It’s that time of year again in the Midwest. You know, that time when spring is here for a few hours and then there’s a blizzard. My favorite part about this kind of weather is being able to start firing up the grill, and we all know what that means… steak.

Right Now With Emily Morrison (LinkedIn, Twitter)

What I’m Reading – Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

What I’m Doing – Planning an educational conference for local substance abuse problems.

What I want to know from you – What’s your favorite thing to grill?

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We’re Buzzin’

The Office Of The Future Will Be Natural, Chair-less, And Designed For Collaboration. I don’t know about you, but I kind of like my chair, and I wouldn’t trust printed food but that’s where futurists are predicting we are headed.

Experts Say Social Media Proving ‘Indispensable’ During Tragedies. “It has become an advanced form of newspaper distribution,” said Bryce Westlake, a professor at San Jose State University specializing in social networks and cyber crimes. As emergency crews responded to the attacks in Brussels, Belgium leaders took to Twitter asking people to message their loved ones via WhatsApp, instead of clogging phone lines.


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Upcoming ELGL Events

Webinar: The 10 Commandments of Town-Gown Relationships – March 25

Webinar: What Local Governments Get Wrong About Websites – March 31

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month


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50 Nifty

Why Rotterdam Is Building Hundreds Of Bridges From Plastic

Building Infrastructure for More Inclusive Communities

Disney and Marvel plan to boycott Georgia if it passes its terrible anti-gay law.

D.C. Metro shutdown reveals infrastructure issues amid public outcry, traffic jams

This Amazing App Could Integrate Every Urban Transportation System—And Pay You Not To Drive


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Local Gov Confidential

Poor white kids are less likely to go to prison than rich black kids

New York village finds crime fighting success with license plate cameras, but faces data overload.

Legislation Could Spell Trouble for State and Local Drone Zoning