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California bashers beware. They’re still coming, in even greater numbers than in the past. As recently as last summer, the perception that the Golden State was the top source of growth in North Idaho’s population was a fallacy, according to Jim Stravens. This year’s annual Inland Northwest Demographics report by J.P. Stravens Planning Associates, Inc. again puts Californians at the top of the list, with 35 percent of region’s growth in population coming from that state. “That’s a surprise to me,” Stravens said. “We haven’t seen that trend for quite a while.” Last year, Stravens said a third came from Washington State, a third from other Idaho counties and Montana and another third were “made right here,” as the result of local population growth — Rick Thomas/Coeur d’Alene Press.
Question: Do you bash Californians?