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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.
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.
LifeStar air ambulance called to one-vehicle injury accident north of Vinland
January 21, 2012
Emergency personnel have responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident between Lawrence and Baldwin City.
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