Museum of Idaho brings the world to eastern Idaho

Rod Hansen, director of exhibitions at the Museum of Idaho, explain and interactive part of the museum’s recent NASA exhibit, “Space: A Journey to Our Future,” in this June photo. Taylor Carpenter / Post Register file

As people walk through the doors of a museum to see an exhibit, they’re experiencing a different world and being told a story.

Study: Local schools ranked for pollution exposure

Students leave Idaho Falls High School on Monday. Idaho Falls High School and Emerson Alternative High School are in the top 10 percent group for student exposure to polluted air according to a recent report. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Some students in Idaho Falls and three other urban Idaho counties have some of the highest rates of exposure to air pollution in the country, according to a recent study.

AMWTP’s future clouded as mission nears end

Workers at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project are preparing to retrieve a box containing radioactive waste, which has been stored on pad 1 for 40 years in this 2012 file photo. Without a new mission, half the facilty’s jobs would go away when the work is done, and the other half would be devoted to decommissioning the expensive plant. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

The Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, a key facility of the Idaho Cleanup Project featuring a massive supercompactor to crush barrels of radioactive waste, is about one year from completing its mission. That’s good news for nuclear waste cleanup, but it comes with a local downside: Hundreds of high-paying local jobs are on the line.

Lawmakers hear sex trafficking horror stories

In this Jan. 9, 2017, photo, House Assistant Majority Leader Brent J. Crane, R-Nampa, waits for the State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise. Crane has recently set up a private security camera to record meetings, but hasn’t told anyone they’re being recorded. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

BOISE — A “landmark” proposal to make patronizing a prostitute a felony on first offense earned a split vote in the Idaho House on Thursday following an emotional, two-hour hearing.

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