One-man-band reporting on government and politics for the Seattle Times in Olympia, Wash. Previously at the Rapid City Journal, The Inlander and the Casper Star-Tribune. Finalist for the 2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in local reporting. Co-winner of the Society of Professional Journ...
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A Washington state agency stumbled into a battle over the legacy of Leonard Peltier when it displayed paintings by the Native American activist and convicted murderer. OLYMPIA — They were pieces of art depicting simple scenes. Yet when the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries (L & I) briefly displayed the four paintings in 2015, the agency stumbled into a larger battle over the legacy of the man who created them: Leonard Peltier.
The contest between Manka Dhingra and Jinyoung Lee Englund — both first-time candidates — will determine which party controls the state Senate. Republicans currently have a one-seat majority. Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra on Wednesday widened her lead slightly in primary vote results for a key Washington state Senate seat. Dhingra led Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund, 51.1 percent to 42.1 percent, as ballot counting continued. Both will move on to the November general election.
More than $3 million has poured into the race — more than for some recent U.S. congressional races in Washington. Democrat Manka Dhingra is leading Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund Tuesday evening in a key special Washington Senate election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia. In the initial returns, Dhingra led with 50.5 percent of the vote in the 45th District race to fill a vacancy created last year by the death of Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond. Englund had about 42.5 percent.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".