11.24.12 Your Morning Buzz


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Getting down to brass tacks – In the negotiations to reduce America’s long-term deficit and to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts at the year’s end, Republicans have so far done most of the retreating. But they still want something in return.

Supreme Court to consider workplace harassment rules – The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a case that could determine when a company is liable for harassment by its employees.

The Rise of the New Baltimoreans – Part three of the three-part series, “Emerging Innovations from the Front Lines of Urban Development”, explores how cities are developing innovative models for tackling complex urban issues and strengthening their local economies. This series is produced in partnership with Next American City.

The Fiscal Cliff

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Ferndale rounds out budget with new hires, flat taxes

Why We Build Fiscal Cliffs

King County sheriff’s office will close cold-case unit because of budget crunch

Sales tax boosts C-Tran’s budget

Fiscal Cliff Notes: How to survive a debt conversation

We most solve unsustainable increases to the cost of government

Fiscal Cliff Tweets to Watch

Budget reserve protects Oregon against revenue forecast swings

Inside Portlandia

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Keep politics out of sick leave policy

Police union leader says officers reluctant to use force, are hurt because of DOJ pact

Gov. Kitzhaber tries to avert longshore-backed strike at Port of Portland as more labor trouble looms

Federal judge cancels Monday’s sentencing of Portland’s former parking manager

Activists aim to get paid sick leave for Portland workers

Outside Portlandia

Medford considers splitting utility bills in two

City wants to streamline its street-width regs

Wagers change Talent’s city law

Independence police chief celebrates 25 on the job

County adds bridge to coast project

Bellevue officials blindsided by light-rail yard plan

Do Something

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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.

Ferndale seeks planning commissioners – The city seeks to fill at least two seats on the Planning Commission by the first of the year.

Corporate Ladder

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Why Fair Bosses Fall Behind – In management, fairness is a virtue. Numerous academic studies have shown that the most effective leaders are generally those who give employees a voice.

5 Myths Of Human Resources Management – So why do we see a lot of successful managers who are former management consultants? The answer is selection bias. It is the same reason a lot of successful naval officers are Naval Academy graduates. It also distorts the view of what experiences actually predict success in senior management.

The Social Network

Mail Tribune is second Oregon paper to create its own Pinterest page – If you are staying indoors this holiday weekend playing on the Internet, check out the Mail Tribune’s new Pinterest page.

Thanksgiving Day on Instagram – Yesterday, photos of turkeys and pies took over Instagram as people celebrated Thanksgiving Day with friends and family. We saw record usage as Instagrammers shared photos of their loved ones and holiday celebrations.

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page – Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages.

The Top 5 Corporate Twitter Disasters –  2012 has been the year big businesses finally took the big leap toward embracing social media.


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