When the Washington state Legislature meets in January it will be a short 60-day session as all of the House of Representatives and half of the state Senate will be up for election. With Manka Dhingra’s win in the 45th district, the Democrats have taken control of the Senate, and with it comes control of the capital. That will give the Democrats a very narrow edge in each chamber as they meet the age-old threshold for passing a bill into law.
As of the 298th day of his administration, President Donald Trump has made 1,628 misleading claims, according to the Associated Press. At the local level, in trying to spin us like a top, Mayor Jim Ferrell said, “The real story isn’t that we are $8 million short of funding the PAEC [Performing Arts and Event Center], it is that we have raised $24 million.”Ah, think that through, your Honor. You don’t want the Associated Press to start keeping track of your statements.
With the elections over, you might think that city politics are over as well. That would be wrong. The holidays are for political maneuvering and speculation, and the hot topic now is who will be elected to the two-year term of Federal Way deputy mayor when the new council convenes in January. Retiring council member Jeanne Burbidge has held that title most recently.
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".