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Idaho’s unemployment fraud problem can be stopped right now

As of three months ago, 82% of unemployment claims in the state of Idaho were fraudulent. This fraud is not coming from individual, unsophisticated fraudsters trying to make an extra buck (though they are a part of the equation). This ...

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Powerful US nuclear test reactor getting rare major overhaul

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists in Idaho this summer plan to remove the 62,000-pound (28,100-kilogram) stainless steel lid on one of the world’s most powerful nuclear test reactors for a rare internal overhaul. The Advanced Test Reactor at the Idaho ...

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Perpetua previews plans for tailings storage facility (access required)

The legacy tailings in the Meadow Creek Valley at the Stibnite mine site, which will be removed and processed to make room for the engineered and lined tailings storage facility.

Perpetua Resources, formerly known as Midas Gold, publicly previewed its tailings storage facility (TSF) for the Stibnite mine project in a  May 13 webinar. The mining company is in the permitting process to mine the previously abandoned Stibnite mine for ...

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Kount touts future growth plans while ITC touts deals (access required)

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Kount, which in 2015 set a record at the time for the largest investment in an Idaho company and was sold to Equifax in January for $640 million, is going to be expanding. Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen related how an ...

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Hecla Mining cuts emissions 36% (access required)

Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, released its 2020 Sustainability Report on May 13. “The theme and title of this year’s report are ‘Small Footprint, Large Benefit,’”said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips Baker. “Because our operations are low-tonnage ...

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Perpetua Resources signs antimony testing agreement (access required)

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Antimony’s current use in batteries is so important that the future of electric vehicles may depend on it. It is also an essential metal for making alloys. It’s a no-brainer that antimony is on the U.S. list of 35 critical mineral ...

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Zennify adds new staffers

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Zennify recently appointed Amanda Somma as its vice president of professional services. She brings over 20 years of consulting and delivery experience; she has helped to guide companies in various industries throughout the Salesforce transformation journey. She initiated and streamlined ...

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Zach Schmidt joins Colliers as a research database developer

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Zach Schmidt has joined Colliers in the Boise office as a research database developer. He will specialize in advancing the company’s database by performing competitive analysis and market research for the brokerage team. His work will also include production of ...

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Hecla Mining beats earnings prediction by 50% (access required)

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Hecla Mining, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, posted first quarter 2021 earnings in excess of market predictions. The median value of predicted earnings per share (EPS) for Q1 was $0.04. The actual EPS reported at the May 6 earnings call was ...

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