12.13.12 Your Morning Buzz

Posted on December 13, 2012


NASA releases Mayan calendar ‘told ya so’ video 10 days early | Crave – CNET

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Next ELGL Forum

Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director

January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters

RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, [email protected]

 

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Even American Drivers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think  – A quarter of car commuters gave up their parking permits after a recent trial in Boston.

Live chat recap: How fair is property tax compression? Earlier today The Oregonian’s editorial and commentary editor Erik Lukens and associate editor Len Reed discussed with readers the system that has produced property tax compression and what could be done to make it more fair.

When government does things better than private enterprise – The government’s scale and ability to look beyond narrow self-interest make its involvement in many programs the smart choice. Medicare is a prime example.

D.C. Council member employed by street-paver wants more street paving – In Anita D. Bonds’s short career as a frontline politico, she’s attracted quite a bit of grief for her employment at Fort Myer Construction Corp., which does tens of millions of dollars in paving and other contracting for the city.

DAS spending of extra funds without lawmakers’ input criticized – The state’s central administrative agency had an extra $6.8 million in its current budget, but started spending the money without informing the Legislature.

The Fiscal Cliff

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Inside Portlandia

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Outside Portlandia

An apocalyptic disaster would be worth not having to see any more of your Facebook updates.

The Career Center

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The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013 – The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only technical and programming chops that prospective hires should be showcasing.

At federal government agencies, survey finds sagging job satisfaction – It’s no secret that federal workers are feeling worn down. They’ve had their salaries frozen and are at the center of a partisan debate over the value of their work.

Finding the Job of Your Life – Let’s face it. We all think about it. At times we think of little else — even if only rarely and in certain settings do we feel free to admit it. The conversation often begins furtively, the question murmured as if slightly shameful or out of place. How can I get more of it at work?

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Visit Wilsonville’s Transportation Plan Online Open House – The City of Wilsonville is holding an online open house to share the draft list of transportation investment priorities from today until 2035.

The City of Bend is seeking applicants for two vacant positions on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Applicants are needed from representatives of local lending institutions as well as representatives from affordable housing providers. These are the only applications that will be considered as all other positions on the committee have been filled.

The Social Network

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4 New Pinterest Tools to Try If you’re not yet tracking your performance on Pinterest, you should. These useful tools can help.

LinkedIn Users Love These Company Pages – Based on user recommendations, LinkedIn has selected their favorite 12 brand pages of the year.

The Top Twitter Trends of 2012 – Twitter is out with its top trends for 2012 and, according to its data, the U.S. election was one of the most viral moments in the history of the social network.

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