August 2, 2018: What to Know 

BINGO BARNES
  • Bingo Barnes
  • Stage 1 fire restrictions are set to go into effect Friday, Aug. 3, for the Treasure Valley, West Central Mountain and Owyhee Mountains. The restrictions, prohibiting fires on private, state and federally-managed lands, roads and trails, will cover Ada, 
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    • George Prentice
    Canyon, Elmore, Owyhee and Payette counties. The restrictions also blanket all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch reservoirs in Boise County, lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir in Washington County and lands surrounding Lake Cascade in Valley County. The restrictions are being implemented by multiple wildland fire management agencies, including the U.S Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Idaho Department of Lands. Meanwhile, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued more air quality warnings, due to the increased smoke pouring into the region for massive wildfires in Oregon and California.
  • Pushing back against previous edicts, Pope Francis today formally changed the Roman Catholic Church's policy on capital punishment, saying that the death penalty "can never be sanctioned because it's an attack" on human dignity. The BBC reports that The Vatican had previously said that the death penalty was acceptable in rare instances.
  • More than two dozen types of salads and wraps are being recalled from Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Kroger grocery stores. CBS News reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services is worried that the products may be infected by a parasite known as cyclospora cayetanensis. All of the 25 products are now out of date, produced from July 15 to 18 with the "Best By," "Enjoy by," Best if Sold By" or "Sell By" dates ranging from July 18 through July 23. Click here for a full list of the products.

  • As college students prepare to return to campuses across the U.S., The New York Times has a troubling report. More than half of the students in a recent study either weren't getting enough to eat or are worried about where their next meal will come from.

  • Yes, it's only the beginning of August, but be forewarned: The NFL Hall of Fame Game will be televised tonight on NBC. The first matchup of the 2018 pre-season will see the Baltimore Ravens take on the Chicago Bears.

  • A sweet, used car has just hit the market. It's a 2017 Audi RS6, with about 4,500 miles on the odometer. It's rather pricey: 71,900 British pounds (nearly $94,000 in American currency). Vanity Fair reports that the current owner is Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
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