Volunteers are needed to help clear brush at Bur Oak Land Trust’s property, the Big Grove Preserve, this Saturday. There will be beer involved. On August 19, Bur Oak will be removing invasive species from its Big Grove Preserve adjacent to Coralville Reservoir. (To be clear, this property is not associated with the local brewery of the same name.) “We depend heavily on volunteers to help with projects like this,” Seth Somerville, property stewardship specialist for Bur Oak explained.
President Trump has angrily tweeted about voter fraud many times since winning last November’s election, but don’t expect him to tweet about the sentencing on Thursday of someone who actually committed voter fraud. Terri Lynn Rote was arrested in October, for casting ballots at two early voting locations in Des Moines.
Sen. Joni Ernst answered questions from 18 randomly selected audience members at her town hall meeting in Washington, Iowa on Tuesday. The hour-long meeting was calm — in contrast to Ernst’s March town hall in Cedar Rapids — even though the way the questions were framed suggested that at least 10 of questioners were not supporters of Ernst. The topics raised ranged from health care to tax reform to whether the United States is sufficiently defended against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon.
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".