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Sunday, December 16, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


News >  Idaho

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants.

News >  Idaho

Idaho’s November tax revenue collections fall short

Halfway through the fiscal year Idaho revenue collections continue to come in below forecast, state officials say. Barring a big increase December’s tax collection, the state could come have nearly $63 million less than expected as the 2019 legislative session begins.
News >  Idaho

Police call this mental health crisis program ‘a godsend.’ Could it work in Idaho?

The hotline Targeted Adult Service Coordination program doesn’t exist in Idaho, where police officers and sheriff’s deputies may be the first and only people to respond to mental health emergencies in rural areas. That costs those departments time and requires extra training for their employees. And, the number of people fatally shot by Idaho law enforcement has spiked this year; many of the confrontations appeared to involve mental illness.
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‘The damage is already done’: Anglers celebrate revival of steelhead season, but say economic impacts will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism

Those who would have been affected by the closure of the steelhead fishery in Idaho came together Sunday to celebrate an agreement reached Friday that will leave most areas in the state open to steelhead fishing, but anglers voiced their concerns, saying the publicity of the possible closure has already had an impact on business.