GRAND HAVE, MICH. - The United States Coast Guard will randomly board boats throughout the season in Michigan to see if they're properly registered and have the necessary safety equipment. Boats are required to have the proper amount of life jackets, throwable floating devices, noise making devices and fire extinguishers among other gear. If boats are missing critical safety equipment, the Coast Guard can terminate a voyage and send a boat back to shore.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - With football season set to begin in a few weeks, Ferris State University players and coaches are getting kids ready for their fall leagues with a free camp at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. The camp is open to football players from grades K-8. Players need to arrive at the field at noon to register. The camp runs from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. All players need to bring with them to the camp are cleats, shorts and a t-shirt. For more information, click here.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A standing room only crowd was on hand this morning as the West Michigan hockey community celebrated the life of a well known and well liked referee. Dave Rue was remembered at a ceremony at Patterson Ice Center in Cascade Township on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
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".