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Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This

School starts next week in Boise, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.

How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balance and lead to back problems later on.  Here's the magic number.

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Bishop Kelly Takes an Extra Step to Prevent Concussions

High school football kicks off in the Treasure Valley in less than two weeks, and one local high school is doing everything it can to make sure its players are safe.  Have you seen what they're wearing in practice?

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Treasure Valley Air Is Crazy Smokey

You could taste it in the air today, the smoke that has moved into the Treasure Valley is substantial  The hills looked shrouded as I drove into downtown from The Connector.

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With Warmer Temperatures, Could Zika Come To The Treasure Valley?

As the weather gets warmer, mosquitoes seem to be everywhere, and as we keep hearing more and more about the Zika Virus, it makes you wonder if that could be coming here?

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Does Boise Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Boise?

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I’m feeling the “Boise Burn.”

OK, I admit it, I messed up this weekend.  The only really frustrating thing is that I did what I was supposed to do.  I wore my sunscreen, yet this is what I ended up with. 

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Idaho Ranks #41 On A New List, But This Time It’s A Good Thing

We hear all the time that Idaho is in the top of places to live, great communities, and health and wellness across the country.  This time, we're 41st in the US for child deaths. 

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Is Idaho Ready For A New Health Craze: Donkey Milk?

Crazy health trends seem to come and go, but one that I was just hoping was a joke may turn out to be the "in thing."  Are you ready for "donkey milk" to come to Idaho?

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Chicken Purchased in Boise May Have Dirt In It

To say the least, it's not ideal to lift a freshly sauced and grilled chicken wing to your mouth and taste dirt and sand.  That puts a damper on the back yard party.

There's one company recalling its products now over worries about sand and black soil in the chicken. And there are three Boise grocery stores where you may have purchased it.

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The Boise River Greenbelt Can Help You Live Longer

To be healthy and fit, it turns out we don't have to run marathons or hit the gym very hard.

Here's some great news about how the Greenbelt, or maybe the Table Rock Trail, can improve health and extend our lives.

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