March is February, and February is March. That’s the message Mother Nature is sending us for the second year in a row. Highs in Philadelphia the first two weeks of March have averaged nearly five degrees colder than the same period in February. And snow? In case you couldn’t tell from our three nor’easters in a week-and-a-half (one, two, three), we’ve gotten more of it this month. In 144 years of record-keeping, March has only been colder than February five times in Philadelphia, including last year.
Republicans are pushing back on the outcome of a tightly-contested election in Western Pennsylvania, where results have shown Democrat Conor Lamb beat Republican Rick Saccone by just 627 votes. The election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, a GOP stronghold that President Trump won by nearly 20 percentage points during the 2016 election, has set off alarm bells for Republicans as midterms near.
For Kenneth V. Hardy, it was the words scrawled inside a bathroom stall: “Thank god for the police who are killing so-called harmless black men. You’re doing society a favor.”For Beulah Osueke, it was the N-word etched into a high school hallway. For Yoav Perry, it was the swastika meticulously drawn at a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) station.
Gannett's third-quarter Awards of Excellence; finalist for in-depth reporting category:
For a moving piece on the devastating impact heroin has had on families and small towns in Indiana.
Judges said: "Reporter Michael Boren did a masterful job of weaving together details about the tragic death of 18-year-old Cierra Adams, and how heroin has changed life for many in small towns across the Hoosier state. The video accompanying the story was dramatic and well done."
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".