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PHOTO: Glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol tests are free during the Way to Well tour, making stops in communities throughout the Gem State, including a stop in Caldwell on Wednesday. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

CALDWELL, Idaho - Glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol tests are free to the public during the Way to Well tour, making stops in communities throughout the Gem State, including a stop in Caldwell on Wednesday. AARP Idaho is teaming up with Walgreens to offer the free health information, and AARP...Read More

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PHOTO: The keynote speaker today at Edufest in Boise is Temple Grandin, Ph.D. She is considered the most well-known person in America with autism, and she'll focus on connecting with kids who are considered gifted, as well as having a disability. Photo credit: TED 2010.

BOISE, Idaho - Parents and educators from throughout the Northwest are in Boise for the "Edufest" gifted and talented education conference. Those attending will learn about ways to motivate students and offer differentiation in the classroom - even under Common Core guidelines. Today's keynote spea...Read More

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PHOTO: With demand continuing to rise for gluten-free foods, those with celiac disease are finding many new options, but not all of them are equal. Some gluten-free products are high in sugars and fats, used to improve taste. Photo credit: Robert Couse Baker / Flickr.

BOISE, Idaho - "Gluten-free" products take up a lot of shelf space in stores these days, reflective of consumer demand. And with the steady growth of the gluten-free industry, there are now several stores in Idaho completely devoted to gluten-free foods. But Mary Waldner, the founder of Mary's Gone...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey finds the average fuel economy of new cars has increased by 20 percent over the past six years. Photo credit: futureatlas.com/Flickr

BOISE, Idaho - Motorists who hit the roads for summer trips are likely to feel a pinch at the gas pump, but some will spend a lot less fueling up than others - even with gas averaging $3.75 a gallon in Idaho. New research from the Consumer Federation of America finds that the average fuel economy o...Read More

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PHOTO: Along with picnics and fireworks, Idahoans are being encouraged to display an American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Along with picnics and fireworks, Idahoans are being encouraged to display the American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. The U.S. Flag Code directs that flags on display 24 hours a day be illuminated at night, and it's OK to leave a flag out in bad weather, as long as the materia...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report recommends that Idaho improve connections between local food markets and low-income consumers. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho needs to do more to improve food security. That's the assessment of a new report from the McClure Center for Public Policy Research that looks at who is impacted by a lack of a steady supply of nutritious food and where they live. In general, children and older residents are mo...Read More

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IMAGE: The Boise Foothills are among the thousands of acres in Idaho that benefit from Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. The fund is set to expire next year, after 50 years. CREDIT: Deborah C. Smith

Monday marks the start of 'GO' Week in Idaho and around the nation. The 'Great Outdoors America Week' campaign encourages people to get outdoors and enjoy green and open spaces. Thousands of acres of public space in the Gem State, from local parks to large parcels of land, were made possible over t...Read More

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PHOTO: Hummingbirds, beetles, flies, bees and wasps are being saluted for National Pollinator Week. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Honey-tasting and native flower presentations have helped mark National Pollinator Week in Idaho. This week is set aside each year by the U.S. Senate, and honeybees tend to be the toast of many events, especially in light of their decline. Scott Black, executive director of the Xerce...Read More

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