Portland, Or. – Only half of Oregon voters are expected to cast ballots in today’s Special Election. Measure 101, which would tax health insurance companies and big hospitals, is the only issue on the ballot. Patty Wentz is a spokeswoman for the Yes campaign. She says “what it really does, is it helps stabilize premiums for everyone. It actually reduces premiums for people who buy their own coverage for $300” and it keeps everyone currently on Medicaid covered.
Ashland, Or. – An Ashland man has built solar scooter that can go up to 15 miles an hour. Brett Belan says it’s powered by a 100 watt solar panel. He says the Solarrolla is “basically about the most simple machine you could have, solar powered. You have a solar panel, batteries, a motor and some wheels and you and that’s pretty much it.”The panel is imported from China.
San Diego, Ca. – The new naval ship, USS Portland has arrived at its home port in San Diego. Gary Piercy with the Portland Committee, which is preparing for the vessel’s commissioning here in April, says the crew will take a few weeks off and then resume training. Piercy says he plans to head to San Diego in a week or so to work out some of the details of the commissioning because anything we do here has to be approved.
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".