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Mexico: Drug Lord Escape Tunnel Was Deep and ‘High-Tech’

By Christopher Sherman and Elliot Spagat ALMOLOYA, Mexico (AP) — The kind of tunnel that led Mexico’s most powerful drug lord to freedom would have been more than a year in planning. The digging would have caused noise. The entrance would have to be in a place beyond the view of security cameras at Mexico’s […]

Idaho Fined After Demolishing Building Containing Asbestos

By Keith Ridler BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay a $52,000 fine after demolishing an asbestos-containing building in northern Idaho and potentially exposing the public to the cancer-causing fibers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agreement Thursday involving the November demolition of the state-owned building in Priest River. […]

Business Group Hopes to Broker Water Agreement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines business group says it wants to find a solution to a water quality dispute that has prompted the city’s water utility to sue three rural counties. The Greater Des Moines Partnership wants to bring together business, farming, water, environmental and legislative leaders to find resolutions to the […]

Plastic Cooling Towers Survive the Test of Time

When you consider the products introduced to the marketplace in the early 1980s, most of them are no longer with us. During that time, for example, the first personal computers were running the DOS operating system, the DeLorean Back to the Future sports car hit the street, and Sony was offering the world its Betamax […]

Navy Considers Idaho for Site to Process Nuclear Fuel

By Keith Ridler BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Navy wants to build a $1.6 billion facility at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle spent fuel from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships. The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy are taking public comments through Aug. 10 on a draft environmental impact […]