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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would ...

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Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they’re ...

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Total tappable equity falls for first time since housing recovery began

Across the country, homeowners’ tappable equity declined for the first time since the beginning of the housing recovery, a change driven by price drops in some of the nation’s most expensive markets, according to a new report from Black Knight. ...

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Idaho startup’s composite tech attracting lots of attention

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. When a strand of fiberglass punctured Ken Tyler’s skin, the North Idaho inventor started thinking about the strength of the lightweight material. Tyler was working for a ...

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Downtown apartment developments often supplanting parking lots (access required)

This is the third in a four-part series on downtown parking lots. In December 2017, Diamond Parking put in a winning bid of $1.59 million at an auction of state-owned commercial properties for three surface parking lots in downtown Boise’s ...

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Idaho to pay $260,000 in legal fees in dairy spying lawsuit

An animal welfare group on Tuesday applauded a court ruling ordering the state of Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said the state’s law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free ...

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Business Roundup: VR, Tamarack and Boise parking – Dec. 7

In this week’s roundup, IBR reporters Sharon Fisher and Steve Sinovic discuss VR in architecture, Tamarack Resort, Metro Community Services in Caldwell and the last installment of Teya Vitu’s series on parking in downtown Boise.

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Ashland neighbors fight proposed meat-processing facility

A slaughter and meat-processing facility proposed at a farm in southern Oregon has led to opposition from neighbors, citing concerns about possible water contamination and odors. The Mail Tribune reports Jackson County Development Services tentatively approved a meat-processing building and a chicken ...

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Idaho’s top legislative leaders retain positions

The top legislative leaders in the Idaho Statehouse have retained their positions for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans voted Wednesday night to keep Rep. Scott Bedke as speaker of the House, a position the Oakley resident has held since 2012. ...

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