The Meyerland mom was on her way home last month with her 11-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter, having just gotten off the phone with her husband. They'd settled on spaghetti for dinner. It was about 5:15 p.m., and people were jogging along Brays Bayou on that Monday evening, families were headed home from day care and traffic was heavy on Beechnut. She rounded a corner onto Mullins and heard four loud pops. Her son cried.
A group of industry workers, scientists and communities near plants filed a motion this week asking a federal court to stop the EPA from delaying new rules intended to prevent chemical disasters, according to Earthjustice. Last week, at the behest of industry, the agency postponed the rules, a weakened version of reforms sought by President Barack Obama after the 2013 West Fertilizer explosion. It's now put off until February 2019, a delay that advocates deemed unprecedented.
(TNS) -- In north Pasadena, Texas, streets crumble and intersections flood after every rain, bringing aggrieved residents to City Council meetings to ask where their tax money is being spent. They say they're not getting answers. The latest public works news on the city's website is four years old. To get a list of street projects, residents have to file an open records request. If they want to see where the city has sent checks in the past several years, it costs $90.
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".