A few years ago, both AGRiMED board chair Bruce Goldman and managing partner Sterling Crockett sought licenses to grow cannabis for Maryland’s medical marijuana program—but at that time, they were competitors. “We started a company called Botanical Bio-Discovery, and we made some mistakes, a lot of things Sterling had already learned not to do,” said Goldman. “His company, GTI (Green Thumb Industries) got robbed. They finished 12th in the race for 15 licenses.
Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 6, five people were shot to death in Allegheny County, three of them in Pittsburgh, with the most recent—the shooting of 26-year-old Nicole Dailey as she held her 7-month-old daughter in her arms—igniting a firestorm of outrage and stunned disbelief. “Where does that mentality come from to shoot a young girl holding a baby?” said Valerie Dixon, executive director of the Prevent Another Crime Today Initiative, based in Pittsburgh.
People who want to get off government assistance often find the deck stacked against them because they don’t have the training to get a job that pays enough to make up for the ancillary benefits—subsidized rent, insurance—that come with being on the government dole. Still others who get into college or training programs can be one automotive repair or child’s health issue away from dropping out.
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".