Betsy Russell

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The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold, writes AP reporter Gillian Flaccus. The tree's been there for more than a century, and there is no hint that the tree or its apples are anything out of the ordinary. But this scraggly specimen produces the Arkansas Beauty, a so-called heritage fruit long believed to be extinct...

A crowd of more than 80 attended an Idaho GOP House caucus town hall meeting at Nampa City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 19 2019.

FILE - In this March 8, 2005, file photo the former FMC Corp. site, which closed in 2001, is shown in Pocatello, Idaho. A federal appeals cour…

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A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually, the AP reports. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court ruling against FMC Corp. involving a now-shuttered Idaho plant...

Nicholas Lovrich, emeritus professor of political science at Washington State University, presents the results of a new national study of legi…

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