Family -- the reason so often cited by politicians abruptly leaving office -- was Rep. Tom Washburne's rationale Tuesday for putting an expiration date on his tenure in the Indiana Legislature. But Washburne, a Republican who represents House District 64, isn't leaving under a cloud of scandal or with enough smoke around him to stir the whiff of it.
There will be no next step just yet in the dispute between Vanderburgh County's budget writers and its executive body over personnel decisions made by three officials acting alone. Having received no response to an Aug. 1 letter seeking a do-over of the decisions, the County Commissioners agreed Tuesday they would wait to see whether the letter's Aug. 31 deadline for action by County Council expires.
Gobsmacked. Stunned. Baffled. That was the general reaction of leading Vanderburgh County Democrats -- most of them -- who said they had no idea party chairman Scott Danks would resign after just 166 days. Danks, a 58-year-old attorney, said Thursday that he had told select Democrats he would soon vacate the unpaid position. He said being party chairman is affecting his work and family life, adding that he simply has "too much on my plate."
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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".