11.18.12 Your Sunday Post

LSU Football: Presser Proves Les Miles Still Most Entertaining Man in the SEC


Inside Stories: Mayoral race is personal in Hubbard – In the days after the Nov. 6 general election, Tom McCain was taking it hard. He was taking it personally. He was feeling bitter.

Facing massive layoffs, Russia’s ‘Detroit’ feels the chill – Vasily Kurikov worked for 28 years at AvtoVAZ, Russia’s biggest carmaker, but the factory has him on half-shifts and, like everyone else in town, he’s heard that there are 27,600 job cuts coming. Looking at the people in front of him, many of them AvtoVAZ workers left to wander this city on the banks of the Volga River, Kurikov said that things could turn bad.

EXCLUSIVE: Union Gap Mayor talks to Action News – Union Gap’s soon-to-be former mayor will be arrested if he enters city hall. It’s caused a lot of talk around town, and tonight Action News gets the mayor’s side of the story. It was a sweeping change inside city hall. Earlier this month, Union Gap residents voted for to change from a strong-mayor system to a council-manager government, putting Mayor Jim Lemon out of the job.

State Republicans ponder long-term prospects on blue West Coast – Washington’s new secretary of state, Kim Wyman, is the only Republican candidate elected statewide in Washington this year — and the only Republican statewide-elected official on the West Coast.

Counting the Days Till Marijuana’s Legal – With Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Seattle police are using a blog post called “Marijwhatnow” to inform residents.

After Sandy, Can the Past Be Rebuilt? As battered coastal towns like Sea Bright, N.J., take stock after Sandy, some ask not just if vulnerable communities can rebuild, but whether they should.

The Fiscal Cliff

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Leaders express hope fiscal cliff will be averted

Six Ways the Fiscal Cliff May Affect Your Taxes

Wesson warns of up to 1,400 city layoffs if tax hike fails

Stocks Dive Off the ‘Cliff’ Ahead of the Government

Buffett not worried about fiscal cliff

Steer clear of the cliff

Inside Portlandia

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Playing games over CRC’s light rail line could cloud efforts to win US funding

We’ve added to our team: more fare enforcers and a K-9 police unit

Council to consider changes to proposed fee, levy

Hillsboro electric charging program to be honored

Cornelius hires Ken Summers as interim chief during probe

City hopes ‘hub’ idea a winner

Wetlands balance nature’s flow

Steve Duin: A bridge too wide in Sellwood?

Outside Portlandia

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Political Chat: Out Of The Campaign And Into The Chaos

City of Union Gap to mayor: Stay off our property

For those interested in pensions: A round-up

City’s buried reservoirs might need retrofitting

Oregon PERS: Hard choices for public reforms must pass legal and political hurdles

Hopscotching Hubbard Mayors

Editorial: State election laws need to be updated

New rules for urban farm animals considered

Do Something

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

RSVP: CFM Presents the Local Impact of the Fiscal Cliff – The Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration, PERS reform, CRC – What is the local impact?Join us to hear about the high profile issues that are likely to dominate the 113th Session of Congress and the 2013 Oregon State Legislative Session and the potential impact to local government.Thursday, November 29 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Madison Room at the Oregon Historical Society.

City has openings on several boards and commissions – The City of Wilsonville is looking for dedicated volunteers to participate on either the Budget Committee, DRB, Planning Commission or Parks and Recreation Boar

 Corporate Ladder

Body Armor (Nick Anderson / Houston Chronicle)

You Need a Plan for the Holidays – Whether customers are consumers or companies, small businesses need to adjust their routines to satisfy special interests during the season.

The 3 Types Of Mentors Everyone Should Have – When starting out in your career, having a mentor can help lead you in the right professional direction.

Perfect your 15-second “elevator” pitch – Can you sell your company, your product, your service or your proposed project in no more than 30 seconds? If it takes you five minutes to explain what you’re about, you risk losing your audience and muddying the message.

The Social Network

Data Doubter (Nick Anderson / Houston Chronicle)

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career – A new study reveals the 10 worst communication blunders that will ruin your professional reputation.

NASCAR’s Innovative Social Media Approach Leads to Significant Growth in Fan Base – As drivers prepare to start their engines for the final Sprint Cup Series race in the 2012 NASCAR season, the sanctioning and governing body has much to celebrate with respect to the growth of its sport.

65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed – In addition to gifts and gadgets, you’ll find helpful social media and digital business advice, as well as some killer software apps. So dig in, and help yourself to a holiday-feast-sized portion of digital media resources.

Could Twitter Do Better Than Dodd-Frank? Reading the International Herald Tribune during my stay in Singapore today I was “gobsmacked” (as the Brits say) by the juxtaposition of two articles about the failure of regulation.

11 Social Media Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You’re Making – Navigating social media is no “one and done” endeavor. It’s all fair game and enlightening information is generally available to all. Privatizing the personal is basic good sense, but consider the following tips as well.

Facebook: Green America

Twitter: Old Bend

Pinterest: Sustainable Cities Collective

Google+: KOMO News

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Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy