The Iowa Department of Corrections will begin the process of closing the Warren County Jail on Jan. 31 if a bond referendum for money to replace it isn't scheduled by then, according to a pair letters recently obtained by the Indianola Record-Herald. "The entire facility smells of mold and sewer gas," said one letter signed by Iowa State Sheriffs' and Deputies' Association president, Maj. John Godar.
The $12.3 million project calls for 72 miles of underground fiber capable of providing gigabit internet speeds to homes and businesses. That's at least 20 times faster than the average download speeds in Iowa, which is somewhere around 6 or 7 megabits, according to Michael DuPre of LS2group, a Des Moines-based public relations firm that is working with Indianola.
Volga, Iowa, residents were evacuated from their homes Saturday morning, and the Volga River hit a crest of about 14 feet by early Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service expects the Volga River to crest a second time Saturday evening. Volga is about 70 miles north of Cedar Falls and is located near the Volga River. Dave Schmidt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wis., said 7 to 10 inches of rain was reported in the area during a 24-hour period.
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".