Editor’s note: Former Traffic Q&A scribe Adam Lynn is substituting this week for regular correspondent Candice Ruud, who is expected back in the driver’s seat next Monday. Q: What does the law say about parking cars in driveways in such a way that the rear end blocks the sidewalk? A: Maybe you’ve come across this yourself, dear reader. Maybe it was while you were taking the pug out for its morning constitutional.
It’s rare in the state of Washington for so-called “prosecutorial misconduct” to lead to the reversal of someone’s criminal conviction. A prosecutor’s mistake in those instances must be so “flagrant and ill-intentioned” that nothing short of a new trial would correct it. What’s not unusual is for one of those instances to come from Pierce County. An analysis by The News Tribune found that 14 cases statewide since January 2013 have been overturned because of prosecutors’ actions during trial.
Walter Kent Mundell Jr. was not someone easily forgotten. The late Pierce County sheriff’s deputy made an impression nearly everywhere he went, from the meth labs he helped clean up in East Pierce County to the BMX tracks around the west where he cheered raucously for his kids and those of his friends. Those who knew him well and those who knew him only in passing said the 44-year-old Mundell – who went by Kent – lived his life with a contagious verve.
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".