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Jared Polis, pictured in the IJN offices. (Tim McClanahan)

Gov.-elect Polis speaks to the IJN

The name of Colorado’s governor-elect is not new to these pages. A quick search through Intermountain Jewish News archives brings up articles about Jared Polis going...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to a Holocaust survivor in Jerusalem on June 10, 2018. (Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty)

In Europe, Austria leads fight against anti-Semitism

VIENNA — Less than one year after the election of Sebastian Kurz as Austria’s leader, he has taken his government to the forefront of the fight against Europe’s...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Mario Tama/Getty)

Ocasio-Cortez compares US border situation to WW II refugees

WASHINGTON — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just one of 435 members of the incoming US House of Representatives, but her youth, surprise primary win in her Bronx-area...

Former Nugget opens Jerusalem sports center

Former Denver Nugget Dikembe Mutombo was on hand for the Nov. 27 opening of a new sports center at the Jerusalem YMCA. The Sylvan Adams Sports Center of the Jerusalem...

A view of the Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura, Calif., after the fire. (Yuri Hronsky)

California wildfire: ‘Catastrophic’

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES — The Woolsey Fire, which has engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, had as of last week — burned nearly 100,000 acres and...

Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Israeli parliament on November 19, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Netanyahu staves off early elections

JERUSALEM — “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.” It could also describe the latest chapter in a...

Ilhan Omar (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)

Ilhan Omar: Overturn head covering ban

WASHINGTON — A 181-year-old rule banning Congress members from wearing hats of any kind could be overturned in order to accommodate a newly elected Muslim lawmaker...

Moshe Holtzberg is embraced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.

‘Baby Moshe’ ten years later, thriving in Israel

JERUSALEM — “Everything is good.” Sandra Samuel is riding on a bus from Afula in northern Israel to the city apartment in Jerusalem that she shares with four other...

Mel Bernstein making his offer on a KOAA news report. (YouTube screenshot)

In Colorado Springs, free guns for rabbis

Bernstein, owner of Dragonland near Colorado Springs, trains neophyte gun owners how to nail bulls-eyes — but local rabbis suggest his credibility is way off target....

The restored synagogue in Kaliningrad reopened on Nov. 8, 2018.

80 years after Kristallnacht, Kaliningrad synagogue rebuilt

KALININGRAD, Russia — Walking to school and back, Michael Wieck twice a day would pass by one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular Jewish places of worship:...