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Summer tragedy: Bend man drowns in Reynolds Pond

Tragedy unfolded on a quiet summer afternoon at Reynolds Pond east of Bend Thursday as divers searched for and located the body of a 66-year-old Bend man who drowned while swimming at the popular recreation spot south of Alfalfa.

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Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious injury bicycle-pickup crash along Hwy. 126 east of Powell Butte that put a global fund-raising cyclist in the hospital for several days.

Deception fire

Deception Complex Fire sends smoke into C.O.

The Deception Complex of wildfires burning nearly 100 miles southwest of Bend is only expected to get bigger Thursday night and likely will send more smoke into Central Oregon.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne

Redmond-Terrebonne Boys-Girls Clubs to close

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne have announced that the opening of new programming in the clubs will be delayed until October 6th due to insufficient funding.

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now, some changes in the law are being considered.

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Pair arrested in Redmond quarry metal theft

Two men who allegedly broke into a Redmond rock quarry to steal metal were caught in the act and arrested late Wednesday night, but it took a police dog’s bite to get a hiding suspect into custody, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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NE Bend burglary suspect caught; 2nd sought

A northeast Bend woman arrived home one afternoon to find two people running out the back door of her home, carrying stolen items, leading to the arrest of a transient and recovery of some items taken from that home and another residence, police said Thursday. The second suspect has not been identified.

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Store video leads to Bend burglary, theft arrest

A Bend sporting goods store’s surveillance video helped police identify and arrest a suspect in last week's theft of a purse from a car parked in the garage of a northwest Bend home, police said Thursday.

Mount Bachelor ticket prices released

Mt. Bachelor sets 2014-15 season pass prices

Mt. Bachelor announced Thursday season pass pricing for the upcoming 2014-2015 ski and snowboard season, and also announced several new “perks” of pass ownership.

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Surgery on wounded Klamath County deputy delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait a day before operating on the Klamath County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face during a traffic stop involving a Jeep Cherokee.

Car burns in Donetsk

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NATO chief slams Moscow denials over Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.

Accusing Moscow of "hollow denials," Rasmussen sa...

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'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the…

Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a…

Door-to-door children's book sales spark concern

Southwestern Advantage faces criticism for sales tactics

The door-to-door sale is a dying art, but for the past few summers in Central Oregon, it’s found new life with an…

Redmond-area stolen-car chase leads to arrest

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A car stolen in Bend on Monday was spotted in Redmond Tuesday afternoon but the driver refused to pull over, sparking an…

As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

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Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

Hwy. 126 bicycle crash

Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious…

Surgery on wounded Klamath County deputy delayed

Weber Parkerson Jeep Cherokee

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait a day before operating on the Klamath County sheriff's deputy who was…

'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the…

Teachers spend own money for supplies

Teachers spending own money for supplies

If you have kids, you've probably felt that dent in your wallet recently. Studies show on average, families will spend $100…

Report: ISIS waterboarded captives

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At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing…

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

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The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its borders with Guinea over…

UK raises terror threat level

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The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels,…

NATO chief slams Moscow denials over Ukraine

Car burns in Donetsk

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression"…

6 questions about the crisis in Ukraine

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It's been building for months. And now, according to some, Russia has launched a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine.

U.N.: Number of Syria refugees hits 3M

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The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war will surpass 3 million…

What the U.S. can do against ISIS in Syria

ISIS

If the United States is serious about thoroughly defeating ISIS, it must -- somehow, some way -- go through Syria.

But how?…

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader

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The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a…

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As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

Sheriff s Association sponsors marijuana talks

What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big…

Recall fails over medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana (MGN graphic)

GOLD HILL, Ore. (AP) — Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over…

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Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

Pay it Forward: Ken's Bikes

Pay it Forward Ken s Bikes

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen on Tuesday surprised Ken Cardwell of Redmond, who rebuilds and restores bikes to donate to those in need.

