Today’s Buzz takes a look at a somewhat forgotten corner of 1980s cartoons, the GOBOTS. While the toys weren’t quite as cool as Transformers, the storyline more than makes up the gap.
What I’m Doing: Recovering from my travels over the past two weeks
What I’m Reading: Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 2
What I’m Watching: Chopped episodes that I’ve missed
What I want to know from you: Which GOBOT was your favorite?
Idaho Rising: The construction industry in Treasure Valley—the region that’s home to Boise, Idaho—has grown drastically over the last year. The city’s increase in building projects is both reviving a once-lagging industry, and putting pressure on its labor force to accommodate the growth in this particular sector. This has resulted in a shortage of skilled labor. Construction workers in the state boast the third-lowest unemployment rate in the industry: As of June 2016, only 2.4 percent of Idaho construction workers were unemployed compared to 4.6 percent nationwide.
Second Night Of Unrest In Milwaukee Following Police Shooting Saturday: A 23-year-old black man was shot and killed as he fled a traffic stop on Saturday; police say he was armed. Protests on Sunday night were smaller and less destructive than on Saturday night.
Thermostat Ransomware: A Glimpse into the Future of Crime in Cities: At this year’s annual DEF CON conference held Aug. 4-7 in Las Vegas, two security researchers demonstrated that it’s possible to infect a smart thermostat with ransomware — a form of malicious software that encrypts or blocks access to a device until a ransom is paid, usually in the form of bitcoins.
- 2016 #CityHallSelfie Day Map
- I love BBQ: Craig Dudek, City of Olathe, KS
- Supper Club: ELGL Supper Club in San Mateo, CA – August 28
- Conference & Networking: League of Women in Government Symposium + Networking – September 24
- Networking: ELGL & ICMA BBQ Mixer – September 25
- Webinar:Local Governments & Local and Regional Food Economies – October 11
- Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
- Glenn Beck urges conservatives to understand ‘Black Lives Matter
- Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show Is Gone Too Soon: When The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore launched in January 2015, it possessed a rare quality in the world of late-night comedy: It actually discussed the issues of the day, rather than simply yelling at the audience about them. Wilmore, a longtime Daily Showcontributor and veteran TV comedy writer, was a logical pick to succeed Stephen Colbert in Comedy Central’s 11:30 p.m. slot after The Daily Show, and the show he created was one that fit beautifully with his persona. It was wry, witty, never afraid to engage with the intersection of politics and race, and eager to unpack serious debates. But this week will beits last on the air, with Comedy Central canceling it on the grounds that it “hasn’t resonated” with audiences.
- Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets: During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste. Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe, authors of A Square Meal, discuss food trends of the time.
Heads Up: London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones: A crop of bookshops buck the trend of high-speed Wi-Fi and barista-made coffee in favor of the centuries-old tradition of disconnected browsing.
Almanac Warns Of ‘Numbing Cold’ Winter And Snow Ahead For Midwest: It’s never too early to start thinking about those dibs markers, eh?
- What Is This Crap? City Wastewater Agency Wants Help Naming New Fertilizer: The official nominees include: Poop de Loop, TURDILIZER and 2 Good.
Huma Abedin’s overlapping jobs renew focus on Clinton conflicts: Abedin’s roles are drawing renewed scrutiny after a conservative watchdog group’s release last week of a new batch of emails to and from Clinton aides.
- Playground safety scores raise flag for St. Louis park maintenance: The city parks division says a Washington University study on playgrounds overlooks recent renovations.
McKee buys Pruitt-Igoe site, a symbol of St. Louis’s decline, and now, rebirth: Developer Paul McKee’s plans call for hotel and offices on the site of the failed public housing project.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway making state history: STL native is first pregnant woman to hold statewide office.
St. Charles County lawmaker to quit after moving out of district: Democrats had called on Rep. Ron Hicks to step down because of a state law that doesn’t allow lawmakers to live outside of their districts.
Lake Bluff Garden Club Turns 100: Adaptability is the key to longevity for the Lake Bluff Garden Club. Though its mission remains a commitment to the environment and the community since its founding in 1917, the Lake Bluff Garden Club enters its 100th year in 2016 finding new and different ways to add beauty to the community, according to Club President Nan Patterson. “We’ve been able to change with the times,” Patterson said. “We’ve always found something to keep everyone interested.”