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St. Luke’s expands virtual health services

St. Luke’s expands virtual health services

St. Luke’s has expanded its virtual health services to the community during the pandemic. The hospital has offered virtual care for nearly 10 years, but expanded its services in April 2020, shortly after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A release from St Luke’s says the services offered by the hospital include urgent care services,…

JFAC talks about fire funding

JFAC talks about fire funding

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee continues it’s work at the Statehouse this week. The job they are doing now sets the table for when the legislature gets going again in January. One of the things being considered is the Idaho Department of Lands officials are asking for a 28% increase in state general fund spending. The…

Boise’s Linen District looks to see upgrades

Boise’s Linen District looks to see upgrades

Boise’s downtown Linen District could soon see a myriad of upgrades, from new landscaping and small parks to street redesigns meant to improve pedestrian and cycling access. Capital City Development Corporation, Boise’s urban renewal agency, and GGLO, a Seattle-based architecture firm, are leading the project, referred to as Linen Blocks on Grove Street. The Idaho…

Idaho Board of Medicine attorney says public opinion will not alter the law

Idaho Board of Medicine attorney says public opinion will not alter the law

Idaho Capitol Sun In a roundabout way, the Idaho Board of Medicine addressed some of the controversy surrounding COVID-19 misinformation during a meeting Wednesday. Board attorney Yvonne Dunbar described the board’s jurisdiction and rules for disciplining doctors, physician assistants and others whose licenses it oversees. The Idaho Medical Association recently filed a complaint against Garden City pathologist…

Rainy weekend expected in Treasure Valley

Rainy weekend expected in Treasure Valley

The weather is about to turn super soggy across much of Idaho this weekend across the northwest. If there is one day that you need to be rain free, that day is today (Thursday). After that, conditions are going to change significantly. Only the highest mountain elevations will see snow at first, but the storm…

JFAC has still not recieved requested McGeachin legal invoices

JFAC has still not recieved requested McGeachin legal invoices

The Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Tuesday did not discuss or debate Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s supplemental budget request. Instead, JFAC members and staff budget analysts took a deep dive into the state budget and revenue picture, including other supplemental budget requests, during a daylong meeting at the Idaho Capitol. On Monday, several members…

2021 General Election is November 2nd

2021 General Election is November 2nd

We are not far away from the 2021 General Election happening on November 2nd. If you would like to vote using an absentee ballot, the deadline to request one is coming up. Applications for an absentee ballot must be received by your county clerk’s office by Friday, October 22. Your absentee ballot must be dropped…

McGeachin’s office says it can’t find invoices for legal bills

McGeachin’s office says it can’t find invoices for legal bills

Idaho Capitol Sun Report In a response to a public records request, Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s office says it cannot find invoices or records for private, outside legal expenses that McGeachin is asking taxpayers to pay $50,000 to cover. The Idaho Capital Sun has filed two requests under the Idaho Public Records Act seeking…

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