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UofI law school in Boise on track

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

By Shannon Quinn, Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal of approval this week, the UI announced Wednesday. Mark Adams, dean of the Menard College
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Idaho lawmakers introduce new health care plan

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho House legislative leaders have introduced a last-minute health care plan to provide basic services the state’s neediest population. The plan has three main features. First, it would launch a new program for uninsured Idahoans or for those Medicaid to receive to receive coordinated care services. Second, hospitals would be directed
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Where’s the line? Theme parks aiming to eliminate them

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Mike Schneider/Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it’s time to enter the ride. Universal is leading the theme-park charge into “virtual
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Energy companies and banks fall as US stocks turn lower

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday as investors fretted about signs of belligerence from North Korea and more weakening of China's economy, which pummeled energy companies.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Marley Jay/AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are drifting lower in afternoon trading Monday as energy companies fall with oil prices and banks slip along with bond yields. European markets mostly fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving the European Union next week.
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Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
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By David Koenig/AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly
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Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Anna Gronewold/ Associated Press WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only
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Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Privately funded research utilizing government owned facilities validates the important role national laboratories have in advancing innovation. Bill Gates, American business magnate and chair of the nuclear reactor startup company TerraPower, LLC, and his staff toured the Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory.

By Josh Boak/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education. Gates, who as the co-founder of Microsoft is the world’s wealthiest man, will highlight the “indispensable role that the United States has
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Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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The ISU Foundation is talking to the Portneuf Health Care Foundation about the possible purchase of the old hospital complex on Memorial Drive in Pocatello.

By Russ Bynum, Rebecca Santana and Kathleen Foody/Associated Press CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He’d gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an
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Sharers rather than authors more important on social media

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By David Bauder/ AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The person who shares a news story on social media is more important than the story’s actual source in determining whether readers believe it, a study by the Media Insight Project has found. In a previous study, consumers said they paid greater heed to where the
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FDIC Enhances Tool to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

FDIC Press Release The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced enhancements to its Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum that provide new information and resources to help older adults and their caregivers avoid financial exploitation through fraud and scams. Money Smart for Older Adults identifies common types of elder financial exploitation, such as imposter
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