LePage meeting with Pence in Washington on health care, taxesGov. Paul LePage, R-Maine, was scheduled to meet with Vice President Mike Pence in Washington on Friday morning. According to the vice president's schedule, LePage and Pence will talk about health care and tax reform. The meeting is not open to the public. Last month, the governor said Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King fail to understand the "disastrous effects" of Medicaid expansion on people in Maine.
Too good to be true: Texting scam offers $1,000 Walmart gift cardsNo, Walmart is not giving away $1,000 gift cards if you click the link from the text you just received. Topsham police are warning Mainers of the scam. The text message, received by one Topsham officer, said, “Here is your opportunity to receive a Walmart gift card valued at $1,000” and included a link. Walmart advises people not to supply any personal or financial information from an email, phone call or text message.
More than 60 pets from hurricane-impacted areas are coming to Maine. The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland received 20 cats and about 20 dogs from the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Shelters there were devastated by Hurricane Irma. Friday, the shelter will receive about 20 more dogs and cats from Texas, which was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More pets may be coming to the shelter from Puerto Rico, but those details have not been released.
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".