Court fight puts Idaho’s school broadband in jeopardy

Darin Oswald / J.C. Caldwell, 16, is taking a class in medical terminology via computer at Kuna High School through a high-speed Internet connection provided by the state. DARIN OSWALD /

Twelve-year-old Rhiannon Strickland took advantage of some spare moments in her seventh-grade math class at Kuna Middle School to recheck her skills on multiplying decimals.

December baseball in Rexburg

Pat Sutphin / Sam Perry, 6, of Rexburg, stretches before beginning his Saturday session at Matt Lindstrom’s baseball camp in Rexburg. Lindstrom, who was born and raised in Rexburg, launched the baseball clinic four years ago. Pat Sutphin /

REXBURG — The final Saturday before Christmas featured snow, rain and temperatures in the mid-30s — not exactly ideal baseball conditions.

After New Mexico accident, nuclear waste piles up in Idaho

FILE - In this March 26, 1999, file photo, the first load of nuclear waste arrives at 4 a.m. to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in Carlsbad, N.M., from Los Alamos National Labs. New Mexico on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014, levied more than $54 million in penalties against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. (AP Photo/Thomas Herbert, File)

The morning of Feb. 5, deep below the New Mexico desert, a salt-hauling truck caught fire inside the nation’s only repository for nuclear weapons waste.


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