A federal judge in Texas this week refused to dismiss accusations that Sioux Falls’ hired ambulance service participated in a kickback scheme for a contract the company held in Oklahoma. A whistleblower’s lawsuit against Paramedics Plus alleges the ambulance service was created by a Texas hospital after that hospital was promised a contract with emergency medical authorities in Oklahoma.
Lyft has cleared one of the last legal hurdles for launching its ride-hailing service in Sioux Falls. The company has submitted its application for a license to operate in the city, City Councilor Christine Erickson said Friday morning. "I am happy to confirm that the city has received the Lyft application to operate in Sioux Falls," Erickson said. Erickson helped lead a two-year effort to lure ride-hailing services to the city.
Greg LaFollette saw looks of confused disappointment and decided to do something about it. After flying into Sioux Falls, the semi-retired accountant observed new arrivals turning to smartphones to summon an Uber or Lyft ride only to find they weren't available. For a growing city trying to attract new people and businesses, that seemed unacceptable. "Not having ride-[hailing] is like not having electricity," LaFollette 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 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".