[Vision2020] Moroni, and other states (was: 1. Meridian, Idaho)

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Thu Nov 5 22:27:07 PST 2015

On the other hand, it may be that the slightly more general answer is 
the virtual state of Moroni:


"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new policy 
in its handbook stating that children living in a same-sex household may 
not be blessed as babies or baptized until they are 18.

The policy change, which also states that those in a same-sex marriage 
are to be considered apostates, was confirmed Thursday by church 
spokesman Eric Hawkins."

More on the story at the link above.


On 11/5/2015 9:20 PM, Scott Dredge wrote:
> Which states could possibly be worse than Idaho for women, gays, and 
> minorities?  Alabama and Missouri?

If I am not mistaken, the specific reference is to the following:


> On Nov 5, 2015, at 9:49 AM, O'Neill, Kelly (koneill at uidaho.edu 
> <mailto:koneill at uidaho.edu>) <koneill at uidaho.edu 
> <mailto:koneill at uidaho.edu>> wrote:
>> And ironic that Idaho is ranked #3 worst state for women… Kelly O
>> *From:*vision2020-bounces at moscow.com 
>> <mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com> 
>> [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] *On Behalf Of *Kenneth Marcy
>> *Sent:* Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:03 AM
>> *To:* vision2020 at moscow.com <mailto:vision2020 at moscow.com>
>> *Subject:* [Vision2020] America’s 50 Best Cities to Live: 1. 
>> Meridian, Idaho
>> *http://tinyurl.com/qbnsmlm*
>> Moving within the United States from one city to another is much more 
>> common today. No matter the reasons for the move — buying a house, 
>> looking for a new job, leaving home for the first time — it remains a 
>> major undertaking. A host of factors play an important role in the 
>> decision where to move, including the quality of schools, the 
>> strength of the local economy and job market, safety, culture, and 
>> even climate. Americans facing this decision have much to consider.
>> To determine America’s best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed 
>> data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as 
>> measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, 
>> including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and 
>> attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 
>> Wall St. identified America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.
>>       *1. Meridian, Idaho*
>> *> Population:* 87,739
>> *> Median home value:* $193,900
>> *> Poverty rate:* 10.9%
>> *> Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree:* 27.7%
>> *> Amenities per 100,000 residents:* 169.8
>> Meridian, located just outside of Idaho’s capital city of Boise, is 
>> 24//7 Wall St.’s best city to live in. The city is safe, and jobs 
>> have attracted growing numbers of new residents. Only 80 violent 
>> crimes were reported per 100,000 in Meridian last year, a fraction of 
>> the national violent crime rate of 366 violent crimes per 100,000 
>> Americans.
>> The annual unemployment rate in the city is also quite low. At just 
>> 4.1%, it is lower than the state’s jobless rate of 4.8% and well 
>> below the national jobless rate of 6.2%. Moreover, jobs are being 
>> added to the local economy faster than in most of the United States. 
>> The 7.4% increase in the number of jobs from 2012 through last year 
>> was much greater than the national job growth rate of 1.8% over that 
>> period. Prospective employment is frequently the first priority for 
>> Americans considering relocation. With the strong job market, 
>> Meridian’s population has been growing dramatically in recent years. 
>> Over the five years through 2014, the city’s population growth rate 
>> of 28.0% was more than four times the nationwide population growth of 
>> 6.5%.
>> More of the story at: *http://tinyurl.com/qbnsmlm*
>> Ken

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