The Oregon Government Ethics Commission rejected a settlement with former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Friday which would have closed the book on a scandal that forced him to resign and has dragged on for years. The commission voted 7-1 with one abstention to discard the agreement Kitzhaber signed earlier this month because they wanted more information on some aspects of the investigation. They also had concerns that the agreed-upon $1,000 penalty was too small.
Salem Republican Sen. Jackie Winters was elected by her peers Wednesday to serve as the new Republican Leader, presenting herself as a collaborator willing to listen and compromise to get goals accomplished. Winters is one of the longest-serving members of the state Senate, having first assumed office in 2003, and has built relationships in the House, Senate and Governor's office that she says will help her succeed in her new role.
Top Oregon political figures called for Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, to resign immediately Thursday, one day after a fellow senator filed a formal complaint against him describing years of unwanted touching and sexual harassment. "As more facts emerge and accusations surface, we now know his history of behavior is egregious," said Jeanne Atkins, chairwoman of the Oregon Democratic Party, in her statement calling for his resignation.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".