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Local playwright, Heather Fahnestock of Idaho Falls, writes and directs a group of home schooled youth from Shelley to Rexburg in upcoming comedy, "A Long Way from Egypt." Beginning in 2011, Heather Fahnestock began adapting and writing plays for her advanced acting (ACTivate) home school students, ages 14-18, to perform. ACTivate youth will perform "A Long Way from Egypt" on Jan. 18, 19, 23, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. The play will be performed at the Virginia Theater, 186 S. State St. in Shelley. Cost is $7... [Read More]
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President Trump's attitude towards immigrants has been apparent long before the alleged "shithole countries" remark made during a meeting about immigration policy. Adem Bunkedekko, part of a new wave of Congressional candidates from immigrant families, is pushing back. Bunkedekko is a candidate for New York's 9th district in central Brooklyn and comes from a family of Ugandan refugees who fled civil war to come to the United States. On "Salon Now" he highlighted that Trump is not the only problem, but rather a greater trend towards blaming economic woes on immigrants. "Who gets to live the American... [Read More]
Twelve headstones were found damaged over the weekend in the northeast corner of the Old Newtonia Civil War Cemetery. [Read More]
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What Oregon and Oregon State have done this women's basketball season offensively has been impressive. [Read More]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday it was 'crucial' for the United States to maintain an open-ended military and diplomatic presence in ... [Read More]
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The pair will offer their perspectives about the man who steered the country through the bloody Civil War and the abolition of slavery at Harvard University. [Read More]
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Oregon State head coach, Scott Rueck recaps on what the Beavers have done so well in previous years to beat Oregon in Civil War match-ups. [Read More]
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Oregon Women's Head Coach Kelly Graves talks about the upcoming Civil War game against the Oregon State Beavers. [Read More]
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Oregon State center Marie Gulich talks about leading a young Beaver to into the Civil War against Oregon. [Read More]
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Oregon State guard, Mikayla Pivec talks about going into the Civil War game with a younger core group of players. [Read More]
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While battling bone cancer for the third time in four years, 13-year-old Damon Billeck looks to Captain America for motivation. When the cancer returned last January, the doctor asked the young San Antonio native if he understood what was happening to him. Damon's father, Brian Billeck, said Damon responded with, "yes, I can do this all day," quoting a line from "Captain America: Civil War." Brian tweeted his son's response and tagged Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in the "Avengers" movies, which Evans retweeted. Several months later, after Damon fell into a coma from a trial... [Read More]
Gardens have always been vitally important during times of great change. They fed Southerners during the Civil War, sustained Britain during the Great War, became essential during the Great Depression... [Read More]
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In a speech at Stanford University, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined U.S. goals in war-torn Syria, saying long-term military and diplomatic presence will be crucial. [Read More]
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not juts to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran.In a speech on the US strategy to help end Syria's seven-year civil war, Tillerson stressed that the mission of the US military is to destroy the Islamic State group and prevent its return.But he also made it clear that the open-ended deployment is intended to help create enough stability for Syrians to be able to remove Assad from office and reject Iranian influence."A total withdrawal of American... [Read More]
Ozarks Gunfights and Other Notorious Incidents  by Larry Wood, Pelican Publishing, Gretna, La., 2010, $15.95 paperback.  After the Civil War, one didn't have to go too far west to be part of the wild frontier. The Ozarks region was loaded with lawless types, and southwestern Missouri continued to have more than its share of lawbreakers …... [Read More]
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How China infiltrated the U.S. classroom. Over at POLITICO, our own Ethan Epstein has a good look at how China has used soft power to exert influence with American students via funding Confucius Institutes. Yet along with their growth have come consistent questions about whether the institutes belong on campuses that profess to promote free inquiry. Confucius Institutes teach a very particular, Beijing-approved version of Chinese culture and history: one that ignores concerns over human rights, for example, and teaches that Taiwan and Tibet indisputably belong to Mainland China. Take it from the aforementioned Li, who also said in... [Read More]
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Two years ago, as peace negotiations began to show promise of ending Colombia's 50-year civil war, international organizations leapt in to fortify the precarious process and help repair a fractured society. Alongside money for education, infrastructure, judicial action, and landmine removal, the contributions included funding for journalism. Almost $500,000 flowed from groups like the European... [Read More]
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In her memoirs written in 1909, Sarah Pryor recounts the grand society of antebellum Washington, D.C. and the change brought on by Civil War tensions. [Read More]
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WASHINGTON—Following yesterday's announcement that the president received a perfect score on his cognitive assessment, White House physician Ronny L. Jackson told reporters Wednesday that follow-up tests confirmed that President Trump's 19 other personalities are also perfectly healthy. "After an extensive psychological evaluation, we've determined that Tommy JoJo, Professor O'Shannassy, Officer Pittz, and each of the president's 16 other identities are in good condition," said Jackson, adding that each distinct psychic identity, from Little Holly Anne Tibblseby to DJ Pump 'Em Up, demonstrated robust mental acuity, emotional stability, and memory function. "Despite the advanced age of Ol' Jack the 70-year-old... [Read More]
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The first opportunity for a successful end of the Second Civil War, between President Trump and the incumbent political class, has been squandered by the Democrats. Nothing could be done until Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul... [Read More]
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