GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - The ride-hailing service Uber is starting service in Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, and South Haven on Friday, June 16. This week Uber also expanded to New Buffalo, St. Joseph, and Benton Harbor. In Grand Haven taxi cab drivers Richard Retherford says the busy season is Memorial Day to Labor Day and Retherfod knows Uber is after some of that business. Retherford started Rich's Taxi Service three years ago -- he's usually busy and work always picks up in the summer.
MUSKEGON, MICH. - Budget discussions are underway in the city of Muskegon, and the proposed budget under consideration by city commissioners calls for a 17 percent reduction in funding for the fire department. The amount of the cut in dollars is $689,000. The city must pass a budget by Saturday, July 1. Muskegon's City Manager Frank Peterson says pension obligations in the fire department are unsustainable. "That's where the cost center is growing out of control," Peterson said.
MUSKEGON, MICH. - In the event of a water emergency, every second counts. It's why the city of Muskegon has taken several steps to improve safety at Pere Marquette beach. Several warning signs have been at the beach for years. Those signs tell swimmers how to escape a rip current and the danger of swimming by the South Pier. Last summer, beach rescue stations were added. Those have life rings, life vests and throw ropes. There's also an emergency call box that dials directly to 911.
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".