Wheeling resident, entrepreneur, and a Democrat Ralph Baxter announced today he’s running for office, challenging the incumbent Republican Congressman David McKinley in West Virginia’s First Congressional District. Baxter grew up in the region the son of a steelworker and a secretary. But he’s known in the Northern Panhandle for relocating his law firm Orrick from San Francisco to Wheeling back in 2001. He announced his bid today from the law firm he led for almost 25 years.
A jury’s verdict ordered an oil and gas company, EQT, to pay Doddridge County residents for trespassing and building a shale gas drilling pad without expressed permission. The jury awarded two Doddridge county surface owners a combined $190,000. Surface owners David Wentz and Beth Crowder say EQT trespassed when the company decided to use surface property to drill into mineral deposits of adjacent properties.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is compiling water quality data on the state's streams and lakes. The agency is accepting additional information for analysis through October. The DEP is collecting water quality data for a report that lists impaired waters in the state. The Clean Water Act requires this water quality report be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency every two years.
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".