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Jen Austin

I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We're always chatting about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating! Maybe Tinder will land me a fella here pretty soon. If you're a single mom trying to date hot guys, and also find time to eat, sleep, work, and exercise, I am right there with ya. We should form a support group. I was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska with one stop light, a court house, three churches, and a bar. I'm a Cornhusker, and graduated with a Broadcasting degree from the University of Nebraska, and then worked all over the country in radio, including Lincoln, NE, Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Tyler, TX, Olean and Elmira, NY, and several places in between. Oh, and I've done radio news in Hawaii. When I'm not working, I'm usually running. I try to run between 6 and 9 miles a day because I love that runners high! I try to eat clean too. I love shopping, going out for salmon and wine, seeing live music and comedy, and listening to all kinds of music. I've got three daughters, and that means in the late afternoon I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. Life is full, and fun! You are an important part of it. So thanks for listening, and be sure to drop me an email anytime you feel like it. Make it a great day!
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You Might See Self-Service Kiosks at This Boise Restaurant

Walking up to the counter and ordering a cheeseburger seems to work well, but one fast-food restaurant in the Treasure Valley says it plans to put self-service kiosks in all of its locations by the end of 2016.  See which one here, and find out why someone in Boise will have the final say.

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Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale Saves Parents Big Bucks

Oh, parents, don't we know it.  Pants that fit our 6-year-olds last week are high waters this week because we fed them some carrots and blueberries. Kids grow like weeds, and that can mean we're buying new clothes every time we turn around, which gets expensive in a hurry.

Idaho's Largest Garage Sale will be a great place to shop and save some money this weekend.

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Cute boy and his mom at the farmer's market
Catalin Petolea
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Five Reasons to Love the Boise Farmers’ Market

Some of the best produce comes from the late spring and early summer months, so now is a great time to head to Farmer's Markets around the Treasure Valley.

Here are some reasons to really appreciate the local produce, along with the hours and locations to some of the Treasure Valley's most popular Farmer's Markets.

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Aleksandar Kamasi
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If You Don’t Buckle Up in Idaho, It Can Cost You

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign starts soon, meaning officers will be focused on passing out tickets to those of us that head down the road without seat belts fastened.

The dates cover Memorial Day - one of the busiest and most dangerous weekends to be out on the highway.

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