Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. The circus closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. The animals will live at the Ringling Bros. 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum... More >>

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags before ending their sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group... More >>

The city is discussing bringing on the Idaho Falls Arts Council as a partner for the Civic Auditorium. The plan is to have the Arts Council manage and promote the facility. Pat Sutphin /

Does the Civic Auditorium, opened in 1953, have a future? Idaho Falls city and arts officials say yes. But they also say the city-owned venue off Holmes Avenue desperately needs an... More >>

Several right-wing politicians from nearby states, including three from Idaho, visited the standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, near Burns, Ore., and sympatized with the protesters’ cause. Bills aimed at land transfer have been introduced in legislatures around the West in the past couple years. In the Idaho Legislature’s 2016 session, several bills aimed at taking control of federal lands were introduced. One did pass, though both its critics and proponents agreed it was essentially toothless. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP)

BOISE — On Jan. 2, a group of armed anti-government protesters took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, starting a six-week standoff that would bring national attention to an... More >>

A worker carries spray bottles of gel fuel to help the burning, as he walks past pyres of ivory that were set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya Saturday, April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in... More >>
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Firth junior Damon Folkman competes in the boys long jump during the final day of the Tiger-Grizz Track Invitational Saturday at Ravsten Stadium. Folkman finished first with a final jump of 22'5. Photographer Pat Sutphin /, Date 4/30/2016, Lens 300, ISO 200, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/2000, Aperature {aperature},

Damon Folkman and Jaron Rose attend two of the smaller schools that competed at this...

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This book cover image released by William Morrow shows, "Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment," by James Kingsland. (William Morrow via AP)

“Siddhartha’s Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment” (...

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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo Bob Graham speaks in Gainesville, Fla.. The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. Graham and others say the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. Graham says an Obama administration official told him that intelligence officials will decide in the next several weeks whether to release at least parts of the documents, a disclosure that comes at a time of strained U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a long-time American ally. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of...

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This April 18, 2016, photo shows white and green bean vegetarian salade nicoise in Concord, N.H. This tuna-free version of the classic French salad gets a salty-fishy-brininess from capers and nori seaweed, and protein from creamy white navy beans. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Salade nicoise was the first recipe I made when I lived in France, a country that later...

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An experience with a flock of young pinyon jays was a reminder of the important role memories play in our lives.

Vast broken land unfolded before me as I looked east to the distant Henry Mountains of...



This image released by Profiles in History shows a black and white blazer with leather sleeves, worn by Prince in the 1984 film, "Purple Rain." The item will be auctioned on June 29, along with costumes worn by Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jacksons 1992 Dangerous world tour. (Charlie Nunn/Profiles in History via AP)

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984...

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Madison FFA wins awards at state

Courtesy of Shane Wetzel
Madison Junior and Senior High School FFA students who attended the State FFA Leadership Conference in Twin Falls and either placed in competitions or were awarded State FFA degrees early this month were, from left, Emi Ryland, Randy Clements, Sarah Littlefield, Sarah Holt, Emma Holt, Oakley Cheney, Mady Ziegler, Tristen Rydalch, Elizabeth Becraft, Alex Hartline, Shalani Wilcox, Owen Wetzel, Chelsey Halford, Faustin Wood, Kaylie Rasmussen, Kenadee Robinson and Marcus Roberts.

REXBURG — Madison High School’s FFA Chapter has a new Idaho State FFA officer.

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