LINCOLN — Nebraska is on track to get a near-record number of foster children adopted into permanent families this year.With about six weeks left in the year, the total is approaching 545 adoptions, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.That would be the second-highest number since 1995. Among those children are Nathan, 5, and Cason, 10, who were to be adopted Saturday by Gwen Johnson of Omaha.“I think it’s going to be all good,” she said Friday.
LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers were warned Thursday that federal tax changes could have dramatic effects on the state’s budget picture.But Michael Calvert, director of the Legislature’s Fiscal Office, said there are too many unknowns to predict how the state might fare.“State finances are very, very vulnerable to federal policy,” he said.
LINCOLN — David Rippe, an economic developer from Hastings, has been named to lead Nebraska’s efforts to land new businesses and create new jobs.Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday that Rippe will take over as director of the Department of Economic Development on Dec. 18. His salary will be $142,000.“Dave brings broad experience with both the state and local economic development community here in Nebraska,” the governor said.
Another caller to #Ricketts radio call-in show, Scott from Lynch, compared #KeystoneXL to the ill-fated radioactive waste dump planned for Neb. "Where's our Ben Nelson?" Scott asks. Former Gov. Nelson blocked dump.
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".