Winter temperatures have been staying in the lower digits, but that's probably not the case for your heating bill. Green Iowa AmeriCorps is offering two free services to help you keep your utility costs low this winter. Green Iowa AmeriCorps is an organization dedicated to making Iowans more energy efficient. They have offices across Eastern Iowa, including Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Dubuque.
A Waterloo police lieutenant, who was demoted after an off-duty road rage incident, will be getting his rank back. According to the Waterloo Police Department, Corbin Payne will be reinstated as lieutenant on February 20th. The one year demotion follows a not guilty verdict in February of last year, after Payne was accused of assaulting a delivery driver while off-duty during an alleged road rage incident in June 2016. Following the verdict, Police Chief Dan Trelka demoted Payne to patrol officer.
A Waterloo family is moving into their new home, with keys to a new beginning. Comonious Bre Riley and her 4-year-old son Shunye are starting a new chapter in their home they acquired through Habitat for Humanity. The home sits on the site of the former Irving Elementary School in Waterloo, where the organization is giving families an opportunity for a fresh start. "I am truly amazed, I feel blessed, I'm overwhelmed with happiness and I'm just in a state of awe," said Riley. "It's beautiful.
WINTER BLUES: Did you know today is called Blue Monday aka the "most depressing day of the year?" The reason for that is because of the winter blues you might be feeling or SAD. Tonight on @KWWL I'll be speaking with an expert on how you can break out of the funk you've been in. https://t.co/STJGtmPZFx
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".