May 10, 2019: What to Know 

BINGO BARNES
  • Bingo Barnes
  • President Trump escalated the trade war with China this morning when he raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and moved to tax nearly all imports that left China as of 12:01 a.m. today (goods already in transit before then will be exempt). CNN reports that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has vowed to "take necessary countermeasures."
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    This is a big college graduation weekend in Idaho. This evening Lewis-Clark State College will hand out a record number of bachelor's degrees: 653. This year's graduating class has 893 students receiving degrees or certificates. LCSC's commencement gets underway at 6 p.m. in Lewiston.

    Tomorrow, Boise State will honor more than 2,600 graduates during two commencement ceremonies in Taco Bell Arena. During the BSU ceremonies, honorary doctorates will be awarded to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani, and Justice Sergio Gutierrez, Idaho's first Latino judge. Ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Also on Saturday, more than 1,400 students will graduate from the University of Idaho in Moscow. This year's keynote speaker is Idaho Governor Brad Little, who graduated from the University of Idaho in 1977.

  • The Twin Falls Times-News reports that in the wake of what law enforcement called "a social media threat," officials have decided to cancel classes today at Twin Falls High School.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a second-grade teacher undergoing treatment for breast cancer will have to pay for a substitute out of her own pocket. That will amount to about $240 per day deducted from the teacher's salary. California teachers are allotted 10 sick days per year, and then an additional 100 days of extended sick leave, during which their pay is docked to pay for a substitute.
  • Stock in Uber began trading today at $45 per share, valuing the ride-share company at $82.4 billion, less than investors had hoped.
  • Baby boomers may remember Jim Fowler, co-host of TV's Wild Kingdom through the 1960s, '70s and '80s. He was also a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Fowler died May 8 at the age of 89.
  • The Hollywood Reporter says late-night host Conan O'Brien has settled a lawsuit  weeks before he was scheduled to go to trial. He was sued by a fellow comedian who claimed O'Brien stole his jokes.
  • We're getting our first glimpse of Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland. A trailer of the much-anticipated biopic Judy, which will open later this year during award season, was unveiled this morning.
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