May 22, 2018: What to Know 

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues. CNN reports the decision could affect 25 million employment contracts. In a major victory for employers, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion for the 5-4 majority, his first major opinion since joining the court last spring.
  • Three days after winning the Idaho GOP Primary for the 1st Congressional District, Russ Fulcher was badly hurt in a May 18 accident. Fulcher's daughter Meghan confirmed that her father was hospitalized with broken ribs. She explained that Fulcher was driving a motorcycle, headed to visit his in-laws in Melba, when he encountered some loose gravel on a sharp curve, leading to the crash. Fulcher was wearing a helmet. A new release said Fulcher "is expected to make a full recovery and will be back on the campaign trail soon."

  • Meanwhile, law enforcement across the Treasure Valley will be focusing on seat belt compliance over the next two weeks in the "click it, don't risk it" campaign. The Boise Police Department said 20 of its officers will solely focus on citing unbelted drivers. Memorial Day kicks off what has become known as the "100 Deadliest Days" until Labor Day when Idaho and the nation see the largest number of highway fatalities.

  • A new report confirms that eggs aren't so bad for you after all. Reuters reports that a new study suggests people who eat an egg a day may have a lower risk of heart attack or stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all.

  • It's a full three months before the Boise State Broncos kick off a new football season, but some of the nation's high-profile polls are ranking BSU's chances pretty high. USA Today ranks BSU 14th best in the nation and ESPN says BSU is a "leading candidate" to appear in a major New Year's Day bowl game.

  • Tennis superstar Serena Williams isn't getting much "amour" from organizers at the French Open, which begins this coming Sunday, May 29. Williams will enter the two-week tournament unseeded, making her route to the final very challenging. ESPN reports that while it's true Williams has taken some time off to give birth to her first child, she is still a three-time French Open champion.
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