North Korea and Federal Way may be 5,000 miles apart, but on Tuesday, one woman connected the two. Lee Ae-ran stood on stage at the KOAM TV Hall wearing tennis shoes, showing no wear from the long path she has taken to get there. Ae-ran was born in Pyongyang and spent her teenage years in captivity in a North Korean work camp. She told a standing room only crowd about the beatings and starvation she endured.
The show will not go on. The organizer behind "Movies at Magnuson" announced Monday the event was cancelled, effectively immediately. Doug Borneman of Epic Events said there are "security concerns that have evolved into public safety issues." He did not elaborate other than to say, "incidents of theft and violence as attendees exit the events," and "It just doesn’t seem like the right venue for us at this time."
On summer nights, Seattleites like to get outside. Seattle's Department of Transportation is trying to encourage just that. SDOT is currently undergoing a pilot project to allow for "fence free" dining. With more people flocking outdoors, Scott Staples, owner of Feed Co. in the Central District, wanted more than burgers, bacon and beer. He wanted a piece of the sidewalk. "It's the first thing I thought of and contacted SDOT," said Staples.
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".