In today’s Buzz: Detroit; Don’t call it a comeback, government meddles in more marriage cases, and Portland rains too much.
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What I’m Listening to – We’re All Gonna Die by Dawes
What I’m Reading – Popular Science
What I’m Watching – The West Wing
What I’m Doing – City of Mt. Angel Wurstfest this weekend!
Is Detroit Really Making a Comeback? Don’t call it a comeback. Though it is back from the brink of bankruptcy, the city’s reality isn’t as rosy as the popular narrative suggests.
Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership A campaign aimed at overturning the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships has gained ground despite defeat at the court of appeal, equal rights supporters have claimed. By a narrow two-to-one decision, the three judges decided to allow the government more time to review the law that prevents opposite-sex couples from taking advantage of civil partnership arrangements.
Portland’s on track for rainiest February of modern era Call it Feb-rain-ary. Rainfall in Portland reached new depths Monday as February 2017 officially became the second-wettest February ever recorded at Portland International Airport. And there’s still eight more days left to break the record.
- Supper Club: Denver, CO – March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Permitting – March 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
- Supper Club: Nashville, TN – March 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Webinar: Managing Community Outrage Using Online Tools – March 23 noon-1 pm
- Supper Club: Sacramento, CA – March 23 6:30 – 8:30 pm
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: E-Purchasing – April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Local Government Confidential
Austin City Council members criticize new Trump immigration measures Members of the Austin City Council lined up Tuesday to condemn the Trump administration’s expansion of deportation criteria for undocumented immigrants in the country, blasting the administration’s efforts as an attack on the city’s Latino community.
Covington city manager resigns amid tension at city hall Covington’s city manager resigned Tuesday night after a tense couple of months at city hall. New Mayor Joe Meyer and his supporters wanted change in the city administration, singling out City Manager Larry Klein as a problem. After closed-door negotiations at city hall the past two days, the city commission voted Tuesday to accept the resignation of Klein, who has been with Covington for nine years.
Long Beach City Council rejects boardwalk alcohol proposal In a 4-1 vote, the Long Beach City Council rejected a proposal Tuesday night to allow the limited sale of alcohol at boardwalk restaurants after expressing concerns over consumption, hours of service, and when lifeguards would be on duty. City Councilman Anthony Eramo was the lone dissenter.