The mantra of the drug reform movement has remained the same for years - tax and regulate. Now we’re finding that might not work. Iowa officials recently approved the first manufacturing license under the state’s medical cannabis law. It’s good news for some patients, but government restrictions mean many other patients will be left out. The law signed by former Gov. Terry Branstad this year only allows two manufacturers and five dispensaries, and it imposes significant fees and regulatory burdens.
Law enforcement officials have led a major crackdown on meth labs in recent years, yet Iowans continue to struggle with meth abuse, according to the state government’s 2018 drug policy report. The number of meth lab busts in Iowa has plummeted since the state passed new restrictions in 2005 — from 1,500 meth labs in 2004, to just 33 in the most recent report. Still, other metrics for meth use continue to rise, some reaching record levels.
REGION — As swimmers, surfers and beach enthusiasts flock to our local shores, so do the sharks. News outlets and social media platforms have been filled with sightings, spottings, close calls and even an attack in recent months, begging the question: Why? Are there more sharks than usual, or are we just better at noticing them? And if there is a population surge, then why? A shark bit a Vista woman April 29 at San Onofre – sending her to a hospital in critical condition.
As a journalist, I find this deeply offensive. I have worked hard for 10 years to earn a reputation as a dishonest hack, and now some former Democrat in Washington D.C. is giving people the impression I might be a "fine person." Wrong! https://t.co/FjhS7fkCk4
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".