Before yesterday, Phoenix was poised to turn off the tap for rural residents north of the city, where many homes have no reliable access to water. But after spending months at an impasse, Phoenix relented on Thursday. Phoenix is still going to eventually cut off the water-hauling trucks that refill at city fire hydrants to serve these thirsty communities. Now, however, they can keep refilling until April 30, 2018. The city initially said trucks would get cut off starting on January 1.
A moment of silence for net neutrality. While the fight isn't over, federal rules that ensure internet providers must provide equal access to online content without speeding up or throttling certain content are no more. Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal the 2015 rules implemented under the Obama administration. And in the Republican-led war on the commission, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has been at the front lines.
An anti-marijuana advocacy group is hitting back with its own "scared straight"-style of ads in response to Phoenix-area billboards from a marijuana app company. The anti-pot group Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is rolling out an anti-marijuana billboard in the Phoenix area that cites increased traffic deaths as a result of marijuana legalization in Colorado.
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".