May 9, 2019: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Pope Francis today decreed a groundbreaking new law in the Catholic church that requires priests and nuns to reports sex abuse and/or any possible cover-up. CBS News reports that the new law, titled "Vos estis lux mundi," or "You are the light of the world," relates to the abuse of minors under the age of 18, vulnerable adults who are physically or mentally disabled and people who are taken advantage of because they find themselves in positions in which they cannot exercise full autonomy. The law also extends to the creation, possession or use of child pornography.

  • click to enlarge The Bishop Foote Guest House is stuck mid-move. - ST. LUKE'S
    • St. Luke's
    • The Bishop Foote Guest House is stuck mid-move.
    The ill-fated effort to move the historic Bishop Foote Guest House has been been delayed by another week. Last weekend the 80-plus year-old home was moved from its spot on Jefferson and 2nd streets, and planners had hoped to relocate the it to a lot at Bannock Street and Avenue B. Unfortunately, mechanical issues have forced the home to halt in the middle of Jefferson Street. Crews were hoping to complete the move this coming weekend, but ACHD officials say because there are so many events planned for this Saturday, including the Race for the Cure and Boise State University's spring commencement, they will instead plan to resume the move on Saturday, May 18.
  • Voters in Denver on Wednesday approved a measure decriminalizing the use of mushrooms containing psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound.
  • ABC News reports that Mexico's Economy Department says U.S. consumers could pay 38-70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose tariffs on Mexican imports.
  • Cans of the popular household cooking spray Pam are being blamed for kitchen explosions that left a number of consumers horribly burned. NBC News reports that food packaging giant Conagra is being named as the defendant in a series of lawsuits filed across the U.S.
  • It's called "lunch shaming," and the latest episode occurred in a public school district in Rhode Island. The New York Times reports that officials in the Warwick Public School District told students that if they have a significant debt for school lunches, they'll be eating jelly sandwiches instead of a hot lunch.
  • You can call him Archie, but the full name of the son born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie got a chance to meet his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, on Wednesday. His grandmother, Doria Ragland (Meghan's mom), was also present for the official greet. It's the photo of the day.
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