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SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to closely monitor the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on people around the world, including the ability of our missionaries to effectively find and teach, and of our members to gather for worship. We pray fo…

Education

REXBURG − Brigham Young University-Idaho’s 2019 fall commencement, the university’s 131st fall semester, was held Wednesday. Henry J. Eyring, the university’s president, said 2,753 students were graduating.

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universit…

REXBURG — Beginning November 21 and running through December 6, more than 70 BYU-Idaho students—including designers, four rotating actors, and a variety of technicians—will combine their efforts and expertise to produce Talley’s Folly. The romantic theatrical work is known for its captivatin…

Agriculture and Business

REXBURG — Restoration work on a local Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant proved to be more than a headache for the company in charge of the repair work.

Features

Everyone has their favorite holiday and our featured cooks today would choose July 4. Heather and Jon Weber love July 4, and this year it has another special meaning as they have been chosen to be the Grand Marshalls at the Whoopee Day Parade in Rexburg, Idaho.

It is always special to honor our dads on Father’s Day which is nationally designated as the third Sunday in June. This year, it is June 16. One of the best ways to make dad happy is to cook dinner for him or, if he likes to cook, let him do the cooking and the family members clean-up.

ST. ANTHONY — Two-year-old Gabriella “Gabby” Smith attended an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the St. Anthony baseball field on Saturday. She did so like many children her age, but Gabby had the advantage of a motorized wheelchair to help her quickly find all those colorful eggs.

State News

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BOISE — A bill to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted of a crime passed the Idaho House unanimously Wednesday.

National News

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Better late than never, YouTube is making clear there will be no “birtherism” on its platform during this year’s U.S. presidential election. Nevermind that the conspiracy theory around former President Barack Obama’s citizenship emerged in 2008 and has not been a widespread issue since he la…

World News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. He promised to make a statement to the nation Wednesday morning about the increasingly precarious situation with Iran.