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Happy New Year! In 2012, Senator Jeff Merkley is continuing his commitment to hold a town hall in every county of Oregon each year. Next week, Jeff is kicking off his first town halls of the year, visiting Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Linn, Tillamook and Washington Counties. Jeff is looking forward to hearing directly from Oregonians about their thoughts and concerns on issues facing Oregon and the country. Hope to see you all there.
The fourth edition of the CIC Handbook is out! Read it online or in print. The handbook has extensive information about the county’s Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC) and its programs, as well as information about how you can become civically engaged and provide input into county decision-making. Click here to see the handbook or call 503-988-3450 to get a printed copy.
The candidates will also attend a public reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14, in the City Council Chambers, 1310 N. Adair St.
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You might have heard there is no recession among college-educated workers, whose unemployment rate is a mere 4.1 percent. It’s true that the jobs crisis is concentrated in the lower middle class. But even the rich have their own problems. Lawyers and Wall Street financiers are members of an exclusive club: The shrinking white-collar industry.
Like a lot of people, I received Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs for Christmas. Isaacson’s storytelling drew me in quickly. I was amazed and repulsed. And like others, I wondered if the Apple co-founder’s story might contain lessons for those with similar ambition but working outside of business, in government, the nonprofit sector or even philanthropy. Do government and nonprofit agencies tackling such issues as homelessness or workforce development or child welfare need more people like Steve Jobs?
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