"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Data site, with ease of use

A good site for general data – demographic, economic and so on – around the Northwest: Co-backed by the Community Action Partnership and the University of Idaho, the site Indicators Northwest is well worth a look.

It describes itself as “a one-stop source of up-to-date information on states, counties, reservations, and tribes. Whether you work for a non-profit group, private firm or public agency, this site is for you. Here, you’ll find text summaries that highlight major trends in each indicator. You’ll also find information displayed with graphs and maps. Users who want to analyze the indicators further can download data in Excel spreadsheets.”

Check it out.

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