Pugsslane brings art to downtown Idaho Falls

Street art is seen in Pugsslane along B Street in downtown Idaho Falls on Thursday. Pugsslane was created by Gibby Smede, 19, for her senior project while at Compass Academy and named after her pug, Cadence. The alley reduces graffiti in other areas of downtown, according to Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation Executive Director Catherine Smith. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

There’s a treasure hiding in an alleyway in Idaho Falls. Named Pugsslane by creator Gibby Smede, the alley serves as an artists haven in the community.

Local trial court administrator looks back at 25 years in Idaho

Burt Butler has been the trial court administrator for Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District for the past 25 years. Butler is looking forward to spending time exploring Idaho’s wilderness after his retirement Monday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Burt Butler did not intend to make a career in the American justice system, let alone spend 25 years overseeing Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District. 

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’

James Shaw Jr., shows his hand that was injured when he disarmed a shooter inside a Waffle House on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. A gunman stormed the Waffle House restaurant and shot several people to death before dawn, according to police, who credited Shaw, a customer with saving lives by wresting the assailant's weapon away. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives.

A Cold War poison resurfaces in a quiet English town

FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2000 file photo, two Russian soldiers make a routine check of metal containers with toxic agents at a chemical weapons storage site in the town of Gorny, 124 miles (200 kms) south of the Volga River city of Saratov, Russia. The facility in Shikhany led the efforts to develop Soviet chemical weapons, including Novichok-class nerve agents. (AP Photo, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — During the Cold War, Soviet scientists at a secret, high-security lab worked frantically to counter the latest U.S. chemical weapons. More than four decades later, the nerve agent they developed apparently turned up in a quiet English town, where it nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Times a changin’? Why America is ripe for protest in 2018

In this March 24, 2018 photo, Jan Rose Kasmir holds a sign with a photo of her offering a flower to soldiers in a 1967 protest against the Vietnam War, during a rally for gun safety laws in Bluffton, S.C. Kasmir gave up protesting when public opposition failed to stop the Iraq War in 2003. But after the 2017 Women's March, she returned to the lines this spring to rally for gun control near her home in Hilton Head, South Carolina, joining a series of recent protests by millions of Americans demanding change. "I think we've reached a tipping point," Kasmir said. (Courtesy Jan Rose Kasmir via AP)

She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting.

Spurs stay alive vs Warriors behind Ginobili’s big finish

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, right, drives against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-90. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep as coach Gregg Popovich remained out following the death of his wife.



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