May 15, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • By an 8-1 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided to make theirs the first major American city to block facial recognition technology, a tool that a growing number of police departments are using in their search for suspects. Forbes magazine reports that a local police officers' association says the ban will hinder investigation. Facial recognition will still be used at the San Francisco airport, which is under federal jurisdiction and is not impacted by the new law.

  • click to enlarge ZACH HAGADONE
    • Zach Hagadone
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to reduce flows of the Boise River today. River managers are expected to reduce the flows of the river through the City of Boise by approximately 500 cubic feet per second. Additional adjustments in water releases from Lucky Peak Dam are likely during the coming days, depending on weather conditions. As of this morning, the flows of the river near Boise's Glenwood Bridge were about 6,100 cfs and it was nearly 9 feet deep.
  • click to enlarge RYAN JOHNSON
    • Ryan Johnson
    It's not a huge surprise, but new analysis from indicates that the majority of Idahoans who responded to the survey will travel domestically this summer. Following the U.S., Idahoans chose the United Kingdom, Canada and Italy as their preferred summer destinations. Nationally, the survey revealed that American travelers chose the U.K (which includes Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) as their favorite international summer destination.

  • Hollywood is mourning the passing of comic legend Tim Conway, a winner of six Emmys and a regular on The Carol Burnett Show during the 1960s and '70s. Variety reports that Conway died at his Los Angeles home yesterday at the age of 85.
  • The 2019 Cannes Film Festival got underway Tuesday with the premiere of director Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton. The Hollywood Reporter said the opening night "lacked a pulse" and the film was "slim but fun."

  • The Walt Disney Company isn't slowing down in what Entertainment Weekly calls its "worldwide domination of the entertainment space." Disney was already the majority owner of Hulu, but on Tuesday, it revealed that thanks to a new deal it has assumed full operational control of the streaming service, effective immediately.
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