WYOMING, MI - The income tax debate is back in Wyoming. The city council approved a $15,000 contract with Great Lakes Economic Consulting to do a feasibility study of an income tax for the city, and expects the results to be presented to the city council by the end of September. The study will provide estimates of income tax rates for residents, non-residents and corporations - as well as multi-year projections. City Manager Curtis Holt said the city is weighing its options.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Construction projects on most highways in Michigan will stall over the Labor Day weekend as state transportation officials make way for travelers. Traffic restrictions on 77 of the 110 active construction projects will be lifted over the weekend, starting 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. "Labor Day weekend represents the last chance for many to take a summer trip," said Michigan's Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle in a statement.
Heading Up North for Labor Day weekend? You likely won't be alone. Before hitting the road and heading Up North, check the traffic conditions on highways in these live images from the Michigan Department of Transportation's traffic cameras. Some of the cameras Up North refresh every half-hour.
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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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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".