Brisk economic growth across Oregon pushed the state’s average annual unemployment rate down to 4 percent last year, its lowest level in more than four decades of record-keeping. December’s statewide unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the state Employment Department said Wednesday. The jobless rate was down slightly from 4.2 percent in November, driven by a gain of roughly 14,700 jobs during the month. But the annual average jobless rate of 4 percent in 2017 is unmatched in recent history.
Lane County residents who haven’t returned their special election ballots should think twice before dropping them in the mail. Wednesday is the last day for voters to ensure mailed ballots will be counted in time for the Jan. 23 election, according to the Lane County Clerk’s Office. From Thursday on, voters should return ballots to one of 20 drop box sites across Lane County. Most voters use the drop boxes anyway, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart said.
True Mattson says she and her husband are a clear example of what’s at stake in the debate over Oregon Measure 101, to be decided in the Jan. 23 special election. Four years ago, the couple lived in their van. They had arrived in Eugene after selling their Florida home and most of their belongings as Rick’s medical bills from a pair of traumatic brain injuries approached $750,000.
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".