June 12, 2018: What to Know 

click to enlarge WHITE HOUSE / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • White House / Wikimedia commons
  • President Trump emerged from his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore and said, "The world will see a major change. We decided to leave the past behind." The New York Times reports that there are very few details on any agreement, but there are indications that Kim might be interested in opening one of the most closed economies in the world to outside investors.


click to enlarge Daniel Courson was arrested on Monday in downtown Boise. - FBI
  • FBI
  • Daniel Courson was arrested on Monday in downtown Boise.
  • A bank robbery suspect wanted by the FBI was arrested in downtown Boise on Monday. The Boise Police Special Operations Unit took 45-year-old Daniel Courson into custody at Main and 14th streets at approximately 10:20 p.m. BPD said Courson was driving a vehicle stolen in Utah. He was the subject of a federal warrant for bank robbery in Colorado and additional warrants out of California for parole violation and burglary. Courson is currently being held at the Ada County Jail, awaiting extradition.


  • click to enlarge HARRISON BERRY
    • Harrison Berry
    Valley Regional Transit will host three open houses next week to get public comment on proposed changes to the region's bus system. Perhaps the biggest change would be the implementation of 15-minute service on State Street during peak hours. Currently, the service runs about every 30 minutes. Additionally, the plan would add Saturday service on State Street every 30 minutes. It currently runs every hour. The Tuesday, June 19, open house will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Main Street Station in downtown Boise. Another will be held Wednesday, June 20, at the same time and place. The third open house is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the Happy Day Transit Center in Caldwell.
  • Tech Crunch reports that Idaho is on the list of states where Amazon is rolling out deep discounts at Whole Foods. The discounts include price cuts on some of the store's best-selling items and an extra 10 percent off all sale items. Customers must link the Whole Foods mobile app to their Amazon Prime account in order to access the deals.

  • The critics are weighing in on Incredibles 2 from Pixar, which opens Wednesday, June 13. The Hollywood Reporter says the film was "certainly worth the wait, even if it hits the target but not the bull's eye." The Washington Post says, "Incredibles 2 is both pop-culture eye candy and a sly critique of it." And Vanity Fair says, "It's almost too slick, too assured, too cute and clever. Is the word for all of this 'smug?'"
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