Despite mountains of evidence that nothing is certain, we feel compelled at the beginning of each new year to look ahead to what is coming at us — to determine whether that flicker of hope at the end of the tunnel is really sunlight or just an oncoming train. So for this new year, we asked the Democrat and Chronicle's newsroom staff writers to share a little about what they see in store for 2018 in their areas of coverage or special interest.
Monroe County voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide on top leadership posts in the suburbs and in the city of Rochester. Voters casting ballots today are also being asked whether or not to approve a constitutional convention, an opportunity for delegates to propose changes to the state's highest governing document that would then be put to a vote of the people, likely in 2019.
CLOSE Statewide voters will consider three separate proposals on the ballot Nov. 7. Dick Moss, news directorElection 2017(Photo: Stock)Here is a list of contested races in Monroe County. Candidates marked with an asterisk (*) are incumbents. Click on the links for more information on each race.Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.
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".