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Idaho deactivates crisis standards for most of the state

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s top health official has deactivated crisis guidelines for rationing care at most of the state's hospitals. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen issued the decision Monday after health officials said the number of...

19-year-old to graduate from Washburn's School of Law

Nov. 10, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PECK, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old is getting ready to graduate from Washburn University's School of Law in Topeka. The Hutchinson News reports that Braxton Moral's parents have long known he was gifted. He skipped fourth grade and then took his first undergraduate class...

Lawsuit: Hawaii disclosed employee vaccination statuses

Nov. 03, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Hawaii officials unlawfully disclosed the COVID-19 vaccination statuses of nearly 300 Department of Public Safety employees. The Hawaii Government Employees Association and the United Public Workers unions said in a lawsuit...

GOP doc dispenses sketchy medical advice on virus immunity

Oct. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall won't let people forget he's a doctor, putting “Doc” in the letterhead of his U.S. Senate office's news releases. But when he talks about COVID-19 vaccines, some doctors and experts say the Kansas Republican sounds far more like a politician than a...

EXPLAINER: What are 'Crisis Standards of Care?'

Sep. 17, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states — Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and...