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Reed (left), Merrill (middle) and Eldred (right) Butikofer look at copies of old news clippings about their family serving in World War II at their family farm on Wednesday afternoon. There was a story in an old Post Register about how Merrill had been taken as a prisoner of war. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

In the early 1940s, a small white flag with five blue stars hung in the bedroom window of Lucille and Rudolph Butikofer’s farmhouse. Each of those stars represented one of their... More >>

Two neighboring yards in the numbered streets on Tuesday. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Driving through the numbered streets of Idaho Falls provides a striking contrast between homes. Some of them, built as early as the 1890s, are recently restored. Many houses are decrepit... More >>

The logo for this year's theme for the Actic Council appears on a television at a welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council event in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National... More >>

A child plays among the ruins of a house in western Mosul on Friday, May 26, 2017, destroyed in a March 17 coalition airstrike that killed more than 100 people. A coalition investigation released on Thursday asserted that the strike had targeted two Islamic State snipers and the destruction had been caused by a large amount of explosives IS militants had placed in the building, a claim disputed by survivors and neighbors. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko)

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led... More >>

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump’s son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late last year with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is... More >>
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This May 18, 2017 photo shows Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. Siesta Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2017 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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This Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo shows the Downtown Miami Charter School in Miami. In 2012, the mother of a second-grade student at the school filed suit after she said she pleaded in vain for months for administrators to protect her son from sexual abuse by an older boy at the charter school. Eventually, the 7-year-old tried to kill himself by walking into traffic with his eyes closed, according to the family’s lawsuit. Two years later, the boy testified, he still had nightmares his tormenter would crawl in through his bedroom window and kill his mother. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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This April 28, 2017 photo shows zucchini quiches in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

You’d think quiche would be a summer picnic staple. In practice, the beloved cheese...

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This undated photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows birds flying over Silver Creek at The Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve near Picabo, Idaho. The reputation of what is generally considered Idaho's premier and nationally renowned fly fishing destination has taken a beating with three years of drought. But Silver Creek could get its groove back this opening weekend of the 2017 fishing season with a good water year that is filling the creek and, anglers hope, drawing back trout. (Hamilton Wallace/The Nature Conservancy via AP)

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A band performs during last year’s River Concert Series in Idaho Falls. Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Idaho Falls Arts Council on Wednesday announced the schedule for this summer’s...

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