12.06.12 Your Morning Buzz

Gregoire signs Washington gay marriage law

Updated: King County has officially issued more than 300 marriage licenses as of 6:45am.


Next ELGL Forum:

Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director

January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters

RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com.

The Fiscal Cliff



What’s BRT? A ride around Las Vegas on its bus rapid transit system – Last week, a Portland Tribune editorial hailed bus rapid transit, or BRT, as a rising option for future commutes.

Paradise City – Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.

A Sales Tax, Anybody? Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.

Headout: The Zero Train – Columbia River Crossing for dummies.

What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Urban Economies – Alex Marshall, a journalist and senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association, has written two books on the topic of cities: How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl and The Roads Not Taken and Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities. He also lectures on urbanism and teaches courses on infrastructure.

City manager candidates talk priorities for Klamath – The three candidates for Klamath Falls city manager had the chance to interact with the City Council and city staff during a meet-and-greet luncheon Tuesday.

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia

The Career Center

Three Woefully Outdated Bits Of Career Advice You Must Avoid, If You Want To Be Successful – If you had a nickel for every time you heard one of these three bits of career advice, you’d have a lot of nickels.

The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make – I recently reviewed a resume from a talented individual. She had terrific experience.

Biggs and Richwine: The Underworked Public Employee – The cliché is true: Government workers do tend to take it easier than their private counterparts.

Do Something

Is it time for a new westside bypass study? (poll) What do you think? Cast your vote in the accompanying poll by 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, and leave a comment here or on the poll itself.

Applicants needed for Bend Economic Development Advisory Board – The City of Bend is seeking applicants for a vacant position on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB).

Comment sought online on long-term ‘Whatcom Futures’ vision – Whatcom County residents are asked to comment online on a long-range plan for future growth that eventually could be put into practice by governments, businesses and other local institutions.

The Social Network

Less Than 30 Percent of Companies Have Social Media-Focused Employees, Survey Says – Less than one-third of companies have employees dedicated solely to social-media tasks, according to a recent survey.

In ‘Killing’ The Text Message, Facebook Is Behind The Pack – Having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the humble SMS text message has a bittersweet birthday present: plenty of indication that it is gradually becoming obsolete.

Instagram Declares War on Twitter, Social Media Loses – “Sometimes you need an axe.” That was the caption on one of the last photos that Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom posted to Twitter, this summer, before his company’s acquisition by Facebook.

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