A new report finds Latinos in Idaho are struggling with many of the same health problems as the rest of the state’s population - but to an even worse extent. The wide-ranging demographic study is intended to guide policymakers on issues that affect Hispanics.
Overall, the findings paint a picture of a Hispanic population that's young and mostly born in the U.S. About half speak English at home and Latinos in Idaho are more likely to own their home than Latinos in other states.
When you order that special filet at a restaurant or store, you're often going on trust that the fish actually is what the menu or label says it is. In Washington, two state agencies are asking for tougher penalties to deter seafood fraud.
Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 12:49 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. - When you order that special filet at a restaurant or store, you're often going on trust that the fish actually is what the menu or label says it is. In Washington, two state agencies are asking for tougher penalties to deter seafood fraud.
Investigators for Consumer Reports recently found more than one-fifth of the fish they submitted for DNA identification was mislabeled at the point of sale.
Washington Fish and Wildlife police deputy chief Mike Cenci says the penalties for false labeling need to be stronger.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is now widespread in 47 states, including Idaho. Doctor Leslie Tengelsen is Idaho’s deputy state epidemiologist. She says the flu season has arrived early this year.
Idaho's governor announced yesterday the state should build its own health insurance exchange rather than go with a federally- run model. Exchanges are online marketplaces that allow consumers to assess health insurance plans. Under the Affordable Care Act, every state must have one by 2014.
Idaho has until the end of the week to decide whether or not to build its own health insurance exchange. But some northwest states are already well on their way toward creating such an online marketplace.