New Orleans brought the hammer down on a handful of short-term rental owners in the French Quarter on Wednesday, levying the maximum fines against owners of half a dozen properties accused of breaking the new regulations.In all, seven property owners who were found to be listing their properties on Airbnb, VRBO and similar sites are now facing a total of $17,000 in fines after an adjudication hearing Wednesday morning.The fines come from the first crop of 10 properties to be cited for...
For decades Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams has marched to his own drummer when it comes to setting property values, using a system that reassesses properties in different areas of the city each year and immediately bumps properties anywhere up to the price of their most recent sale.But that rolling system has come to an end, thanks to a ruling by the state Tax Commission.The current assessments used to determine property taxes in New Orleans will, in most cases, essentially hold...
The former head of the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida will serve as interim director of the Louisiana State Museum.Steven Maklansky, who previously worked for the State Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art, will replace Tim Chester, the former interim director who left after accusing Lt. Gov.
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".