In an Oregon legislative session dominated by a $5.3 billion transportation bill and discussions about corporate tax reform, budget writers were scrambling to fund key areas like child protective services. Advocates had their work cut out for them finding funding and resources for arts and culture. But here’s a wrap-up of of major happenings. The Legislature approved some $6 million in lottery bond money for capital grants. Here’s a list of some winners.
A measure that aims to prevent the so-called practice of "lunch shaming" in Oregon is one step closer to becoming law. The Oregon Senate voted unanimously Monday for a bill that would ban schools from singling out kids who can't pay for their meal. Sen. James Manning, D-Eugene, said he was the victim of that kind of public humiliation when he was a child. "I remember how important it was to have a 3 cent carton of milk as my nutrition for the day," said Manning.
The Oregon Senate voted Monday to extend health insurance coverage to children who are in the country illegally. The $36 million dollar plan would enroll those children in the state's Medicaid program. Opponents said the proposal rewards parents who bring their children to the U.S. without authorization. They also questioned the price tag. "We had a crisis with our budget, but apparently that is over," said Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend. "Did we fund veterans the way we should have in this session?
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".