Kansas plans to step up efforts to find foster children missing from its care – 77 at a recent count. The Department for Children and Families will dedicate a staff member to coordinating efforts with law enforcement to find missing children, and the leader of the agency will receive a daily report on them. Gina Meier-Hummel detailed those efforts on Wednesday in a news conference where Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer named her to head the agency.
Sam Brownback still holds the title of governor, but Jeff Colyer runs more and more of the show. The answer to who is really running Kansas government affects everything from how your tax dollars will be spent to what services are prioritized. Colyer, the lieutenant governor, is creating a budget detailing how the state should spend billions of tax dollars – a task traditionally performed by the governor.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will name the director of a children’s shelter to lead the state’s troubled Department for Children and Families – his first cabinet selection as he waits to become governor. Colyer selected Gina Meier-Hummel, director of the Children’s Shelter in Lawrence, according to state-required financial disclosure forms. Colyer spokesman Kendall Marr confirmed the selection and said Gov. Sam Brownback delegated the decision to Colyer.
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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
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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".