A group of Oregon business leaders launched a new advocacy organization Thursday to lobby lawmakers for specific climate change legislation in 2018. The Oregon Business Alliance for Climate will push for a statewide carbon pricing plan in 2018. What that will look like is not yet clear. "Business needs certainty," Tom Kelly, the chair of the newly created group, said at a news conference Thursday. "We think that it will create a better economy in general if we're dealing with climate change."
Joe Colello, a former Oregon Department of Energy employee, admitted to taking nearly $300,000 in kickbacks related to a state program that hands out energy tax credits to various businesses. Colello managed sales of the tax credits, and he spoke with The Oregonian/OregonLive about his role in the scheme before pleading guilty Tuesday to racketeering, bribery, theft, tax evasion and official misconduct charges.
Oregon's legislative budget writers support spending nearly $1 million over the next two years to pay the state's share of a program that helps fund wildlife trappers in dozens of counties across the state. Gov. Kate Brown had slashed $934,340 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection from her recommended budget released last fall.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".