Spokane Mayor David Condon has expressed concern with our truth-testing article published online last night and in print this morning. Some of his thoughts on the issue already were noted in the article. One of his arguments that was not mentioned is that police staffing has increased under his leadership and, therefore, it makes more sense to use figures that include 2015 numbers.
A prominent downtown developer working to sort out the ownership labyrinth of the Ridpath Hotel in Spokane may be losing his grip on the shuttered property. Ron Wells was outbid for four pieces of the Ridpath in September in bankruptcy court in Nevada by Ivan Kriger, a Spokane County resident, and a firm called Crystal City LLC. The sale is scheduled to be finalized on Monday.
But a cold front is expected to improve air quality later this morning. All five air monitors in Spokane County showed air quality in the “very unhealthy” category at 7:15 a.m., according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. Air quality also remained poor in North Idaho. Monitors near Hayden and Kellogg and in Plummer, St. Maries, Lewiston, Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint showed “very unhealthy” air at 5 a.m., according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.
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".