In an abrupt about-face, Duke Energy is now agreeing to release more information about possible emergencies involving coal ash pits.The I-team first reported Wednesday that the Southern Environmental Law Center and other national environmental groups, intended to sue Duke Energy for withholding critical dam safety information.The I-team report even showed how much of that information was blacked out.It included - what you should do if there's an emergency? Could your home or business be impacted?
DOT Traffic Engineer John Sandor took a few minutes to answer our questions on how the new on-ramp signals along I-540 will work. Check out ourfor background on this project.Here are excerpts from our Q&A with Sandor:"It's going to be pulling in data from the road and all the traffic out there, so it's going to go on when it perceives the need is actual there to turn itself on.
We all know it's smart to call ahead to check your flight status before heading out for the airport. But if you're flying out of RDU - at least for the time being - it's just as smart to check your parking status. "It's a mess," said Lane West, heading home to Pinehurst. A frequent traveler, West has watched renovations on the parking decks between the airport's two main terminals for months now. And he says it's been a pain to navigate from the beginning. "It's a challenge," West said.
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".