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House Dems begin moving parts of Biden $3.5T domestic plans

Sep. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began pushing plans for providing paid family and medical leave, easing climate change and bolstering education through House committees Thursday as they battled Republicans and among themselves over President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion vision for reshaping...

With hospitals overwhelmed by virus, Idaho seeks volunteers

Aug. 24, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's hospitals are bursting at the seams as coronavirus numbers continue to skyrocket across the state, prompting state leaders to call on residents to serve as volunteers to help keep medical facilities operating. "There's a wide variety of...

Idaho warns of COVID patient surge, hospitals 'overwhelmed'

Aug. 17, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals are reporting record numbers of COVID-19 patients on ventilators, public health officials have reactivated a “crisis standards of care” task force and epidemiologists are warning that based on the current rate of spread, Idaho could see as many as 30,000...

Idaho primary care clinics say COVID surge mirrors last fall

Aug. 11, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s largest independent primary medical care system is reporting coronavirus numbers that mirror the surge last fall, and a Boise-area hospital is again putting some elective surgeries on hold. The numbers don’t bode well for the coming weeks, one health official...

Idaho health leaders warn of surging COVID virus numbers

Aug. 04, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The leaders of some of Idaho's largest health care providers warned residents Wednesday that coronavirus cases again are again threatening to overwhelm hospitals and primary care clinics as cases climb statewide. The top medical officials with...

Commission will propose family leave policy for Maine

Jul. 27, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A commission in Maine is going to study ways to implement a paid family medical leave policy for the state. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill about the proposal into law earlier in July. The proposal, from Democratic Sen. Mattie Daughtry, called for a...

Some Maine grandparents will be able to use family leave

Jul. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to a new law that extends family medical leave protections to some grandparents. The proposal makes Maine Family Medical Leave protections available to working grandparents who must take time off to care for a grandchild who has a...

Big Idaho health care providers mandate staff COVID vaccines

Jul. 08, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three of Idaho's largest medical care providers announced Thursday that they would require COVID-19 vaccines for eligible employees. The mandates from Primary Health Group, Saint Alphonsus Health System and St. Luke's Health System are an effort to...