Volunteer EMT Steve Hill receives the Medical Hero award during the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho East Idaho Real Heroes Awards on Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Hill pulled two unconscious men from a manhole while on his way home from work, despite his knowledge of toxic fumes inside the manhole. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

In November, the American Red Cross asked eastern Idahoans to nominate local heroes. They should be people who put themselves in harm’s way, the organization said, risking their... More >>

House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, introduced a bill to create an office of Inspector General to receive and investigate complaints of waste, fraud, abuse and malfeasance in state government. The bill barely made it out of the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday by a 9-8 vote.

BOISE — With tens of millions in legal fees, contract bailouts and settlements adding up for the state, it’s time for Idaho to create an office of Inspector General to receive... More >>

Photos from eastern Idaho AirBnB listings.

A home is personal. So, for many, the thought of turning their personal space into a makeshift hotel is unappealing. Who wants a stranger dwelling in the room down the hall? But for... More >>

Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules would put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, banning providers from "unjust or unreasonable" business practices. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to... More >>

Micah Scott, general manager of BiologiQ, describes how the process of compounding plastic resins can produce plastics with different characteristics. With the proper combination the company’s starch resin, pellets can be made into anything from a thin plastic film to plastic plates and eating utensils. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

BLACKFOOT — The market is ripe for eco-friendly plastic and Brad LaPray knows it. The Idaho Falls businessman has witnessed a growing backlash against traditional plastic bags in... More >>
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Bonneville High School has seven returning medalists from last year’s team that finished third in Class 4A. They are, from left to right behind coach Zairrick Wadsworth, Jared Bird, Jacom Stacy, Chase Lemons, Taite Martin, Donnie Banks, Carrick Smith and Stephen Boone. Paul Lambert / prsports@postregister.com

The Bonneville High School wrestling team had concluded another middling 4A state...

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Fishing guide Cameron Black, from Woodland, catches kokanee with clients at Merwin Reservoir, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Black says he still has plenty to learn about kokanee fishing at Merwin Reservoir, but he does often put a couple of dozen a day of the tasty landlocked sockeye in his boat during the finicky winter and early spring months. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Steven Lane)

ARIEL, Wash. — Guide Cameron Black says he still has plenty to learn about kokanee...

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