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In the month of March, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare recorded 9,435 statewide confirmed and probable cases, compared to 8,297 in February. That amounts to an average of roughly five more cases per day in March than in February, since March is three days longer.

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In December of 2019, Allison Burns was working as a nurse manager for outpatient services at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center. She watched, like everyone else, as news of COVID-19 spread around the world, unaware that her life and work schedule would soon take a dramatic turn.

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Following a significant drop in 2019, Idaho saw its highest recorded suicide rate in 2020, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Violent Death Reporting System (VDRS).

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Idaho’s state health insurance exchange will open for a special enrollment period in March in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Your Health Idaho announced Monday. The enrollment period will allow uninsured Idahoans to sign up for health insurance coverage.

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Beginning with money provided to three local agricultural enterprises, a new program of the nonprofit Sun Valley Institute for Resilience will help businesses expand their “regenerative, sustainable and resilient practices,” the institute announced this month.

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Parents in the Wood River Valley facing a medical emergency with children have a place to go in Boise thanks to the Ronald McDonald House, a charitably funded home away from home for children in medical treatment and their families.

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Business has been steady at Boulder Mountain Botanicals on Main Street in Hailey since it opened on Nov. 16. It’s the first retail store in Blaine County dedicated to the sale of products made from hemp, a close cousin of marijuana.