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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo from Idaho has announced that he will be running for his fourth consecutive term in the Senate in 2016. The Idaho Republican has represented the Gem State in the U.S. Senate since 1998. He was re-elected in 2010 with 71 percent of the vote after running unopposed in 2004.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials at the Idaho National Laboratory say they can safely handle two shipments of 25 spent fuel rods for research and that it won't start to turn the state into a nuclear waste dump. Todd Allen of the Idaho National Laboratory says the U.S. Department of Energy wants to better understand the spent fuel that's accumulating at nuclear power plants.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say a man was severely beaten in what they are a calling a road rage incident after leaving an Idaho Falls bar. A friend who was with Josh Olzak says they were followed from the bar by three cars, run off the road and attacked by a group of men. The friend was also injured. Police have made no arrests.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fans of Skinny Dipper Hot Springs near Banks are banding together to strike a deal with the federal government that will allow the popular hot springs to remain open. The Idaho Statesman reports that on May 28 the Bureau of Land Management announced it would close Skinny Dipper, citing too many issues with people littering, using drugs and committing other crimes.

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