Trump trade moves rattle Republican voters in rural America

A flag flies over the Heartland Co-op grain elevator, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Dallas Center, Iowa. The trade dispute with China is threatening to rattle small-town economies and election-year politics. Just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Trump’s faceoff with China over trade has exposed an unexpected political vulnerability in what was supposed to be the Republican Party’s strongest region: rural America. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Donald Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agriculture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of the result.

Teenagers in love found slain at bottom of Utah mine shaft

Photos provided by Amanda Hunt and Kay Lin James show 18-year-old Riley Powell on the right and 17-year-old Brelynne "Breezy" Otteson on the left. Prosecutors said the two teens were bound and stabbed after visiting a friend whose boyfriend become enraged she'd invited a male visitor into their home. Charging documents say 41-year-old Jerrod Baum killed both and tossed the bodies down an abandoned Utah mine shaft. (Kay Lin James and Amanda Hunt via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — They were teenagers in love, bonding after overcoming personal struggles and dreaming of a family and future together. When they vanished days after Christmas, friends and family combed Utah’s west desert for months in search of answers.

Banjo player supports hobby by delivering newspapers

In this March 26, 2018, photo, Brent Weber poses with his restored Vega long-neck banjo at the Rock-Miner, for which he delivers newspapers, in Rock Springs, Wy. He said the instrument has a 1930's pot and new neck. (Ann Jantz/Daily Rocket-Miner via AP)

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — When Brent Weber walked through the door with his long-neck Vega banjo, his passion for the stringed instrument was obvious. Decked out in a T-shirt that reads “Love one woman, many banjos” and a baseball cap with the words “Banjo hangout” above the brim, Weber was a walking advertisement.

Wyoming wildlife center takes in 19 baby owls

In a Monday, April 2, 2018 photo, Teton Raptor Center Rehabilitation Director Meghan Warren feeds some of the 19 barn owl chicks, that were brought to the facility in Wilson from Idaho Falls the week prior. The Raptor Center is on the hunt for eight or nine active barn owl nests in which to deposit the chicks. (Bradly J. Boner/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming wildlife rehabilitation center may consider turning away any storks carrying baby owls that show up for a while.

Yakima school looking to help students experiencing trauma

Kindergartener Jasmin Hernandez receives a prize and her "clip-up" pin after being called to the office during morning announcements at McKinley Elementary School in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The program is part of the schools efforts to address behavior issues in students who have experienced trauma. (Shawn Gust/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A tattered box with pencil punctures, holes cut with scissors and filled with miscellaneous paper — some crinkled and folded — sits atop a small desk in the vice principal’s office at McKinley Elementary School.

A year after amputation, Wash. woman back on her feet

In this March 15, 2018, photo, Sarah Dean wades into the water at Manitou Beach on Bainbridge Island in Wash. Dean had part of her right leg amputated after being struck by a hit and run driver while walking along Highway 305 in December of 2017. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP)

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — She picks her way across the beach, gradually making her way to the water, crossing small pebbles to larger rocks, moving with little thought across the uneven surface.

Democrats target House seat that’s been red for 4 decades

In this March 30, 2018 photo, Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier, a pediatrician who's leading the Democratic field in fundraising, is among eight unknown Democrats fighting for a spot to challenge the high-profile Republican Dino Rossi. The race is for the seat to succeed retiring incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert, and represents a district that includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountain region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Eight unknown Democrats are fighting for a spot to challenge a high-profile Republican in Washington state’s reliably red 8th District.

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