Idaho Power maps plan for Idaho and Oregon

Named after the renowned explorer and mountain man, Jim Bridger, this coal-fired power plant employs approximately 360 people and is owned by Idaho Power (one-third) and PacifiCorp (two-thirds).

BOISE — Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won’t be able to produce electricity at competitive prices as part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon that has drawn concerns about cost, pollution and energy needs.

The Equifax breach and preemptive strategies to protecting personal info

Credit monitoring company Equifax revealed a massive data breach earlier this week, potentially losing critical personal information of 143 million Americans. That’s nearly one out of every two Americans whose Social Security Number, date of birth, address and potentially driver’s license number have been compromised. This information is sometimes called personally identifiable information, PII.

Car-centric Houston struggles after Harvey

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, trucks are submerged on Pine Cliff Drive in Houston during heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey. Few American cities depend on cars as much as Houston, and Harvey's record rainfall left flooded roads and neighborhoods with cars submerged and, in most cases, impossible to salvage. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

KATY, Texas (AP) — Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars.

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