Gina Meier-Hummel said she would strive for a “new transparent agency” when she was introduced as the secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families last month. Here is a good place to start: Meier-Hummel should release records related to the foster home where 22-month-old Conner Hawes died in August. Conner drowned in a decorative fish pond in the backyard of his foster home near Fort Scott.
I wish there was an effective way to regulate rude people on airplanes. I write this at 39,000 feet on a flight from Las Vegas to Wichita. It’s a full flight on a Boeing 737 – an aisle down the middle with three seats on either side. I’m on the aisle, and my wife unselfishly took the middle seat. She’s got about two-thirds the width of the leg space she should have thanks to the space invader to her left. He’s not overly large, but his right leg is splayed into my wife’s personal space.
It’s moving weekend for The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com. Tonight we will for the last time prepare the print edition of The Wichita Eagle from 825 E. Douglas, our home since the early 1960s. On Saturday, we will work from our new home at 330 N. Mead in Old Town Square. It’s an exciting time for our staff and a milestone in the evolution of our company. We’re moving out of a building that is a remnant of the past – a time when our sole function was to produce a newspaper once a day.
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".