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July 31, 2018: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • The National Weather Service office in Boise has issued what it calls a "dangerous heat forecast" for the Treasure Valley and sections of eastern Idaho for today. Hot, hazy conditions will dominate the weather outlook into Wednesday, with nighttime low temperatures continuing to be very warm. The heat advisory will remain in effect throughout Tuesday and Wednesday; but the good news is that things should cool off a bit by week's end, with Boise highs dipping to the high 80s or low 90s.

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  • The local skateboarding community is mourning the death of a teenager who died from suspected rhabdomyolysis, which leaks toxins into the bloodstream, following a muscle injury from skateboarding. KTVB-TV reports that a vigil was held July 29 at Rhodes Skate Park to honor 14-year-old Jacob Rupp of Boise. Meanwhile, friends have begun a GoFundMe effort to help Rupp's family with funeral expenses. As of this morning, $1,600 had been pledged.

  • The CBS board of directors decided Monday to allow its company's CEO, Les Moonves, to remain at work while an independent investigation continues into sexual misconduct claims against him. The New York Times says the CBS board is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct the probe.

  • MoviePass, the provocative one-film-per-day subscription service, appears to be on life support. Following a weekend where MoviePass subscribers couldn't use the system to purchase tickets for Mission: Impossible-Fallout, Business Insider is now reporting that MoviePass will not be offering tickets to major new releases "for the forseeable future." Additionally, the company had to borrow $5 million in cash this past weekend, just to pay its bills and keep its service online.
  • Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who chronicled the Watergate scandal in All the President's Men, is polishing up a new book, this time targeting President Donald Trump. The Hollywood Reporter says Fear: Trump in the White House will hit bookshelves on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

  • Basketball living legend LeBron James sat down for a rare interview with CNN's Don Lemon, and said he believes President Trump is using sports to divide the country. "I can't sit back and saying nothing," said James.