2.13.2017

2.13.2017

Today’s Buzz features spelling and grammar, business administration vs. public administration, potholes, and lots of food.

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Right Now with Laura Savage

What I’m Doing: Washing basketball uniform and socks

What I’m Reading: Marketing Management, a Strategic Decision-Making Approach

What I’m Listening To: The 6th grader trumpeting. I’ll spare you the excitement.

What I’m Eating: Cookies.

 

We’re Buzzin’

Don’t Forget Your Dam Bait: Officials have ordered residents near one of the nation’s biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a “hazardous situation is developing” after an emergency spillway severely eroded. The emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam in Northern California could fail within an hour unleashing uncontrolled flood waters from Lake Oroville, the California Department of Water Resources said on Sunday afternoon.

U.S. Secretary of Education No Spelling Bee Champion: The U.S. Department of Education apologized Sunday for a tweet that misspelled the name of W.E.B. Du Bois while quoting the late writer, historian and civil rights activist. The Du Bois error was left unaddressed for nearly four hours before the department posted a corrected version of the tweet and issued an apology — which also included a typo.

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Immigration Agents Arrest 600 People Across U.S. in One Week: Federal immigration officials arrested more than 600 people across at least 11 states last week, detaining 40 people in the New York City area, law enforcement officials said on Sunday. President Trump proclaimed on Twitter early Sunday morning: “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!”

A Conversation About Fast Growing Cities: In the latest series of ‘Going There’ live conversations from around the country, Michel Martin visits Asheville, N.C., a small mountain town in the midst of some very big changes. The tiny mountain town and surrounding counties are experiencing a boom in tourism and new residents. All of this activity is taking a toll on the region’s infrastructure, and longtime residents are wondering what the influx of people will mean for the preservation of culture and natural resources.

Unlikely Public Engagement Tactics Get Results for Small Towns: Four small cities across the country are seeing positive results with non-traditional public engagement strategies like bouncy castles, beer coasters, and ball games.

Border War takes to the skies: Brownback wants to build an airport in Johnson County: With plans to revamp Kansas City International Airport stalled, Gov. Sam Brownback and others in Kansas government are exploring the possibility of building an airport in Johnson County to rival KCI, The Star has learned.“Airlines are requesting construction of a new single terminal airport at (KCI), and the state of Kansas is continually looking for new economic development opportunities,” the governor said.

Pothole lets overpass drivers see I-75 underneath: The Mackinaw Road overpass above I-75 in Bay County, MI has been temporarily closed due to the development of a pothole that lets drivers see through the bridge.

Boston Neighborhoods Find Controversy Following Residential Zoning Changes: The article highlights the proposed plan as a case study of conflicting dynamics at work in Boston and other cities all over the country: the need for more housing, especially affordable housing, and the desire to preserve neighborhoods for the communities already living there.

Bill protecting women against discrimination for having an abortion passes in St. Louis City Hall: A bill that would add reproductive health decisions to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance passed Friday on a 17-10 vote. The bill would ban employers and landlords from discriminating against women who have had an abortion, use contraceptives or are pregnant.

 

Local Gov Confidential

Anaheim Council Planning to Cut City Manager’s Contract Authority: Anaheim City Council members will significantly cut the size of contracts and change orders the city manager and public works director can approve without council consent.

Second contractor faces criminal charge in Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal: Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced a criminal charge against a Lithonia contractor who is a close friend and business associate to a central figure in the Atlanta City Hall bribery probe. From 2010 to August 2015, Richards is alleged to have paid $185,000 in bribes in the belief that some of the money would be paid to unnamed city officials, prosecutors alleged.

City manager interviews prompt tepid reactions – Littleton votes to search for more candidates:  After nearly eight months without a permanent city manager, Littleton will have to go a little longer. Three candidates came to town to be interviewed by the city council, city department heads and a panel of citizens last week, but the interviewers were left unimpressed.