Pembroke Pines residents will see an almost 25 percent jump in their water/sewer bills come January, to pay for $12 million in upgrades to the city’s beleaguered water system. Residents using 3,000 gallons a month will see water bills rise from $14.10 to $17.58, if commissioners in October give final approval to the rate hike initially approved this week. Combined with the sewage fee, the total bill would jump from $32.14 to $40.08, a increase of $7.94 monthly.
They spent their days cleaning up Hurricane Irma’s mess, but at night there was no place to house them. So hundreds of National Guard troops camped at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, some sleeping on stadium chairs, others on the ground. They went without showers and air-conditioning. Then, Lauderhill officials arrived at the park to ask for help and offered something in return -- accommodations for at least 600 Guardsmen at its performing arts center, a school and a fire station.
After sewage spilled into a nearby canal last week, residents of Miramar’s Country Club Ranches feared their private wells would be contaminated. The city on Tuesday reassured them their well water is safe for drinking and bathing. But some residents are concerned about long-term effects. Miramar has been conducting tests on their wells since Sept. 11, when Hurricane Irma uprooted a large oak tree and the roots cracked a sewage main.
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".