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Public Health Officials: Limit Your Time Outdoors as Air Quality Worsens

Public health officials are advising people in southern Idaho and other parts of the state to limit their time outdoors because of poor air quality due to smoke caused by wildfires.

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Six Disciplined After Abuse Allegations at Idaho Home for Disabled

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with Idaho's welfare agency say six employees no longer are employed at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities after investigating allegations of staffers physically and psychologically abusing residents.

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Idaho Woman Infected with West Nile Virus

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho (KLIX) – This year’s first human case of West Nile virus in the state has been reported in northern Idaho.  

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IDHW Investigates Allegations of Abuse at Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

NAMPA, Idaho – The Southwest Idaho Treatment Center is being investigated for allegations of physical and psychological abuse by staff members involving seven adult residents.

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Radon Workshop Scheduled in Hailey

HAILEY, Idaho (KLIX) – A free workshop aimed to help homeowners keep radon out of their dwellings will be offered next month in Hailey.

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Health Officials: Illnesses Reported in Nine States as Food Recall Expands

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Idaho health officials are urging residents to check their cupboards after 16 people in nine states have become seriously ill after eating product that was listed in a food recall.

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Mental Health Resources Available for Those Affected by Flooding

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Unless you’ve experienced it yourself or know someone who has, you may not realize that Mother Nature’s mood swings can cause some people to feel overwhelmed.

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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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