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01.21.12 The Morning Buzz

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Volunteers key in flood response

The nonprofit HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley estimated as many as 1,000 people volunteered to help during the last two days, including hundreds of students from local high schools, Chemeketa Community College and Willamette University. That figure doesn’t include friends, neighbors and strangers who jumped in where needed.

Town Hall with Rep. Margaret Doherty 

Representative Margaret Doherty would like to invite you to a Legislative Town Hall on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Tigard City Hall located at 13125 SW Hall Boulevard. We will be discussing the upcoming Legislative Session in February and some of the issues that the Legislature will address.

This survey is seeking comments on whether or not to make contraceptives available at the School-Based Health Center (SBHC).  The SBHC is a health clinic located on the Tigard High School campus. It is open to all students living in the Tigard-Tualatin School District and is one of three in the county. Opened since 2008, it is operated as a partnership with Washington County, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Lifeworks NW. 


Can a Republican win a congressional seat in Portland, Oregon?

Oregon’s 1st Congressional District comprises the northwest corner of the state, extending from the coast and encompassing some of the major Portland suburbs, as well as a chunk of the city itself. Portland’s reputation as a bastion of liberalism is well deserved, and consequently a Republican hasn’t held this seat in 37 years. But there’s a growing feeling that Cornilles might pull off a stunning upset at the end of this month.

Happiest and Unhappiest Cities for Work in 2012

Looking to make a big career move in 2012? Then consider CareerBliss’ annual list of Happiest and Unhappiest Cities for Work. Thousands of employees in the happiest cities say they’re most satisfied with the people they work with, the way they work and the work that they do, while employees in the unhappiest cities want to see better growth opportunities, compensation and company culture. Did your city make our list?

The Man Who Put the ‘M’ in OMB

I work for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Roy L. Ash, who died last month, stood for the best values of civic engagement, and his professional contributions to public management warrant not only accolades but also reflection. His insistence on top-level executive commitment to management change remains relevant to mayors, governors and other innovators at all levels of government.

The Public Sector, Disrupted

In one major sector of the economy, however, prices seem to just keep going up and up without a commensurate increase in performance. And that’s government.

A Key Ingredient Behind Government Employee Satisfaction

Measuring leadership — and identifying federal agencies that breed effective leaders–has rarely been a simple undertaking. While the the Office of Personnel Management‘s 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey captures a surprisingly comprehensive view on the state of leadership at various federal agencies, finding actionable measures of leadership at work remains an elusive science.

Inside the UGB

City switches water supply

It’s time to invest in a bridge

City of Tigard to close another gap in Fanno Creek Trail

Portland Charter Review Commission plans for a utility commission feel like an end run around ratepayer lawsuit

Outside the UGB


No takers so far on Gregoire’s lottery plan

Protecting Pedestrians: Safety upgrade already in works at crosswalk

Pierce County snow, ice removal costs $500K, puts dent in budget