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Office: 208-334-0693
Cell: 208-514-5848
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News

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posted on July 02, 2009 12:00
Idaho has among the highest rates of new melanoma diagnoses and deaths in the U.S., prompting health officials to encourage all Idahoans to protect themselves from sun exposure to prevent the potentially deadly disease.

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posted on July 02, 2009 08:37

As of July 1, Idaho smokers looking for help in kicking the nicotine habit can once again request free Nicotine Replacement Therapy through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Project Filter.

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posted on July 01, 2009 08:50

A BonnevilleCounty man in his 70s has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and has been hospitalized. The case is the first reported WNV infection of the season.

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ShanahaT posted on June 25, 2009 06:41

The Idaho Food Stamp Program has temporarily dropped its asset test for eligibility to help residents struggling with current economic conditions. Previously, most people were not eligible for food assistance if they had more than $2,000 in assets, which most commonly consists of savings accounts or vehicles such as boats or RVs.

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posted on June 22, 2009 11:43

A man who committed welfare fraud eight years ago and who fled the state to avoid prosecution pled guilty last month to fraudulent procurement of public assistance. Devyn Morrison, 34, a former Boise resident who now resides in California, was ordered to repay the state $2,976 plus fines and costs.

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