Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

In this Sept. 16 photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. A new analysis suggests that increased social media use could be one factor contributing to a rise in teen suicide. (AP Photo)

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Presentence investigators play key role in court system

Presentence investigators work from the District 7 Parole and Probation Office in Idaho Falls. The investigators work behind the scenes to gather much of the information judges use to determine an offender’s sentence. “I give (presentence investigation reports) great weight because that’s almost my only source of facts,” District Judge Gregory Moeller said. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

When a court case is nearing its conclusion, and the defendant is found guilty either by a jury or their own guilty plea, presentence investigators go to work. 

Civic committee hires project manager

The Idaho Falls City Council will be reviewing ways to reduce the roughly $100,000 annual deficit created by operating the Civic Auditorium.

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A project manager will oversee renovations to the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium, which during a Nov. 9 city council meeting was officially renamed the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts.

Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest sexual harassment.



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