Paving season is upon us, and the sweet stench of asphalt is in the air. Snohomish County Public Works has kicked off its annual summer work list, which includes paving 11 miles and applying or preparing to chip seal 98 other miles of county roads. All together, unincorporated areas of Arlington will see the most work this summer, with 17.3 miles in 20 locations getting some kind of upgrade. The Snohomish and Lake Goodwin areas also will see a dozen miles or more of work.
SULTAN — Randy and Anne Brooks have heard all the reasons people shy away from electric vehicles. Short battery life, golf cart-like speeds — oh, and forget road trips. The Chelan couple wanted to dispel each of those myths last week in a small Nissan Leaf electric vehicle — but especially that last one. The “Charge Across Washington” event aimed to show the ability of even small battery-powered cars to cross the state on the “electrified” U.S. 2.
You must sign in or register to continue reading content. Jessica Bentem had just filled the car up with gas. “I made it about 10 minutes,” the Everett woman recalled. Then her car decided it was done — for good this time. “I was fed up with cars at that point,” she said. “So I didn’t put much effort into finding another one. I just made the decision to go with the bus.” That decision soon led to more than savings in gas, maintenance and insurance bills — $700 last year alone.
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".