Uber drivers cashed in on the weather conditions Thursday morning. Some drivers were picking up people as the roads started to get bad. Gratt Howard is an Uber driver and says he gave rides to people who didn't want to walk or didn't want to get out on the icy roads. He says he saw several slide-offs throughout the morning. Howard says some areas of town surged 4.5 times higher than their normal rates - likely because there weren't enough drivers out on the roads to handle the demand.
It's the zip code where Wichita City Councilwoman Lavonta Williams grew up. Now, she's working to combat crime in that same area. Williams initially proposed putting cameras and a program called the "shot spotter" in District 1 neighborhoods with high crime rates, but after hearing concerns voiced at Tuesday's city council meeting, she said there may be a better way. "There's a lot of success coming out of 67214, but the stigma still remains there," said Williams.
The Haven School Board at its Monday night meeting voted 5-2 to close Partridge Grade School. There was a motion to turn the building into a K-8 school, but the board agreed to close the school completely. Haven School District Superintendent Clark Wedel has said keeping the school running is costing too much for only having 51 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
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".