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See Where Idaho Ranks for Black Friday Violence
How likely we are to get trampled or punched over a big sale on Black Friday depends where we live and which store we're in at the time.

The good news is, Idaho ranks pretty low for Black Friday violence.
iPad Cash Registers Guilt Us Into Tipping More
I took my daughters to a fast-casual food court the other day and each restaurant had an iPad cash register, which meant that I spent 12 to 20 percent more than I would have with other payment terminals. It's too hard to say no to the tip!
A Downtown Boise Bar is Closing
A bar and grill that has had a steady presence in Downtown Boise for thirty years is shutting its doors for good next weekend, but not before it holds one last blowout bash.
US Navy Trainee Gives Credit to His Boise Parents
Ensign Austin Mickelson grew up in a military family. His grandfather was in the Army during the Korean War, and his uncle was in the Army during the 1980s. And now he's applying the lessons he learned from his Boise parents as he rises through the ranks in the Navy.
How Long Does Halloween Candy Last?
If you didn't eat all of it last night, you can keep enjoying the Kit Kats and Dum Dums awhile longer. But how long exactly?

Halloween candy has a shelf-life, and it's not "til next year."
Win Halloween With Self-Serve Trick-or-Treating
If you're going to be out trick-or-treating tonight with your own kids but you still want to pass out candy to the neighborhood, this self-serve method will solve your dilemma. And with no potential downsides, this is a total Halloween win.
Are Black Cats Really Bad Luck?
If a black cat crosses your path up ahead and you trip and fall on your face, can you blame the cat? Black cats have a rep for being bad luck, but maybe it's time we debunk that myth once and for all.
Early Voting Took 8 Minutes
It won't turn out this way for everyone, but my early voting experience was so quick I couldn't believe it. I was in and out in no time. Next week will be a busy one so vote today if you want to save time. You've got several locations to choose from in Ada and Canyon Counties, along…
The 3 Biggest Reasons Idahoans Wear Shorts All Year
You know it's going to happen. A couple of months from now when most of us are bundled up head-to-toe battling the wind and snow with hats, thick coats, and cozy lined pants, some other brave soul will walk by in shorts. What possesses these people?
Chicken Pox Parties Are Still Happening
Even though the CDC says it's not the best idea, parents are still throwing parties to get their kids in the same room with another child who has the chicken pox, to expose them and boost immunity down the road. Is this a good idea?
Boy is Moved to Tears When He Receives a Seahawks Jersey
Shaquem Griffin is a special talent. He had his hand amputated at a young age, and he never let that stop him from becoming the best football player he could be. He's inspiring all of us now as a Seattle Seahawk, and his story has extra special meaning for one boy who shares his experience.
Average Life Expectancy in Idaho is Under 80
People are living longer around the globe, but in Idaho, not so much. Many of us won't even make it to 80!

If we want to live longer, apparently we need to move to Spain. Here's why.
Bugs on the Christmas Tree Can Hatch Inside Your House
It may be too early to put up the Christmas decorations, but digesting this little tidbit now can help us ward off problems in December. And if you're on the fence about which kind of tree to put up, this may convince you to go for fake one over the real thing.
New Smart Gym Opens in Boise
A new high-tech fitness studio opened up this week in Boise, and it gives each member a smart code to plug in at the machines for a personalized workout. And you might need just two 20-minute workouts a week.
Three Big Reasons to Vote Early
Early voters have been at the polls for three days in Ada and Canyon counties, and the chance to cast an early ballot continues for the next two weeks. If you're an early voter like me, maybe you've developed a strategy and have a few helpful tips, like these.