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Study: Idaho’s Child Welfare System Overwhelmed, Overworked

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State auditors say Idaho's child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.

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SCCAP: Deadline Extended for Home Heating Assistance

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – If you’re finding it difficult to meet your heating bills this winter, don’t worry too much – there is help.

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Federal Program to Assist Families with Home Heating Costs to End Jan. 31

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Those who need help meeting their home heating costs may not want to delay contacting South Central Community Action Partnership for federal assistance. The agency found out Wednesday that the program, due to financial projections, will shut down early this year.

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Health and Welfare: High Radon Levels Can Put Your Health at Risk

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (KLIX) – Sun Valley is listed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare as one of the cities in Idaho where a high number of homes are deemed to have unsafe levels of radon.

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Idaho’s Board of Health and Welfare to Meet Thursday

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Issues relating to Idaho’s public health will be discussed by the Idaho Board of Health and Welfare at a meeting scheduled for Thursday in Boise.

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Elmore County Woman Infected with West Nile Virus

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KLIX) – Idaho’s first case of West Nile Virus infection this year has been confirmed in Elmore County.

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1 Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Northern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Public health officials are saying that a north Idaho woman has been infected with the Zika virus. It is the first reported case of Zika in the Gem State.

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Health and Welfare Says Refugees Not Spreading TB

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare wants to clear the air about recent reports that claim seven refugees sent to Idaho with tuberculosis are spreading the disease in the Gem State.

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Developmentally Disabled Service Group Sues State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company that provides services to Idaho's developmentally disabled population is suing the state for more than $12 million to offset underpayments alleged over the last five years...

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State posts suicide prevention signs at Perrine Bridge

State transportation officials say signs with a national suicide prevention hotline number have been posted at a bridge that spans the Snake River near Twin Falls...

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