Need work? They’ve got it in North Dakota

If you really want a job, your best bet is North Dakota.

When it comes to job creation, the Gallup Job Creation Indexfound North Dakota is the hands down leader for the fifth straight year. If you’re seriously trying to avoid work, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Vermont are the places for you.

North Dakota’s job creation produced a 40 rating. Rhode Island was measured at 12, just ahead of the 13 mark awarded to the Land of Enchantment and Green Mountain state. Oregon ranks in the middle of the pack for job creation at 20


Curriculum isn’t taking center stage in local education discussions right now.

Nonetheless, here’s an excellent discussion of the need to promote entrepreneurial skills in high schools by consultant Wheeler del Torro in Young Upstarts


A few links to items I found interesting today and you do too:

The Wall Street Journal reports on Germary’s continued hunt for artwork looted by the Nazis.

When there are two Olympic Gold Medalists, as was the case in the women’s down hill, the silver goes unawarded,

Alaska Airlines has found a way to smooth over hard feelings after removing jet service to Fairbanks and replacing it with prop-driven Q400s — the same as flown into Medford.

The aftermath of winning the Lombardi Trophy, seen through the eyes of Tacoma columnist Peter Callaghan.

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