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Big changes under way to Valley hospital record-keeping (access required)

Changes in the way medical records are recorded and stored will affect thousands of providers and patients in the Treasure Valley. St. Luke’s Health System trustees are voting July 27 on an electronic medical records system that is expected to ...

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Minnick crafts bill to avert commercial loan collapse (access required)

Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick, hoping to fend off a looming wave of commercial loan defaults and a continuing decline in real estate prices, was preparing to introduce a bill July 22 that aims to avoid catastrophe for banks, property owners ...

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Feds plan second meeting on E. Idaho Areva project

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to hold a public meeting in Boise on a proposal by French nuclear giant Areva Inc. to build a uranium enrichment plan in eastern Idaho. The federal agency initially rejected a request for a ...

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St. Luke’s tells employees personal info lost

Several thousand employees and former employees of St. Luke’s Health System are being advised to check their credit reports after a tape containing personal information was lost by a company hired to study the hospital system’s health insurance. A human ...

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Housing market remains troubled

A Boise real estate agent says June home sales dropped again, due in part to the expiration of tax credits for first-time homebuyers. “Obviously with the $8,000 tax credit going away, it has impacted sales,” said Mike Pennington, a Realtor ...

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Land exchange proposal raises concerns (access required)

Tribal leaders are concerned promises made by a Treasure Valley developer who has proposed a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management will interfere with their lands. “One of the frustrating points for us is that we learned about ...

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INL plans installation of ‘cool roofs’

Following a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy about the future implementation of cool roof technology on DOE facilities, Idaho National Laboratory has already taken steps toward making it a reality. “We decided even before the memo came ...

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GBAD chairman wants board to reverse vote on BCVB

The chairman of the Greater Boise Auditorium District is threatening to reverse his vote to give the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau three additional months to sort out its future because of “uncovered information that was misrepresented or not presented.” ...

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Baird Oil joins ethanol-blending program

Another Treasure Valley petroleum products distributor has given into the ethanol-blending program. Non-ethanol fuels represented a calling card of sorts for Baird Oil Co., a Nampa-based distributor of petroleum products. That changed July 1 when gasoline supplier Tesoro announced it ...

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