Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho’s nursing graduates.
A new law, signed last month by Gov. Butch Otter, seeks to provide a more secure, more appropriate place to house people in her situation than jail or an unsecured treatment center. All involved agree it’s a move in the right direction. But it’s a short-term step – and big questions remain about how to help her and other Idahoans in extreme distress.
Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say inmates exaggerated problems with the prison medical care system and waited too long to complain, and as a result, prison officials shouldn’t be held in contempt of court for violating a settlement in a decades-old class action lawsuit.
A man authorities are investigating in connection to a fatal shooting outside his home has been charged with illegally owning a gun as a convicted felon, but prosecutors say he could face more serious charges.
Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the internment camp during World War II now that a new visitor center has opened at the site.