While decorating your Christmas tree with baubles and lights, you might be inclined to consider how it got there. Did it come from a farm? A forest? Who cut it down? How long did it grow? How far was its journey? If you got your tree in the Portland area, there’s a decent chance it came from McKenzie Farms, a local Christmas tree empire that uses manpower, trucks and a helicopter in its massive annual harvest. The Estacada Christmas tree farm is big – really big.
A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Forest Grove was sentenced to more than five years in prison on Friday. Bethany Lumber, 27, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the crash that killed 22-year-old Jonathan Dominguez-Esquivel this past March. Lumber's blood alcohol content was .20 percent shortly after the crash, according to the Forest Grove Police Department.
Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy for first-degree manslaughter after he shot and killed a friend at his home in Kelso. The teen was arrested Monday, more than a month after the Oct. 14 shooting that killed 13-year-old Edgar Vazquez, who also lived in Kelso. According to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, the boy called 911 and said he had shot Vazquez while playing with a shotgun. He checked the gun and believed it was empty before pointing it at his friend and pulling the trigger.
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".