IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Racing Commission has suspended an eastern Idaho's horse racing track's license to operate lucrative betting terminals, but track officials say they will continue to remain open while appealing the order. The Post Register reports that a commission hearing officer found that Double Down Betting, Sports Bar and Grill failed to obtain proper approval from the Bonneville County Commission to operate an off-track betting parlor, as required by state law.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Donors from agriculture, energy and natural resources and financial-service related companies donated roughly $3.4 million to Idaho candidates running for state office in 2014. The Boise newspaper Idaho Statesman reviewed campaign donations and found that those top three sectors represent more than a third of the $9.4 million that was contributed by all organized groups in the 2014 election.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Agriculture says leaders from the Taiwan Flour Mills Association are expected to sign an agreement this week supporting U.S. wheat exports for the next two years. In a prepared statement released today, officials with the Agriculture Department and the Idaho Wheat Commission said the deal is worth $544 million.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coeur d'Alene school officials are working to increase students' average daily attendance this year, a figure that is tied with district funding. The Spokesman Review reports the Coeur d'Alene School District Board's chairwoman told teachers and staff that the Make Every Day Count campaign is intended to raise average daily attendance to 95 percent from last year's 93.5 percent.