Rhode Island’s Senate on Tuesday night approved an $83 million deal for a new stadium for the minor-league baseball Pawtucket Red Sox. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston, said he would hold hearings. House passage is far less certain. Five Senate Democrats and four Republicans voted no. The Democrats hold a 64-11 edge in the upper chamber.
A Scranton, Pa., taxpayer group is asking a county court to force the distressed city to immediately comply with an order to cap its taxes by state law. Judge James Gibbons' final ruling in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas could cost Scranton up to $50 million just as the city is looking to exit from state oversight.
Pensions, climate change and politics converged when New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Comptroller Scott Stringer announced a two-tiered assault on big oil companies over climate change. Their lawsuit, filed Tuesday night in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, targeted five companies for damages related to climate-related costs. It specified no damage, but de Blasio estimated it would be “in the billions,” if successful.
@nicolegelinas When I was a sports editor upstate, I overheard one of my reporters say "I'd better get rid of the passive voice. Paul will kick my ass." I smiled to myself knowing I was doing my job right.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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