Chris Tapp appeared in person at a Sept. 20 hearing on a motion to throw one of his appeals out of court. A judge denied that motion Thursday. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

District Judge Alan Stephens has denied a motion filed by Bonneville County prosecutors seeking to have one of Chris Tapp’s appeals summarily dismissed. The decision allows Tapp’... More >>

Fire Chief Billy McAdams speaks with reporters about a school shooting during a news conference in Townville, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. McAdams was among the first two officials to arrive on the scene of the shooting, which injured two students and a teacher at a rural elementary school. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

TOWNVILLE, S.C. — When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no... More >>

First-year teacher Amanda Petersen reads “A Long Walk to Water” to her seventh grade class at Eagle Rock Middle School on Wednesday morning. Petersen is from Idaho Falls and attended Eagle Rock herself. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Kids at Eagle Rock Middle School rushed between classes like agitated bees Wednesday morning while Amanda Petersen stood in her doorway ushering students in one-by-one with a sweep of her... More >>

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from left, standing with, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, of Texas, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON — The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to allow... More >>

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, a herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyo. Park administrators appear to have lost ground on a 2009 pledge to minimize cell phone access in backcountry areas. Signal coverage maps for two of Yellowstone's five cell phone towers show calls can now be received in large swaths of the park's interior such as the picturesque Lamar Valley. The maps were obtained by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing... More >>
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Chris Tapp appeared in person at a Sept. 20 hearing on a motion to throw one of his appeals out of court. A judge denied that motion Thursday. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

District Judge Alan Stephens has denied a motion filed by Bonneville County prosecutors...

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Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman Asmaa Albukaie, 33, and her two sons were the first Syrian refugees in Idaho 18 months ago. She feels there’s a reason they were the first: They have a lot of educating to do. “People, when they know (that I am) from Syria, they are surprised,” says Asmaa. “I ask them why you are surprised? They told me they had an idea of Syrian lady: terrorist, terrorist, terrorist.” Instead, Asmaa radiates. “If you love, there is no room for hate in my heart,” she says. “This I believe.” Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

WASHINGTON — Despite resistance by Idaho’s top political leaders, 118 Syrian...

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In a photo taken Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Basking Ridge, N.J., people leave Bernards Township Community Center after a prayer service. The case of the New Jersey Muslim charged with planting bombs in New York and New Jersey is the latest of many challenging moments for the state's large Muslim population. They have been a target of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the presidential campaign and have seen their governor, once considered a strong ally, endorse a presidential candidate who has thrown suspicion on their entire community. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,...

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Audra Kershner works at Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council in Boise as a volunteer development manager — the same as coworker Megan Schuelke, right. Most employees at the office will change how they conduct their day with the new labor rule that requires employers to pay people overtime if their salary is less than about $47,500 a year. Kershner says the changes will be a good thing for her and others overall, but it will take some adjusting. Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

The Girl Scouts may not be an obvious poster child for the national push to pay workers a...

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This undated photo shows harvested grapes and apples in New Paltz, N.Y. Grapes, picked dead ripe, and apples, picked mature to finish ripening indoors, are part of autumn's luscious bounty. (Lee Reich via AP)

“Ripe” is a term that’s used much too freely when it comes to fruits...

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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, a herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in Wyo. Park administrators appear to have lost ground on a 2009 pledge to minimize cell phone access in backcountry areas. Signal coverage maps for two of Yellowstone's five cell phone towers show calls can now be received in large swaths of the park's interior such as the picturesque Lamar Valley. The maps were obtained by a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they...

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Steve Smith on the tractor, at left, and his brother, Leon Smith, on the thresher, at far right, demonstrate to about 70 FFA members how a 1949-vintage grain thresher works at their ranch 20 miles north of Mackay.

DICKEY — While brothers Steve and Leon Smith fired up their grandfather’s 1949-vintage Case grain thresher before about 70 FFA students, Blackfoot ag teacher and FFA adviser Cameron Flaming live-streamed a video of it on Facebook with his smartphone.

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