Hundreds of children in Border Patrol facility in Texas

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust economy

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a woman walks on a bridge as heavy traffic moves along the 110 Freeway during rush hour in Los Angeles. From drivers paying more for gas and families bearing heavier child care costs to workers still awaiting decent pay raises to couples struggling to afford a home, people throughout the economy are straining to succeed despite the economy’s gains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.”

Soldier’s best friend: Reunion planned for Marine, dog

Courtesy Cpl. Reece Lodder U.S. Marine Nick Montez hugs his bomb-sniffing dog, Mally, as fellow Marine Jared Hunter looks on in September 2011, during their last predeployment training exercise in California before shipping out to Afghanistan. Courtesy Cpl. Reece Lodder

LEWISTON — Seven years ago, Marine Nick Montez was unexpectedly ripped away from his bomb-sniffing dog after returning from deployment in Afghanistan.

Serving the minimum

When a defendant is sentenced, judges break their sentence into two parts, fixed and indeterminate. A fixed sentence is the minimum time the defendant must serve, while the indeterminate period is time during which a defendant is eligible for parole and can receive a parole hearing every few years. 

A look at weapons in schools


As the Post Register reported Friday, Idaho high school students report on surveys that theycarry weapons at school much more often than other students around the nation. While nationwide, about 4 percent of students in 2017 reported carrying a gun, knife, clubor similar weapon while at school within the last 30 days. But in Idaho, it’s 10 percent.

Stark resumes ride cut short

Laura Stark, center, leads the pack on her hand bike Saturday while riding down U.S. Highway 26 after leaving a remembrance for her friend Anne Davis who was killed in 2016 while riding the same route. Stark said drivers need to put themselves in bikers’ positions and not just see them as bikes they need to get past. “They need to think about us getting home,” Stark said. Stark is riding her pedal bike to Haystack Rock in Oregon and plans to arrive July 13. “I’m really excited,” said Stark. “It will conclude the weird two years it’s been.”  John Roark/

It’s been almost two years since a distracted driver on her way home from work struckcyclists Anne Davis and Laura Stark on U.S. Highway 26 outside IdahoFalls. Davis was killed in the accident. Stark was paralyzed from the chest down. The two were ona cross-country ride on behalf of Bike & Build, an organization that raises awareness andfunds for affordable housing. At the scene of the accident Saturday, beside a white, flower-and-flag-strewn “angel bike”set up to memorialize Davis, Stark resumed her journey to the Pacific Ocean.

Young professionals group provides friends, opportunities

John Roark / Members of the Young Professionals Network talk with each other over dinner at the Meet & Greet BBQ event at Tautphaus Park on Monday. John Roark /

Two members are revamping the Young Professionals Network of Idaho Falls in hopes of creating a tightknit group for networking, professional development and community involvement.



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