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On The Thursday, May 24, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

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Boise Bicycle Project / historical horse racing machine / colon / Garden City mayor John Evans
  • Idahoans rally to collect signatures for horse racing machines.
  • Garden City's mayor weighs in on growth.
  • Idaho has one of the lowest rates of colon cancer screenings.
  • The Boise Bicycle Project wants to see every Boiseian on a bike

- The organization Save Idaho Horse Racing wants to put historical horse racing machines at horse racing tracks. The machines allow the player to bet on the outcome of a randomly chosen race from the past, which is shown on the machine's screen. We'll discuss the state's inactive horse racing industry and how these machines might save it with Bruce Newcomb, chairman of Save Idaho Horse Racing.

- The growth in the Treasure Valley can definitely be felt in Garden City and on Thursday, Garden City mayor John Evans joins Gemma Gaudette to talk about how his community is working to accommodate the influx of residents.

- Idaho lags behind the nation when it comes to colon cancer screening rates. Idaho Matters discusses the importance of early screenings with Dr. Dan Zuckerman, medical director of the Mountain States Tumor Institute and we'll hear first-hand about battling colon cancer with a survivor.

-  The Boise Bicycle Project is spending the month of May encouraging kids to get on their bikes and explore their communities. The project manages programs that provide bikes for low-income Idahoans and teach bike maintenance to all. The BBP also organizes rides for all levels and looks for opportunities to combine biking with community outreach. We'll talk with the Boise Bicycle Project about their efforts this month.