• Just as he was set to lead an Idaho trade delegation to Canada, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter got the news Sunday that the U.S. and Canada had reached a last-minute trade agreement to avert the collapse of the North American Free Trade Agreement, aka NAFTA. The New York Times reports that the new pact will be renamed the "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement." The Idaho trade delegation, with representatives from the aerospace, agricultural, energy and information technology sectors, will be in Toronto, Ontario, through Thursday, Oct. 4. Canada is Idaho's No. 1 trading partner, with Gem State exports there totaling more than $840 million in 2017.


  • The San Jose Mercury News reports that California has become the first state in U.S. history to require a woman on corporate boards. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Sunday, requiring public companies to "advance gender equality" by having at least one woman on their boards of directors.
  • Idaho State Police confirm that a Boise man was killed in a Sunday night motorcycle crash on the Boise Connector. Witnesses said the driver of a BMW S1000RR lost control of the bike on Interstate 184 and struck a barrier in the median. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle, and fell to his death below the Connector to a street near Downtown Boise's Rhodes Skate Park. Seth Wilson, 39, of Boise was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

  • Even though he admitted to not watching the show, President Donald Trump lambasted Saturday Night Live's season premiere, particularly for an opening skit which saw Matt Damon unfavorably portraying embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That said, Trump did praise SNL musical guest Kanye West's pro-Trump MAGA-hat-wearing sermon, which ended the show.


  • Team USA is still smarting from the pasting it took at the hands of Team Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup this past weekend. The defeat at a golf course outside of Paris continued a long streak of Team USA loses on foreign soil.

  • The Hollywood Reporter says Night School, a comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, topped the North American charts this past weekend with $28 million in box office receipts. The animated film Smallfoot was a close second, raking in $23 million.


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