Manatee County is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Animal Services Advisory Board. To qualify, applicants must have adopted an animal from Manatee County Animal Services within the past two years but can’t be associated with a rescue agency in the county, according to a news release. Applications, which can be found at mymanatee.org/advisory_boards, will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, call Sarah Brown, Animal Services chief, at 941-742-5933 ext. 8436.
While it was a line arbitrarily drawn on a map decades ago delineating Manatee and Sarasota counties, today it represents an inequity among Longboat Key residents depending on which side of the line they reside, town officials say. Town officials recognize this equity issue and are in the preliminary stages of looking into the ramifications of removing the line and having the entire town of Longboat Key in one county, as opposed to being split between Manatee and Sarasota counties.
County officials unveiled Monday a new incentive program intended to encourage developers to build affordable housing. The Livable Manatee program, which has been in the works since the spring, will offer financial incentives to developers if they build either single-family or multifamily developments in portions of the county. With an unanimous approval from the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee on Monday, Livable Manatee will go before the county commission on Aug. 8 for approval.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".