Rexburg keeps growing

This 2011 file photograph shows construction near the BYU-Idaho campus. Post Register file

REXBURG — When Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill grew up in Rexburg during the 1960s, most shops were on Main Street.

Child neglect, abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho’s foster system

Tina Baker holds her adopted son Josiah, 3, after coming home from grocery shopping Feb. 24 in Twin Falls. Josiah, born Robert Welch Jr., still suffers the consequences of his biological father’s felony injury to a child: permanent brain damage and developmental delays. Drew Nash / Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — Robert Wayne Welch’s girlfriend discovered something worrisome in 2014: His infant son was losing weight and vomiting. The baby’s head appeared larger than normal, too.

Farmers push back on immigration

In this March 1, 2017, photo, residents of the predominantly Latino town of Woodburn, Ore., meet to talk about increased detentions by federal immigration agents. The meeting was held in the offices of PCUN, a union which represents farmworkers and others and which is housed in a former church. Farmers, nursery and winery owners and others who depend on immigrant labor are predicting a catastrophe as federal immigration agents focus on stepping up arrests of people who are in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

People participate in a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

French vote for Macron and Le Pen, runoff is May 7

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron thumbs up as he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris , Sunday April 23, 2017. Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country’s political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country’s modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

Erin Moran, of “Happy Days” fame, dies at 56

FILE - In this June 18, 2009 file photo, actresses Erin Moran, left, and Marion Ross pose together at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "A Father's Day Salute to TV Dads" in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday, April 22, 2017, after authorities received a 911 call. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” has died. She was 56.

French vote for president litmus test for Europe

People line up before casting their vote for the first-round presidential election at a polling station in Paris, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

PARIS (AP) — Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that’s being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world.

Advocates fan out in global support for science

Thousands of demonstrators attend the March for Science in Berlin, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

Sanctuary cities face loss of federal grant money

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a woman holds a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco. The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The Justice Department is forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.

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