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Mature women in Idaho are not getting their mammograms

A new report says Idaho has the fourth-highest rate in the nation of women who don’t follow mammogram recommendations. That’s according to analysis by the website, which focuses on health and finance resources. HelpAdvisor analyzed survey data from the Centers for Disease Control to determine the percentage of women age 50 to 74 in…MORE

Drive through to prevent the flu

Getting a flu shot gets easier every year. There was a time when you could only get one with a doctor’s appointment. Then emergency clinics got them, then pharmacies, and now you don’t even have to leave your car. You don’t have to speak English, either. The Idaho Immunization Coalition is partnering with Idaho State…MORE

Flexitarians are vegetarians who eat meat

This coming Sunday, October 1st, is World Vegetarian Day. One month after that, November 1st, is World Vegan Day. A vegetarian, according to the Vegetarian Society, is someone who does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or by-products of animal slaughter. A vegan is a vegetarian who doesn’t eat any animal products, including…MORE

An Idaho business has already beaten the odds

The Department of Commerce is one of America’s executive branch departments, and it’s led by the Secretary of Commerce, a member of the president’s cabinet. The department’s mission statement isn’t hard to find. It’s spelled out on the first page of their website. “The Department of Commerce’s mission is to create the conditions for economic…MORE

Idaho’s “slowcore” music will put you to sleep

In the 1980’s a geography teacher challenged his students to put together the biggest music festival possible using only bands with geographical names. You can probably guess most of the names the students put together, like Boston, Chicago, Alabama, Kansas and America, each of whom had many hits on the pop charts. Add to that…MORE

Winner winner chicken dinner, maybe not in Idaho

Is gambling legal in Idaho? Short answer: yes and no. Gambling was popular in the Idaho territory from the 1860’s to 1890, and it was legal in the state from 1890 to 1953, when the Idaho legislature passed a statewide gambling prohibition law. Through the years, exceptions have been made. If you remember live horse…MORE

Was Richard Nixon funny? A little, right here in our gym

From 1904 through 1956 there were 14 United States presidential elections, and in every one of those elections, Idaho’s electoral votes went to the candidate who won the election. The state voted for Republicans Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, William Howard Taft in 1908, Warren G. Harding in 1920, Calvin Coolidge in 1924, Herbert Hoover in…MORE

Monogrammed sandwiches and shark quesadillas are what’s for lunch

If you brought your own lunch to school when you were elementary age, you probably remember a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and apples. There may have been some variety, but chances are the variety extended only as far as lunch meat, potato chips, a Twinkie, a few Oreos or a can of…MORE

Actually lots of famous people die in Idaho

Steve Harwell died Monday morning in Boise of liver failure at the age of 56. He was the lead singer of the pop/rock band Smash Mouth for the first 27 years of their so-far 29-year existence. Harwell was the voice of “All Star”, a song now regarded as the anthem of outcasts. He also sang…MORE