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And Many of Them Are Coming to Idaho …

“Sometime in October, the United States will welcome its 300 millionth citizen into the world. According to the Census Bureau, a baby is born every 8 seconds, someone dies every 12 seconds, and the nation on average gains an immigrant every 31 seconds, which means the population is growing by one person every 14 seconds. Be prepared for a big to-do when the 300 millionth citizen arrives: When the population reached 200 million in 1967, Life magazine dispatched 23 photographers to locate the baby and devoted a five-page spread to its search” — World magazine blog.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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