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Meridian psychiatric hospital adds new service (access required)

Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital in Meridian has amplified its services — and its business model — to include a new Intensive Outpatient Program, a flexible way of providing care so adults can continue with their regular family and work commitments, said a ...

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Boise gets age-friendly status

Boise city leaders recently launched a focused effort to create a livable community for people as they age. Boise has joined AARP’s network of age-friendly communities, and is the first city in Idaho to become a member of the nationwide ...

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North Idaho College booster club faces athletic inquiry

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — North Idaho College officials say representatives from the Northwest Athletic Conference are investigating the use of booster club funds for the school’s athletic program. College President Rick MacLennan wrote about the investigation in an internal ...

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University of Idaho alumnus selected as new UI president

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former University of Idaho student who went on to become the chief operating officer of an international law firm has been selected as UI’s new president. The Idaho State Board of Education announced Thursday that ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho hacked, some member information accessed

One of Idaho’s largest insurance companies said Friday that someone hacked its website and obtained access to the personal information of about 5,600 customers, including their names, claim payment information and codes indicating medical procedures they may have undergone. Blue ...

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Homes prices average new highs in Ada, Canyon counties

Home prices are increasing in Idaho’s most populous county. The Idaho Statesman reports the median house price in Ada County, which includes Boise, jumped $10,000 from February to March to $335,000, according to Intermountain Multiple Listing Service reports. That’s a ...

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EIRMC opens the first burn care center in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opened the first burn care center in Idaho at the beginning of the month. The burn program involved renovations to four hospital departments, including a total overhaul of the trauma ...

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Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this summer. Fluor Idaho in an ...

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U.S. News & World Report: Boise among best places to live in U.S.

Of all the cities in America, Boise is among the best places to live, according to a U.S. News & World Report study released Tuesday. For its 2019 ranking, the magazine evaluated 125 metropolitan areas and, of those, Boise placed ...

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Idaho Power, Boise City plan ‘renewable’ future, but what does that mean? (access required)

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In coordinated announcements, the city of Boise and Idaho Power each announced intentions to move away from carbon-based energy sources such as oil and gas, though for each of them it will be decades away. Idaho Power announced on March ...

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