Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, confer on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 17. J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch says it’s time for a retro approach to protect the nation’s power grid, relying more on humans and less on sophisticated... More >>

Parks and Rec recreation supervisor Kevin Day poses for a portrait in the Parks and Rec building on Tuesday. Day is retiring after working for Parks and Rec for 32 years. Taylor Carpenter /

Kevin Day is a lucky man. He’s been able to spend his career helping grow his passion. A city of Idaho Falls parks employee for 32 years, Day has been a driving force behind the... More >>

In this April 16, 2013 file photo, a "bathtub ring" marks the high water mark as a recreational boat approaches Hoover Dam along Black Canyon on Lake Mead, the largest Colorado River reservoir, near Boulder City, Nev. Scientists say global warming may already be shrinking the Colorado River and could reduce its flow by more than a third by the end of the century. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

DENVER — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of... More >>

A note for guests sits on Courtney Parmenter’s table in her home on 12th Street. Parmenter invests part of her short-term rental profits in home renovations. Taylor Carpenter /

When Courtney Parmenter and her husband bought their historic Idaho Falls home in July 2015, the nearly 100-year-old 12th Street house needed some work. The kitchen has since received... More >>

In this May 17, 2016 file photo, a new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen... More >>
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. answers questions during an interview at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is...

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This book cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "The Dark Flood Rises," a novel by Margaret Drabble. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux via AP)

“The Dark Flood Rises” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Margaret Drabble A...

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In this April 1942 photo made available by the Library of Congress, children at the Weill public school in San Francisco recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Some of them are evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war. Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. (Dorothea Lange/U.S. War Relocation Authority via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during...

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Marcie Goodsmiles while talking to a customer at the Java Espress on Broadway on Feb. 9. Good has been with Java Espress for 17 years. Taylor Carpenter /

Several Java Espress coffee cups sit on Shane Murphy’s office desk. “You...

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This Feb. 3, 2017 photo shows meatballs with spaghetti in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press After the Mona Lisa, Italy’s most beloved...

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Julie Painter skis a trail from West Yellowstone, Mont., into Yellowstone National Park last winter. Because it's still full-on winter in the West Yellowstone area, trails are in decent shape. (Jerry Painter photo)

It seems to hit about this time every year. Late-winter blues. Blame it on the rain, icy...



This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Samantha Barks, left, and Max Irons in a scene from, "Bitter Harvest." (Roadside Attractions via AP)

“Stalin’s tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love.”...

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Madison FFA livestock team competes in Denver

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The Madison High School livestock juding team are, from left, Ryker Riley, Randy Clements, Oakley Cheney, Owen Wetzel and ag teacher and FFA adviser Shane Wetzel.

The first time the Madison FFA livestock team competed at the National Western Roundup in Denver last month they placed 11th overall, out of 44 FFA and 4-H teams from across the country.