I’m doing a happy dance right now. My youngest child is now tall enough to ride real roller coasters!!! Warning: this post may cause motion sickness, but let’s talk about Uber saving Pittsburgh, the Confederate flag being removed from a stained glass window, and the rescue plan for Detroit’s schools.

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Right Now With Emily Morrison (LinkedIn, Twitter)

What I’m Listening To– #ThrowbackThursday on Spotify.

What I’m Doing – Managing registration for an addiction and recovery conference.

What I want to know from you – What is your favorite roller coaster?


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We’re Buzzin’

Can a wonked-out reality competition help save the American city? The public-private effort reflects a surge of similar ambitions elsewhere. Cities across the country, with a nudge from Washington, are trying to remake themselves by taking an expansive view of the role of transportation in their civic lives.

National Cathedral Will Remove Confederate Flag Stained Glass Windows. Rather than replacing them quietly, the National Cathedral has used this as an opportunity to openly discuss racism in America and learn from those discussions.

Using Literature as a Force for Good Among Austin’s Homeless Population. Through book donations and creative writing classes, one man is giving back to a community of which he was once a part.


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Upcoming ELGL Events

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Local Gov Confidential

How Safe Was the Water in Flint’s Jail?