The northbound drive between Everett and Marysville remains one of the worst drives in our region. It backs up for miles seven days a week, at all hours. Drivers OK with $10 toll lanes, what about $30? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to sit and watch paint dry, you should try this drive. It’s usually bumper to bumper from just after the Everett Mall to north of Marysville in the afternoon. That’s more than eight miles of sucking fumes.
With the Seattle tunnel expected to open to traffic sometime this fall, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to use it and what the changes will mean for your commute. I’ve been receiving more questions about the tunnel as we get closer to its opening. A commuter recently asked me if I could help her understand where she can get in and out of the tunnel so she can start planning for her commute from Queen Anne to SoDo.
It’s one of the busiest series of ramps along I-5, and also one of the last to get ramp meters to help ease congestion. Now, major changes are coming for how drivers get on the freeway at Mercer. The Mercer on-ramps to I-5 are some of the biggest chokepoints in the region. The relentless stream of cars needing to merge onto the freeway causes I-5 to backup daily. The state is finally going to do something about it by installing ramp meters to help break-up the constant flow of cars.
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".