February 20, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • The New York Times has an exclusive story that says the Trump White House conducted a "sustained, secretive assault on federal law enforcement" in an effort to discredit the FBI's investigations ensnaring Trump's presidency. One of the findings reveals that Trump wanted to put an ally in charge of the inquiry into hush money payments to a porn star by his personal lawyer.
  • Snow complicated the morning commute in Boise and the National Weather Service Office in Boise has posted a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 p.m. this evening. The snow is expected to taper off a bit on Thursday and Friday, but another weather maker, complete with flurries, is expected to return to the region this Saturday. In the Magic Valley, the Cassia County School District canceled classes today and a number of other schools delayed the the start of classes due to this morning's snow. A caution to west-bound travelers: a stretch of Interstate 84 was closed near Pendleton, Oregon, this morning.
  • NWS
  • The so-called "firefall" has returned to Yosemite National Park. It's a natural phenomenon that makes it appear as if lava is flowing over a cliff. It occurs when the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall at at the perfect angle.
  • Jay Spencer is an amazing athlete. In fact, he just won the the Alabama state title in high school wrestling. What makes that accomplishment even more impressive, according to USA Today, is that Spencer has been legally blind since he was 3 years old.
  • The average U.S. household slogs about 50 pounds of laundry to the washing machine each week. That's probably the driving force behind Procter & Gamble's decision to open full-service laundromats in 2,000 locations across the U.S. by 2020.
  • Taco Bell says it will operate the world's first "slide-thru" franchise. The location will be be on a tubing hill near Barrie, Ontario, about 75 miles north of Toronto. But it's a one day-only event: Saturday, March 2.
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