It’s Friday morning, and Stafford London is waiting for the GRTC Transit System’s Route 73 bus to pick him up after his night shift at DuPont’s Spruance plant. The textile plant of 1,800 employees is right over the Richmond line in Chesterfield County, and the 73 bus is one of a few routes that dips into the county to take people north. London, 30, who uses GRTC as his main mode of transportation, lives about 4 miles up Jefferson Davis Highway off Hopkins Road.
While the U.S. Supreme Court mulls a redistricting case that could reverse a trend of gerrymandering political districts into non-competitiveness, one Henrico County Board of Supervisors district is in the midst of an increasingly rare election: a competitive seat up for grabs. More than that, the race is fight for Henrico County’s future, as Democrats look to gain a third seat and majority on the five-member board, which Republicans have dominated for decades.
Virtually every politician in Richmond says they want to fix the city's decrepit school buildings, neglected by years of deferred maintenance. But start asking around about a ballot proposition that would require Mayor Levar Stoney to develop a plan to actually do it and things get complicated. Stoney calls the "school modernization referendum" flawed and says he'll seek changes to it in the state legislature if it passes.
@teevirus@RigganRVA@CityRichmondVA Glad to hear it. When I cycle it, it doesn’t seem like there are any fewer cars on there, no one is enforcing the 20 mph speed limit & the roundabouts can be dangerous for cyclists. It’s a far cry from the initially proposed project.
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".