An Amtrak train derailed in Pierce County Monday morning. At least one train car ran off an overpass and struck I-5. All the southbound lanes near Mounts Road are closed. Amtrak and the National Transportation Safety Board say they're aware of the situation and are gathering information. Pierce County Sheriff's office tweeted that there are injuries and casualties, but no numbers have been released. State officials are urging people to avoid the area and to take alternate routes.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the legislature to pass new laws in hopes of addressing the opioid epidemic. He says one of his proposals would create new limits on how many pills doctors can prescribe. "We'd limit it to seven pills for adults, three for those under 21. Other states are doing this, red states, blue states, purple states, we should do it as well," Ferguson said. But, of course, there would be exceptions.
Washington Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse is urging his colleagues to pass legislation that would give legal status to some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Newhouse, from Sunnyside in central Washington, says that's needed because President Trump's decision to phase out the Obama-era DACA program has left tens of thousands of people in legal limbo.
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".