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Long-term care facilities are slow to adopt electronic medical records

Chances are, if you’ve seen a medical professional recently, they’ve entered your information into a laptop or a tablet rather than on the traditional paper chart. It’s called electronic health records, or EHR. But it’s likely a nursing home or ...

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Department of Finance prepares for state bank supervisor conference

The Idaho Department of Finance has been working with bankers in preparation for the fourth annual Conference of State Bank Supervisors hosted by the Federal Reserve September 28 and 29. The conference is a chance for the regulators of the ...

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Judge dismisses civil suit against Department of Commerce (access required)

A judge has dismissed a civil suit that was brought against the Idaho Department of Commerce after it gave Illinois-based Paylocity a $6.5 million tax credit. The suit was filed March 22 by Boise-based Employee Resource Management Company on the ...

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The other bull market: OTC (access required)

After being private since it launched in 2008, Gold Coast Bank in Islandia, N.Y., made a change a few weeks ago. The bank joined a growing number of companies whose stock is traded publicly. Don’t, however, look for it on ...

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Lawmakers review vague sections of Idaho purchasing laws

Idaho officials say the state’s contracting system has improved under newly implemented reforms, but they are now urging lawmakers to consider clarifying legally confusing language within the state’s 40-year-old purchasing laws. Earlier this year, a group of state lawmakers persuaded ...

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Traffic fatalities are rising nationally and in Idaho

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according ...

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Contractors sue Idaho for payment of finished broadband work

Two internet companies that were not paid by the state after a judge voided their contract to bring broadband to public schools across Idaho are suing for the money they say they are owed — more than $37 million in ...

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More Americans are waiting to retire (access required)

Many Americans have decided to delay retirement. The elderly are working at the highest rates the country has seen in decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that about 32 percent of Americans age 65 to 74 will be active ...

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Western Governors plan workshops on forest management

The Western Governors’ Association plans five workshops to discuss forest and rangeland management practices and develop a compromise that could include more logging while also preserving forest and rangeland for tourism and recreation. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, chairman of the ...

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Popular Yellowstone River closes after thousands of fish die

Montana wildlife officials indefinitely closed a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River and hundreds of miles of other waterways August 19, barring all fishing, rafting and other activities to prevent the spread of a parasite believed to have killed tens ...

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