Former Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman and his wife Karen discuss the challenges they’ve faced after Jared was diagnosed with a memory disorder in 2011. Fuhriman has been involved in several Alzheimer’s-related medical trials. Jared’s age and strong physical health make him a helpful subject. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

A few weeks ago, Jared Fuhriman sat in a chair in his living room and read the news. He had just finished breakfast. Afterward he turned to his wife and wondered aloud if famed NCAA... More >>

Jeff Halligan, left, and Tim Martin use a crosscut saw to clear a log along the Twenty Mile Trail near Upper Payette Lake. Halligan is the executive director of the Idaho Trails Association. Chadd Cripe / Idaho Statesman

McCALL — Jeff Halligan couldn’t help but pause to watch the father-daughter team of Tim and Bella Martin clearing a log from the Twenty Mile Trail near Upper Payette Lake with a... More >>

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen... More >>

Heavy smoke from a wildfire is seen from Golden Valley Road and Five Knolls Drive Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday, July 22, 2016. The fire in northern Los Angeles County grew, darkening skies with smoke that spread across the city and suburbs, reducing the sun to an orange disk at times. The South Coast Air Quality Management District warned that at times air would reach unhealthy levels. The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area near State Route 14 as the region was gripped by high heat and very low humidity. (Katharine Lotze/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found... More >>

An Afghan injured man is moved in an ambulance after a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Afghan Health Ministry officials say tens of people have been killed and over 200 wounded in the bombing Saturday, that was claimed by the Islamic State group according to a statement posted on the IS-linked Aamaq online news agency. The protesters Saturday were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration.... More >>
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The Idaho Tax Commission sells tax stamps for marijuana and other illegal substances. Audrey Dutton / Idaho Statesman

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In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 photo a charging station, center, at the Sandia Peak Inn along Albuquerque's Route 66 sits behind an American Indian statue, in N.M. Route 66, a highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is seeing a growing number of electric car charging stations along the 2,500-mile path, and some states are even pushing for solar panels and electric buses. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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FILE- In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other avenues for change. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

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Ramiro Ramirez pushes a shopping cart as he shops for food with his wife Tebie Gonzalez in Cucuta, Colombia, Sunday, July 17, 2016, during the temporary opening of the long-closed border with Colombia. "This is money we had been saving for an emergency, and this is an emergency," Ramirez said. "It's scary to spend it, but we're finding less food each day and we need to prepare for what's coming." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — Tebie Gonzalez and Ramiro Ramirez still have their...

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This May 14, 2016 photo shows an Asian-flavored beef burger with chopped mushrooms in New Milford, Conn. The recipe includes Ponzu, a citrus-based sauce used often in Japanese cooking. (AP Photo/Katie Workman)

In grilling season, there’s probably no food more popular than burgers. And while...

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An angler walks across an old thermal area next to the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park earlier this month. For the past five years the park has averaged around 41,000 anglers a year. Brett French

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FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Steven Tyler performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Tyler, a frontman for the rock band Aerosmith, released a country album, Were All Somebody From Somewhere." (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written...

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