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Thanksgiving Day should be warm; winter could be warmer, wetter than usual

By Kendra Evensen, kevensen@journalnet.com  POCATELLO — Monday saw some snow in the higher elevations, but weather officials are expecting conditions to improve in the days ahead. In fact, Greg Kaiser,…

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DUI task force patrols set in Bingham County on Saturday.

By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT – Sheriff Craig T. Rowland said a task force will be watching for people who are driving under the influence in Bingham County over Thanksgiving weekend….

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Storm to bring snow to East Idaho’s higher elevations on Monday

By Journal Staff A storm system is forecast to possibly dump several inches of snow on East Idaho’s higher mountain areas on Monday. The snow is expected to fall Monday…

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The new Mormon temple in Meridian was dedicated on Sunday. It is the fifth Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Idaho.

MERIDIAN TEMPLE DEDICATED: LDS church opens fifth temple in Idaho and sixth is on the way in Pocatello

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MERIDIAN — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,…

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Declo’s Keegan Duncan (2) is brought down by Firth’s Kobe Adams (58), Kylan Adolfson (18) and Victor Burkhart (22) during the 2A state championship game Saturday in Holt Arena.

Firth can’t keep pace with Declo’s rushing attack in 2A state championship game

By Michael Guise, mguise@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Firth’s cheerleaders carefully rolled up their banners that stretched across the bleachers at Holt Arena. One by one, the squad packed up their game…

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Snake River’s Carson Dance (12) points for a block during his run up the sideline in their game with Fruitland in the 3A state title game Saturday in Holt Arena.

Panthers stifled in 28-12 state-title loss to Fruitland

By Jeff Papworth, jpapworth@journalnet.com POCATELLO – Fruitland had beaten down everyone in its path during an undefeated season. Snake River was not going to be the first to stop the…

Local church, business and community leaders gathered in Blackfoot on Thursday to kick off The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign. Those pictured are Ray Matsuura, left, Amy Mow, Paul Loomis, Traci Hebdon, Dan Cravens and Paul Bingham.

Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign kicks off; bell ringers needed

By Kendra Evensen, kevensen@journalnet.com BLACKFOOT — Local church, business and community leaders helped kick off The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in the Blackfoot area on Thursday. They say red…

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Wade Kotter, 10, of Blackfoot, poses with a four-point buck he shot on a hunting trip Oct. 14 near Malta.

Blackfoot 10-year-old gets buck on first hunting trip

By Josh Friesen, For the Journal It was a cold, blustery morning when 10-year-old Wade Kotter embarked on his first hunting expedition. It was Oct. 14 at 3:30 a.m., and…

Joe Campbell, right, and Kory Wilcox helped save two girls on Sunday who were trapped in a car that was submerged in a canal near Rexburg.
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Mormon men respond to overturned car submerged in canal, save girls trapped inside

By Nate Eaton East Idaho News A typical Mormon Young Men leadership meeting near Rexburg took an unusual turn Sunday evening that resulted in two leaders saving teenage girls trapped…

Brian Whitlock, president and CEO of the Idaho Hospital Association and a member of the statewide coalition Close the Gap, speaks during a press conference about the importance of Medicaid on Monday. He is pictured with Sandra Abend, back left, Debra Parsons, Robert Deidrich, Kevin Swearingen, front left, and Erick Yeary.

Groups working to protect and expand Medicaid, healthcare coverage

By Kendra Evensen, kevensen@journalnet.com  IDAHO FALLS — Close the Gap, the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities and others are working together to show elected officials why it’s important for Idahoans…