Instant racing had to go in Idaho

Edward McNelis (April 8) and others are frustrated that the Legislature ignored the latest plan to subsidize horse racing with gambling machines. His thinking concerns me for eight reasons:

Peggy’s Trail hike illustrates value of easements in Foothills

Much of the Ridge to Rivers System originally was established by trespassers. And many of the people who owned that land have worked with the City of Boise to legitimize those trails. Such was the case with the 2014 agreements between the city and Grossman Company Properties, which allowed Ridge to Rivers to add 26 miles of scenic and strategically important trails to the system. The key additions: Peggy’s Trail, Sweet Connie, Dry Creek and Shingle Creek.

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Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

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Boise's new Esther Simplot Park: Here's your sneak peek

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School culture key to keeping kids safe

Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park 01:33

Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park

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Meet Hobbes: The Pet of the week for May 26

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Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens

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Boise State coaches talk about Hendrix, Roddie and Jackson in 2015

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Boise River holds healthy trout population

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GolfBoards at SpurWing

See history come alive during a Living Wax Museum at Highlands Elementary School in Boise 04:34

See history come alive during a Living Wax Museum at Highlands Elementary School in Boise

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Aphids are tiny vampires in your garden

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Crowdfunding kick-starts Garden City game-maker

Passion for games led founders to create their own company, Ninja Division

Players invest time in game stories and painting miniatures

Successful Kickstarter campaigns covered upfront production costs

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Playing at Borah Pool splashpad in Boise

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May 17 Boise Bench fire

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Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens

Demolition of Boise Fire Station 4 01:52

Demolition of Boise Fire Station 4

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The View From Terra Nativa

Boise Fire official talks trench collapse rescue 05:53

Boise Fire official talks trench collapse rescue

See history come alive during a Living Wax Museum at Highlands Elementary School in Boise 04:34

See history come alive during a Living Wax Museum at Highlands Elementary School in Boise

Angie Smith photographs Boise's refugees 01:39

Angie Smith photographs Boise's refugees

Girders placed for Boise's Broadway Bridge 03:54

Girders placed for Boise's Broadway Bridge

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Boise's new Esther Simplot Park: Here's your sneak peek

The new park is West Boise will offer expanded opportunities for water sports, biking, swimming, strolling and more. The park is under construction in West Boise with a scheduled opening date of spring, 2017.
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Boise's new Esther Simplot Park: Here's your sneak peek 00:23

Boise's new Esther Simplot Park: Here's your sneak peek

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

School culture key to keeping kids safe 01:21

School culture key to keeping kids safe

Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park 01:33

Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park

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