The newest addition to Hough Elementary School’s classroom, a little girl with curly black hair, is shy when you first meet her. But get to know her and her face bursts into a wide grin. Then her wagging tail and wet nose set her apart. The Hough Foundation, which supports Hough Elementary School and its families, bought a therapy dog for the Vancouver campus at the request of special education teacher Melissa Cantwell.
No one was hurt in a morning house fire in Camas on Saturday. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department was sent to a working house fire on the 2100 block of N.E. Everett Street in Camas at 8:46 a.m. The north side of a two-story single family home was ablaze, but crews contained and knocked down the fire without significant spread to the rest of the home. Residents were home at the time of the fire but escaped unharmed.
This week’s Clark Talks takes a deep dive into the latest in county politics, including an interview with ousted Clark County Manager Mark McCauley. McCauley, who was fired in a surprise move by the Clark County council in May, discusses his next job opportunity in Port Townsend. He also reflects on his years at the county through a transition to a Home Rule Charter form of government, as well as heated political times.
The Daily Evergreen received an award for general news reporting for its series on alcohol consumption on campus, "Cougs under the influence." I oversaw production of the series as editor-in-chief and contributed stories to the package.
Myself and a small team of student journalists received a second place award for in-depth reporting for our look into marijuana legalization and how it would affect the Washington State University and University of Idaho communities.
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".