Meridian Press - Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd announces her retirement

This will be Tammy de Weerd’s last year as mayor of Meridian. At her 16th State of the City address on Wednesday, De Weerd, mayor of Meridian since January 2004, announced she will not seek a fifth term.

KPVI - How could Washington's measles outbreak affect Idaho?

One of Idaho’s six border states has seen 50 cases of measles this year. Clark County, WA has seen the brunt of these cases. We talked with an Idaho doctor, Dr. Richard Sloan, about the risk this outbreak poses to our state. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease and can live upwards of two hours on surfaces.

Poor Idaho vaccination rates a concern after Washington measles outbreak

Once thought to be extinct, measles may soon resurface as a threat in parts of Idaho in which residents have shunned the vaccine, an instructor with the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine recently warned. 

KIVI - Idaho's first medical school teaches students opioid alternatives

More than 100 people die every day in the U.S. from an opioid overdose, and many of those dealing with addiction first started with a doctor's prescription. Inside Idaho's first medical school, the state's next generation of doctors is learning about osteopathic principles and practices - or OPP.

U.S. News and World Report - Why It’s Hard to Get Into Medical School Despite Doctor Shortages

Because of the ultra-low acceptance rates at the highest-ranked institutions in the U.S. News Best Medical Schools rankings, some of which accept less than 4 percent of applicants, many aspiring doctors wonder why it is so hard to get into medical school.