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US officials OK plan to send radioactive waste to Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released the latest plan to send low-level radioactive waste to Idaho from a South Carolina facility that converts enriched uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a notice published ...

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Holli Klitsch promoted at Capital City Development Corporation

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Capital City Development Corporation has promoted Holli Klitsch to the position of controller. Klitsch, who joined CCDC in 2018, previously worked as an accountant and was responsible for the day-to-day accounting function for the agency. She will now oversee the ...

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Idaho governor issues first veto of 2021 legislative session

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued his first veto of the 2021 legislative session, refusing to sign a bill involving the responsibilities of the chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. Following Friday’s veto, the Republican ...

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Attorney General’s office restructured due to retirement

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Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the restructuring of his office’s leadership team ahead of the retirement of longtime chief deputy Sherm Furey. Assistant chief deputy Brian Kane will assume the role of chief deputy. Deputy attorney general Nicole McKay will transition ...

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How many Idahoans will be able to afford to retire? (access required)

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Just how involved should state policy makers be in an individual’s retirement plan? The Office of Performance Evaluation is helping Idaho lawmakers this session answer this question with its report “Preparedness of Idahoans to Retire: Deciding the State’s Role.” “There ...

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Report: Radioactive cleanup at Idaho nuclear site working

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ongoing Superfund cleanup work of radioactive and other contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho has been successful at protecting humans and the environment, U.S. and state officials say. The five-year review by the ...

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Idaho Falls starts new bicycling, hiking trail (access required)

Looking south along of the path of the Idaho Canal Trail just south of John Adams Parkway in Idaho Falls.

For more than 25 years, Idaho Falls has been building trails, pathways and bikeways throughout the city. Now it is going to add two-and-a-half miles more of walking and biking trail, along Idaho Canal, which winds through the residential neighborhoods ...

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Creating certainty, security for Idaho’s grain producers

A few weeks ago, I released a comprehensive concept to resolve the salmon, energy and dam issues that have created tension in the Northwest for decades.  It is meant to provide security for all stakeholders, end lawsuits and give Idaho’s ...

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A look at land use, lake use in Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Lake Coeur d'Alene shoreline at Tubbs Hill Park.

Third in a six-part series. Chris Filios is a Kootenai County Commissioner. He’s a Republican, a past member of the National Guard, an appraiser and realtor and an elected official on-record for avoiding foregone taxes. This is not the sort ...

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