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Compact fast reactor proposed for eastern Idaho nuclear site

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California company wants to build and operate a compact fast nuclear reactor in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that it has accepted a license application submitted by Oklo Inc., to build a ...

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Yellowstone National Park supported 7,000 jobs in 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Tourist spending in and around Yellowstone National Park supported about 7,000 jobs in 2019, according to a National Park Service report released this week. The roughly 4 million people who visited the world’s first national park ...

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Former investment firm CEO sentenced for defrauding clients

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former head of an Idaho investment firm has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for wire fraud. David Hansen, 49, was the majority owner and CEO of Yellowstone Partners LLC, an investment management ...

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New Idaho unemployment claims drop 8% from last week

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials said June 18 that new unemployment claims dropped 8% last week to 3,631 when compared with the week before that. The Idaho Department of Labor also said that the number of people requesting a ...

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Idaho: Throw out education funding ballot initiative lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawsuit seeking more time to collect signatures for an education funding ballot initiative and to allow electronic signature gathering for the effort should be thrown out, state officials say. The Idaho attorney general’s office in ...

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Trump administration backs Idaho transgender sports ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A recently passed Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports — the first such law in the nation — received backing on June 19 from the administration of President Donald Trump. The support ...

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US shoppers returned with vigor in May in partial rebound

BALTIMORE (AP) — American shoppers ramped up their spending on store purchases by a record 17.7% from April to May, delivering a dose of energy for retailers that have been reeling since the coronavirus shut down businesses, flattened the economy ...

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Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Yadeen Rashid was flying high in February. He’d just earned stellar grades in his latest semester at Virginia Tech university, where he’s in his third year double majoring in economics and political science. And he’d just landed ...

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Pop open a bottle: California wine tasting rooms reopening

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state’s $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. With COVID-19 ...

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Shea still hopes to create 51st state in eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Matt Shea is giving up his seat in the Washington House of Representatives, but he hasn’t given up his dream of creating a 51st state out of the eastern half of the state. Shea spoke Saturday ...

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