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Nov. 1, 2017: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • The spire atop One World Trade Center lit up in red, white and blue lights Tuesday evening as New York City recovered from its worst terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001. Four Argentinian visitors were among the eight people killed Tuesday when a man driving a picking truck crashed through a crowded bike path in Lower Manhattan. Eleven others were injured. The driver, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, who came to the U.S. in 2010, held a green card and Florida driver's license. He was employed as an Uber driver in New Jersey. The New York Times reports that law enforcement found notes indicating Saipov's allegiance to the Islamic State, but said they were treating the case as one of an "inspired" attacker.

Your Health Idaho enrollment begins Nov. 1 and runs through Friday, Dec. 15. - RYAN JOHNSON
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Your Health Idaho enrollment begins Nov. 1 and runs through Friday, Dec. 15.
  • With minimal fanfare, Idaho's open enrollment on its online health insurance marketplace began early today. Your Health Idaho allows Idahoans to purchase health and dental insurance for 2018, and eligible customers can secure coverage and receive a tax credit to help offset the costs of their monthly premium. The open enrollment for 2018 only runs until Friday, Dec. 15.

    "Idahoans still have a robust choice of plans and the ability to get significant relief from rising premiums through the use of a tax credit, which keeps pace with premiums," said Your Health Idaho Executive Director Pat Kelly. "For example, in 2018, the average monthly health insurance premium for a 35-year-old receiving a tax credit will increase by just $1 a month if they are enrolled in the second lowest cost silver plan.”
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    Rep. Brandon Hixon - JEREMY LANNINGHAM
    • Jeremy Lanningham
    • Rep. Brandon Hixon
    n investigation of former Idaho House Rep. Brandon Hixon includes an allegation of sexual abuse against the former lawmaker. The Associated Press reports that documents obtained from the Idaho Attorney General's office confirm the nature of the investigation. The AP also reports that Hixon was the focus of a separate police investigation in 2014, when he was accused of inappropriately touching while babysitting at home. Police records indicate Hixon denied the 2014 accusation and that the case was closed by Caldwell police with no arrest. The AP says there's no indication of whether the 2014 allegation is connection to the new investigation.
  • In a very odd tweet using his daughter as a prop, Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter Tuesday that he was going to teach his childand presumably the rest of usthe meaning of "socialism" by taking some of her trick-or-treat candy away. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake ripped Trump Jr. for what Blake called a "gross oversimplification of socialism" and for "using cute little kids on Halloween to make political points."
  • It doesn't get much better than Game 7 of the World Series. That's why Fox should see a huge television audience tonight, tuning in to watch the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers slug it out. ESPN reports that "all bets are off" for tonight's game after the Dodgers beat the Astros Tuesday night, 3-1, to tie up the Fall Classic at three games apiece. Major League Baseball began in 1969 and tonight's matchup will be only the 39th Game 7 in World Series history. It will also be the very first Game 7 ever played at Dodger Stadium.