Last Sunday we asked, Should some of Oregon's busiest highways charge tolls? Today, we're publishing some of the responses. Add your own comments below or vote in the poll. Over the years, and there have been many of them, I chose to pay tolls to attend Clark College (the previously tolled Interstate 5 bridge between Portland to Vancouver); to visit friends (the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks); and to go clam digging on the Long Beach Peninsula (the previously tolled Astoria bridge).
Former FBI Director James Comey spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thurdsday morning in his first public statements about his uncomfortable relationship with President Donald Trump. Washington and other parts of the country came as many eyes were were glued to televisions showing the hearing, which lasted nearly three hours.
I, along with the clear majority of Portlanders, were shocked and dismayed by what happened on the MAX on Friday, May 26. My heart goes out to the victims and their families first and foremost, but also to everyone who has felt the reverberations from the actions of this angry, murderous man. That this could happen in liberal Portland should give us all pause. We need to be more on guard than ever, to nip these things in the bud.
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".