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More wineries, more elbow room expected for this year’s Winesong at Riverfest
May 30, 2013
Organizers learned two big lessons after turning hundreds away from the inaugural Winesong at Riverfest wine tasting event in De Soto. People — a lot of people, it turns out — are interested in trying Kansas wine. And, in order to better accommodate them, this year’s event would need some major tweaking.
Five questions: Roll up a sleeve
05:47 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers tips to consider when contemplating getting immunized.
Five questions: Easy traveling
12:36 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation shares how its free travel information tools can help make a road trip safe and enjoyable.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Five questions: Swimming safely
KDHE offers tips for summer in the water
01:16 p.m., June 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides tips on keeping safe while you’re swimming this summer.
Five questions: It’s Relay time
02:06 p.m., May 29, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Area Relay for Life events kick off this week.
Five questions: Marble collecting
03:29 p.m., May 22, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Marbles, those whimsical orbs behind phrases like “knuckling down” and “playing for keeps,” pervade our culture.
Five questions: Window watch
12:04 p.m., May 15, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
When the weather gets warm, open windows can be a cost-effective way to keep cool. But they can also be a safety hazard for children, who may fall through. Safe Kids Kansas offers ways to let the fresh air in while keeping your children safe.
Five questions: Avoiding scams
05:29 p.m., May 8, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, but telemarketers are finding new ways to get your money or personal information. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt offers the following tips to avoid scams.
Five questions: Salt savvy
02:24 p.m., May 1, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment joined in World Salt Awareness Week earlier this spring to encourage Kansans to watch their sodium intake. Below, KDHE answers questions about sodium and its link to heart disease.
Five questions: Plant a tree
01:01 p.m., April 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Arbor Day in Kansas is celebrated on the last Friday in April. To answer a few questions about the holiday, we visited arborday.org.
Five questions: Rabies on rise?
Spread of disesase can be prevented
April 11, 2012
So far this year, 13 animals in Kansas have tested positive for rabies compared to only four at this time last year.
Five questions: Tobacco-free teens
03:24 p.m., April 3, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Last month, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released a new report calling on the country to make the next generation tobacco-free.
Five questions: Storm preparation
01:01 p.m., March 27, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas was March 12-16. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment answered these questions about the proper precautions to take.
Five questions: Poison protection
01:24 p.m., March 20, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
March 18-24 is the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week.

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