SEATTLE — While no significant tsunami developed following the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that rocked the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday morning, residents in vulnerable coastal locations in southern Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and British Columbia evacuated to higher ground, just as many of them had practiced previously. One of those spots of refuge was Kodiak High School, where the local borough school superintendent noted how calm and orderly the evacuation went.
Digging around the results of Route Fifty’s 2018 Management Survey, one of the interesting items that stood out were the attitudes toward two budget practice approaches that are being used by some state and local jurisdictions. Our newly released survey asked about both participatory budgeting (where citizens provide input into the most important funding priorities) and priorities-based budgeting (which uses a more results-driven funding approach).
Here’s a roundup of recent state and local government stories that caught Route FIfty’s eye ...NET NEUTRALITY | Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order on Monday to protect net neutrality in his state, requiring that “successful recipients of state contracts adhere to internet neutrality principles,” according to an announcement from the governor’s office.
Despite previously explaining to my parents that Seattle doesn't face an oceanic tsunami threat from big quakes, like today's Gulf of Alaska temblor, I still had a flurry of messages this a.m. from them. (A localized quake on the Seattle Fault would be a different story.)
I wonder how Roman augurs would interpret this scene on NW Market St in Ballard, where crows swooped down and ripped into a defenseless microwavable container of macaroni and cheese. https://t.co/USKxN9tEO0
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".