DES MOINES — House Republican legislation to establish education savings grants, often called vouchers, for K-12 students in Iowa has been quashed — at least for this year.House Education Committee Chairman Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, who has been pushing educational savings accounts for the past few years, pulled the bill from his Thursday agenda, citing lack of support from committee members, including Republicans.Although the bill’s failure to win committee approval in the House before...
DES MOINES — Shockwaves from a shooting tragedy at a Florida school shook the Iowa Capitol Thursday, where lawmakers halted plans to change the state’s gun permitting law and directed Iowa school officials to adopt security plans to deal with “active shooter” or disaster situations.Sponsors of so-called “constitutional carry” firearms legislation that was slated for action was pulled from the Senate Judiciary Committee in the aftermath of a fatal shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
DES MOINES — Pickup trucks used as school buses?That’s what the title of Senate Study Bill 3186 says, but a panel of state senators said Wednesday said they are narrowing the legislation so it will allow school districts to use pickup trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds to transport students to extra-curricular activities as long as the students – up to nine including the driver -- are in the truck cab and wearing a seat belt.The impetus of the legislation, said Sen. Waylon Brown, R-St....
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".