Whatcom County Council appointed Timothy Ballew II, former chairman of the Lummi Indian Business Council, to fill the vacant at-large council seat until the next election. Ballew was picked from a field of 29 candidates, which the county narrowed down to seven finalists on January 9. Finalists gave speeches at a January 16 council meeting; following which the council voted 5–1 to appoint Ballew to the position. Council member Tyler Byrd voted no. Ballew’s term will last until next January.
What would make Blaine and Birch Bay better places for teens? That question guided this month’s Teen Night, a meeting of the Blaine-Birch Bay Healthy Youth Coalition, which formed late last year to combat youth mental health and substance abuse problems. More than 100 people attended the meeting on January 15 at the Pizza Factory, including kids from Blaine, Birch Bay, Lynden and Ferndale, which the coalition saw as a sign that kids in Blaine and beyond are looking for healthy ways to socialize.
When Pat and Patty Anderson describe their 5,428-mile, 226-day boat journey, the recently retired Birch Bay couple likes to have a map on hand – the improbable trip around the eastern United States is hard to explain. On April 1, 2017, after dreaming of the trip for years, the Andersons finally unloaded their boat, a 25-foot powerboat named Daydream, into the Okeechobee Waterway in Florida.
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".