Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate Republicans are sprinting to pass a health care bill in a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without the need for any bipartisan support. The process is so rushed... More >>

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Casey Allred first became aware of human trafficking in India when girls from the school he helped set up in Sasaram started to disappear in 2011. He asked the teachers to check on them... More >>

Andrea Mangan, a volunteer crossing guard, watches kids as they cross the street near Sunnyside Elementary School in Idaho Falls on Tuesday. “My son goes to Sunnyside and there have been many times where I saw people driving too fast and are busy,” said Mangan, “they need to slow down and if we’re out here bright and bold we can raise some awareness and keep our kids safe.” John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Sunnyside Area Safety Committee members are working to provide crossing guards for their children to prevent accidents before and after school. Committee members have been providing... More >>

In this Sept. 5 photo, the Eagle Creek wildfire burns on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. Wildfires have blackened more than thousands of square miles across the American West. (Genna Martin /seattlepi.com via AP)

A bipartisan group of western Senators, including Sen. Jim Risch and Sen. Mike Crapo, have introduced an updated version of a bill meant to end the problem of “fire borrowing,”... More >>

A rescue worker climbs up into an apartment building whose first four floors collapsed in the Lindavista neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. People by the millions rushed from homes and offices across central Mexico, after a 7.1 earthquake, sometimes watching as buildings they had just fled fell behind them with an eruption of dust and debris. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as... More >>
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FILE - This May 29, 2015 file photo shows the Arkansas state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark. In February 2017, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it “a shining example of open government” that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. They spent the following weeks debating and, in many cases approving, new exemptions to the law in what critics called an unprecedented attack on the public’s right to know. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year...

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Named after the renowned explorer and mountain man, Jim Bridger, this coal-fired power plant employs approximately 360 people and is owned by Idaho Power (one-third) and PacifiCorp (two-thirds).

BOISE — Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won’t...

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This Aug. 16, 2017 photo shows a pear tarte tatin in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sara E Crowder/Katie Workman via AP)

Taxi cab confession: Before now, I had never made a tarte tatin. It sounded just plain...

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Tanner Pursley, of Rigby, tries to interest a complacent school of trout in his lure near the outlet of Lonesome Lake high in the Wind River Range during a recent backpacking trip. Jerry Painter photo

After reaching our climbing goal in the Wind River Range of Wyoming a few weeks ago, we...



The ‘Magic For Texas’ fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the Pinecrest Event Center. Courtesy photo

Professional magicians from Idaho and Utah, many of them with ties to Texas, will host a...

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