The Aug. 8 City Council discussion on a resolution opposing a safe injection site for heroin addicts in Federal Way was not the city’s finest moment of thoughtful or reasoned debate. Actually, there was no debate, as the whole topic seemed more contrived as political theater, in the guise of public policy, for the benefit of politicians up for election this year and next.
With 56 percent of the primary vote total, Federal Way incumbent Jim Ferrell holds a comfortable lead over Councilwoman Susan Honda in the race for mayor. But the surprise of the evening was Hoang Tran’s first-place finish in a four-person field to replace retiring council member Jeanne Burbidge. That Ferrell would have the lead was not a surprise. As the incumbent he had several advantages, including a huge lead in the money department, raising over $63,000.
A historical legislative process has finally come to an end but not without gamesmanship that included blinks, threats and politics. In the process, the state operating budget was held for ransom, and the state capital budget is still in limbo. Divine providence hangs over the capital budget’s jobs and projects, as prayers stream from both sides of the political divide over who will win the special election in the 45th District to fill the late Andy Hill’s Senate seat.
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".