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Idaho needs to shore up cybersecurity, task force says (access required)

Idaho needs to be better prepared to defend against inevitable cyberattacks that could harm individuals, businesses and critical infrastructure, the Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force said in a report released Wednesday. The 34-page report contains 18 major recommendations that include providing ...

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Idaho health care provider reports climbing COVID cases (access required)

Coronavirus cases are again edging upward in parts of Idaho, prompting some health care officials to urge renewed caution for big gatherings. “The data in the last 10 days is quite striking,” said Dr. David Peterman, the CEO of Primary ...

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Drought declaration issued for 34 of Idaho’s 44 counties (access required)

Gov. Brad Little approved an emergency drought declaration on Friday for 34 of Idaho’s 44 counties. He signed off on the emergency drought declaration issued on Thursday by Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman. Ten counties asked for ...

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Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant hit with more problems

A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho had two unanticipated shutdowns this year, U.S. officials said Tuesday, continuing a lengthy history of setbacks. Trent Neville of the U.S. Department of Energy said they’re working on the problems at the ...

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US military OKs prototype mobile nuclear reactor in Idaho

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho. The department late last week signed off on the Project Pele plan to build the reactor and reactor ...

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Rare overhaul of powerful US nuclear test reactor at INL completed

Scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have completed a rare overhaul of one of the world’s most powerful nuclear test reactors and normal operations are expected to resume later this spring, officials said Monday. The 11-month outage at the ...

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Idaho experts predict water shortages in southern Idaho

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More than half of Idaho is in a severe drought, and an Idaho water expert says that’s likely to worsen in the coming months. Idaho Department of Water Resources hydrologist David Hoekema told the Idaho Water Resource Board at a ...

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