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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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Possible scholarships to ‘Dreamers’ draw lawmakers’ focus

Boise State University potentially offering state scholarship money to students brought to the United States illegally as children could be the subject of legislation next year. Emails obtained by the Idaho Statesman show the subject being discussed between an anti-regulatory, low-tax group ...

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