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Rory Cole

Rory Cole

Rory Cole is a second-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a WWAMI participant doing her rotations in rural Idaho. She completed her bachelor of science degree in materials science and engineering with a minor in Spanish from Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2019 with university honors. Rory grew up in Hailey, Idaho, and in her spare time, enjoys fly fishing and exploring Idaho’s outdoors.

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Big Wood River in Blaine County

‘It changed everything’: How Idaho’s housing crisis negatively impacts mental health

By: - September 20, 2021

Before COVID-19 hit the United States, Blaine County had the second-highest rate of extreme housing cost burden in Idaho, meaning that the percentage of residents that pay more than 50% of their monthly income toward housing was 17%, according to the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings. The state average is 11%. On top of […]