BOISE — A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve.
The International Dark-Sky Association designated the 1,400-square-mile Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The sparsely populated area's night skies are so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.
Mitt Romney's allies lashed out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon last week after he said at an Alabama rally that Romney and his family "hid behind" their Mormon religion to avoid military service.
HILDALE, Utah — In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community straddling the Utah-Arizona border.
SANTA FE — A former New Mexico state senator goes on trial this week on corruption charges in a high-stakes showdown with state prosecutors. The case comes to a head as scandal-weary voters consider creating an independent state ethics commission to shore up oversight of elected officials.
Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about literary icon Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him — a set of trophy elk antlers.
More than half a century later, the antlers have been returned.