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$8,500 workforce training grant bill squeaks through Idaho House on close vote

Following the longest floor debate of the year on Monday, a divided Idaho House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would provide $8,500 workforce training grants to Idaho high school graduates to put toward career training. Legislators spent more ...

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Idaho was second-fastest growing state in the US in 2022

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Fueled still by an influx of people moving from other states, Idaho was the second-fastest growing state in the country in 2022, with a population that nearly reached 2 million people for the first time in July, according to the ...

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Why St. Luke’s made its own HMO-style insurance plan for Idaho

Fish-eye view of the new central plant (left) and attached parking garage (right) at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise.

St. Luke’s Health System grew rapidly over the past decade — acquiring and making deals with Idaho and Oregon medical practices and hospitals. As it grew, St. Luke’s executives described a master plan to curb the costs of health care ...

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7 Idaho companies receive USDA loans to help expand services, create jobs

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that the department has allocated $981 million for 242 projects to help create new and improved market opportunities and expanded essential services for rural communities and businesses across the country, according ...

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Newly elected Idaho officials talk taxes, upcoming legislative session at annual conference

Concerns about the economy, budget outlooks, property taxes and other subjects were the focus of the 76th annual Associated Taxpayers of Idaho Conference on Wednesday, with legislators and newly elected officials in attendance about a month before the next legislative ...

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Idaho’s take from opioid settlements is now over $26M

Idaho has received more than $26 million in opioid settlement funds, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. The state last week received its final payment for this year. Wasden anticipates Idaho will receive a total of $128 million by ...

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