Business leaders from Quebec and the North Country met with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Monday across the border. This was the second time bringing Congresswoman Stefanik to talk business relations between the countries. Quebec wanted to hear a U.S. representative's stance on NAFTA. President Trump has hinted he might terminate the trade agreement. The idea of losing NAFTA frightens Quebec.
We told you about efforts in Essex County, New York, to put an animal cruelty task force in place. Since its start in 2012, county officials say it has been a thriving force for animals. That brings us to Franklin Country. "When you can throw a kitten out of a car and not think twice about it, that's a problem," said Linda Yelch of Focus on Ferals. "Abandonment is cruelty and there are so many animals that need help and we need help to help them," said Donna Bailey of Focus on Ferals.
Every third Thursday in November is known as the Great American Smokeout. It's a day challenging smokers to make a plan to quit. Many states have thought about raising the smoking age to 21 to help prevent health problems. If you're looking for the 'good stuff' -- look no further. Plattsburgh's newest tobacco shop is open for business. Good Stuff's Jennifer Dashno says, "We're 18 and over at this store so that's going to change some of our customer base."
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".