Research shows 88.4% of children that qualify for free and reduced lunch are not participating in a summer meal programs. The USDA said that might be due to the lack of awareness. “We do feel the case with Iowa is the word is not out as much as it should be about the hotline and about the summer meals program as a whole,” USDA Hunger Hotline Director Rebecca Brown said. The USDA’s Hunger Hotline has only seen 32 calls from Iowa in the last six months.
Cedar Rapids organization Chains Interrupted puts an emphasis on prevention. To prevent human trafficking, it says people have to be aware. “It’s heartbreaking that our society has come to this point. It’s been this way for years and I know that, but it’s come to a point where we start looking at humans as ownership items,” member Tish Young said. Young said it is common for people to be transported by trailer, like this situation Sunday in Texas.
Organizations gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Saturday to honor the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Human services organizations, speakers, and musicians were all on hand to celebrate the strides made since the act was singed in 1990. Congressman Dave Loebsack was one of those speakers. He said he strives to make it to celebration every year. "We owe Tom Harkin, our former senator a big debt of gratitude. This was his bill," Loebsack said.
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".