April 9, 2018: What to Know 

  • Beginning this morning, Facebook started notifying the up to 87 million users whose personal information, including locations and "liked" pages, was swept up by the political data firm Cambridge Analytica. The New York Times spoke to some of those impacted, and their reactions ranged from angry to unsurprised. One said, "If you sign up for anything and it isn't immediately obvious how they're making money, they're making money off of you."
  • Tomorrow, April 10, is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that demonstrates women, on average, would have to work more than than three extra months each year to earn the same amount as men. A timely analysis from the American Association of University Women reveals that women in Idaho face a 24 percent pay gap, and the state is ranked 42nd nationally in gender pay equality.

    “Women in Idaho—and all over the country—are sick of unequal pay,” said Kimberly Churches, chief executive officer at AAUW. “Pay inequity harms our families and employers, while also robbing our economy of billions of dollars."
click to enlarge COURTESY C-SPAN
  • Courtesy C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN, the public affairs television network that airs live broadcasts from the U.S. House and Senate, is visiting the Treasure Valley today and tomorrow. A state-of-the-art, 45-foot, customized motor coach rolled into Boise early this morning and parked in front of the Idaho Statehouse where the network aired a live interview with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Later in the day, it's scheduled to visit Mountain View and Capital high schools. On Tuesday, the bus returns to the Statehouse where it will be open for public viewing. The C-SPAN bus is on a "50 Capitals Tour," visiting each state capitol.

  • A Quiet Place sold more than $50 million in tickets at the North American box office this past weekend, giving it No. 1 bragging rights. Ready Player One slipped to second place, but took in more than $25 million, giving it a two-week domestic total of $96.9 million. The Hollywood Reporter says third place went to Blockers, a raunchy sex comedy which sold about $24 million in tickets.

  • Star Wars fans went into hyper-drive Sunday when a new trailer was released for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the much-anticipated origin story of Star Wars hero Han Solo. The show opens Friday, May 25. Take a look for yourself below:

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