Tag: New York Times

ELGL Member Phil Keisling Advocates Vote-By-Mail in NYT

New York Times: Sunday Dialogue: To Enhance Democracy, Expand Vote-by-Mail To the Editor: As a former secretary of state of Oregon (and chief elections official), I am glad courts have invalidated voter suppression laws cynically cloaked as “election fraud prevention.” Yet in winning these hard-fought battles, voting rights advocates are losing the larger war. In 48 … Continued

Doubts as Portland Weighs Fluoride and Its Civic Values

By KIRK JOHNSON, New York Times PORTLAND, Ore. — Who bears responsibility for an impoverished child with a mouth full of rotting teeth? Parents? Soda companies? The ingrained inequities of capitalism? Pick your villain, or champion. They are all on display here as the largest city in the nation with no commitment to fluoridating its water … Continued

A Georgia Town Takes the People’s Business Private

By DAVID SEGAL, New York Times Published: June 23, 2012 SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. IF your image of a city hall involves a venerable building, some Roman pillars and lots of public employees, the version offered by this Atlanta suburb of 94,000 residents is a bit of shocker. The entire operation is housed in a generic, one-story … Continued

NYT: The Moral Diet

Thank you to Matt Michel for suggesting this article. The Moral Diet By DAVID BROOKS, New York Times In the 1970s, the gift shop at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was an informal affair. It was staffed by about 300 mostly elderly volunteers, and there were cash drawers instead of registers. The problem … Continued

Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets

By JANE E. BRODY Published: January 9, 2012   ON CAREERS Not one person in a thousand said that happiness accrued from working as hard as you can to make money to buy whatever you want. Rather, the near-universal view was summed up by an 83-year-old former athlete who worked for decades as an athletic coach and … Continued

01.08.12 The Sunday Sermon

An example of “incorrect group think.” Presidential candidates say what they would be doing if not for N.H. debate. If Not at GOP Debate, Saturday Night Plans? ELGL In Case You Missed It 01.06.12 The Morning Buzz Job Posting: City Manager Job Posting: Coordinator, Coalition of Communities of Color Job Posting: Assistant City Manager – Riverside, OH RSVP for … Continued

01.07.12 The Afternoon Delight

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHz9FsdiqJc&w=560&h=315] ELGL In Case You Missed It 01.06.12 The Morning Buzz Job Posting: City Manager Job Posting: Coordinator, Coalition of Communities of Color Job Posting: Assistant City Manager – Riverside, OH RSVP for ELGL Meeting with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director 01.06.12 The Afternoon Delight 01.07.12 The Morning Buzz   The Saturday Spotlight A Dimly Flickering Light in a Darkened Downtown … Continued

01.03.12 The Morning Buzz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwYByHRtvU&w=420&h=315]   Join the ELGL Online Community ELGL Facebook  ELGL Twitter ELGL LinkedIn ELGL Google+  ELGL Updates ELGL Hosts Rob Cornilles on January 5 – RSVP by TODAY at 10:00 a.m. RSVP for ELGL Meeting with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director Lunch and Tour of Rose Quarter with Blazers COO Sarah Mensah ELGL Book of the Week Board and … Continued

12.22.11 The Morning Buzz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg&w=560&h=315]   “Like” Us on Facebook and “Follow” Us on Twitter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Emerging-Local-Government-Leaders-Network-ELGL/119925604759677?ref=tn_tnmn Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/OregonELGL ELGL Member Survey What began as a small networking luncheon group has grown to a 210-member organization.  The brief online survey inquires about your preferences for the group, and aims to learn more about how ELGL can continue to be a … Continued

12/11/11 – Sunday Sermon

After Tsunami, a Mayor Plants Seeds of Renewal – Wall Street Journal When the disaster hit, Mr. Toba had been forced to choose between searching for his missing wife or fulfilling his duties as mayor to lead rescue work for survivors. Setting aside his personal life, he plunged into emergency recovery efforts—and then later, rebuilding. … Continued

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