With just more than a month until Election Day, events and registration tables across North Texas helped mark National Voter Registration Day. At the courthouse in Hurst, about 30 people had already registered by the early afternoon, and two Fort Worth residents said they were motivated to register because of Monday night's presidential debate.
This political season, immigration and refugees in the United States have been hot button issues. President Barack Obama recently announced that the United States would accept 110,000 refugees. He spoke Tuesday at the United Nations about the importance of helping refugees forced to flee their countries. But there is opposition, citing security.
President Barack Obama urged more countries to take in refugees from war-torn countries during a speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. "We have to imagine what it would be like for our family, for our children, if the unspeakable happened to us," Obama said.
Since last spring, Amber Briggle has been speaking out in favor of transgender rights. Her son, who was born a girl named Gracie, transitioned into a boy named MG when he was in first grade. When there was discussion about so-called bathroom bills, and school policies were brought up, Briggle immediately began speaking out for her son.
Texas is a big state with big money. This political season, Texans are shipping millions of dollars out of state, trying to influence the most important races in the country. This year alone, between contributions to candidates and political action committees, Texans have donated more than $250 million, according to Federal Elections Commission filings.
There is a shortage of volunteers to help children in the legal system in Dallas at a time when the volunteers are needed most. Right now, there are CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers for three out of every five abused children in Dallas who need them.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus speak to the Dallas Regional Chamber on Tuesday, noting that lawmakers may face tough decisions because of the fiscal forecast. "We are going to have challenging fiscal session, there is no doubt about that. The comptroller update last week showing a billion dollars less than previously anticipated is not good news," said Straus.
Legislators can begin filing bills for the 85th Legislative session in November. Expect to see several so-called bathroom bills, according to Plano Republican State Representative Matt Shaheen, who represents the 66th district. "The government should not be stepping in to be telling people where to go to the restroom," said Shaheen.
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
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".