A federal jury has convicted a Dubuque man after authorities said he caused the overdose death of a female last year. Richard L. Parker, 47, was convicted by a jury on for distribution of heroin within 1000 feet of an elementary school and a playground, resulting in death, also the charge of possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of an elementary school and a playground.
Each year, U.S. representatives get about $1.2 million to run their respective congressional offices. That money pays staff, buys supplies and allows for communication with constituents back home. According to expense reports, last year, Rep. Rod Blum, from Iowa's First Congressional District, spent about a third of that budget-- more than $400,000-- sending mailers and mass communications. That's more than anyone else in the U.S. House.
Iowa GOP Governor Kim Reynolds just started her first full year in office, but already she's facing pressure to keep the job. Democrats have started chasing her across the state, including during a speaking event with members of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Friday. "We want our elected officials to know that we see them,” said Catherine Kaitlin, a Dubuque resident, while referencing the large plastic glasses on her forehead. “Also, that we hear them.
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".