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The Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Snake River 42-39 to win the 3A Idaho state girls basketball championship Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

NAMPA — The passage of a year replaced heartbreak with elation and tears of joy for the Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team. The Diggers outlasted Snake River 42-39 in an... More >>

Mistelle Okada, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo on Feb. 9. There’s a nationwide shortage of breast milk and Okada helps coordinate local donations. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

After hearing a baby’s shrill cries following birth, the next natural thing for most moms is breast-feeding. It helps grow the bond between mother and child, and breast milk gives... More >>

A group of people hold signs that read 'Guns Down Test Scores UP' during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding... More >>

FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign... More >>

Herbert Raymond McMaster, U.S. National Security Advisor speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S.... More >>
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The Sugar-Salem High School girls basketball team celebrates after defeating Snake River 42-39 to win the 3A Idaho state girls basketball championship Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

NAMPA — The passage of a year replaced heartbreak with elation and tears of joy for...

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This photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, shows children playing with sledges behind an igloo village, built in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. With this year’s significant snowfall, restaurant owner Davide Midali, with the help of migrants from Africa, set out to create a series of igloos to house guests overnight in what once was a thriving ski resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps,...

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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Highlights from President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019, released Feb....

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This January 2018 photo shows slow cooked pork roast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Carrie Crow via AP)

Slowly cooking a big hunk of tough, inexpensive meat isn’t just the best way to cook...

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Plummer Creek flows through the wetlands at Heyburn State Park near Plummer in this 2008 file photo. The park is the oldest in Idaho. Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016, according to a new study. Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review

Idaho’s state parks contributed $184 million to the state’s economy in 2016,...

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Report calls for hog farm moratorium

FILE - In this April 28, 2009, file photo, a hog stands in a pen at a farm near Perry, Iowa. A new report released Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa concludes that the state's regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa calls for a moratorium on new barns and concludes that the state’s regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry.

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