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17 to be recognized as 2019 Leaders in Law

The votes are in, and an elite group of legal professionals has risen above the rest in areas of leadership, professional achievements, mentorship and community service. These men and women come from small private firms, large firms, private companies and ...

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National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores ...

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Foundation to fund building of new Fish and Game HQ (access required)

A nonprofit organization that previously partnered with the Idaho Fish and Game Department to build a regional office building in Nampa will help with a similar construction project in Boise. Agency officials on Aug. 13 said it has awarded a ...

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Federal study planned on raising Boise River dam

Federal officials plan to create an environmental study that will look at raising one of three Boise River system dams to capture more water for fast-growing southwestern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is taking comments through Sept. 9 and ...

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Perkins Coie names new Boise managing partner (access required)

Melanie G. Rubocki has been named managing partner of the Boise law office of Perkins Coie. Rubocki, who joined the firm in 2004, has been a corporate partner working in areas including cleantech and energy, technology, interactive entertainment, manufacturing, mining, ...

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Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly ...

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Skip Oppenheimer: Idaho’s voice on the Federal Reserve (access required)

Idaho business executive Arthur “Skip” Oppenheimer recently pulled back the curtain a bit on the workings of the Federal Reserve System, an organization that he has come to know intimately for nearly four years. Oppenheimer, a former director of the ...

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Energy Department wants to build nuclear test “fast” reactor

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A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will ...

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