Gov. Rick Snyder got a rare rebuke from the Republican-led Legislature this week. The Legislature overwhelmingly voted to override Snyder’s veto of a bill that would give car buyers a tax break. The bill speeds up a phase-out of the sales tax on the value of a trade-in when someone is buying a new vehicle. It’s the first time lawmakers have overridden a veto during Snyder’s term, and only the fourth veto override in Michigan in the last 66 years.
Michigan parents have long struggled to evaluate and compare public schools in a data-based way. More often than not, choosing a school or school district in which to live is often based largely on word-of-mouth and reputation. Until now, there hasn’t been a user-friendly tool that allows parents to see and consider all pertinent data such as classroom sizes, student-to-teacher ratios, and test scores and compare schools based on that data all in one place.
Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Sunday, members of three congregations here in Detroit will gather for an interfaith celebration of Dr. King. The program, “Where do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?,” is the latest event put on each year by the Greater New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church, and Adat Shalom Synagogue. WDET’s Jake Neher recently spoke with Rev. Kenneth Flowers and Rabbi Aaron Bergman about the event. “Dr.
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".