The bar is pretty low. At this point, any new investment the Pierce County Council makes in behavioral health and homeless programs — no matter how small — is a victory worth commemorating. Because they haven’t come often. The history of inaction and straight-up neglect is long and well-documented.
It’s been called infamous. It’s been called notorious. It’s been called “meth-infested” and “a den of drugs and prostitution,” as it was the last time the News Tribune wrote about it. It was even called unfit for human habitation when the city and health department boarded it up back in November. But the Calico Cat — or, I should say, the motel formerly known as the Calico Cat — is poised to make a comeback. The motel at 8821 Pacific Ave. has a new sign, new paint, and a new name: the Pacific Lodge.
I was on the phone with Tacoma’s Nathan Gibbs-Bowling when 30-year-old Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police Sunday morning. At the time, the news had not yet been reported. We didn’t know. But, in what can only be described as a cruel coincidence, Gibbs-Bowling and I were discussing police shootings. Our conversation was centered on the recent acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile nearly a year ago.
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".