KALAMAZOO, Mich. — According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 1,365 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016, which is a significant increase from the 884 deaths the year before. These numbers have alarmed officials in West Michigan, including those at the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. “It’s a concern for us from a community perspective,” said the school’s Director of Toxicology Prentiss Jones.
ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — During the economic downfall in 2008, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was forced to let go of 15 percent of its law enforcement staff, said Sheriff Frank Baker. With that decision, many resources were cut too. “Actually we went to as low as 46 for a period of time,” said Sheriff Baker. “Then through the course of working with our county board of commissioners, we were able to restore some positions.”Since then they’ve hired six more deputies, Sheriff Baker said.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — When Tom Barry’s landscaping company was first asked to plow the driveways of a few local veterans and military families, he immediately jumped on board. That was seven years ago and he and his employees have been doing it each winter since. “We’re just so happy to be able to be apart of it,” said Barry who founded Battle Creek Landscape Service over 30 years ago.
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".