Greetings from Connecticut, where I'm attending (and live blogging) Everyday Democracy's Communities Creating Racial Equity Learning Exchange. I usually only read USA Today when I'm on the road, but it was interesting to see Boise showcased on its front page Tuesday in a story about refugees resettling in Boise, of all places.
Boise actually got two mentions on Page 1; the second was in an article about how new air quality standards will affect many cities this year. It's ironic that a refugee quoted in the other article praised Boise's clean air. Better than Baghdad's, I suppose, but he clearly hasn't been through a Boise summer smog yet.