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WSJ Confuses Idaho With Iowa

It is a commonly made mistake.  A slip of the tongue, or an error made by the misinformed that can make an Idahoan cringe.  Even so, it isn't a mistake that is usually made on a national level, by a publication seen by millions of eyes over the course of one day. We live in Idaho, not Iowa.  But according to the Wall Street Journal, they are one and the same. A mistake made in a headline of Thursday's paper read, "Bankruptcy for Iowa County."  The dateline directly below the headline, which reads "Boise County, Idaho," may clear up the confusion, but the obvious error is still there.  And in a newspaper, it is permanent/Kelsey Jacobson, KTVB. More here.

Question: Anyone out there give us a reason why an Idahoan would want to visit Iowa?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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