June 21, 2018: What to Know 

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  • The BBC called President Trump's Wednesday reversal of his policy of separating families at the U.S./Mexico border a "screeching U-turn," but The New York Times says thousands of children will remain separated from their families. A Health and Human Services official is quoted saying more than 2,300 children who have already been separated will not be immediately reunited with their families as "existing cases will be grandfathered."
  • A Nampa woman is the region's latest traffic fatality. Idaho State Police said a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Kristine Stapleton failed to yield to traffic when it turned from the Banks-Lowman Road onto Idaho State Highway 55. Stapleton died of injuries at the scene. The southbound lane of Highway 55 was blocked for about three hours late Wednesday.

  • Today is the official first day of summer as the summer solstice began before dawn this morning. In the northern hemisphere, the sun is at its highest and northernmost point in the sky today. The National Weather Service Office in Boise has a very summer-like forecast with a mix of sun and clouds expected in the Treasure Valley today and tomorrow, with highs in the mid-80s. Boise temperatures should climb back to the low 90s by early next week.
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  • Former Boise State University basketball standout Chandler Hutchison will be in Brooklyn, New York, tonight as he awaits his fate in the 2018 NBA Draft. ESPN will televise the high-profile proceedings with the broadcast beginning at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

  • The Idaho State Board of Education is meeting today at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls. The board will be asked once more to consider new requests from Boise State and the University of Idaho to allow alcohol sales at football and basketball games.

  • The Boise Hawks opened its 32nd home season last night by losing to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 6-4. The same two teams are back on the field at Memorial Stadium tonight.

  • John Malkovich is the latest actor to assume to role of the famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The Hollywood Reporter says Malkovich will play the fictional character created by Agatha Christie in a new adaptation of her work, produced by the BBC and Amazon.

  • Mike Myers appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to help promote his second season as host of the reboot of The Gong Show on ABC, but fans were more interested in hearing if Myers was considering a possible new sequel in his Austin Powers franchise.

    "I can neither confirm nor deny a movie, the existence or non-existence of a movie like that exists or doesn't exist," he said. "But it's looking good. We'll see what happens."


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