Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise officials are worried about a growing homeless encampment in downtown as the city waits for a federal judge's ruling on its anti-camping ordinance. KBOI-TV reports that a spokesman for Mayor Dave Bieter says the tent city is a public health and safety challenge. A suit was filed in 2009 on behalf of eight homeless residents who had been arrested or cited for violating Boise's rules against sleeping in public.

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.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Bonner County is seeking a default judgment against the operator of an unlicensed off-road vehicle park. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports neighbors have complained about noise from the Twisted Mud N' Crawl park, but prosecutors haven't detailed the nature of the violations. Park operator Katheleen Bryngelson says the park is only open to friends and family.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — With digging season just around the corner, eastern Idaho potato farmers say they are optimistic they will improve on a middling 2014 harvest this year. The Post Register reports that demand appears to be healthy and yields and spud sizes are expected to be better than last year.

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