LANSING, MICH. - Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette is calling on lawmakers to approve a plan, to use money from a nationwide drug company settlement, in the fight against opioid addiction. Schuette sent a message to the state legislature Wednesday, asking lawmakers to put $859,000 from the settlement, into addiction education and prevention efforts. The state will get the money next month, as its share of money from a settlement related to the recalls of over-the-counter medications in 2015.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids leaders say they will institute new steps in the wake of a study, that found people of color -- especially African Americans -- are more likely to be pulled over by police. Research found black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over as others, and Hispanic drivers also face higher traffic-stop rates. The city commission last week tabled a decision on steps the city should take in the wake of the report.
GRANDVILLE, MICH. - A West Michigan group is planning to stage a protest against a pet store, set to open in Grandville. The owner of Barking Boutique is planning to open a location at a shopping center on Wilson Avenue. We checked, and verified the Boutique's dogs come from government-regulated breeders. But opponents still accuse owner David Boelkes of getting dogs from "puppy mills."
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".