SALEM, OR - Joseph Shewey had never been able to walk on his own. Born with a form of cerebral palsy, the nonverbal 4-year-old had to cling to a walker just to stand. That started to change when a 46-year-old Salem woman, crushed in a horrific car crash, showed up in the waiting room of Joey's physical therapy clinic. With coinciding appointment times, the two quickly discovered ways to communicate, play, even inspire each other — week after week. That's where Hilary Morris got the idea.
The Oregon Department of Transportation will have $10 million per year starting next year to improve walking and biking safety around schools. The money goes to ODOT's Safe Routes to Schools fund and is meant to bring significant improvements, including safer walkways, bike lanes and intersections. Monday, the state committee charged with developing plans to spend the money gathered for the first time at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry in Salem.
Salem-Keizer students Kimberly Schott and Marissa Dougall didn't expect their protest with about 15 other students to trigger legislative change. The two McNary High School juniors spearheaded an online petition and rallies against the requirement that all Salem-Keizer School District employees report any sexual activity involving minors, even if consensual. When Schott first spoke with the Statesman Journal in October, she was under the impression the decision was a new district policy.
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".