HELENA — The Montana Legislature ended its special session an hour after midnight Thursday, capping a two-day marathon of meetings with Republicans saying they have put in nearly $230 million in options so Gov. Steve Bullock can close a $227 million gap in the budget without raising taxes. “Gov. Bullock called us into special session with no plan and Republicans stepped up with a plan,” House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said after the session adjourned about 1 a.m.
HELENA — Veterans, family members and the public are invited to join the Montana VA staff for an open house Wednesday at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center. Veterans Affairs staff members will be available in the main lobby of the hospital from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide program information and answer questions about the various health services offered through the Montana VA statewide.
A Helena-based nonprofit organization "that follows the money" spent in the political arena now has a few extra bucks of its own to keep its eye on as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has given it $1 million to help it continue in its mission, it was announced today. The National Institute on Money in State Politics, perhaps known better by its website of followthemoney.org, was one of nine organizations, and believed to be the first in Montana, selected to receive the grant.
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".