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Idaho at 3 p.m.

TELEMEDICINE

SPOKANE, Wash. - Telemedicine - doctors treating patients over the phone, online or by videoconferencing - is a growing subset of the health care system. But Idaho’s medical licensing board doesn’t approve and earlier this year punished a doctor for prescribing a common antibiotic over the phone. The sanctions against Dr. Ann DeJong are so severe that her board certification is threatened. By Betsy Z. Russell of The Spokesman-Review. SENT: 1,400 words.


OUTDOORS-BOISE FOOTHILLS WILDFLOWERS

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Front is a wildflower classroom in the spring. Wildflowers start blooming in late March and early April in the lower Foothills at about 3,000 feet in elevation, and continue to bloom throughout summer, all the way up to Bogus Basin and Mores Mountain at around 7,000 feet. Wildflowers aficionados and photographers can follow wildflowers up in elevation as the seasons progress, the temperatures warm and the snow recedes. By Pete Zimowsky, the Idaho Statesman. SENT: 460 words, AP Member Photos.

OUTDOORS-REDMOND RADLANDS BIKE TRAIL

REDMOND, Ore. - Riding over rocky, technical terrain on a mountain bike is usually all about mind over matter. Those who have the confidence and make a quick decision to just go for it will often ride a challenging section without incident. Hesitation can cause problems. Biking at the Redmond Radlands trails, I focused on riding fast and continuously through the myriad rock gardens, using my momentum to carry me through the rugged terrain. Currently made up of about 10 miles of looped singletrack trails in northeast Redmond, the Radlands is the ideal place to develop technical-riding skills. By Mark Morical, The (Bend) Bulletin. SENT: 890 words, AP Member Photo.

IN BRIEF: COPPER THEFT; IDAHO PRISON; MISS INDIAN WORLD; SHOSHONE FALLS-SCENIC FLOWS; PRESTON KILLING.