Free speech advocates oppose Idaho’s ag-gag law

Dairy cows eat feed last year at a Caldwell dairy. Idaho ranks third, tied with New York, among milk producing states, behind California and Wisconsin. Members of the Idaho Dairyman’s Association, which represents farmers, support efforts by the state to enact the so-called ag-gag law. Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

Journalists, book publishers, food-safety groups and labor unions have gone to court to fight the Idaho law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at farms and other agricultural facilities.

2 guilty in trial over Bundy standoff in Nevada

Nine-year-old Paylynn Lawrimore holds up a sign in support of defendants on trial in federal court, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. A federal jury in Las Vegas heard closing arguments in the trial of six men accused of wielding weapons to stop federal agents from rounding up cattle near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's property in 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury found two men guilty of federal charges Monday in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in 2014.

Farmers fear crackdown on immigrant workers

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)

SALEM, Ore. — 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.

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.

Montana seeks to make Native America a destination

FILE - This Dec. 12, 2012 file photo shows a sign welcoming visitors to the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Browning, Mont. Montana might be known internationally for such recreational jewels as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but Native Americans say the state is losing an opportunity by failing to develop and promote its vast tribal lands as tourist destinations. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There’s a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

Family link found in renovated building’s walls

In this March 27, 2017 photo, Clint Lamkey stands in front of his dad Melvin Lamkey's initials written in glue on the construction site of the SAIF building in Salem. Melvin, who passed away in 2015, worked on the original SAIF building in the 1970s. Clint discovered Melvin's initials and his signature written in glue during drywall removal on the current renovation project. (Molly J. Smith /Statesman-Journal via AP)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — No blueprint could have prepared Clint Lamkey for what he found in the SAIF Corp. building under renovation in Salem.

To Mars? Eatons have elaborate retirement plans

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Ashton Eaton, right, and his wife, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, participate in a news conference in New York. What are the Eatons doing after retirement? Staying busy. An urge to compete? They insist it's no longer there. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Items on the to-do list for two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton now that he’s retired: Play with the puppy. Sharpen his snowboarding skills. Take a space shuttle to Mars.

Siblings raise nearly $110,000 to feed hungry

In this Friday, April 14, 2017 photo, Aidan Ryan, 17, left, and his sister, Erin Ryan, 13, talk about helping to raise funds for the Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver, Wash. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian via AP)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Aidan Ryan plans to study finance at the University of San Diego, making his efforts to raise funds for local food banks a kind of entry-level lesson in finance. Rather than maximizing profit, the 17-year-old was trying to figure out how to maximize impact.


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