Six former Ravn Alaska ramp agents have been charged with a massive mail theft of Apple computers destined for village schools. The conspirators stole $489,000 in mailed goods including electronics, cigarettes and tobacco, according to charges filed this week in federal court. The case centers on 343 computers that went missing between March 2015 and April of last year in Anchorage, the charges say. Ravn responded to KTUU's questions about the case with a written response Friday afternoon.
An Anchorage Assembly member has proposed allowing taxi companies to engage in “surge pricing” by charging customers up to 20 percent more during periods of peak demand. Aimed at leveling the playing field between old-school taxi companies and app-using ride services such as Uber and Lyft, the idea is part of a proposed regulatory overhaul that Assembly members will debate in coming months. Forrest Dunbar, who represents East Anchorage, is introducing the ordinance Tuesday.
Month after month, a homeless camp grows along Ingra Street on the edge of Downtown Anchorage. The collection of tents – some flattened, one burned, one standing tall and brimming with sleeping bags – lie scattered among propane tanks and shopping carts. A few yards away, cars race along Ingra Street, one of Anchorage’s busiest roadways. “When the leaves fell we really noticed how big it was,” said Monica Emerton, owner of a neighboring horticulture business, Green Connection.
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".