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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

‘Instant racing’ ballot measure pushed, but Idaho AG says it may be unconstitutional

A proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the …


Julyamsh powwow moving to Kootenai County Fairgrounds

Julyamsh, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s annual powwow, will move to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds this summer. The event last was held in 2014 and had been at the Greyhound Park …


Court orders Idaho to pay CdA Tribe legal fees for instant racing case, but cuts amount

The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered the state of Idaho to pay attorney fees and costs to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the instant racing case, but reduced the amount …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 11:54 p.m.

Eye on Boise: Otter wants ‘instant racing’ back, but with restrictions

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Idaho says CdA Tribe missed deadline to collect legal fees in instant racing case

The state of Idaho contends the Coeur d’Alene Tribe was one day late for a filing deadline on its $95,000 in attorney fees in the instant racing case; the tribe …


Idaho Supreme Court rejects Otter veto; ‘instant racing’ machines banned

Slot machine-like “instant racing” machines operating at three Idaho locations – including the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls – are illegal, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Lawmakers …


Idaho Supreme Court weighs veto of instant racing bill

BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices appeared unconvinced Tuesday by arguments that they should stay out of a dispute over a botched veto of a gambling bill. At issue is …


Eye on Boise: Idaho putting no limits on fishing in warm waters

Unlike neighboring states, Idaho’s not planning any fishing restrictions or closures due to warm water, according to state Fish and Game officials. “In many streams, what we’re seeing this year …


Julyamsh powwow replaced with shorter celebration for 2015

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe won’t host a powwow this summer, but it will put on a brief cultural celebration next weekend that includes some traditional dance and song. The Coeur …


Case questions Otter’s veto on instant racing bill

BOISE – Which matters more: what the state constitution says or what the Idaho Senate does? That’s the big question in legal arguments submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court in …


Eye on Boise: New Idaho law center will cover up lynching murals

When the former Ada County Courthouse, which is also the former state Capitol Annex, opens as the new Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center later this summer, two controversial 1930s …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe sues over instant racing ban veto

BOISE – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to declare Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of a bill banning instant racing invalid. The lawsuit, filed directly with …


Secretary of state won’t act on CdA Tribe’s instant racing request

BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he won’t comply with a legal demand from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe asking him to certify the repeal of slot machine-like …


CdA Tribe: Gov. Otter’s veto delay made racing repeal bill law

BOISE – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has delivered a six-page legal demand letter to Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, asking him to certify the instant racing repeal bill as …


Otter’s veto of ‘instant racing’ machine ban was illegal, senators say

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed legislation to outlaw “instant racing” gambling machines in Idaho, but senators, while failing to override the veto, noted pointedly Monday that it …


Lawmakers vote to repeal ‘instant racing’ machines

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to repeal authorization for the slot machine-like “instant racing” machines that have cropped up around Idaho this year, including at the Greyhound Park …


Idaho ban on ‘instant racing’ one step closer

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers shot down a plan for a new state Gaming Commission on Thursday, and instead advanced to the full House a proposal to ban “instant racing” – …


Instant racing ban passes Idaho Senate

BOISE – An effort to outlaw slot machine-like betting terminals being used in Post Falls and elsewhere cleared the Idaho Senate on Tuesday. The move followed emotional debate over the …


Eye on Boise: Ruling means ‘reset’ for school broadband plan

Idaho lawmakers are scrambling after a judge reaffirmed last week that the state’s $60 million contract for a broadband network that links every Idaho high school was issued illegally. The …


Tempers flare as repeal of ‘instant racing’ law passes to Idaho Senate

BOISE – With feelings running high over “instant racing” in Idaho, two 80-somethings nearly came to blows in a Statehouse hallway Wednesday after a Senate committee voted to repeal the …


Greyhound Park says it depends on instant racing machines

BOISE – The manager of the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls told Idaho lawmakers Monday that the park will shut down if they repeal the law that allowed …


Julyamsh event canceled

The big Julyamsh powwow held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls has been canceled, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort announced Friday. The announcement comes as four Indian tribes …


Racing Commission director retires amid gambling dispute

BOISE – The head of Idaho’s agency that regulates horse racing has retired following scrutiny of possible conflicts of interest surrounding his consulting work out of state. Frank Lamb’s retirement …


Idaho state senator wants ISP to conduct instant racing investigation

A state senator from Coeur d’Alene says he thinks the Idaho State Police is the right agency to investigate the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals …


Idaho senators’ bill would repeal 2013 law on horse-racing betting

BOISE – An Idaho Senate committee agreed unanimously Friday to introduce legislation to repeal the 2013 law that authorized betting on “historical” horse races, and led to slot machine-like “instant …


‘Instant racing’ machines draw ire of Idaho lawmakers

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers expressed deep concern Thursday about “instant racing” betting machines that have been installed in Post Falls, Idaho Falls and the Boise area. The machines, which resemble …


Eye on Boise: ‘Instant racing’ terminals concern some lawmakers

Idaho legislative leaders say they’re concerned about the slot machine-like “instant racing” terminals that are cropping up around the state, including at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The machines …


Idaho tribes seek halt to ‘instant racing’ betting machines

BOISE – The chairmen of four Idaho Indian tribes on Tuesday called on the state’s governor and attorney general to end the spread of so-called “instant racing” betting machines – …


Some Idaho lawmakers feeling gamed over Greyhound Park ‘Instant Racing’

BOISE – When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe wanted to buy the former greyhound racetrack in Post Falls and turn it into a casino in 1998, Idaho Gov. Phil Batt said …