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Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Radioactive and chemical contamination in a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility has decreased or remained constant in recent years, scientists say. A report released earlier this year by the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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Supreme Court won’t put transgender inmate surgery on hold

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t put an Idaho transgender inmate’s gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on May 21 means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments ...

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Little details his goals to expand COVID-19 testing in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ramping up COVID-19 testing and tracing is key to Idaho’s containment strategy, Gov. Brad Little said May 21, as authorities said they hope to be consistently testing 2% of the state’s population in the coming months. ...

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What stores made the retail apocalypse scorecard for May? (access required)

May marked the announcement of first-quarter earnings for many of the nation’s retailers, which has uncovered a lot of the damage done by shutting down non-essential commerce. Post-pandemic bankruptcy filings to date include a number of well-known brands: Hertz, J. ...

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Amidst company cutbacks, Nordstrom Rack reopens in Boise (access required)

Nordstrom announced the permanent closure of 16 stores during the first week of May, but so far its discount Nordstrom Rack brand has not been affected. The Nordstrom Rack store in Boise Towne Square reopened on May 21. There is no ...

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Roundup 5.26.20 (access required)

U-Haul purchased 86,650 square feet of storage unit space in Kingston Plaza at 1545 W. Broadway in Idaho Falls. Brent Wilson and Brian Wilson of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Ambitious Ink leased 950 square feet of office space at ...

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T-Mobile makes move to grab first responders market share (access required)

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In an effort to attract the first responder market, T-Mobile has announced Connecting Heroes, a program offering first responders free phones, as well as free 5G telecommunications service for up to 10 years — a move that could cost the company ...

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Talloo social networking service expands due to COVID-19 (access required)

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COVID-19 has actually been helpful to one Idaho company. Talloo Inc., a Boise-based community and technology platform to foster collaboration that has been limited to the Treasure Valley until now, has accelerated its nationwide expansion. “I had to take stuff ...

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Analysis: ICS, the magic emergency management tool (access required)

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The most useful tool in the emergency-response tool box exists because California catches on fire every year. This tool is absolutely free and anyone can use it. From the Governor’s office down to the smallest volunteer ambulance corps, everyone is on ...

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