LANSING, MICH. - A state lawmaker wants to eliminate “Redskins’’ as a mascot for public schools and school sports teams; the latest move in a campaign to dismantle what has been called an insensitive reference to American Indians. The bill introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, says schools shall not use the term “Redskins’’ for a mascot, name or nickname for the school, athletic team, student group or club.
KENT COUNTY, MICH. - No criminal charges will be filed in connection to a deadly dog attack on an infant more than three weeks ago, according to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office. The attack happened May 25 at a house on Kalamazoo Avenue north of Hall Street in Grand Rapids. Three-week-old Susannah Murray was in a seat in the living room when her mother stepped outside to smoke a cigarette with another adult, according to the Kent County prosecutor.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The mother of Kent County’s youngest killer lost a bid to have her child abuse conviction overturned on grounds the criminal statute is too vague. Anita Lawhorn was convicted of third-degree child abuse involving her son, Jamarion, who fatally stabbed an 8-year-old boy at a playground in Kentwood. At trial, the lawyer for Jamarion Lawhorn argued that years of abuse at the hands of his mother and step-father were factors in the Aug. 2014 stabbing.
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".