March 19, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today that she would not say the name of the man accused of carrying out the attacks that killed 50 people at two mosques in her country. She added that she wanted to deny him the attention he craves. "He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist," said Ardern. "But he will, when I speak, be nameless."
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    • Conner Jackson
    Idaho House Rep. John Gannon (D-Boise) has introduced a measure that would slap a 15 percent retail tax on vape sales in Idaho. The proceeds would go to the Millennium Fund and be used for vaping education and outreach projects. “Vaping has become an epidemic for our youth,” said Gannon. “In my district, schools have had increases in incidents involving students vaping. I am very concerned about how that impacts the health of the young people in my district and all over the state.”
  • The Boise State women's basketball team is heading to the big dance—its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. The Lady Broncos will take on Oregon State this Saturday, March 23. Tipoff is 3:30 MT and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
  • Researchers in Britain say DNA evidence may finally have led them to the identity of Jack the Ripper, who terrorized London nearly 140 years ago. The Journal of Forensic Sciences identifies 23-year-old Aaron Kosminski, a barber, as the murderer who killed at least five women in 1888.
  • Forty years ago today, a television network that most cable companies said no one would ever watch went live with its first broadcast from the U.S. House of Representatives. Four decades later, C-Span is the go-to source for unfiltered coverage of Congress.
  • Food & Wine magazine reports that Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. A few cities, such as Minneapolis and Seattle, have also gone foam-free, but Maryland could be the first state to force restaurants to find eco-friendly packaging alternatives.
  • Sony Pictures has unveiled the poster for the much-anticipated film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino film takes place in 1960s Hollywood and co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The film will be released Friday, July 26.

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