MacKenzie Elmer, public safety reporter, has been with The Des Moines Register since July 2014. MacKenzie has a passion for investigative news and speaks fluent Spanish. Tips? Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at @mckelmer or by phone at 515-284-8088.
That means the residents of the Argonne building along Grand Avenue, in the Western Gateway, would have to find another place to live in a city where the availability of affordable housing is shrinking. Developer Scott Cutler submitted plans to the city in November for the property at 1729 Grand Ave.
Jeff Wiggins straps on a helmet, stashes his lunchbox in a pannier and jumps on his Surly touring bike for the four mile ride from his home in the Drake neighborhood to downtown Des Moines. It's early February and there's a fresh coat of white snow on the ground, but that doesn't stop the city's active transportation planner. He was hired in December to make it easier for Des Moines residents to leave their cars at home and find alternative modes of transportation.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is one mechanical failure away from losing its valuable collection of exotic plants. The facility's 39-year-old heating and cooling system is barely functioning and needs to be replaced. The nonprofit that runs the indoor garden has spent nearly $19 million in recent years to update the facility's meeting rooms, cafe and gift shop.
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".