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ICOM holds first health fair (access required)

photo of some of the ICOM medical students at the school's first community health fair.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Idaho’s only medical school, held its first-ever community health fair on Feb. 8. at its campus in Meridian. Nearly 120 first-year and second-year students at ICOM were involved in the fair. Attendees received complimentary health screenings, ...

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Darigold to invest $67 million in Boise plant (access required)

Darigold will invest $67 million to expand its Boise plant in 2020. The company will install a new production line to produce its new Darigold FIT milk product. The expansion will add 15 jobs and state-of-the-art equipment, which will use ...

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Bingham Healthcare opens new Pocatello clinic (access required)

The 1st Choice Urgent Care Clinic operated by Bingham Healthcare in Blackfoot

POCATELLO – Blackfoot-based Bingham Healthcare has opened a new 1st Choice-branded urgent care clinic in Pocatello. The clinic is at 1595 Bannock Highway, a street also known locally as S. Main St., located south of old downtown but north of Portneuf. ...

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New record home price set for Ada County (access required)

Home prices in Ada County hit a new record high median of $363,000 in January 2020. According to a Feb. 12 analysis released by Boise Regional Realtors, the new record is due to an increasing share of new home sales ...

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St. Luke’s grabs top rankings again (access required)

St. Luke's Medical Center - Boise

Healthgrades has placed both St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center and St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center on its list of the nation’s top 50 hospitals. The health care marketing, rating and medical directory firm issued its 2020 lists of top hospitals ...

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Northern Idaho employers losing to Washington’s minimum wage (access required)

photo of spokane

With Washington raising its minimum wage from $12 to $13.50 at the beginning of the year, some Idaho employers along the border can’t compete. In Post Falls, Northwest Specialty Hospital Human Relations Director Christopher Gregg told KREM Channel 2 that ...

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Idaho Treasurer fighting Legislature for Capitol office (access required)

Representative Bill Goesling at his cubicle in the basement of the Capital Building.

A turf battle over office space is underway in the hallowed halls of the Idaho Capitol Building. The Legislature wants to evict the Idaho State Treasurer from her first-floor office in the Capitol Building, but Treasurer Julie Ellsworth doesn’t want ...

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes 10 Idaho hospitals

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Jan. 28 that it will cut 2020 payments to 10 Idaho hospitals with high readmission rates. Two of those hospitals, Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls and St. Joseph Regional ...

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The Idaho survivors of the retail apocalypse

Macy’s rocked the world of retail on Feb. 4 when the company announced the closure of 125 additional stores and loss of 2,000 corporate positions. The flip side of this story is that, other than the shuttering of the Lewiston ...

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Alaska Airlines adds Boise-to-Everett service (access required)

An Alaska Airlines E175

Alaska Airlines announced on Feb. 5 that it will begin nonstop daily service between Boise and Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The once-a-day flight will operate year-round on an Embraer 175, beginning on June 18, 2020. Alaska’s Embraer 175 features ...

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