Oct. 24, 2017: What to Know 

  • Bill O'Reilly was fired from Fox News in April after a series of sexual harassment allegations, and spoke to The New York Times' The Daily podcast Monday morning about how the impact allegations have affected him.

    "It's horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through," O'Reilly said.

    The Times
    reported Oct. 21 that a frequent guest on his show, Lis Wiehl, had accused O'Reilly of repeated sexual harassment, nonconsensual sexual contact and sending her gay pornography. Although O'Reilly reached a settlement with Wiehl (worth $32 million) in January, and Fox extended O'Reilly's contact in February for the next four years (worth $25 million per year), he was still fired two months later when the accusations became public.

  • Fans of hit AMC series The Walking Dead did not come out in force for the season eight premiere of the show last night, Variety reports. The episode, "Mercy," was its second-lowest season opener since season three, drawing 11.4 million total viewers Sunday night. Compare that to the season five opener, which had 17.29 million viewers.

  • Meriwether Cider will release a 
    click to enlarge - Meriwether Cider brewed up a limited-run elderberry cider for a Snake River Waterkeeper benefit. -  - MOLLY LEDBETTER/MERIWETHER CIDER
    • Molly Ledbetter/Meriwether Cider
    • Meriwether Cider brewed up a limited-run elderberry cider for a Snake River Waterkeeper benefit.
    special elderberry beer, River Elder, at a launch party Wednesday benefiting the efforts of Snake River Waterkeeper, a local advocacy group that strives to protect water resources. The event will run from 4-8 p.m. at the Garden City taproom, and 70 percent of proceeds will go toward SRW efforts, which include its Swim Guide and numerous legal activities directed toward protecting Idaho waterways.

  • At its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Boise City Council will vote on whether to continue providing Garden City prosecution services. An addendum to a previous agreement, RES-559-17, would extend a contract that outsources "prosecution and police legal advice services" for Garden City to Boise for one year. In exchange, Garden City will pay the city of Boise $137,628.60, which breaks down to $11,469.05 per month.

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