Our Town Coggon brought back its history and now is home to one of the only operating Opera Houses in the state. The Opera House was built in 1915, and then was a movie theater. But after that closed in the early 80's, it was almost lost forever. People formed the Old Opera House Community Arts Council to raise money and save the building. Now it is an active entertainment venue that brings in acts from Branson and beyond.
From cinnamon rolls to bite-sized cakes, one bakery in Coggon says they are keeping busy. Tara Dake is one of Coggon's youngest business owners. At 19 she didn't have to go far to find her calling, she works out of the kitchen at her old school. Tara and her mom, Penny, run Brother Sister Bakery from inside the former Coggon elementary school. "It came up for rent, the kitchen. So we rented it. We started doing downtown farmers markets," Tara Dake said.
Iowa's prisons are feeling the impact of the mental health crisis. Of the 8,283 people in Iowa's prisons, more than half of them have a diagnosis of mental illness. We spoke with one woman who grew up in Cedar Rapids and fell through the cracks of the system. She wanted to share her story, even though it's not an easy one for her to tell. Tiffany Carlton has been to the county jail, state prison, hospital and a mental health treatment center in the past six years.
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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
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".