The first time I watched a Roosevelt High football game, the refs invoked the mercy rule late in the third quarter, ordering a running clock to limit the damage in a 59-0 loss. That was eight years ago. When I last caught up with the Roughriders, against Lincoln in mid-September, officials waited until the fourth quarter before calling off the dogs in a 45-0 Roosevelt defeat. You might think nothing has changed. Except, of course, for the new $92 million high school rising behind the bleachers.
Val Polk was attending his son's basketball game at Barlow High School on Monday when, just after 7:30 p.m., the text message flashed out to members of the Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Response Team"Shooting. Fatal. New Columbia. Teen. Male black. Any responders available." Polk dropped his wife and kids off in Oregon City and still made it to New Columbia in 30 minutes. "Don't think I stopped at any lights," the Rosemary Anderson High School youth advocate said. His phone was still buzzing.
When Tony Lamont Brown barricaded himself inside the rental home last September, Portland police pulled no punches. Brown was wanted for attempted murder in a domestic-violence case involving the woman living in the house on Northeast 81st Avenue. Thus, the cops used explosives to breach the door, then lobbed tear gas inside. After several hours, the Special Emergency Reaction Team stormed the house and Brown was subdued. Police were in top form. No harm, no foul, no unnecessary bruises.
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".