SMR safety feature validated

A rendering of a power module for NuScale Power’s small module reactor design. Each reactor could contain up to 12 modules. Courtesy of NuScale Power

A key regulatory agency determined NuScale’s small modular reactor design eliminates the need for an electrical safety system required of every other nuclear reactor in the United States. 

Developer demolishes Wright building in Montana

An excavator was used to demolish a commercial Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Mont., on Wednesday. The building owner had set a Jan. 10 deadline for preservation groups to raise $1.7 million in cash to buy the building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed. (Brenda Ahearn/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — A commercial building in Montana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been demolished after negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed.

Doctor reviews 10-year residency plan


Dr. Ted Epperly, president of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, gave an extended presentation Wednesday covering the 10-year plan. While his presentation didn’t address the “nuts and bolts” of proposed 2019 funding, budget documents suggest there will be a coming dispute over the level of funding for residency programs this year, including programs to be based in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot.

Labrador pushes bill to build wall


Raul Labrador and three other Republicans are introducing a bill that would let some undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children stay for another three years, while also passing a host of other immigration-related measures Republicans have been discussing, including a $30 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and cutting legal immigration by about 25 percent.

Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

FILE- In this March 7, 2013, file photo, state Rep. Brandon A. Hixon, R-Caldwell, looks on at the statehouse in Boise, Idaho. The former Idaho Republican state lawmaker, who was under investigation for possible sexual abuse, died in an apparent suicide, according to authorities on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

BOISE — The former wife of an Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative who was abused for more than 10 years.



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