GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's been more than decade in the making. But, this weekend the United States Navy will commission the USS Gerald R. Ford during a ceremony at the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is the lead ship in the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier series. It represents the first new design of carriers in more than 40 years. The USS Ford and the class of super carriers are named in honor of the United State's 38th president, Gerald R. Ford.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Human trafficking continues to be a growing problem throughout the United States and here in Michigan. An international group, based out of West Michigan, is working to help protect women and children from becoming victims. That group is Women at Risk International, also known as WAR. Outreach and education are among the top weapons in WAR's arsenal. Today, July 20, members are holding a one-day human trafficking conference at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) - Top minds in early education agree - play is no longer just about having fun. Instead, it is widely considered to be the building blocks for life-long learning and success, even before a child enters kindergarten. "When you think about play, think about when you were a child and how fun it was to get out there and interact with your friends. What you don't realize is sometimes when you are in a pond, you are learning chemistry and you are learning about the environment.
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".