Kathy Wing

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Name: Kathy Wing
Date registered: April 27, 2012

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  1. HealthWatch: Ear Infections — February 27, 2015
  2. HealthWatch: Hope Lodge — February 25, 2015
  3. Consumer Reports: Best Used Cars — February 24, 2015
  4. HealthWatch: Exclusion Day — February 18, 2015
  5. Consumer Reports: Dairy Case Junk Food — February 17, 2015

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President Obama Delivers 2016 Budget

ABC — President Obama is sending his 2016 budget to Congress with a $4 trillion price tag. The budget seeks a tax increase for wealthier Americans and tax cuts for middle class families. He would also ease tight budget constraints imposed on the military and domestic programs back in 2011. Other new initiatives include a … Continue reading »

Injured Hikers Rescued

MOUNT HOOD — Three hikers are recovering today after a rescue team was in the right place at the right time. It happened over the weekend on Mount Hood when a female hiker lost her balance and started down the slope. She was holding on to her partner, which caused both of them to fall … Continue reading »

Snow Survey Levels Below Normal

ASHLAND, Ore.– The results of the latest snow survey are in. Snow surveys were carried out at four sites on January 30. As a result, water conservation experts say that, while we are seeing a wetter Fall than last year, precipitation levels are still far below normal. Experts say for the Rogue and Umpqua basins, … Continue reading »

Free Help With Tax Returns

MEDFORD — Free help with tax preparation and filing is available for those with low to moderate income – especially those 60 and over. Beginning on February 2, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation in locations throughout the area. Those taking advantage of the free services should bring important documents with them, especially … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports Travel Clubs

Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining. But Consumer Reports has found that hundreds of those dream vacations have turned into nightmares. Problems with travel clubs have been found throughout the country. The attorneys general of several … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Laptops

Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t. If you just do the basics like word processing, browsing the Web and streaming … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Snack Bars

Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot of sugar and saturated fat. Clif Bar has more calories than a snickers. Consumer Reports evaluated 28 bars and rated them for nutrition and taste. It’s important to look beyond fat and … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power. How about a leather purse that comes with its own charger? Sure these are cute, but are they necessary? This bag, for 175 dollars, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports:Lightbulb Improves Mood

LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off. Consumer Reports checks out several. The Definitely Digital Good Night LED claims to improve your natural sleep because it … Continue reading »

Earthquakes Rattle Dallas Area Community

DALLAS (AP) – A series of small earthquakes is rattling a Dallas-area city. The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded as many as 11 earthquakes in the vicinity of Irving, Texas over the past two days. Magnitudes have ranged from 1.6 to 3.6. No injuries have been reported. On Wednesday, Irving police asked people in that … Continue reading »

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