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Here’s What Could Happen If You Don’t Stop For School Buses Flashing Red Lights! [VIDEO]

We all know how annoying morning and afternoon commutes can be.  Accidents, disabled vehicles, volume delays and the "cheese bus."  Yes, the dreaded cheese bus.  How many times have you been stuck behind a cheese bus and waited on the bus aide, a slow walking kid, a kid

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

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WYRK’s DJs Offer Back-to-School Advice For Buffalo’s Students

It's almost that time of year again. In just a few short weeks, Buffalo's students -- from kindergarteners to college seniors -- will be headed back to school. We know hindsight is 20/20 and that you're supposed to learn from, not regret, your mistakes, but our DJs wanted to offer some advice.

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Brett Alan’s Top 5 Favorite Things To Find In His Lunchbox

You waited all day for it.  It was that moment that you could stop paying attention to a teacher for a couple minutes and just relax.  It was halfway through the day.  It was lunchtime, and your mom could make it or break it for you depending on what she packed in your lunchbox.  I was a pretty happy kid if it was any of these things.

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Funny “Back To School” Commercial [VIDEO]

It's that time of year...BACK TO SCHOOL!! Three words that bring joy to Mom and Dad and that sick feeling to those returning to the place of higher learning. I just happen to remember one of my favorite "Back To School" commercials that expresses those emotions perfectly.

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Back to school this week! (Getty Images)
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Back to School! WYRK Fans’ Thoughts About the First Day

What's the best or worst par about the first day back to school? We had a list of funny things this morning on the show. Here are a few of them we got from the early risers and back to schoolers.

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Whatever Happened to School Lunchboxes?

Clay brings a bag of food into work nearly every day. A collection of fruit, yogurt, sometimes a breast of chicken. People these days either brown bag it or grab a sandwich or a salad at a restaurant for lunch.

Same thing for school kids. A lot of kids eat both lunch and breakfast at school and for some families those meals are free.

But whatever happened to lunch boxes?

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Monthly Retail Sales Statistics Dip In July
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Read This Before Buying Those Back To School Supplies!!

Heads up Parents!!  There is something you should know before buying those school supplies for lil Jimmy or Johnny.  Senator Charles Schumer is warning back to school shoppers about certain items that may cause health issues.  According to Schumer, a study from the Center for Health, Environment and Justice says

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The 10 Best Back-to-School Apps Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back to school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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Schools That Bribe Kids For Attendance — Quit Spoiling Our Youth [OPINION]

When I was a kid, we went to school for two reasons.  The first reason was just that it was what you did.  Kids went to school because that’s what kids did.  The other reason was if Dad found out we weren’t there, we’d be in BIG trouble.  But now, kids are being enticed with gifts for their attendance.

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The First Hard Day Of School

By now, most of us as parents with school age kids have experienced the first day of school.  They've been in class for a couple weeks now and you'd expect that they would be settling in to a daily routine.  For some, it's GREAT to send them off.  They've been waiting all summer for these days.  While I have to admit that the time available to do what I need to has been nice, I really miss my kids.

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Opportunity: An Open Letter To Those Heading Back To School

Here it is August 18th and it is getting to be that time of they year when kids go back to school. As I sit and watch the news both online and on TV, I can't help but think about how scary things are getting here at home in the USA and across the planet. Can some one tell me at what point did the people of the world start to get so lazy and dependent on others? I have tried to hold back my thoughts but I just can't any longer.

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