Cherie Webster, physician relations manager for Mountain View Hospital, helps load presents for children in foster care Wednesday morning. Hospital employees and community members picked tags from the hospital’s giving tree, providing 186 presents for 93 local foster children. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregistercom

For many, it’s a memory that lasts a lifetime: Waking up Christmas morning, rushing to the tree and tearing open all those neatly wrapped presents. But some children in foster care... More >>

Lisa Moon, right, and Haven Director Anne Johnson wrap plates of candy covered pretzels for a bake sale Dec. 5 in Idaho Falls. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a four-part weekly series profiling the nonprofit beneficiaries of the Goodfellow Fund. Autumn Moon hasn’t grown up going to... More >>

In this handout photo provided by Jill Zuckman, Alan Gross, facing camera, is hugged by Tim Rieser, an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., upon his arrival from Cuba. Gross's wife Judy is at left, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. is at right. (AP Photo/Jill Zuckman)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize... More >>

In this March 28, 2012, photo, protesters chant in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as the court concluded three days of hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A case now before the high court could have huge impacts on state and nationwide health-care markets. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could have huge impacts on state and nationwide health-care markets. The case, King v. Burwell, is one that could throw into upheaval the exchange-... More >>

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. walks to meet with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Reid and his party will be the minority. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by... More >>
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

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This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows sweet and spicy cracker bark in Concord, N.H. It's easy to elevate a holiday party spread beyond a bowl of mixed nuts, grapes and a wedge or two of cheese, by using a few more creative offerings. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts,...

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