COLFAX, Iowa -- It’s been a hard stretch for Glen McGinness. Three months ago, during a routine checkup his doctor gave him maybe the worst news you can get. “Well, it was just a shock,” said McGinness. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treatment needed to start right away. After the initial shock, Glen started to meet with a team of doctors and they developed a plan. Then just last week he got another piece of bad news in the mail.
CUMMING, Iowa -- A group of neighbors living along a dirt road South of Cumming say a recent "upgrade" has left them with a dangerous drive home, especially after a rainfall. “We’ve seen cars in the ditch. Even my 4-wheel-drive truck slides when it gets muddy like that,” said Kelly Hintzen who lives in the Polo Pointe development South of Highway G-14 in Cumming. Hintzen says even with a light rain, the ground softens and deep tracks are easily made, making it difficult to navigate.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- It’s still a month away but RAGBRAI will be here before you know it. Routes are being double checked, the pavement is being patched. This is typically a very safe ride but after a spike of sexual assaults at events in northern Iowa, where this year’s route runs through, the Crisis Intervention Services team is shifting their attention to RAGBRAI riders and their safety. “We know that often times when alcohol and large crowds combine, sometimes bad things can happen.
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".