Democrat Kate Brown leaves blue state for trip into Republican Eastern Oregon Among the Oregon legislators from east of the Cascades, none is a Democrat. Yet a large crowd turned out last month when Democratic Gov. Kate Brown came to Ontario, Ore.— roughly 400 road miles from the State Capitol in Salem, and only a few miles from the Idaho border. Until this year, Ontario had not seen its governor since John Kitzhaber's first term, in the late 1990s, according to Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario.
The health care provider tax package and the potential initiative to overturn it are complex Oregon is preparing for an election that might never happen, which led to an odd legislative hearing this week. Four Democrats and two Republicans took testimony on a proposed ballot title and explanatory statement for a potential January referendum. The election would be on taxes or assessments passed by the Legislature this year as part of House Bill 2391 to finance the Oregon Health Plan.
PERS task force has interesting ideas, but little institutional knowledge. Should state government raid its work government its workers' compensation fund to pay for PERS? How about selling off a state university for the same purpose? Those are among the ideas for achieving Gov. Kate Brown's pledge to find $5 billion for propping up the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. PERS has a massive unfunded actuarial liability.
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".