FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Six months after 18-year-old Michael Brown died in the street in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is close to announcing its findings in the racially charged police shooting that launched "hands up, don't shoot" protests across the nation. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Mo., police department, with officers routinely discriminating against... More >>

Cortney Hulse, a graduate student at Idaho State University studying forensic anthropology, moves a bucket of spades through a tight crawl space measuring to the first excavation site Friday in Dubois. For a gallery of images, visit tinyurl.com/cold-case-dubois. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

DUBOIS — Crammed in a tight, dimly-lit, cold section of a cave, more than a dozen people dug up the silty ground, eyes scanning and fingers sifting for a scrap of burlap. Burlap,... More >>

Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 2/25/2015, Lens 200, ISO 2500, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/400, Aperature {aperature},

The Firth High School boys basketball team claimed its fifth 2A state title in the past eight years last March. But 11-year head coach Scott Adams said the 2014-15 Cougars won’t be... More >>

Todd Allen, INL’s deputy lab director for science and technology, talks at the Nuclear Innovation Workshop hosted by Boise State University. Courtesy INL

In October, Idaho National Laboratory officials started thinking about how to kick-start a national discussion on nuclear energy innovation. Add more free-flowing conversation and social... More >>

Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, delivers a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures Tuesday before the Idaho Senate. The Senate started its day with ancient Hindu prayers, said to be a first since Idaho acquired statehood in 1890. Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, is pictured in the background. KYLE GREEN / kgreen@idahostatesman.com

BOISE — Three lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate’s daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer. Rajan Zed, guest chaplain, gave a lengthy... More >>
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