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Idaho senator calls for action on nuclear waste

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Aug. 18 called on state leaders to take action on two proposed shipments of nuclear waste. The spent fuel would be used for research at the Idaho National Laboratory, but the state’s attorney general has ...

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Live-work-create zoning hews to tradition in Garden City (access required)

This month, Idaho Business Review is publishing a series of stories by writer Teya Vitu about Garden City. The first story, an introduction to the city of Garden City and a story about its growth over the last several years,  ...

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Restaurants add apps targeting user data

Three restaurant chains with a presence in Boise plan to launch apps that will help them gather consumer data. The mobile apps will allow customers to order and pay ahead, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. Jamba Juice said the mobile ...

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Northern Idaho wildfires destroy 42 homes, kill horses

Strong winds continued to fuel wildfires ravaging across Idaho on Aug. 17, where multiple blazes have resulted in the destruction of 42 homes and at least 79 buildings up north near the town of Kamiah. Currently, 15 large wildfires are ...

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Wildfires raging in Northwest destroy homes, threaten more

Several major wildfires in the Northwest have destroyed homes, forced residents to flee and threatened many more homes as they continued to rage across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Dozens of homes, vacation cabins and other structures have burned, and authorities ...

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Wyoming trustees approve medical education budget request

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a budget request for the UW medical school. During a special meeting Aug. 12, the board approved a medical school budget request that seeks nearly $10 million more for the program. ...

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Idaho, Oregon lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

A bipartisan effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous wildfires has been renewed after stalling repeatedly from lawmakers hesitant to approve letting firefighting agencies use dollars meant for natural disaster rather than money set aside ...

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