When a young man with a slim résumé entered the race for the Portland City Council last month, he was met with outrage from social justice advocates and local officials. His offense? Mostly his gender and his race: He's white. "I felt sorry for the gentleman from OPB, because people were being unduly harsh on him," says Hardesty. "Anyone who wants to run should be able to run.
Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking city bureaus to propose 5-percent cuts even as the Portland economy continues to boom. Increased labor, pension and inflation costs, among others, will mean the city needs to spend between $5 to $20 million more in next year's budget, he wrote in a budget guidance memo to the bureaus on Friday. "We are now well into the ninth year of economic expansion, and the majority of Portland's economic indicators are at an all-time high," Wheeler wrote.
Add one more problem to the list of Portland woes created by gentrification: a loss of fares for TriMet. "Ridership loss has been driven by a diverse range of factors including changing employment levels and recession era fare increases and service cuts," write TriMet senior planner Tom Mills and TriMet data analyst Madeline Steele.
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".