When people experiencing homelessness come to the Meridian Food Bank, director Dan Clark pulls out a Rescue Manual and directs them to nearby resources. A shelter, however, is miles away in Boise or Nampa. “So many people right now, they’ll sleep in cars or tents. … Now, it’s cold during the day, too, so there is no way to get warm, and that’s tough. I just don’t know how they do it,” Clark said.
New Year’s resolutions — you either embrace them, snub them or avoid them, knowing you’re just going to forget about your resolution by February anyway. Honestly, I usually fall in the last group. But this year I’ve identified one thing I really need to change — and it’s an easy fix. It just requires me to not be lazy or afraid of commitment. This year, I resolve to respond to invitations on time. I hate to admit how terrible I am at RSVPing to weddings, parties, events, anything.
A lawsuit over who should pay for magistrate court services is headed to trial. Representatives from Ada County, Meridian and Garden City met in court Wednesday and set a trial date of Dec. 1. The county sued both cities in late 2010, arguing that the cities need to start sharing the cost burden of magistrate court, which handles such cases as divorces, speeding tickets and small civil disputes and which is based out of the Ada County Courthouse in Boise.
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".