Medical College of Idaho Administrator to Budget Committee: Housing remains a challenge for students

The University of Idaho College of Medicine program director told members of the Idaho Legislature’s budgeting committee on Friday that he continues to struggle with few in-state residence options for graduating students, contributing to Idaho’s longstanding problem of having the fewest physicians. per 100,000 people. The Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho Regional Medical Education … Read more

Idaho will spend $78 million more if Medicaid expansion ends, state official tells legislature

If voters had not agreed to expand Idaho Medicaid to low-income adults, Idaho residents would have spent tens of millions of dollars on health care for these patients. If the state rolls back Medicaid coverage, Idaho will spend nearly $78 million more due to the loss of federal funding, a state official told lawmakers Monday. … Read more

Biz Buzz: Home Decor & Artwork opens in an old tattoo parlor in downtown Idaho Falls

Want to know what’s happening in the business scene in eastern Idaho? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of this week’s business news across the Valley. Biz Brief Idaho Falls Home decor, wallpaper, and artwork find a home in downtown Idaho Falls Inside The Black Brick Company at 1120 South Boulevard in Idaho Falls. … Read more

‘It’s a transfer of wealth’: Locals blow up massive Idaho wind project that will mostly export power to California

A proposed wind power project in Idaho that is awaiting approval by the Biden administration would threaten the main activities that the local area, the Daily Caller News Foundation, depends on. Home Secretary Deb Haaland described the wind project, which could generate up to 1,000 megawatts of power annually, as part of the Biden administration’s … Read more