State Rep. Greg Heartsill has recently embarked on a disturbing crusade that will lead to more LGBTQ students being bullied in school. Heartsill has sent a number of communications demanding information about the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth, despite the fact that the event is not funded by taxpayer dollars. He has demanded information from Iowa educators about their level of participation in the event.
In his Oct. 21 letter discussing education [Branstad: Education facts speak for themselves], Gov. Terry Branstad proved once again that he has a casual relationship with the facts. He uses the ones he likes, ignores those he doesn’t and completely fabricates stories to cover up his failures. The governor would have us believe that Iowa schools are failing despite more money being spent. This is a complete distortion of the truth. Iowa students rank in the top 10 in reading, math and science.
In the first few weeks of the offseason, Dayton Moore will begin to address some serious questions about next year’s team. Moore announced the return of Ned Yost as Manager, but how will he work to improve Yost’s roster to move the Kansas City Royals closer to contention for a division championship and into the playoffs? How will he replace Ervin Santana in the rotation, assuming they are unable or uninterested in resigning him?
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".