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posted on March 25, 2010 09:48
Signs advertizing baby chicks or ducklings for sale are beginning to show up around the state, and parents might be tempted to purchase them as Easter gifts. But the young fowl can be dangerous for young children, warn state health officials, and should be avoided as gifts.

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posted on March 12, 2010 10:31
High demand for the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has exhausted Idaho’s allocation sooner than usual this winter, causing the program to close almost three weeks early.
Families will no longer be able to apply for heating assistance through the program after the close of business today and are advised to call 211 or go to for information on other resources that may be available to those struggling to meet home energy or other needs.

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posted on March 01, 2010 08:19

Due to additional state agency budget reductions announced last week, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is expanding its office hour closures from a half day every other Friday to a full day on those Fridays. The closures will begin next week, and continue through June 11th.

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posted on February 17, 2010 11:05
  New ReportRanksLatahCounty as Idaho’s Healthiest   A new report released today ranks LatahCounty as the healthiest of Idaho’s counties,...

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posted on February 11, 2010 15:07
    Board of Health and Welfare Meets Thursday, February 18th   The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its quarterly meeti...

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