly processed political cliche.

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Podcast: Discrimination Tort Claims in Local Government

The July 2016 Confidential: City Lands $70M Donation

Portland, OR Job Board 07.29.16

07.26.16 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (City Hall Selfie Day Remix)

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Upcoming Events

Conference: Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) Conference – August 2 to 4, Denver CO

Event: ELGL & CPBB at the Ballpark – August 3, Denver CO

Supper Club: ELGL Supper Club in San Mateo, CA – August 28

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month


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Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer: New drugs and methods of altering a patient’s own immune cells are helping some cancer patients — but not all — even when standard treatments fail.

How ‘Millennials’ Ruined Democracy: Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential election, pundits and activists have debated how to get more Millennials involved in politics, always stressing their distinctive character. But it was actually this tendency to slice up the electorate into unique generations that drove young people from politics in the first place.

Prosecutors: Oregon standoff defendants broke into safes, stole federal documents, called refuge takeover ‘another Bunkerville’ According to a 33-page trial brief, prosecutors will urge jurors to reject claims by the defendants that they carried guns at the refuge in self-defense, or that they simply were exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly, or their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

What Most CEOs Get Wrong About Becoming “Thought Leaders” The term may make you grit your teeth, but “thought leadership” can be more than just another bland marketing strategy. CEOs and their marketing teams have long taken “thought leadership” to mean penning blog posts and taking speaking gigs—and so it does. But there’s a much wider range of options out there, and the narrow few that most business leaders tend to tackle can make for diminishing returns and a whole lot of similar-looking content.

New class for city kids: How to survive if they’ve been shot: A program in Philadelphia takes a practical — if startling— approach to saving lives in crime-addled areas by training residents how to triage the victims of violent crimes before an ambulance arrives.

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Local Gov Confidential

New Report Highlights the Many Benefits of Urban Walkability: “Cities Alive,” an attractive new report by Arup, one of the world’s largest engineering firm, highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking.

Medical marijuana war heads to next battle TALLAHASSEE — Marijuana was sold legally in Florida for the first time this week since it was outlawed by the federal government in 1937.

Denver Launching its First-Ever Transit Planning Process: Although the regional transit agency that serves the Denver area is amidst an ambitious and broad building program, the city could still use a comprehensive and coordinated vision of its transportation network.

A Bold High-Speed Rail Plan from Australia: Not only would a new $150.6 billion proposal build a high-speed rail project to connect Sydney and Melbourne, it would also build eight new cities along the way.

Details of a Green Street redesign in Philadelphia: A comprehensive overhaul of a stretch of American Street in Philadelphia includes a bioswale to better manage stormwater runoff along the corridor.