It started 10 years ago, on the Fourth of July, when four members of the Oregon National Guard were invited to a minor-league baseball game in Keizer and introduced on the field before the first pitch. “They were in uniform, just back from Iraq, and the crowd gave them a four-minute standing ovation,” said Jerry Howard, director of game day operations for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. “That’s when I thought, you know, we might have something here.
Betty Winn begins her volunteer shift like she has so many times before, with a batch of Oregon census records in hand. These are from 1860, for Washington County, where 591 families are listed in the official population count. Betty is on entry No. 545, for James Davis, who is listed with his spouse and three children. The family is recorded in the Early Oregonians Database, which Betty and other volunteers at the Oregon State Archives have been building and adding to for years.
Arthur J. Jackson, one of Oregon's 13 Medal of Honor recipients, died Wednesday evening in Boise, Idaho. He was 92. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced his passing and reported there are 71 recipients alive today. The Medal of Honor is the U.S. military's highest decoration for bravery. Bob Maxwell, 96, who lives in Bend, is the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. Oregon often claims him as its own, although he officially entered the service in Colorado.
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".