ST. LOUIS • The fine for getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would be reduced to as low as $25 under a bill introduced on Friday at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.It's the second marijuana-related bill to be introduced at the board in recent days.Fines right now range from $100 to $500. The proposal introduced Friday would cut that to a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $50. The plan also would limit who would be prosecuted in state court rather than city court.
ST. LOUIS • St. Louis police officers will be required each month to read and acknowledge a special order reiterating the rights of journalists, according to Interim Police Commissioner Lawrence O’Toole.It states that members of media must be provided, at a minimum, the same access that others are given, but that scene commanders can use their discretion to grant journalists select privileges, so long as the officers’ duties and the safety of other members of the public won’t be...
ST. LOUIS • A proposal to raise the city’s sales tax by half a cent for public safety won approval from 60 percent of voters who cast a ballot last week. Only four wards didn’t pass the half-cent sales tax increase: Wards 8, 9, 15 and 20, which include the Tower Grove South and Shaw neighborhoods. The measure saw the greatest support in the southwest area of the city, including more than 80 percent voting yes in the 16th Ward, which encompasses St. Louis Hills.
“News media will be given every consideration by Department members so that they may perform their news-gathering function; however, they are not entitled to interfere with an officer’s performance of duty or the safety of citizens." #STLVerdicthttps://t.co/BS23sQsuK6
“News media will be given every consideration by Department members so that they may perform their news-gathering function; however, they are not entitled to interfere with an officer’s performance of duty or the safety of citizens." https://t.co/BS23sQsuK6 via @stltoday
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".