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Michelle Quist is a commissioner for the Utah State Bar and columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune.
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This week, the Washington Post reported that a whistleblower alleged leaders with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had stockpiled more than $100 billion of tithes and donations that were intended to go to charity. The issue came into the spotlight when the whistleblower complaint to the IRS suggested the LDS church was building an investment portfolio and was allegedly not following federal tax rules.

Like so many young American couples, Chris Ingraham and his wife Briana were having a difficult time making ends meet as they tried to raise their twin boys in the East Coast suburbs. One day, Chris – in his role as a “data guy” reporter at the Washington Post – stumbled on a study that would change his life. It was a ranking of America’s 3,000+ counties from ugliest to most scenic. He quickly scrolled to the bottom of the list and gleefully wrote the words “The absolute worst place to live in America is (drumroll please) … Red Lake County, Minn.”


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Boise can't stop blushing.

Just a week after Travel + Leisure highlighted the City of Trees as an ideal place to visit in 2018, the Washington Post published a travel piece that focuses on some of the hot spots around town.

Hot dogs and popcorn under the sweltering summer sun at the local ball park is an image embedded into American culture. But for the players jogging into the dugout, sweat dripping from their caps, baseball is more than just America’s pastime, it’s their career. And it’s a career unlike any other.  With 162 regular season games in 182 days, major league baseball places unique demands on the players, their families, and those who work in a variety of roles to support the team.

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New analysis from the Washington Post ranks Idaho among the top five most welcoming states for refugees. The newspaper looked at the relative populations of the states where refugees were re-settled in fiscal years 2013 and 2014. North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Nebraska also ranked near the top.

List Of Best High Schools Includes Six From Idaho

Jun 21, 2012
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Six Idaho schools make this year’s list of best high schools in the country, according to the Washington Post. North Star Charter in Eagle comes in at 82nd out of the 2,000 top schools listed. Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy shows up next at 116th place. All four of Boise’s traditional high schools made the list for the third consecutive year. Boise High was the best of those at 402nd place. Timberline squeaked in to the top thousand but Capital and Borah show up more than 700 slots further down.