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It's only been a few years since U.S. sugar beet farmers faced a potential financial crisis due to negative public perceptions about food products derived from biotechnology. 

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — A controlled burn in the backyard of a home in Lava Hot Springs got out of control on Wednesday and required firefighters to extinguish the flames, according to the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

LongHorn Steakhouse officially opened its doors at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 245 Houston Circle. Prior to its opening, people sat in the parking lot that afternoon eagerly waiting to get in.

Gov. Brad Little’s decision Monday to move Idaho back to a stricter stage of COVID-19 protections provoked a mix of reactions from other political leaders, with one Democratic senator saying he hadn’t done enough while some Republicans criticized Little from the right, accusing him of overre…

POCATELLO — A local Boy Scout partnered with the North Bannock Fire Department to properly retire 212 worn American flags and will donate the brass grommets to be forged into a ceremonial bell for the USS Idaho.

BOISE — Idaho state legislators would see their annual pay rise 1.5% from the current $18,415 a year to $18,691 next year, under a plan approved by a citizen panel on Tuesday, and they’d get another small boost to $18,875 the following year.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was formally sworn in Tuesday as the Supreme Court’s ninth justice, her oath administered in private by Chief Justice John Roberts. Her first votes on the court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're rounding the turn, we're doing great."

The Portneuf Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers recently announced that the Honorable Judge Randy Smith has been named the chapter’s Modern-Day Pioneer for 2020.

POCATELLO — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to get creative to keep revenue flowing, and the resourcefulness of the owners of one local restaurant has turned into an endeavor that’s particularly sweet.

BOISE — Gov. Brad Little announced Monday that Idaho will move back to Stage 3 of its reopening, after remaining in Stage 4 since June, because of the spread of the coronavirus and “alarming” capacity questions at Idaho hospitals. The governor stopped short of issuing a statewide mask mandat…

District 29 Idaho State Rep. Chris Abernathy, of Pocatello, looks forward to serving in the Legislature again if he can fend off a Republican challenge from former seat holder Dustin Manwaring, also of Pocatello.

Mike Saville, a Democrat in the McCammon area who has extensive experience in business, says that government is supposed to be of the people, rather than corporations, syndicates and special interests.

Nate Stewart, an independent former Bannock County Jail employee in Pocatello who’s challenging current Republican Bannock County Sheriff Tony Manu in the Nov. 3 election, said he got support for the idea from community residents.

POCATELLO — Retired Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says he’s running as an independent for the Bannock County Commission in the Nov. 3 election to try to bring more civility, constancy and effectiveness to county government.

Bannock County Commissioner Jeff Hough, who was appointed July 1 to fill a seat left open when Steve Brown resigned on June 5 to take another job, hopes to win election to the commission outright in the Nov. 3 election.

The two major candidates seeking to represent Idaho’s Second Congressional District faced off earlier this month in what looks like it will be the only debate in a federal race in Idaho this election cycle.