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Editorial: Taxing task

Soaring high: Technology has made completing state and federal income tax returns easier ... for people who have access to a secure computer and can afford the software package.

Fortunately, this region benefits from AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who help low-income and elderly residents file returns free of charge. These dedicated citizens deserve public thanks.

Avoid a rough landing: The influenza vaccination matches the current virus quite well, but the strain is a virulent one so cases are up across the country.

We applaud those local hospitals for limiting visitors. We remind people also to stay home for work and school if they feel ill.

If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, do so. Your body needs about two weeks after the vaccination to build up immunity. Flu season often peaks in February and March, which means you still have time.