Tips on returning holiday items

You may find that the gift you gave or received was not exactly a good fit, or maybe you received two of your favorite things. This week the stores and internet will be flooded with people looking to exchange or return items received as holiday gifts. Waiting in long lines or not finding the size you need can be exhausting. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest and Pacific has a few tips to avoid the hassles of returns and exchanges:

Online shopping driving increased work for carriers

Branden Holverson sorts packages inside a UPS truck on Monday. Holderson, who has worked for UPS for 10 years, is on schedule to deliver close to 300 packages on Monday but has had a peak of close to 500 packages per day closer to Christmas. John Roark/

There are many under-appreciated backstories to those working throughout the holiday season.

ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse

In this July 21, 2016 file photo, ESPN president John Skipper gestures as he talks about the new ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. Skipper says he is resigning to take care of a substance abuse problem. The sports network says its former president, George Bodenheimer, will take over as acting head of the company for the next 90 days. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.

Bingham Memorial helps save Blackfoot water towers

Idaho Falls KeyBank employees joined colleague Lynda Fennern in presenting a $5,000 donation to the Bonneville Education Foundation, Fennern, a 25-year KeyBank veteran, has served as a board member and treasurer of the Bonneville Education Foundation since 2006. The KeyBank employees pictured, and their lengths of tenure, are Kristine Cottle, 23 years; Tonya Oram, 30 years; Sonya Hawley, 30 years; Veronica Owen, 13 years; Teresa Reynolds, 17 years; Jonette Pond, 15 years; and Fennern. courtesy KeyBank

The historic Blackfoot water towers will get a face-lift after Bingham Memorial Hospital reached a deal with the Blackfoot City Council to buy them.



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