Nov. 9, 2017: What to Know 

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click to enlarge Christopher Plummer (pictured) will replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World. - GDCGRAPHICS [CC BY 2.0], VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Christopher Plummer (pictured) will replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World.
  • Amid a wave of allegations of sexual misconduct, actor Kevin Spacey got the boot Wednesday from Sony and Ridley Scott's upcoming film, All the Money in the World. In the movie, Spacey played industrialist John Paul Getty. Its release is still slated for Friday, Dec. 22, however;  Scott and the studio have replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer and are racing to re-shoot scenes, Variety reports.

  • Caldwell city planner Jarom Wagoner is Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's pick to replace Brandon Hixon, a state representative who resigned in October before the details about why he was under investigation (it turned out to be for sexual abuse) came out. Wagoner, who unsuccessfully ran for an Idaho House seat in the 2012 primary election, is a former Ada County Highway District planner and has long been active with the Republican party, serving as a member of the Canyon County Republican Central Committee. He was appointed Tuesday to serve for the remainder of Hixon's term.

  • click to enlarge Rep. Brandon Hixon, now replaced by Jarom Wagoner. - JEREMY LANNINGHAM
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    • Rep. Brandon Hixon, now replaced by Jarom Wagoner.
    The Boise School District announced Thursday morning three BSD instructors will trade positions with Boise police officers Tuesday, Nov. 14. The "Teacher Cop Swap" will take place during American Education Week, which runs Monday, Nov. 13-Friday, Nov. 17, and is designed to "raise public awareness of what police and teachers do and to develop broad-based support for teachers and police." The police and teachers will not trade official duties, however; swap-related activities include a visit by BPD outreach dog Scout to Horizon Elementary, a U.S. history lesson by members of BPD bike patrol at North Junior High, teachers visiting the BPD headquarters to discuss officer interactions with the public and investigations where children are involved, and more.

  • It's back to square one in Idaho Falls, where a controversial $110 million school bond failed to gain the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass, Idaho Education News reports. The bond would have funded significant improvements to two large high schools in the eastern Idaho city, but was favored by only 58 percent of voters. In Bannock County, a $16 million bond to expand the Bannock County Jail also fell short by 43 votes, Idaho State Journal reports.

  • Treefort Music Fest has been making moves in the weeks leading up to its first artist announcement, which is slated for early December. Alefort and Foodfort will be relocated to the parking lot of The Owyhee, headliners for Comedyfort, Storyfort and Yogafort have been announced, and submissions are now open for music and several forts including Art Gallery, Comedyfort, Filmfort and Yogafort.

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