Today’s Buzz features the fifteen most important states in the presidential election, invasive pigs, and robot-made artisanal pizza. Just a few days into Movember (the month formerly known as November) and men across the globe are growing out their mo’s to bring awareness to men’s health issues and today’s buzz salutes their cause.

Right Now with Ian Davidson

What I’m Doing: Patiently growing out my moustache

What I’m Watching: Nick Offerman explain how to grow a moustahce


We’re Buzzin’

Trump said Obama screamed at a protester. Watch what really happened. President Barack Obama defended a pro-Trump protester in front of thousands of his supporters at a rally Friday night, telling the hecklers in his crowd to “respect” even those on the other side. A few hours later, Donald Trump stood in front of thousands of people and accused Obama of “really screaming” at and berating the protester — something which never occurred.


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Podcast: Between Two Interns with Anthony Hooper, Lake Oswego, OR

Congrats to the new Mercer Island City Manager….Julie Underwood

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11/16 The Confidential: Mt. Rushmore of Public Utilities


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50 Nifty

Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs: Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely explain what will happen to all those newly jobless humans. As usual, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk responds to an obvious question with an answer that may surprise some.

The 15 states that will decide the election: Here’s what you need to know about the electoral battlegrounds of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Brazil’s invasive pigs are bad enough. Now, they’re feeding rabid vampire bats. It’s a classic story of how one human action can trigger cascading effects that ultimately come back around and hurt people.

How LinkedIn Drove a Wedge Between Microsoft and Salesforce: Once so close they flirted with a merger, the software giants became archrivals when they realized the value of the data amassed by social networks.

Food Fight Heats Up as America’s Test Kitchen Sues a Founder: A lawsuit accuses Christopher Kimball and others of theft in creating a new cooking empire, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street.



Local Gov Confidential

South Carolina Man May Be Linked to 7 Killings, Authorities Say: A man charged in the kidnapping of a woman found alive confessed to the unsolved killings of four people in 2003, and may be linked to a total of seven deaths, the authorities said.

New York Attorney General to Investigate Taser Death of Bronx Man: The review by the office of Eric T. Schneiderman will include whether Ariel Galarza, who died on Wednesday, was armed when a police officer used an electric stun gun on him.

Artisanal pizza from a robot? Restaurants use machines to spread sauce, bake pizzas and chop salads — but “not too perfectly.”

Green-Wood Cemetery, Where Presidential Aspirants Enjoy an Afterlife: Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn will pay tribute to those who tried but failed to make it to the White House with a tour of graves of also-rans.

More states appear in play as presidential race moves to final stretch: The wildest U.S. presidential race in memory has grown more competitive in most of the battleground states, although Democrat Hillary Clinton still holds a broader path to victory than Republican Donald Trump.