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Sage grouse numbers continue to drop in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s sage-grouse numbers have dropped 52% since the federal government decided not to list the birds as an endangered species in the fall of 2015. It’s not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or ...

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University of Idaho hires first female athletic director

The University of Idaho has hired its first female athletic director. Terry Gawlik will take over Sept. 1 as the first woman to hold the job, the Idaho Statesman reported Thursday. The Idaho State Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve Gawlik’s ...

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Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly ...

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Kootenai Health looks to acquire two hospitals

COEUR D’ALENE – Kootenai Health said Aug. 8 that it has signed a letter of intent to transfer ownership of two critical access hospitals that serve largely rural areas in north-central Idaho from Essentia Health to Kootenai Health. The properties ...

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PrimeLending opens Sandpoint branch

National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending has opened a new office to serve the North Idaho and Spokane  metropolitan market. The company also added three new loan officers to several PrimeLending Idaho branches. The new branch office, located at 109 North ...

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Boise on top 10 list for home flipping

Looking to flip a house in Boise? You’re in luck — the City of Trees is among the best locations in the country for house flippers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The personal finance website rated Boise No. 10 ...

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Osteopathic medical school names new dean (access required)

MERIDIAN – Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a ...

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Energy Department wants to build nuclear test “fast” reactor

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A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will ...

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