Farmers say the 2016 potato harvest has exceeded expectations. Statewide, yield is expected to hit 13 billion pounds. Post Register file

As eastern Idaho farmers dig up their last few potatoes this week, many say this season’s yield and quality is the best they’ve seen in years. “We were very, very happy... More >>

An Alturas International Academy student puts a painted fingerprint on the school’s new “buddy bench” on Tuesday morning. Decorating the buddy bench, meant for lonely students in need of a friend, was part of Alturas’ Kindness Week. Taylor Carpenter /

Children lined up by the dozens Tuesday at Alturas International Academy in front of a freshly painted light blue “buddy bench.” Two parents knelt by its side holding paper... More >>

From left, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and his wife Melania Trump, applaud after the National Anthem at the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before... More >>

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks past supporters as he heads up to the stage to speak after being declared the winner in the Arizona Republican primary in Phoenix. McCain is running against Democrat Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman’s... More >>

In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, a person passes a T-Mobile store in New York. T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, has been fined $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. But the company didn’t let customers know what amount of data used would trigger the lower speed. The FCC says T-Mobile started doing a better job with disclosures in June 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really... More >>
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Taylor Carpenter / Bonneville outside hitter Sade Williams (2) spikes the ball during the 5A District 5-6 title match against Madison on Thursday night at Bonneville High School. Bonneville swept Madison in three sets to win its first district title since 2009. Taylor Carpenter /

Bonneville High School senior Kiley McMurtrey was caught somewhere between dreams and...

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This Sept. 25, 2016 photo shows a sample gift box for sale at the Alp and Dell cheese store in Monroe, Wis. The store's shelves, bins and coolers overflow with cheese, much of it made locally by the award-winning Emmi-Roth Kase cheese factory. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Walking around Madison, Wisconsin, I suddenly felt a sharp...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Bangor, Maine on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump keeps peddling the notion the vote may be rigged. It...

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In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will...

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This Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 photo shows a variety of miniature tomatoes displayed for sale at a farmers market in Falls Church, Va. Cooling tomatoes below 54 degrees stops them from making some of the substances that contribute to their taste, say researchers. That robs the fruit of flavor, whether it happens in a home refrigerator or in cold storage before the produce reaches the grocery shelf, according to a report released Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New...

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In this June 28, 2015, file photo, Janet Jackson accepts the ultimate icon: music dance visual award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Spotify said on Oct. 20, 2016, that streams of Jackson’s 1986 hit, “Nasty,” were up 250 percent a day after Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman” during the final presidential debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donald Trump’s labeling of Hillary Clinton as “such a...

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