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Idaho Fish and Game workers assemble egg trays in 2013 at the then-new Springfield Hatchery near Blackfoot. Provided by Idaho Fish and Game

Only 157 endangered Snake River sockeye salmon returned to the Sawtooth Valley this year — and not one of them came from a $14 million hatchery built to help their recovery. The... More >>

Mayor George Judd sits for a photo in his home office in Lewisville on Wednesday. The city of Lewisville, with a population of 481, has a hard time filling government seats such as mayor or city council. The city will be appointing a member to the city council after there weren’t enough residents who ran in the past election. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

LEWISVILLE — George Judd became the mayor of his new hometown almost by accident. Judd, a Salt Lake City native who moved to Lewisville, a city of fewer than 500 residents in... More >>

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined with from left, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party’s tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP... More >>

FILE- This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, but state officials don... More >>

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore’s campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring “let the battle begin.”... More >>
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Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal Snake River's Tristen Hutchings (32) and Ceaton Howell (25) sack Gooding's quarterback Shane Jennings (1) during their playoff game in Holt Arena Saturday.

Snake River High School football coach Jeb Harrison said his team must stop the run to...

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This July 2017 photo shows a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon in flight over the Rio Grande Valley surrounding Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hot air balloon rides are one of the main outdoor activities tourists enjoy in New Mexico due to optimal climate conditions in the state. (AP Photo/Amir Bibawy)

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Away from bustling Santa Fe and quirky Albuquerque,...

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Shana Muse, left, walks with her daughter, Rachael Bryant, right, and granddaughter, Tiffany Bryant, in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 26, 2017. Shana Muse learned the price of trying to extract children from the Word of Faith Fellowship church. She became mired in a nasty custody battle with sect leaders when she tried to exit in 2002 with her four children, ranging in age from 8 to 15. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Blackfoot’s water tower is seen on Monday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

BLACKFOOT — “Is Blackfoot back?” That headline from the Feb. 8...

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This Nov. 8, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a seven fishes sauce served over pasta in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as...

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Jason Waidelich shows off the rainbow trout he caught Tuesday on the Boise River.

A Boise man is “still in shock” after after reeling in a massive rainbow trout...

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jason Momoa, from left, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher in a scene from "Justice League." (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP)

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