03.05.13 Your Morning Buzz

OSU athletics: Rebranding didn’t stray too far from tradition

Welcome Newest Members

Corporate Member: Ben Patinkin, President, Patinkin Research Strategies

Ben Patinkin, founder and President of Patinkin Research Strategies, has over a decade of experience providing research and strategic consulting for Democratic candidates, labor unions, conservation groups, issue advocacy campaigns and corporations. A graduate of the Riva Training Institute, he’s conducted scores of focus groups and hundreds of polls across the country working to advance progressive causes and candidates.

Individual Member: Shaibu Sunday Danladi, Charles University in Prague, PhD Student

Upcoming Forums

March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic AccountingRSVP by Wednesday, March 6.

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. 3 Charts That Explain Why You Spend So Much on Transportation – The affordability problem starts with planning that favors the automobile, argues a new report.

  2. Messy politics no more? Union Gap hires new city manager – Monday night, Union Gap city council made an effort towards a fresh start in the city.

  3. Doctor, Not Chaplain: How a Deeply Religious Surgeon General Taught a Nation About HIV – The late C. Everett Koop chose to fight the AIDS epidemic at its 1980s outset, despite resistance from the conservative base that brought him into the office.

  4. Using The New Sim City, 6 Urban Planners Battle For Bragging Rights – We brought together some of the most interesting urban thinkers to play the new version of the city planning game to see who make the best fake metropolis. But building a sustainable city from the ground is harder than it looks.

  5. A Private Boom Amid Detroit’s Public Blight – Private industry is blooming here, even as the city’s finances have descended into wreckage.

I’m Just a Bill

OR Lege: Bridges, Budgets and Business

Senate moves Columbia River Crossing forward, all eyes turn to Washington Legislature

Columbia River Crossing money left off Washington state GOP budget

Lawmakers like lottery money, just not the Oregon Lottery

Steve Duin: Ted Wheeler weighs in on the Columbia River Crossing

Oregon legislators asked to give up their power to redraw their own political boundaries

Today’s CRC News: Hero Jackie Dingfelder, Financial Problems

Wine, teens and saliva on the docket: Oregon Legislature Today

GOP introduces bill to keep government open

Democrats propose $455 million in cuts to PERS

‘Sit-lie bill’ sparks debate about homeless on sidewalks

The Fiscal Cliff

Sequestration Is On Us… Until We Demand REAL Change

Q&A: Legislative Leaders Roll Out Next Budget

Poll: Washington State – Strong voter opposition to higher gas, car-tab taxes

Republicans fear fallout of cuts to health programs

Cost of current public employees is much lower than it appears

Outside Portlandia

Group charts road to growth in EV industry

Woodland council takes stand on gun owners’ rights

New Seattle arena faces more opposition from Longshore Union

Springfield City Council to look at raising fees

The Career Center

The ELGL Resume Book…It’s Back – ELGL is now accepting entries for the 2nd edition of the Resume Book. We encourage all ELGL members to submit a resume whether you are employed or you are looking for employment. Non-ELGL members can also submit a resume but members will receive priority placement in the book.

Living Proof That You Can Land a Job in Portland – The beginning of March marks my four-month anniversary of living in the great city of Portland, Oregon. In this short time, I’ve had the amazing privilege of meeting dozens of interesting, inspiring people through informational interviews, networking events, and serendipitous run-ins.

Common Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb – With the number of emails we send every day, it’s now more important than ever to double check what we are sending. I’ve highlighted a few of the most common errors people make, all of which should be avoided.

Office Stress: His vs. Hers – Chronic Tension Hurts Mental Clarity; For Women, a ‘Tend and Befriend’ Response.

Understand the Costs of Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Sick leave mandates aren’t the cost-free endeavors advocates make them out to be

The World Wide Web

The Top 50 Apps Employees Sneak Into Work – ”Shadow IT” is the latest buzzword for when employees buy their own apps and use them at work.

Twitter vs. Instagram: The Showdown in an Infographic – It’s been three months since Instagram killed support for Twitter cards, yet we still regularly hear complaints about the newfound hassle in tweeting your ‘grams: “Tragic,” the chorus goes. “So lame.”

The Beginning Of The End Of Native Twitter Apps – Twitter is sinking the original TweetDeck to make way for its web apps. And why Twitter is done with native.

Twitter sentiment more negative, liberal than general public: study – If you’re looking for an accurate picture of public sentiment, don’t go to Twitter. If you’re looking for negativity and partisanship, the microblogging platform is the right place.

Klout Vs. Kred: Which, If Any, Is Better For Your Business? A brief look at a couple of the most well-known social media influence measurement tools and my opinion.

We recommend:

ELGL Facebook: American Public Transportation Association

ELGL Google+: Sierra Club

ELGL Pinterest: Providence Journal

ELGL Twitter: Melissa Anzman


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