April 23, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • ISIS is now claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings at Sri Lankan churches and hotels that killed at least 321 people and injured hundreds more. The New York Times reports that 10 days before the attacks, Sri Lanka's security services were warned that a terrorist organization might target churches.
  • Nampa is the latest Idaho city to pass the 100,000-resident population threshold. In fact, new data released by COMPASS, the Treasure Valley's regional planning association, indicates that Nampa's population has nearly doubled since 2000 and is now approximately 102,030, making it the third city in Idaho with more than 100,000 residents. The other two are Boise (236,310) and Meridian (114,680).
  • click to enlarge ZACH HAGADONE
    • Zach Hagadone
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation are expected to increase flows of the Boise River today by 500 cubic feet per second. As of early this morning, the river near Boise's Glenwood Bridge was running about 5,200 cfs. By midday, flows of the Boise River are expected to reach approximately 5,800 cfs.
  • CNN reports that a powerful earthquake hit the island nation of the Philippines today. The 6.1-magnitude quake came a day after a different earthquake killed at least 11 people.
  • NBC News reports that a federal appeals panel has ruled that chalking tires to enforce parking rules is unconstitutional. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that chalking tires is "unreasonable search" under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. Simply put, it's trespassing.
  • New data from the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics reveals that an increasing number of young voters are worried about the nation's moral direction. The poll also says some of that anxiety is leading to more political participation. In fact, young voters are more enthusiastic about the 2020 election than they were about the 2016 election, according to the survey.
  • Prince William and Kate shared some photos of their youngest child, Price Louis, in advance of his first birthday, which is today. Louis is fifth in line to the British throne, behind his grandfather Prince Charles, his father Prince William, and his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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