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Washington's electorate is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho's is even whiter, but poorer.
Washington’s voting age population is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s whiter and poorer.
Wolves killing livestock usually grabs people’s attentions, but coyotes have had a much wider impact. According to published reports, wolves killed 120 sheep in Montana in 2008.
The NHL’s fancy stats are going mainstream. The league announced Friday it is overhauling the statistics on its website to include advanced metrics. The multiyear partnership with software and database company SAP eventually will include searchable statistics back to the league’s inaugural season in 1917-18. There will be 45 enhanced statistics that have grown increasingly popular in recent years by those in search of advanced metrics to measure the game beyond goals and assists. The overhaul will be done in four phases, a process that started Friday with the addition of advanced statistics to the league’s website. – AP
Washington’s 2014 general election may go down in the books as the year of the male Republican voter. For the first time in a while – it’s not quite clear how long – more men cast ballots in Washington than women. Not just for all voters, but in every age group broken down by state elections officials.
In the final installment of our three-part investigative series, “Statistics Are Non-Nutritional, and In Some Cases Will Kill You,” Couch Slouch deconstructs the myth of statistical superstar Nate Silver. I am at war with Nate Silver. Well, not really “at war” – he’s a wonk, I’m a wuss.
If you’re a baby boy in Idaho, chances are your name may be Liam. A girl? Sophia. Those were the most popular names given to babies born in Idaho in 2012, according to the state’s latest annual vital statistics report, now out from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. For boys, the top 10 baby names, including Liam, were William, Mason, Jacob, Michael, Samuel, Wyatt, Logan, Ethan and Carter. For girls, after Sophia: Olivia, Emma, Ava, Abigail, Elizabeth, Chloe, Emily, Zoey and Brooklyn. Among the unusual names given Idaho babies that year: Britannica, Versailles, Awesome and Truce.