Fox Hollow sixth-graders raising money for well

Trisalaya Wyrick, center, along with her sixth-grade class, pose for a photo on Wednesday at Fox Hollow Elementary School. The class has been raising money to build a well in an underdeveloped country. “It’s sad because 43 percent of kids that die from lack of water are under 5 years old,” said Danielle Sleight. So far the class has raised more than $300 and they hope to get to $5,000 by May 25. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

A group of sixth-graders at Fox Hollow Elementary School is trying to end the year by doing something to help people who go without a resource most Americans take for granted. 

Idaho Falls construction roundup

Construction at the intersection of South 25th Street and East Lincoln Road is seen on Monday. The city of Idaho Falls has more than 30 public works projects planned this summer. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

There are more than 30 public works construction projects happening this summer throughout Idaho Falls. The projects cost $18.7 million and are focused on improving infrastructure throughout the city, with $3 million in projects still out for bid.

Turnout sees bump statewide, flat in Bonneville

Jared Taylor submits his ballot after voting at the Jack R. Hamilton 4-H and Community Resource building on Tuesday.  John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

The 2018 primary saw a bump in voter participation which reversed, at least temporarily, a longterm decline in turnout rates during similar primary races. And while both parties saw increases, growth was particularly strong for Democrats.

E. Idaho native jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video

Relatives of prisoners watch in a mobile phone a video released by the prisoners outside of Venezuelan political police headquarters, SEBIN, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. In two short videos shot on a cell phone and posted Wednesday on his Facebook page U.S jailed citizen Joshua Holt said his life was threatened during a disturbance by inmates that include President Nicolas Maduro’s top opponents. Venezuela’s chief prosecutor sent a commission to the jail to discuss the prisoners’ demands. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for two years without a trial is making an emotional plea for Americans’ help getting out of a Caracas jail, saying Wednesday in a clandestinely shot video that his life was threatened during a riot in the country’s most-notorious prison.

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