Ahlquist pledges to reduce Idaho’s opioid deaths

Tommy Ahlquist speaks to audience members during a governor candidates forum, sponsored by the Idaho Falls City Club, at the Tingey Administration Building in Idaho Falls on Aug. 24. A former emergency room doctor, Ahlquist on Monday unveiled a plan to fight opioid drug abuse. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Working as an emergency room doctor for more than 18 years, Tommy Ahlquist says he saw first-hand the “devastating effects” of opioid overdoses and deaths.

T-giving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone pardoned

President Donald Trump, center, with first lady Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump, pardons Drumstick at the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This is the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster.

Ehardt distances herself from PAC

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Councilwoman Barbara Ehardt, who faces incumbent Mayor Rebecca Casper in Dec. 5 runoff, underlined Monday that she isn’t affiliated with the Businesses for Growth PAC that has targeted Casper. She said she feels it raised legitimate issues, but if it were up to her they would have been raised differently.

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