- RSVP: The First 90 Days Discussion Forum
- 04.13.12 Knope of the Week
- Inaugural Meeting of ELGL-Eugene
- Ask the Manager – The First 90 Days
- Job Posting: Washington County
- 04.17.12 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Tax Day Remix)
- 04.17.12 The Morning Buzz
The Social Network
What Makes a Great Tweet? At last count, Twitter had half a billion registered users who together generate some 175 million tweets a day. New accounts are being added at a rate of 11 per second. Just how valuable are these proliferating 140-character messages?
Study dubs Starbucks tops in social media – Seattle-based Starbucks is the nation’s most socially engaged company, according to a new study.
Stay connected by following these feeds.
GOVERNING Leadership Forums – GOVERNING is pleased to announce its new series of regional leadership forums, offering public leaders an opportunity to share best practices in a highly interactive format tailored to the specific issues of the host jurisdictions.
2012 Government Confluence – The ‘unConference’ for implementing change in your jurisdiction.
C-Tran set to host bus rapid transit open house meeting tomorrow – A Wednesday open house meeting will offer residents a chance to weigh in on a proposed bus rapid transit line along Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor.
12 unforgivable writing mistakes – We all make mistakes, but there are some that writers should never make.
Pulitzer Prizes Highlight Social Media’s Penetration Into the Newsroom – The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners reflect the rising role of social media and the Internet in today’s news coverage.
How to Win the Online Job Hunt – Online profiles have the flexibility to help showcase your work and your connections.
Making a Game Out of Town Hall Meetings – For a generation raised on games, anything can be made compelling, assuming points will be awarded. To that end, the site MindMixer has for the last year been dedicated to making a game out of that most dreaded of civic experiences: the town hall meeting.
Is Bad Urban Design Making Us Lonely? Where we live can play a huge role in our social lives. Bigger cities offer more opportunities for interaction, suburban areas prioritize private spaces over public ones.
Antipoverty Tax Program Offers Relief, Though Often Temporary – Karen Spain spent several long months before receiving her tax refund this year in a state of suspended panic. The rent was three months late. Her car’s brakes were shot. And she could no longer afford to pay her electricity bill.
Millennial Consumers: Engaged, Optimistic, Charitable [STUDY] – A study comparing Millennials with non-Millennials sheds light on some of the key behaviors and attitudes of the generation.
Decade low? New budget cuts 1,266 more state jobs
MRSC – May an exchange of emails between members of a governing body constitute a meeting for purposes of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA)?
Inside the UGB
- Oregonian Editorial Board: Savas should chair Clackamas County Commission
- Portland city officials want OLCC rule changed for outdoor liquor licenses
- Mary Nolan dings opponent Amanda Fritz on penny-pinching claims: Portland City Hall roundup
- What comes first: the bicyclists or the bike lanes? And who can prove it?
- Wilsonville stormwater rates to increase by 50 percent over next five years
Outside the UGB
- Oregon’s Jeff Merkley raises money early to fight Senate opponents in 2014
- Burlington City Council welcomes use of social media
- Oregon unemployment essentially flat in March at 8.6 percent, and February job loss not so bad after all
- “(Not) Preaching to the Choir” by All politics is local | The Columbian
- EDITORIAL: LRAPA gasping for air
- Company town: Why are there so many economists in Salem?