PALMER — Private landfills are no longer legal in the most densely populated parts of Mat-Su outside its cities. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved a ban on landfills including construction and demolition debris dumps known as monofills. The ban covers the borough's so-called "core area" — a 91-square-mile unincorporated territory of about 25,000 residents between Palmer and Wasilla.
But this alligator idyll came to an end, possibly a bad one for Mitch. He disappeared over spring break. He never made it to the Florida game farm where he had a reservation. Inspection officer Mike Kiehn, an agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, said that the alligator was dead and that Palmer High agriculture teacher Don Berberich told him he shot it.
Long story short, rescuers say, the 4 1/2-foot-long gator was outgrowing the tub and its owner called for help. By 10 a.m. Tuesday, Allie the Alligator had a new home about 15 minutes away at Valley Aquatics & Reptile Rescue in a strip mall along the Parks Highway. "Our animal control officer typically handles loose dogs and cats, with the occasional rogue chicken thrown in," the police department posted on its official Facebook page Tuesday.
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".