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Decommissioned Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory’s Experimental Breeder Reactor-I will open for tours on Friday. The site designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966 is now a museum that draws about 10,000 visitors a year. The ...

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Boise city council president announces she’ll run for mayor

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she’ll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election. McLean in the announcement Monday says she’s frustrated with how the city is handling growth and what she says is a ...

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Export-Import Bank regains functioning board (access required)

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A confirmation logjam that had stymied international business lending since 2015 was finally broken recently when the Senate voted to confirm three new members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, giving the organization a quorum. “The Senate ...

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U.S. News ranks Idaho as 16th best state (access required)

The Gem State might be tops on a lot of recent “best of” lists, and the latest U.S. News and World Report best state rankings sees Idaho making a respectable showing. In its third annual survey published May 14, the ...

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WinCo expands into Montana, Oklahoma markets (access required)

As WinCo Foods readies to build a second Meridian store, the company continues to grow its market share in other Western states, bringing its famous low prices to the competitive grocery industry. Employee-owned WinCo opened the first of two newly ...

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Jet Health buys Boise home health firm (access required)

A California-based home health provider has purchased a Boise home health and hospice company. Jet Health, an Irvine, California-headquartered regional provider of home health services, on May 8, said it had acquired First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an ...

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ICOM names interim dean to replace outgoing dean (access required)

Dr. Kevin Wilson has been appointed interim dean of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian following the resignation of founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty last week. Hasty announced May 3 that he will leave Idaho’s first medical school after ...

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U.S. Bank closing more branches, but not in Idaho (access required)

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While U.S. Bank CEO Andy Cecere has said that he expects the bank to close 10% to 15% of its branches, or about 450 branches nationwide, it’s unlikely that any of them will be in Idaho. “There are no more ...

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