FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, a plane drops a load of fire retardant on the north side of Beacon Hill, in Spokane, Wash. The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements leading to more logging on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states and reduce the severity of wildfires. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review, via AP, File)

BOISE — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western... More >>

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate Republicans are sprinting to pass a health care bill in a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without the need for any bipartisan support. The process is so rushed... More >>

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Casey Allred first became aware of human trafficking in India when girls from the school he helped set up in Sasaram started to disappear in 2011. He asked the teachers to check on them... More >>

FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Prospects are good for a public shaming, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans in the Equifax data breach. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed... More >>

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate... More >>
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This cover image released by Little, Brown and Company shows, "Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language," by Daniel Tammet. (Little, Brown and Company via AP)

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FILE - This May 29, 2015 file photo shows the Arkansas state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark. In February 2017, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it “a shining example of open government” that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. They spent the following weeks debating and, in many cases approving, new exemptions to the law in what critics called an unprecedented attack on the public’s right to know. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year...

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Named after the renowned explorer and mountain man, Jim Bridger, this coal-fired power plant employs approximately 360 people and is owned by Idaho Power (one-third) and PacifiCorp (two-thirds).

BOISE — Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won’t...

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This Aug. 16, 2017 photo shows a pear tarte tatin in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sara E Crowder/Katie Workman via AP)

Taxi cab confession: Before now, I had never made a tarte tatin. It sounded just plain...

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Tanner Pursley, of Rigby, tries to interest a complacent school of trout in his lure near the outlet of Lonesome Lake high in the Wind River Range during a recent backpacking trip. Jerry Painter photo

After reaching our climbing goal in the Wind River Range of Wyoming a few weeks ago, we...



The ‘Magic For Texas’ fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the Pinecrest Event Center. Courtesy photo

Professional magicians from Idaho and Utah, many of them with ties to Texas, will host a...

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