Imagine that in five to ten years the Pine River is clean, healthy and great amounts of e-Coli are a thing of the past. The first stage has already begun. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality has approved funding to complete the Upper Pine River Watershed Management (clean up) plan, according to Julie Spencer, Gratiot County Conservation District Administrator. The actual clean up will be several years in the making - and a large amount of grant money will be needed, she said.
On the night before Monday’s solar eclipse, Alma College Chemistry Professor Melissa Strait plans on camping out. “I will be in Madras, Oregon in the path of totality,” she said. “I have rented a parking space and will have my food with me. I will be sleeping the night before in my car.”She said that all hotel rooms had been sold out for a year and any rooms available within driving distance were charging about $2,000 a night.
Nobody’s expecting a Zombie Apocalypse in Gratiot County anytime soon, but possibilities somewhat short of that may be included in its planning for disasters. Gratiot, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is about to begin its emergency planning that covers all manner of possible catastrophes that could befall the county.
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".