- The revolving door at President Donald Trump's White House is picking up speed, and nearly two dozen Trump appointees have now been replaced. The latest, former Secretary for Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, was notified via Twitter that he was out of a job Wednesday. The New York Times reports that Shulkin will be replaced by Trump's physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, a career Naval officer.
Breaking News: The Veterans Affairs chief is the latest cabinet official to go. President Trump plans to replace David Shulkin with his White House physician. https://t.co/teIMeu2dji— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 28, 2018
- Meanwhile, Trump's former FBI Director James Comey is doing quite well, at least financially. Page Six reports that since Trump fired Comey, he has inked a $2 million book deal and is about to launch a 10-city tour. Tickets for the events—which are already sold out—are going for as much as $850 on StubHub ($95 is the face value).
- The 2018 edition of the Idaho Legislature has gaveled to a closed. The Idaho House adjourned at 5:19 p.m. Thursday and the Idaho Senate followed about half an hour later. In all, the session lasted 80 days. Legislators are anxious to head back home, as many plan to run for re-election in the May primary and November general election.
- The Canyon County Coroner has identified the victim of a March 27 domestic violence assault in Nampa and her alleged assailant. Kymberlee Larsen, 22, died from multiple stab wounds. Her alleged assailant, 29-year-old Evan Bashir, also died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by a Nampa police officer. Two surviving victims who suffered from multiple stab wounds have been identified as 27-year-old Chelsea Larsen and 57-year-old Julianna Flowers.
- The revival of Roseanne got off to an enormous start Tuesday night, drawing more than 18 million viewers to ABC. The Hollywood Reporter says the audience numbers make the episode the highest-rated sitcom broadcast in more than three years.
- In the last issue of Boise Weekly, we revealed some crazy new flavors of Peeps, those heavily-sugared marshmallow goodies that fill Easter baskets each year. But a Dallas brewery has taken Peeps to another dimension by introducing "Peep This Collab," a limited-edition sour beer sweetened with Peeps and vanilla. The Dallas Morning News reports that the owners of The Collective Brewing Project said its ongoing mission is to "assert beer should be a fun thing."
An Easter Peep show! I was with the creative folks at Collective Brewing Project this afternoon in Fort Worth to photograph Peep This Collab, a sour ale with edible glitter and Peeps candy. The kegs will tapped Friday. Look for @tineywristwatch story @GuideLive pic.twitter.com/r44VANPyXp— Tom Fox (@TomFoxPhoto) March 29, 2018