In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Meredith Barber poses with her daughter Gabrielle Schwager, 10, at their home in Penn Valley, Pa. Barber, a psychologist from the Philadelphia suburb of Penn Valley, has decided Gabrielle will not be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment this year and has been encouraging other parents to opt out. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance... More >>

Barbara Stevens of Daly City, Calif., demonstrates how to tie an emerging midge at the East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Exposition and Banquet at the Shilo Inn and Convention Center. Stevens has attended the event for the past four to five years. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Bruce Staples is one of the most accomplished fly-tiers in the nation. The Idaho Falls man was introduced to the world of fly-fishing decades ago by jeers from his colleagues at Idaho... More >>

Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride explains the need for an updated police station. Many of the rooms and office spaces are used for multiple purposes. The report room is showing years of wear with worn out carpeting and limited space. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

An interview room serves triple duty, holding evidence lockers and an intoxilyzer. The weight room doubles as a gun cleaning area. Look down and find holes in the carpet; up, and there are... More >>

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has recorded movement on area grizzly bears, signaling the end of hibernation.

Sometimes the fresh tracks or scat of a bear can be just as telling of spring as the bloom of flowers and the flow of mountain streams. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game... More >>

In this photo provided by the Briscoe Center for American History in Austin, Texas., is an evidence photo showing of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. The photo is from a collection of millions of pages of attorney/client documents donated by attorney Stephen Jones to the center at the University of Texas. (Briscoe Center for American History via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a “Paul Revere-type... More >>
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FILE - In this March 12, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks the shot of Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. The Jazz wrapped up a better-than-expected season Wednesday, April 15, and now look to a future in which expectations have risen. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz are ahead of schedule and now general manager...

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