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Labor Day 2015: Road Trips, Picnics, No School

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AAA of Idaho/Oregon predicts approximately 178,000 Idahoans are traveling this Labor Day weekend—157,000 by vehicle, taking trips of 50 miles or more. Though prices at the pump are 42 cents higher than a year ago, Idahoans are paying an average $2.87 per gallon of unleaded gas, about 88 cents less than they were at this time last year.

Public schools, Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho will be closed Monday, and all city, county, state and federal offices will be as well. Public libraries will also be closed, and ValleyRide city buses will not be running. Banks and post offices will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

Allied Waste (Ada and Canyon counties), Sanitary Services (Meridian) and J&M Sanitation Services (Kuna) will delay trash collection by one day next week.

Meanwhile, the Boise Central Trades and Labor Council will hold its annual Labor Day Picnic at Boise's Municipal Park, from noon to 4 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 7. The picnic is the union's annual effort to replenish its food banks, so admission is a suggested donation of five non-perishable food items or $5.