Idaho Gets Healthier
Idaho moved up in the ranks of healthy states last year moving to 12th according to the 24th Edition of America’s Health Rankings. Strengths such as low rates of smoking and preventable hospitalizations moved the state up from 19th in 2012. The study outlined challenges the state still faces that include low immunization coverage among children and adolescents, limited availability of primary care physicians and a high incidence of pertussis infections. The healthiest state in the country was Hawaii taking the top spot from Vermont in 2012. The least healthy sates are West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi in last place.
Boone Bartlome Update
On January 1, the District 2 High School Rodeo hosted a benefit race for Boone at the Canyon County Fairgrounds and raised $10,772 for the family. The winners of the race are posted at www.facebook.com/bartlomebarrelrace.
Kuna Kavemen Wrestling Ranked Nationally
The Kuna High School wrestling team broke into the top 50 of all high school teams ranked nationally in the Intermat High School rankings. This is the first time in school history the team has made it to the top 50.
Another Number One for Idaho
The website Faces of Lawsuit Abuse (www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org) compiled the most ridiculous lawsuits of 2013 and the winner was from a group of inmates at a Kuna, Idaho prison who sued eight brewers for not warning them about the dangers of alcohol. The inmates drafted the lawsuit themselves without legal help.
“I have spent a great deal of time in prison because of situations that have arose because of people being drunk, or because of situations in which alcohol played a major role,” one inmate wrote.