In this April 5, 2014 file photo, people walk past the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. On Tuesday, Mormon leaders made a national appeal for what they called a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom, promising to support some housing and job protections for gays if they back some exemptions for religious objectors to same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is... More >>

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell speaks during a visit at Florida International University College of Law on Nov. 17, 2014. The Obama administration Monday announced a plan to shift Medicare payments it makes to hospitals and doctors so they reward quality over volume. Officials said they hoped the move would be a catalyst for the entire health-care system.”It is in our common interest to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely and results in healthier people,” Burwell said in a statement. A broad cross-section of health-care industry representatives attended the announcement, including insurers, hospitals, and doctors, as well as employers, who pay for coverage for most workers and their families. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be... More >>

Owner Jim Bernard worries about the effect a repeal of the instant racing law would have on his business Monday at Double Down in Idaho Falls. Bernard said the state approving historical horse betting in 2013 prompted him to invest $3.35 million on renovations and machines. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

As the Legislature considers repealing a 2013 law, Jim Bernard has one question: Why are business owners bearing the brunt of the impact for legislators not doing their job the first time... More >>

House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, center, and Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, right, listen to testimony by James Hanna in favor of a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the state’s Human Rights Act, at the state Capitol building on Monday in Boise. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

BOISE — Nearly 500 people flocked to the Capitol on Monday to give heartfelt testimony both for and against a proposed law to ban discrimination against gays and transgender people in... More >>

Michael Meservy(right), owner of Piano Tek, positions a grand piano in a home with the help of Richard Wilson Hancock Jr. Meservy has been in business since 2003. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

A child with an active imagination might see a grand piano as a three-legged beast with ivory teeth. In reality, that is not such a bad a comparison. In many ways, pianos almost are... More >>
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