A wall decoration in the Ridgefield, Wash., home of Kris, Savannah and Jen Riley emphasizes their love of family, as seen Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2017. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian via AP) The Associated Press"We were very nervous first-time parents," said Jen Riley, 43. "I'm getting better, but I was almost paranoid when she was born. . I didn't know how in-depth love was and how special life was until she was born.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — Even before they wed, Kris and Jen Riley dreamed of having a child. So, while living in Arizona, they started the process of getting pregnant using an anonymous sperm donor.In 2008, artificial insemination worked and Jen Riley became pregnant. "With me!" said Savannah, who's now 8. "I was supposed to be born in September, but I was born early." She came five weeks early, weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces. She fit into Build-A-Bear clothes.
Judy Smith thinks it’s sad seeing the negativity toward homeless people, especially considering how easy it is to become homeless. As the 69-year-old entered the community room at Vista Court, she set down a hat she’d recently finished knitting. That brought the tally of knitted hats for the homeless to 510. A group of women calling themselves Knitty Gritty Heroes are knitting hats and making blankets for homeless people.
Parts 1 and 2 of my 3-day series on gay marriage legalization 5 years later are available online and in print. Part 3 comes out tomorrow.
Paul and James, who've been together 44 years, filled out Clark County's first same-gender marriage application.
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".