April 17, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Schools in the Denver area remain closed today as the search intensifies for an 18-year-old woman that police said was "infatuated" with the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School. Law enforcement told NPR that the woman was armed and "extremely dangerous." FBI officials said the woman, identified as Sol Pais, flew from Miami to Denver on Monday and "immediately" bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition.
  • The much-anticipated Mueller report, albeit a redacted version, is expected to be released tomorrow morning. The New York Times says the nearly 400-page treatise is likely to add significantly to the nation's understanding of Russia's 2016 election interference and President Trump's efforts to control federal inquiries into the matter.
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    • Lex Nelson
    The Boise City Council heard a steady stream of citizens ask for more public transportation options Tuesday night. The public hearing began with a presentation from Valley Regional Transit, which said it would be able to offer a lot more options with more funding. Boise officials agreed to send more funding to VRT but quickly added that surrounded cities needed to pay their fair share as well.
  • NBC News reports that a new study reveals most vehicles don't need premium gas, and the average driver could save up to $300 a year by switching from premium to unleaded.
  • Vanity Fair reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, plan to skip the ritual photo opportunity when their newborn arrives, further straining the couple's ties with the British tabloids.
  • Beyonce fans have been anxiously awaiting her new Netflix concert film, but Entertainment Weekly reports that fans were caught by surprise when Queen Bey dropped a new album, a live version of the same concert.
  • Food & Wine magazine says there's a new survey of the most popular Easter candy in every state. Idaho apparently loves cream-filled chocolate Cadbury Eggs (good choice).
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