December 4, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Quora, the popular online question-and-answer website, has announced that account information and private messages of around 100 million users may have been exposed to hackers. The New York Times reports that this latest hack comes less than a week after Marriott announced that a malicious third party had stolen the personal data of up to 500 million guests. Quora Chief Executive Adam D'Angelo said late Monday that the hack into his company's database is still being investigated.
  • The Idaho Supreme Court has entered an order regarding briefings and hearings related to a lawsuit that's challenging Medicaid expansion, which Gem State voters overwhelmingly approved in last month's election. The high court announced the order Monday, requiring the State of Idaho to issue its brief before month's end and the challenger, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, to issue its response no later than January 9, 2019. Oral arguments are scheduled for January 29, 2019.

  • There has been plenty of conversation about how many Californians have migrated to Idaho, but the Gem State doesn't even come close to matching the number of Californians who have emigrated to Texas. reports that new Census data reveals over half a million Californians left that state in 2017, with 63,200 moving to Texas. That's followed by Arizona (59,200) and Washington (52,500). Rounding out the Top 10 were Nevada, Florida, Colorado, New York, North Carolina and Idaho.

  • Big news came out of the sports world this morning. Living legend Urban Meyer, the head football coach at Ohio State, announced today that he will retire from coaching after the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Meyer led Ohio State to the national championship in 2014 and had an 82-9 record over seven seasons. His success made him one of the highest-paid coaches in the game, with a salary of $7.6 million per year.

  • click to enlarge BOGUS BASIN
    • Bogus Basin
    Officials at Bogus Basins say because of the recent snowfall, they'll open for the season this Thursday, Dec. 6, instead of their originally scheduled date of Saturday, Dec. 8.

  • An Ohio radio station has dropped "Baby It's Cold Outside" from its Christmas music rotation. ABC News reports that programmers at WDOK-FM say the song "has no place" in today's #MeToo culture.
  • Travel + Leisure magazine has a fascinating story about a London hotel which recently installed the city's very first whisky vending machine. Even more surprising is that the Napoleon Hotel, which also has three bars, has only one suite.

  • Will Ferrell's character from Anchorman, Ron Burgundy, is planning a comeback—not to the big screen, but to a set of earphones near you. The Hollywood Reporter says that The Ron Burgundy Podcast will be launched in early 2019. The news was announced Monday on the @BurgundyPodcast Twitter page, where Ferrell/Burgundy got into a bit of a spat with CNN anchor Don Lemon.
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