While there were more reports of bullying at Newport News Public Schools last school year, there were fewer incidents of physical harassment. Those numbers — even the slight increase in bullying — show that the school division’s student-led approach to peer harassment is working, said Bridget Adams, supervisor of youth development. “We believe that the increase is really because of the repeated emphasis in place of raising awareness and reporting bullying when it occurs,” Adams said.
The Newport News Fire Department will receive $404,600 in federal grant money, Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced. The grant to Newport News was the largest of the $1.3 million granted to the nine Virginia fire departments that will receive money, according to a news release. The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be used to buy power lift cots and stretchers, the news release said.
As Newport News and York County saw a decline in the number of people living below the poverty line last year, Hampton saw its number increase again, according to newly released data from the American Community Survey. Overall, however, economic data show that Hampton Roads is slowly recovering from the Great Recession. In 2016, the unemployment level continued to drop in Newport News and York County — 7.1 percent — mirroring what has been happening in the state over the past five years.
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".