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.
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. Known as instant horse racing, the machines allow bettors to place wages on prior horse races with no identifiable information.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — This year's catastrophic wildfire season has caused more than 1 million gallons of fire retardant to be delivered from the Boise Air Tanker Base, marking it the highest retardant delivery season the base has seen in nearly two decades. The highest delivery year was in 1994, where firefighters pumped more than 1.6 million gallons of retardant into air tankers from the base.
RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — Police in southern Idaho say a Shetland pony had to be euthanized after it was dragged behind a vehicle on a paved road for more than a mile. Minidoka County's Sheriff said the pony, named Patches, was taken from a yard in Rupert.