Phoenix residents have been getting a specific offer letter in the mail regarding their water line for years but it continues to create some confusion. The City of Phoenix has been partnering for several years with a Pennsylvania-based company called Service Line Warranties of America. Phoenix residents get consistent information about the protection and the relationship, but some want more clarification. "Oh, this again," John Saari said.
One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from identity theft is to shred old documents, and CBS 5 News helped you do that with our annual special event. This date was just before the annual IRS tax filing deadline, so it is a great time to dispose of old tax returns and other documents you want to get rid of. As always, CBS 5 partnered with International Paper and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for the event.
As a big change to A/C units continues to roll out, some contractors may be resorting to scare tactics to compel you to buy a new system. As of 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency requires all new air conditioning units to be manufactured without using Freon. It's to help the environment. But older systems continue to use Freon and some companies may want you to think that's a problem. It isn't. If you've got an older A/C system, it uses R-22, known as Freon. The EPA is phasing out Freon.
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".