When someone get something in the mail promising them money, it's easy to assume it's a scam. But, people might want to think twice if they notice that mail is from the State of Oregon. The FOX 12 investigators learned the state is holding onto millions of dollars in unclaimed assets and some of it could be yours. "I got a letter in the mail and it looked like it was from the state, so I opened it, it said I have unclaimed property, or money," said southeast Portland resident Robin McAlpine.
It's a bandage solution to Oregon’s foster care crisis and the state is bleeding money trying to keep up with the costs. The FOX 12 Investigators have uncovered that the expenses of placing Oregon's foster kids in hotel rooms are adding up to millions of dollars. Many of the state’s most vulnerable children are being placed in hotels when there is nowhere else for them to go, and caseworkers wind up working through the night just to watch over them.
The number of cars swiped from Portland neighborhoods is skyrocketing. Portland Police Bureau crime stats show a 69 percent jump in car thefts from July of last year to July of this year. Frustration among Portlanders is now also growing along with those statistics. "I've seen many thieves break in around here," one Portland resident told FOX 12. According to PPB stats 7,292 cars were stolen, or attempted stolen, during that 12-month period.
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Selecting a term
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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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".