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One day, four public health district meetings, a patchwork of approaches.

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Four of Idaho’s seven public health districts held Board of Health meetings Thursday, with each approaching the pandemic in markedly different ways.  The day’s series of meetings and votes was emblematic of the patchwork local approach that has defined Idaho’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak, as Gov. Brad LittleContinue reading “One day, four public health district meetings, a patchwork of approaches.”

COVID-positive behavioral health patients present new challenges for hospitals

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports As hospitals strain under the influx of COVID-19, they face new challenges in treating behavioral health patients, resulting in those patients being placed in facilities increasingly farther away. During a Thursday morning Eastern Idaho Public Health District Board of Health meeting, Chief Operations Officer David Hoffenberg of Eastern Idaho RegionalContinue reading “COVID-positive behavioral health patients present new challenges for hospitals”

Boyle to run for House Majority Leader

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, is running for House Majority Leader, challenging Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, for the position he’s held for 14 years. Boyle, currently the House Agricultural Affairs Committee chair, was first elected to the legislature in 2008. She said she considers Moyle a friend, but believes it’s timeContinue reading “Boyle to run for House Majority Leader”

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