Embroiled in a dispute with state attorneys on the Department of Education staff, the state Board of Education today voted to hire an outside law firm. The board voted 6-0 to hire Lewis Gillis and his firm, Means-Gillis of Montgomery. "We just felt we needed someone for the board," Board Vice President Yvette Richardson said. "No one is trying to replace anyone who is already here. But we just felt we needed our own counsel at this time." Board members said the board would use the firm as needed.
Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials said today the threat of flooding and storms from Tropical Depression Cindy has not ended, although the worst of the weather appears to have missed Alabama. "Fortunately Alabama dodged the brunt of the storm," Ivey said. "Our neighbors to the west, our friends in Louisiana did not, and certainly we think about them as they are now trying to come out and participate in the recovery process."
MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a New York town’s practice of predominantly Christian prayers to open town council meetings does not violate the First Amendment. In a 5-4 decision, the court overturned a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Greece, N.Y. The city of about 94,000 people in upstate New York has opened council meetings led by local ministers since 1999.
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".