GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - This August 3 through 6, West Michigan will welcome 12,000 athletes from 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada -- plus 25,000 attendees. The 60-event, 48-sport festival will begin in true Olympic fashion with an Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at Van Andel Arena. The ticketed event is open to the public and is expected to sell out. You can find more information on the 2017 State Games online at stategamesofmichigan.com.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The statistics are almost too difficult to comprehend. According to the US Census, in Kent County alone, 14.5 percent of the population lives in poverty. One in five Michigan children is “food insecure.” These are children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We know that hungry children don’t perform as well in school and are more prone to behavioral or psychological problems.
MUSKEGON, MICH. - Folks who live, work, and play in Muskegon County know how lucky they are to spend time in such a beautiful stretch of the Michigan lakeshore. In fact -- the county recently launched a Watch Muskegon campaign to let the rest of us know about their gem of a community, and now they've launched a really fun contest! Carla Flanders, from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, explained how "This is Muskegon" works in the video above.
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".