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January 25, 2019: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Trump, was arrested this morning and charged with seven counts, including witness tampering, making false statements and obstruction of an official proceeding. The indictment is the latest move by Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination with Trump associates. The New York Times says Stone is a self-avowed political dirty trickster who began his career as a campaign aide for Richard Nixon.
  • National Weather Service

  • Sherri Ybarra - IDOE
    • IDOE
    • Sherri Ybarra
    Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra asked the Idaho Legislature's budget writing committee Thursday for an 8 percent increase for the state school budget. IdahoEdNews reports that the bulk of Ybarra's proposed spending plan would be directed toward teacher salaries, including $48 million in new funding to pay for a fifth year of raises under the current career ladder plan, which lawmakers approved in 2015.

  • CVS announced Thursday that it was overhauling its beauty products aisle to make clear which images attached to some of the products have been digitally altered. Reuters reports that the nation's second-largest drugstore chain is the first major American company to adopt such a policy.

  • Three watercolor paintings are slated to be auctioned in Berlin. The BBC reports that auctioneers say the paintings have "no artistic value," but they expect the paintings to sell for thousands of euros because they were created by Adolf Hitler. The paintings' sellers have asked not to be identified.
  • A good many stateside travelers have been anxiously awaiting Southwest Airlines' launch of service to Hawaii. But USA Today says those flights could be delayed for months because the partial federal government shutdown has grounded the approval process to a halt.

  • Novak Djokovic beat Lucas Pouille in straight sets early today to advance to Sunday's Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal. Tomorrow's final on the women's side will see Petra Kvitova take on Naomi Osaka, who stunned the tennis world last September when she beat Serena William in the U.S. Open final.
  • In an effort to move this year's ceremony along, producers of this year's Academy Awards say they'll only allow two Best Song nominees be performed live. Variety reports that the lucky two nominees will be "All the Stars" from Black Panther and "Shallow" from A Star is Born.