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Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter poses for a portrait on Wednesday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Walking down the green-carpeted hallways of Mountain View Hospital, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter toured the facilities before holding a news conference to tout his executive order to... More >>

Cars line up at Yellowstone National Park’s West Entrance gate in West Yellowstone, Mont. Last year marked the second busiest year in the park’s history, with 4,116,525 visits. Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service

Since 2008, annual visitation to Yellowstone National Park has increased 40 percent. The influx of people taxes park resources — both staff and biological. Though 2017 was merely... More >>

In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “... More >>

Construction subcontractors pour 13-foot concrete walls at a new Idaho National Laboratory facility in 2015. courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory

It takes a little more paperwork to do business with Idaho National Laboratory. Requirements are more stringent for lab contracts. Processes and specifications are more clearly outlined... More >>

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working... More >>
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016 file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho in Pullman, Wash. Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn’t show up for practice Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Police on Wednesday were interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s...

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This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows India's first supreme court in Kolkata, India, completed in 1872, and was housed in a building copied from the Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium. Kolkata's colonial era architecture forms a mélange of numerous European and Asian styles. (Denis D. Gray via AP)

By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press KOLKATA, India — The British left...

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In this Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Victoria Steel, 50 of Cheyenne, Wyo. talks about President Trump and the media. Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what’s happening in Washington these days. Interviews and research from President Donald Trump’s first year in office suggest Americans are scanning outlets for information about their government and their president. Steel says it's important for people to invest the time needed to find the truth about issues in the news rather than relying on sound bites and tweets. (AP Photo/Bob Moen)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what’s...

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John Roark / jroark@postregister.com Angelee Stoddard works out on a treadmill at Planet Fitness on Wednesday. Stoddard says the convenience of being able to work out during lunch and the amount of equipment available was why she joined. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Planet Fitness has arrived in Idaho Falls offering another option for those looking to...

Food & Home

This undated photo shows winter burn of arborvitae leaves in New Paltz, N.Y. A few measures can be taken to lessen the chance of the leaves of your evergreen browning in winter. (Lee Reich via AP)

Did you notice browned areas on your evergreens at the end of last winter? You may still...

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Mike Jackson rides his e-bike through the foothills south of Idaho Falls in December 2017. Courtesy Tana Jackson

It wasn’t easy, but the Post Register Outdoors staff has picked the five winners of...

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Mo Kenney Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Country and folk concert set for Blackfoot Local musicians Vince Crofts and Mindi Reid...

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Iowa ranchers manage subzero temperatures

In this Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, photo, Teresa Kramer feeds milk to a calf in the heated calf nursery on the farm she and her husband own in Farley, Iowa. Livestock farmers in the tri-state area have spent the first days of the year grappling with bitter cold. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) — Frigid temperatures are creating challenges for Iowa farmers who say animals can endure cold winter conditions but need extra attention to stay healthy and productive.

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