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posted on May 03, 2010 07:50
In order to meet a $1.1 million deficit in a cash assistance program, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is reducing or eliminating payments to approximately 1,250 Idahoans. The reduction affects approximately 9% of people participating in the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) program, which pays monthly cash assistance to participants.

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posted on April 29, 2010 14:20
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has finalized the closing dates of nine field offices being closed to help meet an operating and personnel budget shortfall. The offices will close to the public at 5 p.m. on the following days:

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posted on April 22, 2010 08:57

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare joins the Idaho Housing and Finance Association, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in urging homeowners and contractors to educate themselves on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. 

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posted on April 06, 2010 12:50
  Department of Health and Welfare Closes Nine Field Offices, Lays Off 126 Workers Due to Budget Deficit   As part of a series of measu...

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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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