State regulators have turned down Avista Corp.’s request for $15 million in additional electric revenue from Washington customers. The Spokane-based utility had asked for a 2.9 percent increase in electric rates, beginning Sept. 1. The rate increase was “designed to be a starting point to get cost recovery back on track for Avista’s Washington electric operations,” utility officials said in a news release. Avista’s electric sales in Washington account for about 50 percent of the company’s earnings.
Scott Morris’ climb to the top of Avista Corp. began with a chance conversation. The recent Gonzaga University graduate and newlywed was coaching ninth-grade football at East Valley High School. His wife was starting graduate school. Morris got a job wrapping insulation around customers’ water heaters as part of an energy efficiency push in 1981. The temporary gig morphed into a 36-year career with Spokane’s homegrown utility, which Morris would eventually lead as chairman, president and CEO.
WYANET — Road and sewer repairs were the main topics of discussion during the Tuesday, Aug. 8, meeting of the Wyanet Village Board. Brandon Teske, head of village maintenance, updated the board on upcoming street repairs. Pavement maintenance was in the village earlier in the week — grinding Greenbriar Street in preparation for road repairs. The tar and chip work will officially begin in approximately two weeks.
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".