Sen. Mike Crapo is telling Idahoans in Nezperce and every other town about the growing numbers of the national defecit and interest.

BOISE — It’s been 20 years and more than $53 trillion since Sen. Larry Craig fell one vote short in his quest for a balanced-budget amendment. Throughout his 28-year... More >>

Migrants stand on the deck of the Italian Navy ship "Driade" prior to being disembarked in Messina's port, Sicily, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Italian ships have picked up some 10,000 people, many of them refugees of war and persecution, over the past week, an unprecedented number in such a short period. The influx is putting pressure on Italy's shelter system and raising calls for a better response to the emergency. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the... More >>

Skyline’s Brandon Bialis makes the play at first after getting the throw from pitcher Bridger Taylor during Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader at Melaleuca Field. Taylor fielded a hard hit ball from Idaho Falls’ #19 and was able to throw him out. Monte LaOrange /

Skyline High School third baseman Drake Brown saw Bridger Taylor’s ground ball roll under Hunter Leavitt’s glove. As Brown approached third, he saw coach Brett Taylor waving him... More >>

Behind the steel door and concrete block wall lies a civil defense cave just north of Dubois, Idaho. The lava tube which measures 700 feet long by 50 feet wide was converted into a shelter starting in 1962. The inside is much as it was back in the 60s with rations and supplies still in place. Monte LaOrange /

DUBOIS — A time capsule is buried about a mile north of Dubois. The 50-year-old U.S. Department of Defense rations inside a sealed-off cave provide a glimpse of the “Red... More >>

Photos by Monte LaOrange / Riders in the 85cc open class jockey for position heading into the first turn during Saturday’s action at Idaho Falls Raceway at Noise Park, 8433 W. Arco Hwy. The racing continues Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Monte LaOrange /

NOISE PARK — There’s a moment when everything seems to come together — a state of mind defined in pop-culture vernacular as “In the Groove” or “In the... More >>
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The members of the band Green Day prior to the 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Invision/AP)

CLEVELAND (AP) — With plenty of punk attitude and energy, Green Day thrashed its way...

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