GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids Fire Department wants to add drones to its arsenal of tools used to investigate fires and aid in rescues. After the idea was publicly introduced in January, the department is now ready to move forward with a formal request for the equipment this fall. First, the city must hold a public hearing due to its policies that govern any time the city adds new surveillance equipment.
LOWELL, MI - Lowell city officials are planning to remove the name of its historic showboat, the "Robert E. Lee," the city manager announced Thursday. "While most of West Michigan refers to it simply as the Lowell Showboat, we recognize that the name is offensive to many," City Manager Mike Burns said in a statement Thursday. "We will be taking steps this week to remove the name on the boat." The Robert E. Lee was built in 1935 to resemble riverboat steamers that traveled the Mississippi River.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A proposed $50,000 study of the traffic flow on the city's historic Sixth Street bridge was rejected by the city commission's fiscal committee Tuesday. Grand Rapids city engineers had asked for the study of the 131-year-old bridge that spans the Grand River. The 18-foot-wide travel lane on the bridge is too narrow for a center line. The commission's fiscal committee unanimously turned down the study in a 3-0 vote.
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".