BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho state legislators will still be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The state Senate has killed a bill that would have removed the special privilege. The House passed the bill after former Rep. Mark Patterson had his concealed weapon permit revoked for not revealing an attempted rape conviction from the 1970s.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bill that would expand worker's compensation benefits for Idaho's professional firefighters has won Senate backing. The bill approved today would cover illnesses linked to exposure to contaminants while on the job. Nampa Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie says it would be up to the state to prove the illness was from some other source.
TAMARACK, Idaho (AP) - Credit Suisse was the only bidder on three big sections of the struggling Tamarack Resort, and now owns almost every part of the ski resort. KTVB reported the financial group now holds the mountain assets and Heritage portions of the property, the Whitewater and hotel parcels, and the Lake Wing property.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Environmentalists and mountain bikers have reached agreement on a proposal for protecting the Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument. The Idaho Statesman reports that the agreement creates zones to maintain wilderness characteristics in some areas, while continuing mountain bike access to the popular area north of Sun Valley.
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