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US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states. The U.S. Department of Energy in documents made public this week said the ...

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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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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird (access required)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres ...

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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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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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Committee votes to ease occupational licensing requirements (access required)

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An interim committee on occupational licensing plans to bring forth legislation during the upcoming legislative session to make it easier for people to enter licensed professions. In particular, members of the Occupational Licensing and Certification Laws Committee said during its ...

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Cities grapple with sales tax redistribution (access required)

This is the time of year when efforts like Small Business Saturday arise. Instead of buying items at the mall or online, people should shop at local small businesses, such promotions say, keeping the money – as well as sales ...

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Sixth annual event honors Idaho law leaders

About 150 people attended the Idaho Business Review’s sixth Leaders in Law event on Nov. 15 to honor 17 law professionals. Nominated by their colleagues, reviewed by their peers and, ultimately, chosen by their own community, this year’s honorees represent ...

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