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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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Would You Let Your Own Child Go Without Food?

It's Mix 106 Cares for Kids Day (8/18) benefiting The Idaho Foodbank's backpack buddy program. Why is this program so important and why, with the help of the listeners, does Mix 106 spend an entire day raising money for this program?  Here's why:

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Boise Mayor Might Be Kristin Armstrong’s Biggest Fan

Mayor Bieter is right there with the rest of us in Kristin Armstrong's corner. Happy for her and proud!

And there's a celebration event in the planning stages now that's going to turn into a city-wide celebration.

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Seahawks Fans May Not Like This NFL Season

It's just five yards, but it might have a big impact on Seahawks' games this fall.

It's a NFL little rule change that some coaches are saying might make the game more dangerous.

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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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‘Pete’s Dragon’ is Full of Surprises

Pete's Dragon is showing in several places around the Valley now, include the Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9, Stadium 21 and IMAX, and Village Cinema.

It's awesome, right?  If you've seen it, see if these three things surprised you too.

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Become a Back Pack Buddy and Help Kids Who Are Going Hungry

This week Mix 106 will be helping kids all over the Treasure Valley who are food insecure and going hungry with their Back Pack Buddy Program to benefit the Idaho Food Bank...Here's how to take part:

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Get The First Pumpkin Spice Latte Of the Season at This Boise Spot

You know it's coming.  The pumpkin spice explosion.  It usually happens around Labor Day, but one Boise spot might beat everyone else by releasing the pumpkin spice latte on this August date.

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How Far Does a Hundred Bucks Really Go in Idaho?

We should feel rich in Idaho. Compared to Delaware anyway.

One hundred dollars goes a lot further in Idaho than it does in other places and here's how much.

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