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Nov. 7, 2017: What to Know


  • Polls opened at 8 a.m. this Election Day and are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. across Idaho. In Boise, the most-watched races are among 13 candidates, three of whom will fill seats on the Boise City Council. Councilman TJ Thomson is the only incumbent on today's ballot, so change is coming to Boise City Hall. Other races of interest across the region are mayoral races in  Garden City, Caldwell, Nampa, Greenleaf, Melba, Notus, Ketchum, Crouch, Horseshoe Bend, Cascade, Idaho City, Council and Carey. City Council races are being held in Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, Star, Caldwell, Nampa, Greenleaf, Melba, Middleton, Notus, Parma, Wilder, Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Fairfield, Crouch, Horseshoe Bend, McCall, Cascade, Donnelly, Idaho City, Placerville, Council and New Meadows.
  • Elections are also being held in cities, counties and states across the U.S., including hotly contested gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia.
  • The Ada County Sheriff's office is investigating a complaint alleging that elected members of the Greater Boise Auditorium District met privately with a developer who hopes to build a downtown Boise sports park with GBAD's financial assistance. KTVB reports that a complaint was filed with the Ada County Prosecutor's Office saying emails confirmed that private meets had been held between GBAD members and the developer, dating back to October 2014, with no public disclosure. The complaint alleges that GBAD skirted public transparency by holding the private meetings with a select number of GBAD members, thus avoiding the legal requirement of having a quorum for a full public meeting. Boise Auditorium Director Pat Rice said his office and GBAD are cooperating fully with the investigation.

  • A new glitch inside the latest operating system for iPhones, iOS 11, is driving some users crazy. The lowercase letter "i" is being replaced by gibberish. Users are finding that instead of the letter "i," a capital "A" or an exclamation point and a square box with a question mark are appearing, making texts and tweets practically illegible. The Guardian reports that the problem stems from a new feature involving cloud-based synchronization for predictive text. Apple says on its support page that the problem "will be fixed in a future software update."
  • After a week's vacation, Jimmy Kimmel returned to his ABC late night comedy show Monday night and had some fun merging the 1980's sitcom Perfect Strangers with the new Netflix hit show Stranger Things.  The cast of Stranger Things mixed it up with veteran comic actors Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot (Larry and Balki).