November 2, 2018: What to Know (Updated) 

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  • Candidates up and down the ballot are in the final stretch of the race toward Election Day, now just three days away. In Idaho, today will be the final opportunity to cast an early in-person ballot. In Ada County, early voting will be available at three locations: the election offices on N. Benjamin Lane, plus both Boise and Meridian city halls.

    UPDATE: Ada County elections officials said mid-morning that their mobile voting unit, which had been scheduled to be available in front of the Borah Post Office in downtown Boise, would be out of commission for the rest of the day.

    "The generator that runs the unit has died and cannot quickly be repaired," said Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane. Officials were quick to add that early voting was still available two blocks away, at Boise City Hall.

    Early voting has been on the upswing this election season
    : more than 31,000 Ada County residents have already cast in-person ballots, and more than 28,000 more Ada County voters requested an absentee ballot this year.
  • Troubling news has come out of Meridian, where police are investigating a report that a small bag of rat poison ended up in the tick-or-treat bag of a 7-year-old.  The child went trick-or-treating in Meridian's Crossroads subdivision, near Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. The Idaho Press reports that police are reminding parents to double-check their kids' Halloween candy.
  • Tennessee put a convicted killer to death on Thursday. Edmund Zagorski was convicted of killing two men during a 1984 drug deal. The Washington Post says Zagorski's final meal included pickled pig knuckles. He chose to be put to death in the electric chair versus lethal injection. His last words: "Let's rock."

  • The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs to the nation's payrolls in October. NBC News reports that the U.S. Labor Department announced this morning that the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from September.

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    ere's a reminder to turn your clocks back before you go to bed tomorrow night. Yes, that means we'll get an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

  • Fans of the Oscar-winning film Gladiator are a pretty passionate bunch, so they just about lost their minds Thursday when Variety reported that director Ridley Scott has decided to move forward with a Gladiator sequel.

  • Finally, Thursday was something called "National Jealousy Day" in Finland, when every citizen's taxable income is made public. The New York Times reports that some say the practice is an invasion of privacy, while others say it makes the nation more egalitarian.
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