The Phoenix Suns haven’t won much lately, and the glory days of Steve Nash and Charles Barkley are fading memories. The team’s had a rocky start to the season, and last week they traded away one of their best players. Maybe the Suns should throw in the towel now, and join the roster of professional sports teams known for openly “tanking.”The theory behind tanking is that you may lose now, but that bad record will get you closer to something good: a better chance of drafting new, young superstars.
On Thursday, residents of the West Valley can weigh in on proposals for State Route 30. The route would connect the forthcoming South Mountain Freeway in west Phoenix with Goodyear. Doug Nintzel, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation, said this new road will give West Valley residents an east-west alternative to Interstate 10. ADOT will answer questions about the proposed route at the meeting. Public comments on the plan are due by Dec. 5.
Lake Havasu City is about to borrow roughly $13 million to put into its public safety pension fund. The city manager, however, said even though it's an uncontroversial move, Lake Havasu City doesn’t really need the money. The city's plan to borrow has its roots in Arizona’s law capping spending by cities and towns. There are some things that are excluded from that cap but not pension payments. Borrowing, however, is excluded from the cap, at least in this case.
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".