May 3, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Facebook has barred seven high-profile extremists, including conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones, and Louis Farrakhan, the outspoken black nationalist minister who has a record of anti-Semitic remarks. The New York Times reports that Facebook says the extremists violated policies against "dangerous individuals and organizations." The move comes as social media companies have been under fire for allowing the spread of hateful content and misinformation.
  • The U.S. Economy added 263,000 jobs in April. The U.S. Labor Department reported this morning that April's unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent, its lowest level in a now-10-year economic recovery.
  • Nearly 12,000 individual donors gave more than $1.9 million to 589 charitable organizations during Idaho Gives, which wrapped up at the strike of midnight last evening. The grand total surpassed the give-a-thon's goal of $1.7 million. The Idaho Humane Society attracted the most donations, followed by the Peregrine Fund, Planned Parenthood, the Idaho Conservation League and Advocates for the West.
  • click to enlarge The Bishop Foote Guest House will be on the move this weekend. - ST. LUKE'S
    • St. Luke's
    • The Bishop Foote Guest House will be on the move this weekend.
    Crews will begin moving the nearly 90-year-old, 304-ton historic Bishop Foote Guest House away from the St. Luke's construction zone today. The home, built in 1935, once served as the home of Rev. Norman Foote, Episcopal Bishop of Idaho from 1957-1972. Following Foote's death, the building served as a home away from home for St. Luke's patients and their caregivers. More than 100,000 people lodged there for more than four decades. Beginning this morning, the Bishop Foote Guest House will slowly move from its current site at Jefferson and Second streets to Jefferson between First and Second streets, where it will remain overnight. On Saturday, the home will smove toward its new location at the corner of Avenue B and Bannock Street.
  • USA Today reports that the Centers for Disease Control triggered a robust social media debate when it tweeted out, "Don't wash your raw chicken!" CDC officials said washing chicken before cooking might spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in the chicken.
  • Variety reports that Dish is in a bit of financial trouble. It lost a whopping 266,000 satellite subscribers during its last financial quarter.
  • NFL superstar Tom Brady made a rare television talk show appearance last night, appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Brady told Kimmel that there is a very good reason why he's able to take pay cuts from the New England Patriots while still being the NFL's most successful quarterback: "My wife [super model Gisele Bundchen] makes a lot of money."

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