When a Downtown Farmers' Market customer told designer John Bosley his "Layers of Iowa" design would make for a great new Iowa license plate, Bosley agreed. And when he took the idea to social media, many thought he nailed it. The Iowa Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that motorists will be getting new plates next year, per a previous Register story. They'll be installed on 4.2 million vehicles over a 10-year cycle to replace the existing ones.
COME ON DOWN! The Des Moines Performing Arts announced Monday that "The Price is Right Live" is coming to the Civic Center next year. "The Price is Right Live" is an interactive stage show that has been playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 10 years, a news release said. The show gives eligible contestants the chance to play classic games from the popular TV show, like Plinko, Cliffhangers, spinning the Big Wheel and participating in the Showcase Showdown.
In case you didn't already know: Paul McCartney is performing in Des Moines on Friday, as part of his “One on One" summer tour. So it's only fitting that July 21, 2017, is declared "Paul McCartney Day" in Polk County. Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald tweeted a photo of the proclamation at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning. McCartney, 75, is a storied songwriter and famed member of The Beatles.
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".