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Energy secretary: Nuclear is key to meeting US energy goals

Aug. 04, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Research at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility is key to boosting nuclear energy to meet President Joe Biden’s goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050, Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm said. Granholm on Wednesday...

White House: To help salmon, dams may need to be removed

Jul. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday released two reports arguing that removing dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels in the Pacific Northwest, and that replacing the energy created by the dams is possible but will cost $11...

Replacing benefits of Snake River dams would cost billions

Jun. 09, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state can be replaced if the dams are breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a new report released Thursday. But it would be expensive. ...

AP source: Louisville to promote Josh Heird to permanent AD

Jun. 02, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville will promote Josh Heird to athletic director after serving nearly six months as interim athletic director, said a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the...

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Controversies sink reelection bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s unexpected 2020 win made him the youngest member of Congress and a rising Republican star. Then the scandals started to pile up. On Tuesday, the 26-year-old conservative North Carolina firebrand left his election night party early,...

5-term Idaho attorney general in tough GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s five-term Republican attorney general has handled his duties in the deeply conservative state for 20 years with a strategy he describes as calling legal “balls and strikes.” He's facing two challengers who see a more activist role for the office. ...

Mike Simpson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District.

May. 18, 2022 00:57 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Simpson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District.

Judge blocks Bonneville County GOP from endorsing candidates

May. 13, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge late on Friday banned the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee and its executive team from endorsing candidates following a lawsuit filed by the Idaho Republican Party and Chairman Tom Luna. Fourth District Judge Jason Scott issued the...