When I first encountered “dockless” bikes while visiting Beijing in May, I thought, “Why don’t we have these in the United States?”I didn’t have to wait long. The bikes are flooding U.S. cities and heading toward Des Moines. My first reaction was, the more bikes, the better. I’ve used docked bikes, and they’re great for short trips, especially when parking a car is a problem. But they leave much to be desired.
Iowa’s metro areas are booming, but mid-size cities across the state have struggled to keep up. Known as micropolitan areas, with 10,000 to 50,000 population, these areas have suffered loss of population, jobs and political influence since the recession. The Des Moines Register is joining with the Iowa Rural Development Council to examine this issue in a free event connected to our Changing Iowa series. We’ll focus on one city in particular — Fort Dodge — to hear how it’s taking on the challenge.
Game-bird hunters can expect a good year in Iowa, despite drought and other weather woes, the Pheasant Forever's annual forecast shows. Hunters killed about 250,000 roosters during last pheasant hunting season. Pheasants Forever and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources expects a similar harvest this year. And quail populations should be the best since the mid-1980s. Northwest, central and southeast Iowa are expected to offer the best pheasant hunting conditions this year, the forecast said.
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".