Ever since a debunked study linked vaccines to autism nearly 20 years ago, misguided parents have abused religious exemptions to avoid immunizing their school-aged children. The impact has been a weakened herd immunity and increased risk of disease, like the outbreak of measles that swept California in 2015, leading the state to ban religious exemptions.
Pastries and refreshments were free Tuesday for primary voters at the polling station on the first-floor of the Keeler Park Apartments, a high-rise building in northeast Rochester. Luvene Ford, the longtime president of the tenants’ association, would have cooked hot dogs and hamburgers in the courtyard like she does every Election Day if someone hadn’t stolen the grill. “We have a good time,” said Ford, whose role at the site is something of a host.
The city of Rochester receives roughly 4,000 requests for records under the state Freedom of Information Law every year — about two for every hour of business of every working day. One of them recently came from the press secretary of Mayor Lovely Warren’s re-election campaign, Brad Willows, who wanted to know whether his boss and the two people challenging her for the Democratic ticket, Rachel Barnhart and James Sheppard, had outstanding water bills.
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".