June 4, 2018: What to Know 

  • A new study suggests that many women with early-stage breast cancer who traditionally would have undergone chemotherapy may not actually need it. The New York Times reports the groundbreaking study found gene tests on tumor samples were able to identify women who could safely skip chemotherapy and take only a drug that blocks estrogen or stops the body from making it.

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    • George Prentice
    The City of Boise is still rolling out its new program to collect and repurpose hard-to-recycle plastics that would otherwise be destined for the Ada County Landfill. A big part of that program is the distribution of special orange bags which Boise residents are using to collect the plastics. Now, Garden City wants to be part of that program as well. On Tuesday, June 5, the Boise City Council will be asked to consider a resolution that would allow Garden City to participate in the orange bag collection, with Garden City covering all of its own costs.
  • At today's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officials are expected to offer a sneak peek of some new software features that will soon become available for iPhones and iPads. USA Today reports that the new software will be called IOS12.

  • The Golden State Warriors have taken a commanding lead in the NBA championships, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night, 122-103. ESPN reports that the Warriors' Stephen Curry was electric last night, pouring in a finals-record nine 3-pointers. The Warriors are now up two games to none in the best-of-seven series, which heads to Cleveland for game three.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story, only its second week, has been tagged as a box office flop after dropping 65 percent in ticket sales from its opening weekend. Variety's Owen Gleiberman writes that the film's tanking "is a force of darkness for Star Wars."
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