I'm a reporter covering local government and politics for The Casper Star-Tribune. I've also written for The Kansas City Star, The Omaha World-Herald, The Roanoke Times, The Jefferson City News Tribune and The Columbia Missourian. Mizzou alum.
A Kansas workers union said Friday that some employees at one of the state’s largest prisons are being forced to work 16-hour shifts as the facility deals with a staffing shortage and other issues. The Kansas Organization of State Employees said in an email that a 16-hour shift violates an agreement that “no employee shall be mandated to work more than 12 hours in a 24 hour period.” The union said a complaint has been filed with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
New leadership is coming to the Kansas Democratic Party. The party announced in an email Thursday morning that 35-year-old Ethan Corson will soon take over as executive director. He replaces former executive director Kerry Gooch who announced his resignation back in May. “I am honored and humbled to have the chance to lead the Kansas Democratic Party, and cannot wait to meet and work with Democrats across the state,” Corson said in a statement.
Kris Kobach said on MSNBC Wednesday that “we may never know” if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election. He also conceded that the same doubt over the election’s results could extend to President Donald Trump’s electoral college victory. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, lost the electoral college tally and the presidency to Trump despite winning the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes.
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".