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Five questions: Flu still around
Influenza now ‘widespread’ in Kansas
02:47 p.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in a press release last week warned influenza is now at its highest level in the state this season and reminded residents vaccines were still available.
Five questions: Good consumer
Tips for purchasing products
04:21 p.m., March 6, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
National Consumer Protection Week is this week. Our questions come from information provided through Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s website, ag.ks.gov.
Five questions: It’s a leap year
12:41 p.m., February 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This year is a leap year, making leap day Feb. 29.
Five questions: Tips from the heart
03:01 p.m., February 14, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
February is American Heart Month, drawing attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.
Five questions: Cards of love
12:51 p.m., February 7, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
As Valentine’s Day approaches on Tuesday, scores of people are sure to head to the greeting card racks. Below, the U.S. Greeting Card Association provides some facts and figures about Valentine’s cards.
Five questions: Tax season is here
January 31, 2012
Tuesday was the deadline for employers to make available federal W-2 forms to employees. Michael Devine, Internal Revenue Service spokesman with the agency’s St. Louis office, is encouraging all taxpayers to file returns electronically.
5 Questions: Tracking credit
Be sure your credit report is accurate
January 18, 2012
Debra Wood, family and consumer sciences agent with the Kansas State Extension Service — Geary County, offers this advice to be sure your credit report is up to date and accurate.
5 Questions: Peaceful Rest
11:21 a.m., January 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Sleep disorders can lead to serious problems
5 Questions: E-book advice
January 4, 2012
As the popularity of e-readers and e-books increases, the Better Business Bureau warns, so grows the likelihood of associated scams. Below, the BBB offers its tips for avoiding e-book scams.
5 Questions: A Penny Saved…
02:53 p.m., December 27, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Now is good time to examine finances
Recipe For Safety: Keep an eye on kids in the kitchen
02:30 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas, urges parents and other caregivers to be careful in the kitchen this holiday season when children are around.
Seasonal travel: Be prepared for driving during winter
04:12 p.m., December 13, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Be prepared for driving during winter
5 Questions: Picking safe toys
Pay heed to labels, guidelines, experts advise
December 7, 2011
Cherie Sage, state director of Safe Kids Kansas, reminds shoppers that safety needs to be on the top of everyone’s list when picking out a child’s toy this holiday season.
Time to Winterize: Prepare house now for season’s onset
02:32 p.m., November 29, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Prepare house now before season’s onset