Alabama’s unemployment rate in July dropped to its lowest point in almost a decade, according to numbers released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor. Still, Calhoun County, and particularly Anniston, didn’t fare as well as the rest of the state.Unemployment statewide dropped to 4.5 percent in July, down from 5.8 percent a year earlier. State officials credited a growth in manufacturing and construction for the job boost.
Members of Alabama’s congressional delegation weren’t bashful about criticizing white supremacist protesters this week — but Republican lawmakers have been much more reluctant to call out President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville.“I do defend the president in condemning racism and condemning the horrible acts in Charlottesville,” U.S. Sen. Luther Strange told Fox Business News Thursday morning.White supremacist groups and anti-racist counter protesters met on the...
An Alabama-based group among the white nationalist organizations in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday has gone from advocating Southern secession from the United States to partnerships with neo-Nazi groups, according to one hate-group watcher.“The scary part is, what if people allow these groups to pretend to be mainstream?” said Carla Hill, who studies extremist groups for the Anti-Defamation League.The Killen-based League of the South, a group that has long advocated Southern states’...
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
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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".