Monday is a big day for Mexican-American bakeries across the Northwest. It’s Three Kings Day or the Epiphany: A Christian celebration of the day the magi came bearing gifts for Jesus.

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Updated Jan. 10, 2:20 p.m.

The Knitting Factory is sad to report that Lil’ Bub won’t make it to the Boise festival. However, there will be a special appearance by Keyboard Cat and his owner Charlie Schmidt.

Chief Tahgee, Fort Hall, Kindergarten
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

This new kindergarten classroom on eastern Idaho’s Fort Hall Indian Reservation looks and feels much like any other. Tiny tables and chairs fill the room, bright drawings and artwork hang on the walls, and small coats hang on low-to-the-ground hooks. It’s the sound of the classroom that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

About 30 five-and-six-year-olds are learning to speak Shoshone.

“Benna, ne naniha J.J.”

“Ne naniha Miley.”

personality map
Time Magazine

You may be best suited to live in Idaho if you're agreeable and not very extroverted. That's according to data compiled by a group of multinational researchers who've sliced the United States into distinct regions based on personality types.

The regions were determined by personality test data from more than 1 million Americans. Western states fall mostly in the "relaxed and creative" category, while states on the East Coast are largely deemed "temperamental and uninhibited".

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – You expect West Coast cities with large Asian populations to colorfully and grandly celebrate the Chinese New Year.  But that is not a given in a southern Oregon county where the U.S. Census recently measured the Asian-American population at barely 1 percent.  Yet on Saturday, polished troupes of lion and dragon dancers romped down the main street of Jacksonville, Oregon during a Chinese New Year’s parade that drew more than 1,000 spectators.