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BBB Warns of Summer Festival Scammers

SPOKANE, Wash. - Dust off the sunglasses, flower crowns and flip flops. Festival season is here! With summer just around the corner, many of you will be looking to attend a craft beer bash, sporting event, all-you-can-eat seafood feast, music festival or other fun summer festivities. Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest wants to warn those of you who are preparing for these exciting events to beware of festival fraud. Because these events draw in large crowds,...

Summer Used to Be About Fun in the Sun, Now It's a Hotbed for Childhood Dangers

Yogesh Thube/FlickrSummer vacation has been a long-standing cherished tradition for kids of all ages. The burden of suffering through an eight-hour school day gives way to carefree fun.Memories of trips to the beach, riding bikes through the neighborhood, and catching fireflies at night have been ingrained in the minds of Americans for generations.Credit: GiphyHowever, those memories were made before the days of the internet, before parents knew about many of the real dangers that lurked...

All of the end of summer deals you need to know about right now

There's not a lot to love about the end of summer. The approach of Labor Day means shorter days, colder nights — and the threat of unpacking that puffy winter coat from the back of your closet. But there's one reason to smile: As summer comes to a close, many retailers open their doors to major discounts and deals. Shoppers rejoice! So whatever you are doing these last few weeks of the season, TODAY wants you to do it in style (and, of course, for a...