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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House has voted to back a bill allowing students, faculty and visitors carry guns on college campuses. The bill passed with a 50-19 vote, with proponents arguing it upholds Second Amendment rights and allows people on campuses to protect themselves. But lawmakers who voted against it skewered the measure, saying it's being pushed through despite opposition from leaders of all eight public colleges and universities. Those leaders worry it will disrupt learning environments and put people at risk.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill allowing Idaho schools to keep emergency medication on hand for life-threatening allergic reactions has won the support of the House education committee. Under the bill sponsored by Twin Falls Republican Sen. Lee Heider, schools can voluntarily keep epinephrine auto-injectors without prescriptions in case a student experiences an anaphylactic allergic reaction. The bill also says people can't be held liable for using the emergency medication if they believe a child needs it.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Sun Valley Resort plans to close Sun Valley Lodge for nine months starting in September for an extensive remodel. Resort officials tell the Idaho Mountain Express that a three-story, 20,000-square-foot spa will also be added to the northerly wing of the lodge near an outdoor swimming pool. Work on the spa is scheduled to start in April. The resort in the announcement on Monday says the Lodge Dining Room will be eliminated.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 61-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho near the Montana border has reopened after being closed due to avalanche danger. The Idaho Transportation Department says the highway opened this afternoon between Pete King Creek Road and Parachute Hill Road. That's a section of road beginning about 24 miles east of Kooskia and extending to near Lolo Pass. The road closed yesterday afternoon.