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The High Five

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  1. 5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood’s Lead – Ray LaHood is probably best known to the broader public as the bureaucrat who has spent the last four years railing against distracted driving. Under his tenure as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, his department launched a public service onslaught warning of the modern perils of texting while driving (our favorite detail: the federal government now runs a slick website called distraction.gov).
  2. More Cuts Could Be On Horizon For Central Oregon Bus Service – This week, we’ve been exploring public bus service in Oregon. Monday, we heard about bus rapid transit systems in Portland and Eugene. Today, we’re going to hear about some of the challenges facing public transportation in Central Oregon. Over the last year, Cascades East Transit has scaled back its service. As David Nogueras reports, planners there are trying to figure out how to make rural transit more efficient without reducing access to those who need it most.
  3. Portland City Auditor: Transportation Bureau spread too thin, needs spending ‘strategy’Portland’s Transportation Bureau has too many goals, not enough money to meet them and no rules about what comes first, according to an independent audit released today.
  4. Should Cities Make Drivers Pay for Sunday Parking Too? For years, the answer was no. But in cities across the country, that’s changing. And it’s causing quite a stir among church-goers.
  5. Strict Chicago Laws Can’t Stem Fatal Shots – The city’s struggle to stem a flood of lethal shootings has revealed the complications inherent in carrying out local gun laws. Above, explore the origins of recovered guns.

I’m Just a Bill

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Multnomah County takes ‘wait-and-see’ stand on PERS, weighs options to solve long-term liability
Follow the money: Legislators’ donors online
Officials: PERS reform to save $4.3 billion over 20 years
Beware: Soda tax, Gas tax, Beer tax, Tire tax, Late tax, Privilege Tax

The Fiscal Cliff

Council to weigh water, power rate hikes
Washington state’s taxpayers pick up $5,600 dry-cleaning tab
Sunnyside neighbors wont see higher utility rates
Lawmakers see no deal in sight to stop sequester

Inside Portlandia


Suburban transit a key piece of tailpipe emissions study
Forest Grove ‘islanders’ worry about taxes, sewer and roads if city annexes properties
As office evolves, Washington County auditor seeks funding for third employee
Lininger joins Oregon Iron Works
City auditor releases final lobbyist reports for Adams’ term
New Clackamas County commissioners make first attempts to stop Portland-Milwaukie light rail in Portland
County Administrator Steve Wheeler’s memo to staff advising them on OK light rail activities
Beaverton could redraw enterprise zone to include possible Nike expansion site
Could Oak Grove be one of the largest cities in Oregon, in Clackamas County? PolitiFact Oregon

Outside Portlandia

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Seaside leaders give thumbs up to Winstanley
Port Angeles needs to strike balance between cost, quality, city manager tells chamber audience
Lane County Sheriff encouraged by public safety levy survey results
Unions Are the Authors of Their Own Decline
Bellevue council not crowing over its roosters

The Career Center

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Psst…This Is What Your Co-Worker Is Paid – Welcome to the ‘Open’ Company, Where Every Detail About Salary, Financials and Performance Is Open for Viewing by All
The most overused words on resumes – Think that describing yourself as a “highly qualified” “self-starter” who is a “creative” “problem solver” will help you stand out on the job hunt? Think again. According to a new OfficeTeam survey, these are among the most overused terms on resumes.
3 Reasons to Grow the Talent You Have Into the Leaders You Need -Here’s what I don’t understand: Why is the process of finding a leader – whether to backfill someone or to fill a new role – often treated as an isolated event rather than an ongoing process?
11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader – Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful.
Threat of sequestration takes a toll on employee productivity – With few signs that Congress and the White House are close to a new budget deal, agency employees continue to plan reluctantly for across-the-board spending cuts, leaving vacancies unfilled and drawing up springtime furlough schedules, according to observers.

Do Something

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City of Bend seeks committee applicants – Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) – 2 openings Members are appointed to recommend traffic safety improvements and traffic safety programs. Affordable Housing Advisory Committee – 2 openings Applicants are needed from representatives of local lending institutions as well as residents of affordable housing. These are the only applications that will be considered as all other positions on the committee have been filled.
Dallas schools seek budget, facilities committee members – The Dallas School Board is currently looking for community members to serve on the following committees.

The World Wide Web

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How Facebook Taught Its Search Tool to Understand People – Its success is based on understanding how people are wired: how they present themselves, what they remember, whom they trust, and now, how they seek information.
Study Says Twitter Is Fastest-Growing Social Platform in the WorldTwitter is now the fastest-growing social platform on the planet, beatingFacebook and Google+ for the top spot, new research suggests.
20 best iPhone apps for starters – What are the best apps for the iPhone? With thousands of apps available to download, it’s hard to know definitively. But here’s a selection of some essential and not-so-essential apps that will help you get by in a world increasingly dependent on digital interaction.

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