In today’s Buzz: DAPL, Earth-size Planets, and Portland protests
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What I’m Listening to – Ravi Shankar
What I’m Reading – I just finished The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, per the recommendation of Kirsten Wyatt. I highly recommend it as well!
What I’m Watching – The Final Season of Parks and Recreation
What I’m Doing – Trying to find an internship for the summer!
Dakota Access Pipeline Showdown Looms Demonstrators near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities on Wednesday, as protest leaders said at least some would defy a deadline to abandon the camp they have occupied for months to halt the project.
Astronomers discover 7 Earth-size planets orbiting nearby by star Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
U.S. Troops have come under fire in Mosul U.S. troops have come “under fire” and have “returned fire” in and around Mosul as allied forces try to retake the city from ISIS, a U.S. military spokesperson said on Wednesday.
- My Life in Eight Songs with Jesus Diaz
- Job Posting: Senior Administrative Specialist — Portland, OR
- Supper Club: Denver, CO – March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Permitting – March 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
- Supper Club: Nashville, TN – March 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Webinar: Managing Community Outrage Using Online Tools – March 23 noon-1 pm
- Supper Club: Sacramento, CA – March 23 6:30 – 8:30 pm
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Purchasing – April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Local Government Confidential
Three protestors arrested during Portland City Council meeting The Portland City Council meeting was disrupted Wednesday morning by a group of people upset with police tactics used during the “Not My President’s Day’ protest on Monday.
Top city official fired; FBI seize phone, computer A top city leader has been fired and escorted out of Atlanta City Hall. Chief Procurement Officer Adam Smith was fired Tuesday after the city was hit with a subpoena. The mayor’s office says Smith was fired and then federal agents seized equipment from his office.
Covington city manager resigns amid tension at city hall Covington’s city manager resigned Tuesday night after a tense couple of months at city hall. New Mayor Joe Meyer and his supporters wanted change in the city administration, singling out City Manager Larry Klein as a problem.