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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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Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they’re ...

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Total tappable equity falls for first time since housing recovery began

Across the country, homeowners’ tappable equity declined for the first time since the beginning of the housing recovery, a change driven by price drops in some of the nation’s most expensive markets, according to a new report from Black Knight. ...

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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 startup’s composite tech attracting lots of attention

photo of continuous composites

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. When a strand of fiberglass punctured Ken Tyler’s skin, the North Idaho inventor started thinking about the strength of the lightweight material. Tyler was working for a ...

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Downtown apartment developments often supplanting parking lots (access required)

This is the third in a four-part series on downtown parking lots. In December 2017, Diamond Parking put in a winning bid of $1.59 million at an auction of state-owned commercial properties for three surface parking lots in downtown Boise’s ...

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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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