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A squirrel pauses as it makes its way along a utility pole on May 21. Due to natural selection, squirrels haven’t yet learned not to climb on power lines. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Squeaking through the trees, munching on your birdseed, branches and even electrical wires. These cute, fluffy creatures, while looking innocent, are actually masters of mayhem.... More >>

Eric Meyer, founder and director of Generation Atomic, performs at Experimental Breeder Reactor I near Atomic City on Thursday. Meyer is an advocate for nuclear energy to help reduce the use of fossil fuels. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

ATOMIC CITY — For a few hours Thursday evening, the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 returned to Dec. 20, 1951. Now a historic landmark and museum, EBR-I, located in the desert... More >>

The Museum of Idaho’s Law of the Land exhibit, which will be on display in Nickum-Bates Hall on the museum’s first floor until 2020.  courtesy Museum of Idaho

The Museum of Idaho expansion groundbreaking will take place in mid-July with the completion of construction by fall 2019, according to Museum of Idaho Director of Public Relations Jeff Carr... More >>

This 2018 photo provided by Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia shows herself with her son Darwin Micheal Mejia in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, before they left for the United States and crossed the border near San Luis, Arizona. On Tuesday, June 19, Mejia-Mejia, who hasn't seen her 7-year-old son since he was taken from her a month ago, sued the Trump administration. She was released from custody while her asylum case is pending and thinks her son, Darwin, might be in a shelter in Arizona. (Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia via AP)

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age”... More >>

FILE - This April 6, 2018 file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. A state district judge has ruled that New Mexico health officials went beyond the scope of the law when they sanctioned the licensed medical marijuana producer for displaying a marijuana plant at the 2016 State Fair. The Health Department initially ordered Ultra Health to close for five straight days during a period that included April 20, the busiest day of the year for cannabis sales. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of... More >>
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A pickup truck that was struck by an alleged intoxicated driver crashed into the bedroom wall of a Blackfoot residence early Sunday morning. A Bingham County deputy was cited for excessive driving under the influence after the incident. courtesy of Nyki Tallent

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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story (27) celebrates a solo home run with Ian Desmond (20) during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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In this photo taken Thursday, March 29, 2018, a Harris hawk flies above a group gathered on a hillside during a falconry vineyard experience at Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world,...

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a woman walks on a bridge as heavy traffic moves along the 110 Freeway during rush hour in Los Angeles. From drivers paying more for gas and families bearing heavier child care costs to workers still awaiting decent pay raises to couples struggling to afford a home, people throughout the economy are straining to succeed despite the economy’s gains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows grilled flank steak with garlic herb sauce in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cooking At Home With Bridget And Julia.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

We wanted a simple, economical cut of meat for a casual backyard barbecue. After...

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Led by a guide, far left, the Decker family (from left), Linda, Brandon, Andy, Colin and Alec, take a trip down the Spokane River with Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Linda and Andy gave their grandchildren the trip as a Christmas gift. Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review

Three years ago, Andy and Linda Decker accidentally started a Christmas tradition with...

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This image released by Oscilloscope Laboratories shows a scene from the documentary "The King." (Oscilloscope Laboratories via AP)

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