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Another summer recreation spot in the Treasure Valley is closed until further notice due to algal bloom.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality closed Pond Number 1 at Esther Simplot Park last week. Eagle Island State Park has also been closed due to algae, which produces a toxin.

The growth gripping Idaho isn’t contained to the Treasure Valley and the state’s biggest cities. Housing crises are impacting the Gem State far and wide.

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Wheat farmers in the Treasure Valley have begun harvesting their crops, and so far – so good.

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Fewer federal land workers are being threatened and assaulted on the job, according to a new analysis by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

 

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Federal officials say 13 people affiliated with two well-known gangs have been indicted. The suspects face a host of charges.

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Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group.

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Fishing, swimming, standup paddleboarding: Eagle Island State Park has it all. It also now has blue-green algae, a kind of bacteria that’s dangerous to people and pets.

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Marijuana sales could be coming to the Treasure Valley’s backyard. A group is collecting signatures in Ontario, Oregon to open the city up to a new recreational activity – and a new source of income.


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After never getting a floor vote earlier this year, state lawmakers looking to overhaul Idaho’s campaign finance law could return to the capitol next year with several bills in hand.

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One Idaho professor is on the hunt for two lost novels written by one of America's seminal poets, which may have been hidden for more than 100 years.

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On The Monday, July 23, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

A Nampa think tank looks at "healthy" modes of growth. The Treasure Valley housing market contiues its skyward trajectory. The Learning Lab provides literacy education for low-income adults and families. Bartenders and imbibers alike lament the shortage of Aperol.

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