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U.S military wants to build mobile microreactor in Idaho

The U.S. Department of Defense wants to build a prototype advanced mobile nuclear microreactor at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho, saying they are needed to ensure the military’s energy supply. The microreactor would be capable of producing one ...

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Idaho officials extend statewide school closure

Idaho officials on Monday extended the statewide school closure because of the coronavirus through the end of the academic year, or until social distancing requirements are lifted. The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously to extend school closures past ...

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Idaho Statehouse reporter tests positive for coronavirus

A reporter for a Boise television station who covered the Idaho Legislature and attended recent news conferences held by Gov. Brad Little said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Joe Parris of KTVB-TV said he was tested on March ...

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Stay-at-home order legal, Idaho attorney general says

Gov. Brad Little’s stay-at-home order to limit the spread of the coronavirus is legal and clearly defined by law, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Wasden said the Republican governor’s power to assert such an order is found within Idaho ...

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Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one of the highest per-capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in America. Numbers from Johns Hopkins University on ...

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Idaho to hold May primary by mail only due to coronavirus

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Monday that the state primary will be held on May 19 as planned, but it will be conducted by mail with no in-person voting due to the coronavirus. The ...

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Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them. The Republican governor approved legislation that prohibits transgender people from changing ...

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Idaho governor signs affirmative action ban into law

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education. The Republican governor on Monday signed the measure that adds a new section to laws that opponents said negates another ...

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Federal disaster loans available to Idaho small business (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened the door to Idaho for low-interest federal disaster loans.  SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced on March 23 that the small-business friendly agency will now offer low-interest federal disaster loans to Idaho’s small businesses that have suffered substantial ...

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Idaho governor’s deadline to veto any bills is March 31

The deadline Gov. Brad Little has given himself for possibly vetoing two anti-transgender bills sent to him by the Legislature is March 31, his office said Tuesday. One of the bills bans transgender people from changing the sex listed on ...

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