Joanna Allhands: The Arizona State Fairgrounds is struggling because we lost sight of what made it - and its signature event - so special. The problem with the Arizona State Fairgrounds isn’t that the buildings are falling apart. Or that we’re lacking the millions of dollars it will require to shore them up. Or even that development pressure is bearing down on the grounds, which unquestionably are being underused. Those are symptoms of the larger problem: We’ve lost our appreciation for agriculture.
Joanna Allhands: A bill that would have mucked up Arizona water policy is (mostly) dead, and a better proposal from the governor isn't getting any traction. Remember when I said that water policy would be the fight in the Arizona Legislature this year? Well, here we are, two months into the session, and one of the main bills driving the fight is procedurally dead. The Senate narrowly killed Senate Bill 1507 last week on what was mostly a party-line vote.
Joanna Allhands: Joy Behar said things about Vice President Mike Pence's faith that some found offensive. How she handled it could be a guide for us all. I’m a Christ follower, but I wasn’t hair-on-fire angry at what Joy Behar said about Christians on “The View.”Actually, how she handled the situation offers a great guide for how (and why) we should apologize – and how those most offended should handle it. The blowback was fast and furious on the right.
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".