WASHINGTON — Arlington County mailed out 2018 property tax assessments Saturday, and despite a rise in residential assessments, the county said overall property tax collections this year will present a budget challenge. Residential properties recorded what Arlington County calls a “solid” 3.8 percent increase, up from a 2.5 percent increase in 2017. The value of the average home in Arlington County, including condos, town houses and single-family homes is now $640,900, up from $617,200 last year.
WASHINGTON — For the third consecutive year, BWI Marshall Airport set a record for passengers and likely remained the busiest of the three airports in the Washington region. BWI Marshall surpassed 26 million passengers in 2017. It also broke passenger records in 29 out of the last 30 months. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which represents Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport has not released 2017 passenger figures.
WASHINGTON — Amazon narrowed down the list of nearly 240 submissions for cities and jurisdictions that want to land its second North American headquarters, and the Washington region makes the cut. Amazon narrowed the list to 20 locations, including Montgomery County, Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District. All three move to what Amazon calls the next phase of the selection process. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.
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".