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County Population Up Nearly 1%

Jen Franklin doesn't want Kootenai County to get too big, but small population increases are fine. “If we grow a little, that's always a good sign,” the Post Falls woman said outside the Post Falls Library on Thursday. “I think small, gradual growth is healthy … as long as work is available.” Kootenai's population rose 0.89 percent from 141,103 in June 2011 to 142,357 June 2012, according to data released on Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. While that's a far cry from the 3 to 5 percent gains that were common before the recession, some metropolitan areas, including Boise and Gem counties, both part of the Boise area, had population declines/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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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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