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DentaQuest restores Idaho dentists cut from program

The private contractor hired to oversee Idaho’s dental program for Medicaid clients has agreed to reach out to dozens of dentists around the state whose contracts for providing care were not renewed. The decision to reopen the contract process comes ...

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Idaho to collect $1.65M in drug pricing settlement

The Idaho attorney general’s office has announced a $1.65 million settlement with a generic drug maker over pricing, but nearly 70 percent of the money goes to the federal government. Idaho Medicaid primarily uses the “average wholesale prices” of drugs ...

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Deputies find Moscow hospital CEO dead after crash

MOSCOW – The Latah County Sheriff’s office says Gritman Medical Center CEO Jeffrey Martin died in a pickup crash near State Highway 8 in northern Idaho. The sheriff’s office says Martin, who is 47, was expected to return from Elk ...

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ConocoPhillips seeking expedited wide-loads ruling

LEWISTON – ConocoPhillips is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to quickly announce whether it will uphold or overturn a lower court’s decision to halt the movement of four oversized loads of refinery equipment on Idaho roadways. ConocoPhillips wants to transfer ...

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Coeur d’Alene tribe gets federal hospital funding

A northern Idaho American Indian tribe is getting nearly $12 million from the federal government to help it build a new hospital. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Plummer plans to use the money to expand the Benewah Medical Center. It ...

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BofA halts foreclosure sales in 50 states

Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday it would stop sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents. A week earlier, the company had said it would only stop ...

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Giant equipment heading to Vancouver, then to Idaho

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some giant oil refinery equipment is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Vancouver in Washington on Monday. The shipment from South Korea is the first of 15 expected at the port over the next year. The ...

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