Today is the summer solstice: the longest day of the year, with 15 hours of sunlight. According to the National Weather Service, Boise should top off to about 94 degrees by 6 p.m., but a band of thunderstorms could move in later bringing daytime highs in the 80s for the remainder of the week. Meanwhile, it's so hot in the southwestern United States that American Airlines is canceling flights. USA Today reports the forecast for Phoenix, Ariz., today is 120 degrees, and American's Bombardier CRJ aircraft have a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees.
There's a nail-biter of an election in the sixth congressional district of Georgia. The U.S. House seat, traditionally held by Republicans such as Newt Gingrich and current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, is being hotly contested by Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The New York Times calls the race "quite possibly the most consequential special election since Watergate."
Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of three people found dead outside a Caldwell home June 19. KTVB reports that the victims had been on the property more than three days, but there's no word yet on their identities. The Canyon County Sheriff's office said the bodies had begun to decompose, making it nearly impossible to identify the identities of the victims or their genders.
The Boise Hawks will begin its home schedule of games at Memorial Stadium this evening as it takes on the Eugene Emeralds. The Hawks will have 38 home games in Boise with plenty of promotions, including Feed Your Face Mondays, Baseball Bingo Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays ($1 draft beers, $2 Pepsi products), plus Bark in the Park (dogs are welcome Saturday, July 29), free Pepsi coolers to the first 1,000 fans (Saturday July 1st) and free grill spatulas and forks for the first 1,000 fans (Friday, July 7). The Hawks will also host eight fireworks shows this summer. You can learn more at the Hawks website by clicking here.