Local & Regional

Local Senator: Taliban detainees in Bergdahl swap contacted al-Qaida Senator: Taliban detainees in Bergdahl swap contacted al-Qaida
Qatar gained public praise from President Barack Obama for brokering the controversial deal in May 2014 that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of the five senior Taliban officials who had been imprisoned for years at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Local House committee OKs resolution against E. Idaho monument House committee OKs resolution against E. Idaho monument
Republican Rep. Paul Romrell of St. Anthony introduced the bill Thursday to the House Resources and Conservation Committee concerning the caldera plateau around Mesa Falls west of Yellowstone National Park.
Local E. Idaho sheriff charged with 4 felony counts
A grand jury on Monday indicted Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen on three charges of using public money or a financial card for personal use, and another charge of misuse of public funds by a public officer.