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Stories with person: Jim Risch
  • Western wildfires burn unchecked as resources stretched thin story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 7:10 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - This summer's massive fires have strained resources across the West to the point that wildfire managers are being forced to let some fires burn unchecked, and that has renewed a longstanding debate about whether it is better to fight a fire - or to sometimes just let it burn out.

  • Idaho senator calls for action on nuclear waste 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:43 am

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday called on state leaders to take action on two proposed shipments of nuclear waste.

  • Idaho, Oregon lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 6:36 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A bipartisan effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous wildfires has been renewed after stalling repeatedly from lawmakers hesitant to approve letting firefighting agencies use dollars meant for natural disaster rather than money set aside for fire prevention.