Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, left, with Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo outside the Idaho Senate chamber, where both spoke on Wednesday. They also addressed the Idaho House. Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review

BOISE — Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is warning of a clash of “biblical proportions” between the United States and North Korea, but only if North Korea uses nuclear weapons first... More >>

Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza reponded to this photo with a tweet reading “Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.” In this photo Sheryl Acquarola, a 16-year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., on Tuesday. Acquarola was one of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 dead, who were in Tallahassee channeling their anger and sadness into action. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

BOISE — Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza mocked several children who survived a recent school shooting in Florida on social media Tuesday. After an outpouring of anger... More >>

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard... More >>

Aiden Neelon is a student at the University of Idaho who’s doing better scholastically than ever after he joined the Raven Scholars group. “It’s hard to understand, but having a place where someone understands how we think can make all the difference,” he said. Barry Kough / Lewiston Tribune

MOSCOW — Aidan Neelon’s grades rose from straight C’s to A’s and B’s last semester when the University of Idaho sophomore found the place he belonged on campus... More >>

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors Tanzil Philip, left, is comforted by fellow student Diego Pfeiffer as Philip speaks to Leon High School students after arriving in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018. The students from Douglas High School are in town to lobby the Florida legislature after a shooting at their school by a former student that left more than a dozen students and faculty dead and others injured last week. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing... More >>
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Tiger Woods smiles as he jokes with his playing partners during the Pro-Am for the Honda Classic golf tournament, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — He is the only two-time winner on the PGA Tour this...

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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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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of...

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Steel construction materials have been dtocked up at the Blackfoot site of the eCobalt refinery. The facility is expected to open in late 2019. courtesy eCobalt

When eCobalt Solutions announced in October its intentions to construct a cobalt...

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This Feb. 14, 2018 photo provided by Elizabeth Karmel shows her three-ingredient Luxurious Lettuce Salad, in Amagansett, N.Y. This salad is deceptively simple but relies on the absolute best ingredients for it to be a success. That is, fresh butter lettuce, fleur de sel sea salt, and your favorite first-press extra-virgin olive oil. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Karmel)

How often have you tossed the dinner salad? And, I am not talking about tossing it with...

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Cross-country skiers slide along the Buffalo River Trail near Pond's Lodge on Saturday. (Jerry Painter photo)

Saturday’s snow conditions on the Buffalo River Trail were some of the best of the...



FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, Alex Carrillo Quito of Ecuador imitates the character Rocky Balboa from the 1976 movie "Rocky," on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria...

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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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