WASHINGTON — In the depths of winter, Maryland transportation officials are looking ahead to the upcoming onslaught of summer beach traffic through Annapolis: The multimillion-dollar Severn River Bridge project is on track to be completed by Memorial Day. “That project is actually slightly ahead of schedule today,” Greg Slater, administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, told WTOP on Tuesday at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.
The recent cold spell has coaxed throngs of Washingtonians out of hibernation and onto the frozen Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in ice skates. But is it safe? Droves of people young and old carve into the frozen surface of the C&O Canal on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. For many families, ice skating in the national park is a tradition that goes back generations. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)WASHINGTON — The recent cold spell may be a downer for some people, but for others it’s a frigid festival on ice.
Editor’s note: Some of the snowfall records herein were tied or broken by the Blizzard of 2016 which occurred after this article was published. WASHINGTON — Twenty-eight years ago, an unexpected, early-season snowstorm brought nearly a foot-and-a-half of heavy snow to parts of Washington. The Veterans Day snowstorm of 1987 turned out to be the city’s biggest November snowfall on record and also preceded an otherwise run-of-the-mill winter.
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".