Idaho’s probate law explained

Q: My father died recently, and in his will, he named me as personal representative. I am trying to get his house transferred to me as his sole heir and to get banks to release his accounts to me by showing them the will. None of them will do this without a probate. What do I have to do?

Group reviews health care landscape

Kevin Swearingen speaks to audience members about Medicaid alongside Lana Gonzales and Shiloh Blackburn during a Tuesday forum on Medicaid in Idaho organized by Close the Gap Idaho and hosted by Brigham Young University-Idaho. Swearingen lives with cerebral palsy with the help of home-based nursing care. Swearingen says Medicaid has helped him have a productive, independent, and meaningful life outside of a nursing home. “Where would I be without Medicaid,” asked Swearingen “I’d be in a retirement home. These services help me live a fulfilled and busy life.” John Roark/

Officials from Close the Gap presented information on Idaho’s health care landscape at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Tuesday.

INL to restart test reactor

The interior of Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility, which was built at the U.S. Department of Energy’s desert site west of Idaho Falls in 1958. The reactor was shut down in 1994, but recently became operational again. Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) is operational for the first time since 1994. 

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

Patricia Desautel, left, along with Ashley Ellis, right, wraps a package to be sent from the UPS store on Channing Way on Tuesday. The store has been bringing on new employees in preparation for the holiday season. Desautel has been working at the store for four days. John Roark/

The lines at Robert Thorne’s UPS Store on Channing Way get a little longer come December.



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