POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A crash on Interstate 15 near Pocatello unleased a massive swarm of honey bees when the tractor-trailer that had been hauling them was destroyed. The Idaho Statesman reports that a semi carrying a trailer load of bees hit a concrete barrier yesterday. One emergency responder was treated for bee stings.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court says the state must enforce legislation banning lucrative instant horse racing terminals. The court ruled that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's veto of the legislation was invalid because he didn't complete it within the required five-day time span. Critics say the terminals are essentially illegal slot machines.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are conducting a study in six western states to help allocate scarce water supplies during future droughts. U.S. Geological Survey workers are measuring flows and temperatures through September in nearly 500 streams mostly in upper tributaries in Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The findings will be published in 2016.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Opponents of a Twin Falls refugee center are pushing forward with a measure to ban similar facilities, despite a county prosecutor calling it unconstitutional. The Times-News reports Prosecutor Grant Loebs wrote an opinion last week saying no alteration or revision would make the measure constitutional. The College of Southern Idaho sponsors the refugee program.