Growing young people

Janae Richins, far right, a Bonneville County probation tech, supervises three kids pulling weeds who are on probation and completing community service at Moulton Gardens in Idaho Falls. Other projects that count toward community service hours, are; cleaning county buildings, supporting community events, Law Enforcement Appreciation, acknowledging Gold Star Families, working with Veterans Affairs and sending cards and packages to active-duty military personnel. Kids also learn life skills in cooking, food preparation and food storage classes.

Young offenders grow produce as part of sentence

U.S. producer prices up first time in 3 months

FILE - In this Friday, June 5, 2015, file photo, Sarah Hinkes places freshly baked bread onto a rack at Zak the Baker in Miami. On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in April. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

WASHINGTON — Prices charged by U.S. manufacturers, farmers and other producers rose for the first time since January, lifted by higher costs for gas, steel and medicines.

Potato pathologist writes science-fiction

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Phillip Nolte stands out in a field at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research Facility during a field day. Nolte has recently retired as the extension potato specialist but he can often still be found out in potato fields in eastern Idaho.

Phillip Nolte is a man of many talents: a University of Idaho Extension seed potato specialist and plant pathologist, biologist, musician and now he can add author to that list.

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