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Heath Druzin

29 September 2020

Utah, United States

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Concerned about the high numbers of suicides in the state, Utah's local government introduced a three-pronged approach to preventing further suicides that hinged on targeting gun owners and Second Amendment activists....

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Amanda Peacher

28 September 2020

Idaho, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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About 40 volunteer wilderness stewards of the Idaho Conservation League are helping to educate hikers about how to be good outdoor trekkers like disposing of waste properly and staying on the trail. While these volunt...

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Amanda Peacher

27 July 2020

Utah, United States

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To alleviate the isolating effects of COVID-19 restrictions in prisons barring outside visitors, some prisons have encouraged phone and video contact with family by waiving the fees normally charged for such services....

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Amanda Peacher

15 July 2020

Idaho, United States

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Lawyers are providing free legal consultations to business owners and health care workers whose lives and livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Pro bono legal aid in Idaho is helping businesses n...

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Amanda Peacher

7 July 2020

Reno, Nevada, United States

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A new anonymous caller hotline launched in Nevada by volunteer psychiatrists to offer health-care workers a means of support as they work on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Although it's yet to be seen wha...

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Amanda Peacher

2 June 2020

United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has effectively responded to the Covid-19 crisis by quickly helping existing programs provide food aid to families. School lunch programs rapidly moved from providing hot food...

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Rachel D. Cohen

18 March 2020

Boise, Idaho, United States

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Food pantries in Idaho have successfully adapted to a higher demand while abiding by the new social distance norms. Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, the pantry was set up like a grocery store and individuals brow...

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Rachel D. Cohen

9 October 2019

Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

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Scientists are studying which plants grow best around solar panels and which pollinators are attracted to these plants. To test this, researchers are looking at species like milkweed, buckwheat, and blue flax that are...

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Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

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