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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill says a whistleblower lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections can move forward in court. The group filed the lawsuit last year alleging that some staffers at a Nampa juvenile detention facility sexually abused youths, and that agency leaders knew about the abuse but didn't act to stop it.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House voted yesterday to back a bill that would allow students, faculty and visitors to carry guns on Idaho's college campuses. The legislation aims to let retired law enforcement officers and people with Idaho's enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring guns anywhere except dormitories, stadiums and concert halls. Lawmakers who voted against it say it's being pushed through despite opposition from all eight public colleges and universities in the state.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Sun Valley Resort plans to close Sun Valley Lodge for nine months starting in September for a remodel. Plans include a three-story, 20,000-square-foot spa that will be added to the northern wing of the lodge near an outdoor swimming pool. The remodel of the lodge, built in 1936, will eliminate the Lodge Dining Room.
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. The bill lets schools voluntarily keep epinephrine auto-injectors 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.
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