Mostly to allow for some intelligent comments, we offer the following items which transpired in the past day or two.
—HORSELESS RACING appears to be reaching the finish line as legislators and legacy media point out the deceptions used to get a 2013 bill passed which allowed slot machines disguised as “instant racing machines.” The GUARDIAN has declared the machines unconstitutional.
–IDAHO SUPREME COURT sent a simple planning and zoning case back to Boise officials after noting they refused to mandate adequate parking in apartments near Lusk Street across Capitol Blvd. from BSU.
–NINTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT pulled the plug on St. Luke’s Hospital merger plan, saying it would limit competition for medical business in Idaho. Legal fees alone will cost a lot of $10 aspirin and tissues.
—ST. LUKE’s PLAN to close Jefferson St. in a quest for free land at expense of Boise motorists was denied by city P&Z.
—UBER CARS “ride sharing app” took a hit from the City Council when councilors refused to allow the wannabe taxi scheme to operate without first making driver background checks available to the city as well as subjecting cars to inspection–just like real taxis.
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