03.28.12 The Morning Buzz

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Residents invited for input on new Park Avenue light rail station public art – Residents are asked to educate the artists, who were selected from a shortlist put together by TriMet and the arts committee for the project, about the area and community values.

TVF&R Looking for Volunteer Firefighters, Interest Night Planned – TVF&R is hosting an interest night for our volunteer firefighting program! Visit the blog for details.

Gladstone City Council seeks new member: Applicants must deliver paperwork to City Hall by Tuesday, April 3.


5 Technologies Your Business Should Be Using – Do you rely on your teenager to clue you in on the latest technology?

Your Career Needs to Be Horizontal – Like it or not, most of us think about career success in terms of moving up the hierarchy. 

How Will You Redefine Yourself? –  Here are seven roles a founder can transition into to ensure continued success.

Why Your Office Desk Is the Ultimate Drain on Creativity – I learned some important lessons (other than “exercise patience while waiting in line, AGAIN,” and “don’t eat barbecue every meal for 5.


When a Parking Lot Is So Much More – We paved paradise and now look what we’ve got: 3 parking spaces for every car in the U.S., 800 million in all. That’s 4,360 square miles of parking lot.

Investigator says Molalla, already facing deficit, owes $2.5 million for misused development fees – It is unclear, however, where the city will find the cash. The forensic auditor will present her final report to City Council on Wednesday.

Are privatized public libraries really so bad? I’ll admit, to me, the idea of a privatized public library has a certain dystopian ring to it, the ultimate public space corrupted for a profit.

Outside the UGB

Feds declare Canby, Aumsville, Irrigon and other Oregon small towns are ‘urban’

News: North Bend hires former ORCCA finance director

News: Ashland’s new boss clashes with parks

Ore. mayor won’t resign, files police report instead 

Boldt asks county GOP to remove sanctions

Vancouver agrees to ask voters for parks funding

Government layoffs sour Clark County recovery

Yakima’s code enforcement to oversee fire inspection