GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) - A local non-profit organization is spearheading an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The non-profit is called Better, Wiser, Stronger, Inc. It is a mentoring group for young men, teaching and leading members of the group by helping those who are suffering in Texas. "But, this really isn't about us. It's all about Houston," said Henry Sapp, founder of the group.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's one of the oldest and largest ethnic festivals in Grand Rapids. Fiesta Mexicana gets underway Friday, September 16th. Organizers say the 2-day festival has grown so much, this year they've moved to a new location. The event, now in it's 47th year, was held at Rosa Parks Circle last year. This year, it will take place at Heartside Park at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Fiesta Mexicana is held to recognize Mexican Independence Day and to celebrate the rich Mexican culture.
ROCKFORD, MICH. (WZZM) - People in West Michigan are known for their generous and giving spirits. This week they'll get the chance to demonstrate that once again. The Heart of West Michigan United Way is holding its Day of Caring on Friday, September 15. They're asking the community to join their efforts. This year's public project will take place at The Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".