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Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has a healthy black bear population.
News >  Idaho

Eye on Boise: Medicaid enrollment beginning Nov. 1

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are likely to be eligible and sign up.
News >  Business

Motley Fool: Not a bitter pill

Investing in biotech stocks can be quite risky, with the potential for clinical failures, regulatory setbacks and new competitors. But for risk-tolerant long-term investors, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX) is worth a look. The company currently dominates the cystic fibrosisk, or CF, market with its three approved drugs – Kalydeco, Orkambi and Symdeko. Those drugs allow Vertex to treat about 39,000 patients.
News >  Idaho

Pay disparity hampers teacher retention in small districts

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from the State Department of Education show that 184 teachers have changed school districts in Idaho since the 2014 school year. Many switched from a smaller district to a larger one where base pay salaries can run at least $4,000 higher.
News >  World

Mexicans seeking asylum becoming more prominent at U.S. border

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

As the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the U.S., Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern border and seeking asylum amid escalating cartel violence