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A Twin Falls nurse spent 2 weeks in Washington responding to measles outbreak

TWIN FALLS — South Central Public Health District’s Tanis Maxwell had never encountered a confirmed case of the measles — let alone an outbreak — here in Idaho.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is Wednesday

TWIN FALLS — The Magic Valley Arts Council, Idaho Humanities Council and Independent Television Service will host the Indie Lens Pop-Up free screening of "The Providers" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sligar Auditorium of the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place. Run-time is about 55 minutes.

Buhl Public Library hosts disaster preparedness program

BUHL — The Buhl Public Library will host “Surviving Where You Are,” a disaster preparedness program, from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 at 215 Broadway Ave. N. This free program, in the format of an information fair, will bring local experts together to share information and one-on-one conversations about being prepared for emergencies.

Prescription drug abuse and vaping information panel offered Wednesday

TWIN FALLS — Nearly one in four teens admit to using a prescription drug that wasn’t prescribed to them, and a recent survey from the Food and Drug Administration shows 3.6 million middle- and high-school students are now using e-cigarettes — vapes — in the U.S.

Public Health opens new mobile clinics for WIC clients

TWIN FALLS — South Central Public Health District has announced new Women, Infants and Children — WIC — clinics to help mothers and children in the Magic and Wood River valleys choose and afford healthier lifestyles. Specifically, the program helps low-income pregnant breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women and infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.