LEWISTON — Kenya and Somalia may share a border, but the two East African countries have few similarities. That's part of the challenges facing the United States in that region of the world, said Ian M. Catlett, an attorney-adviser with the U.S. Department of State. The Lewiston native was the first speaker of the 2017-18 season of the Great Falls Forum on Thursday at the Lewiston Public Library.
AUBURN — The Androscoggin County Budget Committee got its first look at the 2018 spending plan Wednesday night and zipped through the first six departments without making any cuts. But rubber-stamping the rest of the budget proposed by the county commissioners is unlikely moving forward. Several members of the committee said their goal is to reduce the proposed 5.79 percent tax increase, especially after the tax rate jumped 6.44 percent in 2017. The 2016 budget increase was less than 3 percent.
Three-time CMA award nominee Randy Houser will perform Saturday at the Oxford County Fair beginning at 5 p.m. Houser is replacing headliner Montgonery Gentry following the death last week of Troy Gentry. Officials from the Oxford County Fair announced Thursday that country singer Randy Houser will fill in Saturday for headliner Montgomery Gentry. The Montgomery Gentry show was cancelled following the death last week of country star Troy Gentry in a helicopter crash in New Jersey.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".