Thurston County has a new Public Works director. Jennifer Walker has been hired for the role by the Board of County Commissioners, and is scheduled to begin Oct. 16. Walker comes to Thurston County from neighboring Pierce County, where she is the strategic planning and asset manager with Planning and Public Works. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. Walker’s annual salary will be $125,000, according to Chavez.
The Thurston County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to re-enact rates and charges to continue funding the Henderson Inlet Shellfish Protection District’s on-site sewage system work plan on Tuesday. The program was set to expire Dec. 31. The new ordinance will add a $10 charge for each additional residential septic system on a property, and adjusts rates for larger non-residential systems.
1. Ash fell in some areas overnight, and on Tuesday, in Western Washington, including parts of Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap and King counties. The National Weather Service said easterly winds pushed ash from the Norse Peak Fire near Union Creek into the region. The nearly 19,300-acre fire closed Crystal Mountain Resort, and is 8 percent contained. 2. There’s been smoke from other fires, too. One of the biggest is the Jolly Mountain Fire in Kittitas County, which has scorched nearly 21,000 acres.
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".