ARLINGTON — A frustrated team of would-be Mars adventurers tore apart their carefully built shelter for the third time. The dimensions were wrong. They hadn’t used all of the supplies. Time to rebuild. Again. If they counted how many times the arched structure of PVC pipe, zip ties and plastic sheets had fallen apart on them, along with the times they had to tear it down themselves, the crew probably did 10 rebuilds Monday morning, one explorer said.
ARLINGTON — City leaders are set to vote on rules for a new fund meant to span a dangerous gap for drug addicts seeking help. It’s the gap between when they decide they want treatment and when or where a center can find them a bed. If local centers have no space, someone might need to travel out of state to a place that will help them get clean.
EVERETT — Tens of thousands of fruit cups, cracker packs, cheese sticks and cartons of milk were served to children in Snohomish County last summer. Those are a few staples of the meals provided for kids when school is out. They’re free for children 18 and younger, and some sites offer free or low-cost food for adults, as well. Last year, more than 140,000 meals were served to students around the county while school was out.
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".