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March 28, 2018: What to Know


  • Saying that they're afraid of an undercount, at least a dozen states say they don't want to be part of any U.S. Census that asks people, "Are you a U.S. citizen?"  The New York Times reports the states are threatening to sue the Trump administration over its plans to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census. Opponents say the question would dissuade people from participating. Thus far, officials in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington are threatening to sue.
  • Nampa Police are still investigating a terrible incident of domestic violence on March 27 that left one woman dead, two others seriously injured and a male assailant shot and killed by police officers. The names of the victims and suspects haven't yet been released.

  • The City of Boise wants to test a weekend pickup and drop-off zone to make it easier and safer to get in and out of the downtown core. The general public, taxis and and transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft) will be allowed to drop off and pick up passengers on the south side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets on Fridays and Saturdays, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. A month-long pilot program will begin next Friday, April 6.
  • Horizon Airlines announced it's discontinuing direct flights from Boise to Lewiston, effective Saturday, Aug. 25. Horizon will also halt flights from Lewiston to Seattle. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Horizon instead will begin shifting more of its focus to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

  • Walmart is pulling Cosmopolitan magazine from its 5,000 stores. The Hollywood Reporter says the decision came after a major push from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to convince Walmart to pull Cosmo from its shelves.