Carine Arendes, Portland State University, Assistant Campus Planner
April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager
October 4: ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School
The High Five
Partisan lines deepen over PERS, taxes at Oregon Legislature – Battle lines over retirement benefits and taxes are deepening at the Oregon Legislature and threaten an effort by both parties to pump enough money into K-12 schools to avoid more teacher layoffs and shorter academic years.
U.S. beefs up West Coast missile defenses in face of N. Korea threat – The Pentagon announced Friday that it would strengthen the country’s defenses against a possible attack by nuclear-equipped North Korea, fielding additional missile systems to protect the West Coast at a time of growing concern about the Stalinist regime.
Courting ‘Project Azalea’: A three-way race for mysterious chip factory – Azalea is the code name for a major electronics factory being courted by economic development officials in Oregon and New York.
Kent Appointed Creswell Interim Administrator – To say that local politics in Creswell have been somewhat contentious would be putting it mildly. Though Creswell is a small town, it has experienced dramatic moments that make larger cities appear tame. Newer leadership that has demanded more openness and transparency have often been at odds with the established norm.
Former Gov. Booth Gardner dies at 76 – When Gov. Booth Gardner first ran for the state’s highest office in 1984, many in Washington did not even know his name. That soon changed, and he went on to become a two-term governor and one of the most popular politicians in state history.
I’m Just a Bill
The Fiscal Cliff
After mass shootings, schools and camps in Multnomah County look to sheriff’s office for crisis training
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.
Why Employers Aren’t Filling Their Open Jobs – There are many signs that the US economy is improving, but the most important one, the unemployment rate, remains stubbornly rooted in recession territory. We had jobless recoveries coming out of the last recessions in 2001 and 1992, but this one put the budget squeeze on recruiting and has gone on for a very long time. Does it mean there is something really different this time?
Management Fads That Make a Difference – New management tools are a dime a dozen and often just old strategies with fancy new names. But a few do make measurable differences.
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