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Shelly Smede, front, Jim Francis, center, and Jim Freeman, all new members of Idaho Falls City Council, pose for a photo on Friday, January 19, 2018. Francis is a Democrat and Freeman and Smede are unaffiliated. The Council is evenly split with two Democrats, two Republicans and two unaffiliated members. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Retired teacher Jim Francis attended several months’ worth of Idaho Falls City Council meetings last year, notebook and pen in hand. Others he watched from home through a video feed.... More >>

The Idaho Falls Police Department is responding to an officer-involved shooting at the corner of Elm Street and South Boulevard on Tuesday. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

An Idaho Falls police officer was involved in a shooting today near a convenience store on South Boulevard. Idaho Falls Police Department officers were responding to reports of a... More >>

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated... More >>
BOISE — The newly created College of Eastern Idaho gave its first presentation Monday at the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, which writes the state budget. “This is a... More >>

File - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, House Assistant Majority Leader Brent J. Crane, R-Nampa, waits for the State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Crane has recently set up a private security camera to record meetings, but hasn't told anyone they're being recorded. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

BOISE — An Idaho House leader said Monday he’s set up a security camera in his legislative office to record meetings with fellow lawmakers, lobbyists and constituents in response... More >>
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Bonneville’s Kalli Harris pushes the ball down the court as Bonneville takes on Rigby on Tuesday at Bonneville High School. Bonneville has completed an undefeated regular season versus conference opponents. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

The Bonneville High School girls basketball team put an explanation point on its regular...

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Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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John Roark / jroark@postregister.com Dan Kelly, co-shop manager, prepares to mount a set of skis at Idaho Mountain Trading on Thursday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Eastern Idaho is a hub for outdoor activity. And during winter months, some local...

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This Friday Jan. 12, 2018 photo shows burgundy beef stew made with an electric pressure cooker in New York. Serve the stew over egg noodles, mashed potatoes or gnocchi for a satisfying cold-weather meal. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Karmel)

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Mike Jackson rides his e-bike through the foothills south of Idaho Falls in December 2017. Courtesy Tana Jackson

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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of...

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