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Officials select nuclear reactor site in eastern Idaho

A Utah energy cooperative has selected a site to build a small commercial nuclear reactor in eastern Idaho. The Post Register reported that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems has identified a 35-acre site at the 890-square-mile Idaho National Laboratory federal ...

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Idaho to delay submitting new science standards

A classroom at Boise High School.

State officials say new K-12 science standards — which include for the first time references to global warming and the Big Bang theory — won’t be submitted to the conservative Idaho Legislature until 2018 after receiving a surprise rejection from ...

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Steady hiring is now benefiting a broader group of Americans

Construction workers at a building site in Boise. File photo.

Years of steady job gains have finally begun to benefit a wider range of Americans, including those with less education and in lower-paying jobs. A second straight month of robust hiring — 255,000 jobs added in July — pointed to ...

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Court orders feds to turn over Idaho nuclear waste documents

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy to make available to the court documents sought by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus involving nuclear waste shipments to eastern Idaho. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill on August ...

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