Iowa contractors say all the upcoming hurricane reconstruction in Texas, Florida and Georgia is likely to hit eastern Iowans in the pocketbook as well. That’s because its likely to make new construction more expensive as the cost of building materials rises due to demand. Both roofing contractors and lumber yards all guessed a 10 to 25 percent hike in the price of items like plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) and roofing shingles may be coming in the new few months.
While a number of eastern Iowa school districts had good luck with the voters at the polls Tuesday it could be back to the drawing board for West Branch. That school district's plan for a $20-million dollar expansion failed for the second time in six months with only 53 percent of voters in that Cedar County community approving. The original bond vote, on largerly the same same proposal, drew 56 percent support in February. Bond votes take a 60 percent supermajority to pass.
The Cedar Rapids city council took a next step in the city's permanent flood protection plan on Tuesday. The council agreed to proceed with bids for the first permanent levee on the west side of the Cedar River at Czech Village. The project is expected to cost about $2.2-million dollars. Rob Davis, manager of the city's flood control system, says people in that area should be happy to see the next stage of progress.
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".