If (more likely when) the state establishes a pay-per-mile program to replace its gas tax, Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon tax may not be calculated into the road usage charge rate. “We have not seen any details on the governor’s proposal, so I can’t say for sure how this might work until we get more information and can analyze it,” Washington State Transportation Commission Executive Director Reema Griffith wrote in an email.
A local Daily Dose of Kindness thanks to Jessica Haslam reaching out to me on Twitter. The Shoreline mom wrote me about her youngest son Duke who has a favorite blanket. “It’s his favorite thing. When he’s sad that’s what his brothers go get to help him calm down. When he’s tired that’s what he lays his head on. He kisses it. It’s just the sweetest thing,” Jessica Haslam told me. Last week, the blanket was lost on a trip to the Everett area with his nanny.
Traffic flow into Downtown Seattle will inevitably change when the new tunnel opens. It has been suggested that drivers accessing downtown will use the new Alaskan Way surface streets. There’s a problem with that, however, as construction on the expanded surface streets won’t begin until after the viaduct is demolished in 2019 and won’t be finished until after the tunnel opens.
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".