Nov. 8, at the 4 p.m. regular Port of Friday Harbor meeting, new District 1 Commissioner Graham “Gib” Black was sworn in by Port Auditor Phyllis Johnson. Black will fill the term of Mike Ahrenius. “[Black’s] background working with the city of Seattle and his public-private partnership experience really stood out,” said Barbara Marrett, port commissioner. Black worked with the city of Seattle and has been involved in many non-profits.
The Skagit County Hearing Examiner will make a decision in early December about the Anacortes Refinery’s proposal to manufacture and export xylene to Asia. Around 50 citizens, including members of the Swinomish Nation and at least 20 islanders, testified at a public hearing in Mount Vernon on Thursday, Nov. 2. Nearly 150 people were in attendance. The refinery is owned by Andeavor (formerly called Tesoro).
Louisa Winkler of Ferry Boat Seeds took home first place in the “Launch San Juan Islands” new business competition. The third annual contest led by the San Juan County Economic Development Council is for small business owners who lack the resources to get their ideas off the ground. Winners were announced during a luncheon at Cynthia’s in Friday Harbor on Nov. 8. Winkler’s San Juan Island-based business produces GMO-free seeds.
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".