Feb. 2, 2018: What to Know 

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  • click to enlarge - Boiseans will have to start feeding the meter on weekends starting Saturday, Feb. 3. -  - KELSEY HAWES
    • Kelsey Hawes
    • Boiseans will have to start feeding the meter on weekends starting Saturday, Feb. 3.
    New parking regulations went into effect in Boise Thursday, making Saturday, Feb. 3, the first weekend day Boiseans will have to feed the meter. Under the updated rules, Saturday parking in Zones 1 and 2, those closest to the downtown core, will no longer be free, with paid parking enforced from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meters will charge 50 cents per hour with a two-hour parking limit.

  • The New York Post reports President Donald Trump has authorized the release of a controversial memo, passed to him by a partisan vote in the House Intelligence Committee, that alleges the FBI conducted illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The FBI claims to have "'grave concerns'" about the accuracy of the memo, which could go public as early as today. A response memo written by Democrats failed to pass the House Intelligence Committee, and will not be released.

  • click image Happy Groundhog Day! - FLICKR / ALESSANDRO M., CC 2.0
    • Flickr / Alessandro M., CC 2.0
    • Happy Groundhog Day!
    According to USA Today, famed Philadelphia groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, predicting six more weeks of winter. Despite the famous rodent's forecast, Boise will see mid-fifties temperatures this weekend.

  • The Department of Defense released the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review this morning, NPR reports. The document, which gives a rundown of the United States nuclear weapons arsenal and outlines scenarios that would require its use, advocates for a modernization of the arsenal and the potential use of nuclear weapons as a response to serious non-nuclear attacks.

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