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Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from a federal commission to secure and modernize its elections systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report August 21 showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress last spring to ...

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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities ...

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Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. The Pew Research Center puts average voting rate in the ...

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Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought. Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about 31 percent of the state is experiencing a moderate drought. Boise State Public Radio ...

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Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant

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Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center. None of the applicants for a Small Business Administration grant received a passing grade on the grant applications, said Christian Pennington, lender ...

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Saint Alphonsus names new CEO

A former executive who left Saint Alphonsus Health System nearly two months ago will return as its CEO. Odette Bolano will return to the hospital system after leaving in July to accept a job in Florida, the health system said ...

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Boise State gets OK to use eminent domain for stadium

Boise State University has received approval to use eminent domain to acquire properties where school officials want to build a baseball stadium. Documents from the Idaho State Board of Education show the school has tentatively agreed to buy land where ...

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Yellowstone continues effort to restore native fish

Wildlife managers are undertaking a project to eliminate nonnative fish from the upper Gibbon River drainage in Yellowstone National Park. Beginning August 20 and continuing through the week, biologists will remove nonnative rainbow trout and brook trout using the fish ...

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Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said at a conference the week ...

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