Two transgender women filed suit Thursday against Iowa over its ban on Medicaid coverage for transition-related medical services such as sex-reassignment surgery. Represented by the ACLU of Iowa, the women are arguing that the state's Medicaid ban on transition-related coverage violates patients’ rights to equal protection under the law as promised by the Iowa state constitution and the Iowa Civil Rights Act.
My first diary came with a lock, which made perfect sense to both my 8-year-old brain and ego. To ward off any interested readers and save myself from a scandal of “Harriet the Spy” proportions, both my secrets and my lies obviously had to be safeguarded with steel. My future hardly determined, I wanted to document my innermost thoughts, but didn’t want to become the center of an elementary scandal in the process.
Iowa native Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, better known as the "pickers" from History Channel’s docuseries “American Pickers,” will be taping their show in Iowa in October and they want to meet you. Specifically, they want to meet “characters with remarkable and exceptional items," according to a press release from their production company. "They are always excited to find sizable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them," the release stated.
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".