A new article puts Dubuque among the top 10 in the nation when it comes to an increase in the violent crime rate. According to the financial news website 24/7 Wall Street, Dubuque has seen one of the largest increases in violent crime of any city. It said the city has seen the 6th largest increase, a spike of 56 percent from the years 2011 to 2016. Violent crime is listed as aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery. It's based on FBI data. We asked the Dubuque Police Department about the article.
Some area companies are finding it a challenge to find the right people to get the job done. There's a shortage of skilled workers in the Dubuque area. Although the unemployment rate sits low at just about three percent, there's a skills gap. The Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC) analyzes the workforce.
Students in Dubuque took part in Wednesday's National Walkout Day. "Enough is enough!" they chanted. About 400 Dubuque Senior High School students gathered on the football field rallying for safer schools. This comes one month after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The rally lasted 17 minutes to remember each victim killed. "Parkland, I was devastated by it. It's awful that we are desensitized to children being killed," said El Taverna, a sophomore. Some of them held signs.
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".