BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Alphonse Bifulco said he still can’t believe his New Leaf Project has grown in the way that it has. Four years ago he helped one family have a Thanksgiving dinner. He got them a turkey and other canned goods. Now he’s helping dozens of families and wishes he could do more. “I called my daughter and was like ‘you know I’m really scared because it’s 70 families,'” said Bifulco with tears coming to his eyes.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Toxicologist Bridget Lorenz Lemberg held in her hand the newest way to test drivers for drugs: a thumb-sized cotton swab. She said Michigan State Police in select counties are already carrying it with them while out on patrol as part of a pilot program. She and her team at Forensic Fluids Laboratories announced Thursday they've jumped on board to help with the program.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The YWCA, known for helping women rebound from sexual assault and domestic violence situations, announced Wednesday they’ll be expanding their human trafficking services. They’re opening a new shelter specifically for victims of labor and sex trafficking and it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. “One of the perennial issue that we have is assisting survivors and finding safe and affordable housing,” said Jessica Glynn, director of law and policy at the YWCA.
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".