02.11.13 Your Morning Buzz

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Welcome New Member:

Madilynn Bishop, Portland State University, Committee Assistant

Join ELGL: Students (free), individuals ($20), and organizations ($250)

Upcoming Forums:

February 21: ELGL Willamette Valley Presents Behind the Curtain: Tour of the Hult Center

March 1: ELGL Conference Planning Committee Meeting

March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting

April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager

April 17: K.L. Wombacher, Hillsboro Hops General Manager

October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School

The High Five

  1. Ex-Bell official testifies she seldom questioned city manager – Former Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo testifies in the corruption trial of six ex-council members that she seldom questioned Robert Rizzo — even when he told her he was giving himself raises.

  2. Warning: New rules ahead – A change in federal regulations is reshaping America’s road signs.

  3. Overtime puts squeeze on local cities’ budgets – Firefighters, police officers earn lion’s share of extra hours

  4. A Growing Trend: Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government – In a trend that is surprising pollsters and jangling the nerves of Republicans, a majority of young people embraces President Obama’s notion that government can be a constructive force.

  5. Soaring Salaries for State Employees Rankle Brazil – Exploiting generous benefits and loopholes, some public sector employees earn more than $260,000 a year.

I’m Just a Bill

Portland should use creativity, not cudgel, on sick leave: Agenda 2013

Hoffman: Ten years later, Kitzhaber eyes a second round of PERS reforms

The week ahead at the Oregon Legislature

Gay marriage supporters announce drive to put measure on Oregon ballot in 2014

Public hearing on Columbia River Crossing: Oregon Legislature Today

The Fiscal Cliff

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Who is responsible for the looming ‘sequester’spending cuts?

McCain says ‘maybe’ to new tax revenue

Durbin: Spending cuts were threat, not strategy

Rocky Mountain National Park among those bracing for federal spending cuts

Deadline on Spending Cuts Could Test Market Gains

Inside Portlandia

City wants lots of federal money

Sick of Government Sick Leave Policies

Beaverton’s flagging urban renewal district gets boost from EPA

Outside Portlandia

Sunnyside City Council to address manager’s actions Monday

New state GOP chair plans to add 200,000 new members

EDITORIAL | Mayor selection process on track

Bellingham planner: Public misinformed about Alabama Street project

Eugene Council to discuss farm animals

The Career Center

  • Millennials feel more stress than older generations, study says – Those 18- to 33-yeas-olds actually stress out more than older generations, the American Psychological Assn. concluded in its new study. Slightly more than 50% said that overwhelming worries disrupted their sleep in the past month.

  • The Top 5 Unusual Ways to Land an Interview – Tired of sending out resumes and never hearing back? Maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Check out these five unusual methods to landing an interview.

  • Relax! You’ll Be More Productive – THINK for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run that’s not particularly nutritious? Rarely get away from your desk for lunch? Run from meeting to meeting with no time in between? Find it nearly impossible to keep up with the volume of e-mail you receive? Leave work later than you’d like, and still feel compelled to check e-mail in the evenings?

  • When E-Mail Turns From Delight to Deluge – IN the not-so-distant past, the chipper AOL sound of “You’ve got mail!” filled me with giddiness and glee. I would eagerly check my in-box, excited to see what message had arrived.

A Call to Action

  • Love transit? Help us count the ways … and win – So hop on board – join the affair – and tell us what transit means most to you at DriveLessSaveMore.com, and you could be one of 70 to win tickets to see Martin Zarzar of Pink Martini fame live on April 5 at The Bing Lounge. Plus, 3 lucky winners will also enjoy a luxurious stay at The Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland, plus a $50 Pastini gift card (a $300 value!). Enter by 5 p.m. on March 5.

  • West Linn Ideas – Share your ideas about West Linn on a new, interactive web page.

The World Wide Web

  • Why Do Internet Trolls Exist? As you’ve probably discovered, there are people lurking all over the web who find great joy in humiliating and attacking others. This insightful infographic describes the inner workings of Internet trolls, explaining why they decide to spend their online time in attack mode. Tapping the expertise of psychologists and experts, it offers solid reasons why this scourge of the Internet continues.

  • The Future Of Google Plus, And Its Path To Social-Media Domination – Scoff all you want, but these compelling, just-catching-on product rollouts and integrations will make Google win the battle for hearts, minds, and active users

We recommend:

ELGL Facebook: Ask a Manager

ELGL Google+: Ashland Public Library

ELGL Pinterest: Kentwired.com

ELGL Twitter: Katy Muldoon

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