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No Homework All Year For These Students

One teacher is getting a lot of attention for a "no homework" policy that she says she's planning to stick to all year long.

She wants kids to play outside, have dinner with family, and get to bed early instead of burying noses in the books at home.  Think it'll catch on?

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College Students on Campus
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The Smartest People Don’t Always Stay in Boise

It's a brand new school year and a fresh opportunity to get good grades.  But will the best and brightest in Boise stick around after graduation?  

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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started. Boise State is underway, and high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools aren't far behind.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class.

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Nick Tokman From Deadliest Catch Talks With Mike & Nicole {Video}

Nick Tokman, also known as “Sunshine” from the Emmy-winning show “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel), is someone who has always gone after what he wants in life. Although Nick’s feats can be seen on the show, what is not known is his story….From dropping out of college, being cut off financially from his parents and living on the streets to finding his dream job aboard a crab fishing boat in Alaska, Mike and Nicole talked to him about his story

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This is the Poorest Town in Idaho

Every state has cities where the money seems to flow more easily than others, and the spot in Idaho that has the most trouble getting on its financial feet is less than an hour's drive from Boise and has a population of about 2600.

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Boise State’s Season Opener Won’t Be On TV

If you want to watch Boise State kick off its football season on September 3rd from the couch, you'll have to be watching from your laptop.

It's online only -- no TV this time.

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Craft Beer Industry is Growing in Boise

Some say the craft beer industry caters to men, and that the industry should work on attracting a more diverse fan base.  Does it really matter?  We wonder what Treasure Valley craft brewers think.

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Thank You Backpack Buddies!

You did it! You fed a child in need every weekend for the following school year! You saved the day by becoming a Backpack Buddy with The Idaho Foodbank!

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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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Bid on Used Car From Team Mazda: Proceeds Benefit Idaho Foodbank

Could you use a new car? Team Mazda Subaru in Nampa has very graciously donated a car for us to auction off; raising funds for the Mix 106 Cares for Kids Back Pack Buddy Program benefiting the Idaho Food bank.

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