WASHINGTON — One of the questions the Bowie City Council will try to answer at their next scheduled meeting Monday night is whether or not it’s too easy for city voters to recall one of their elected leaders. Earlier this year, residents upset with some controversial votes focused on some development projects tried to recall the city’s mayor and two of its council members.
WASHINGTON — All around the world, the third Saturday of September is International Coastal Cleanup Day, and events aimed at cleaning up the world’s waters have been held on every continent on earth. Locally, hundreds showed up again to Kingman Island in the middle of the Anacostia, where Ocean Conservancy held it’s D.C. event for the second year in a row. Sarah Kollar with the Trash Free Seas Program says it makes a lot of sense to target Kingman Island.
WASHINGTON — Another convoy of supplies and donations gathered by D.C. Police officers are headed to Florida to help aid in the cleanup and recovery once Hurricane Irma runs its course through the state. Two trailers full of food, water, clothing, cleaning supplies and other items rolled out from a D.C. Police supply depot just after 9 a.m. on Sunday. Where those supplies end up still isn’t clear though. “It’s kind of up in the air,” said Matt Mahl, the chairman of the D.C. Police Union.
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".