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June 30, 2017: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • Just as the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend travel period was set to begin, a watered-down version of President Donald Trump's travel ban against visitors from six mostly Muslim nations went into effect last night. Refugees and visitors from the targeted nations will only be allowed into the country if they have a "bona fide" relationship with a person or entity in the United States. "Bona fide" relationships don't include grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law or sisters-in-law. CNN reports a new round of legal challenges to the ban has begun, with one of the suits filed in federal court by the State of Hawaii.

  • Micron's Boise Campus - MICRON TECHNOLOGIES
    • Micron Technologies
    • Micron's Boise Campus
    Micron Technology released its third-quarter financials late Thursday, showing the Boise-based company had earned a record $5.57 billion in revenue, a 20 percent increase over the previous quarter. That's also a whopping 92 percent increase over the third quarter of 2016. Micron stock was up nearly 2 percent in this morning's premarket trading on the NASDAQ exchange.
  • Everybody say "awww." Zoo Boise has announced the arrival of six white-nosed coati kits. The half-dozen cuties were born in mid May, but are only now coming outside the confines of the den of their parents to visit the outside world, giving zoo visitors a peek at the critters. The kits won't be at Zoo Boise for long, however, and will soon be transported to other facilities around the U.S. to help coati breeding programs.

  • Actor Rob Lowe, once a member of the "Brat Pack" and now 53 years old, has made headlines a number of times over the span of his career. Some of it was good (an Emmy nomination for The West Wing), and some of it rather terrible (a sex tape scandal during the 1988 Democratic National Convention). Now, Lowe insists he spotted Bigfoot in the Ozarks, putting him back in the news. Lowe is also plugging a new reality series, The Lowe Files, set to premiere in August on A&E. The series showcases his investigations of "mysterious phenomena" across the U.S.

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