Officials say chances are remote, but an expected landslide near Union Gap, Wash., could block Interstate 82 and the Yakima River and flood thousands of acres of farmland. UNION GAP, Wash. — A potential 4 million-cubic-yard landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge near Union Gap has prompted U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse to ask Gov. Jay Inslee to proclaim a state of emergency for Yakima County. Such a proclamation would be vital for any federal response when the slide occurs.
Workers are busy from November through March hand pruning more than 300,000 acres of fruit trees in Central Washington. Sunny, warmer days make the job easier. EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. — It was as perfect a morning as one could hope for pruning apple trees in the deep of winter. Sunny and warm. Forty degrees on the 10th of January. And not a lot of snow to drag ladders through.
With less than one third of Washington’s large apple crop sold, prices show signs of stabilizing and maybe increasing but sales to China, a top export market, are down. WENATCHEE, Wash. — The size and prices of Washington’s apple crop appear to have stabilized while exports to China are down 40 percent but some say could recover. The industry’s Jan. 1 storage report shows the 2016 crop at 142.3 million, 40-pound boxes, the same as a month ago.
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".