Rep. Will Ainsworth has entered the race for Alabama's Lieutenant Governor. Ainsworth, a Republican who was first elected to the House in 2014, kicked off his campaign at a Saturday night event in Guntersville. "We have to turn our state around. We have to make our government smaller, smarter, and above all else honest, and if we do, I am absolutely convinced Alabama's future will be brighter than ever before," Ainsworth said in his announcement.
Officials have opened the Gulf waters in Gulf Shores and Panama City but are advising visitors to use extreme caution in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy. Water in Gulf Shores, Panama City, Destin and along the Panhandle were closed Tuesday through Friday due to high surf and dangerous rip currents created by Tropical Storm Cindy. Gulf Shores removed the double red flags - indicating the water was closed - this morning, replacing them with a single red flag.
Some of the authors whose works were on a reading list pulled from an Alabama classroom are firing back. The author's comments come after copies of a reading list for Spanish Fort High School's advanced placement government and economics class began circulating on social media earlier this week. The list, created by teacher Gene Ponder, directed students to choose one book as a summer reading assignment.
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".