Pay it Forward: A Redmond girl's lasting legacy

Pay it Forward A young girl s legacy

In this month's Pay it Forward, we're honoring the memory of one very special Redmond girl after she lost her battle to leukemia in October.

Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

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Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

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Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.

Cooler raises $12M -- a Kickstarter record

Coolest Kickstarter

It's official: The Coolest Cooler is living up to its name.

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Stock market traders

U.S. markets are looking to close out the month of August with yet another day of solid gains.

Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this…

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Report: ISIS waterboarded captives

James Foley with camera

At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing…

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Sen Mary Landrieu

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable…

Mitt Romney's 'Dumb and Dumber' scenario

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney says he's not running for president again. Mind's made up. No chance of changing it. Well, except for his "Dumb…

151 years later, Medal of Honor for hero

Medal of Honor for hero at Gettysburg

More than 151 years after his heroic service at Gettysburg during the Civil War, 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the…

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Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

Doctors Without Borders, Liberia, Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said…

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

Working with Ebola virus

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid…

Why ab workouts are a waste of time

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You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads…

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

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Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

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Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.

8 must-have travel apps

Holiday apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

JPMorgan

Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.

Apple sets event for Sept. 9

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Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

Dead zone, Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

Golfing green: Bend course goes electric

Golf course goes electric

One Bend golf course has made some new improvements to make golfing more enjoyable, putting "green" vehicles on the greens.

Bend could join 'carbon neutral' effort

Carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend

Is carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend? A visiting California city's mayor thinks it is -- his city is closing in on…

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Pats' Logan Mankins traded to Bucs

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Logan Mankins apparently wasn't as surprised as quarterback Tom Brady when the New England Patriots traded the veteran guard…

Manziel's successor sets record in A&M rout

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No Johnny Football, no problem. Sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and…

Bills lose Watkins again to ribs injury

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins reaggravated a rib injury during the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason…

Serena Williams in a hurry at U.S. Open

Serena Williams, 2014 Australian Open

For the serious contenders at grand slams, it's all about trying to advance with minimal fuss in the first week.

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

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Spider webs cause car recall again

Suzuki

Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars…

GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

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General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far,…

Highway with the top speed limit is ...

Highway, traffic

As America gets ready to head out on the highway next weekend for Labor Day, it might be a good thing to remember those…

Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

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Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just…

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WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts hospitalized

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts is hospitalized in intensive care with double pneumonia.

'Star Wars VII' filming again after Ford hurt

It appears the force may be back with Harrison Ford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming has resumed for "Star…

Kendall Jenner drops her famous last name

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Add Kendall Jenner to the long list of celebrities who are too big for two names.

Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory…

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In theaters: September movie releases

The Maze Runner

Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in September.

Actors who direct

George Clooney

Some actors like to work in front of and behind the cameras. Take a look at some actors who have tried their hand at…

Movie star siblings

Elle Fanning Maleficent

Sometimes talent runs in the family. Take a look at some movie star siblings here.

Actors who make us laugh

Melissa McCarthy, March 2012

As Melissa McCarthy celebrates her birthday, take a look at some of the best comedy actors and actresses of all time.

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PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

Bobbey Jo Boucher

A Florida mother is accused of hanging up on a phone call with police about her missing daughter because she had to go on…

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

The people who create their own 'countries'

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Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away…

Cops: Meth suspects threw toilet at imagined attackers

Meth suspects toss toilet

Three people in Florida were so high on meth that police say they imagined their home was under attack, tossing a toilet…

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Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Planes get a second life

Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible…

Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this…

2 face charges after plane returns to Canada

Airplane

Airborne for white, sandy beaches, turquoise Cuban waters and swaying palms, two women apparently broke out their duty-free…

Malaysia Air posts $97 million loss

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines now knows more about the financial cost of its horrifying year.

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints…

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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The maker of the beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity…

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Deception Complex Fire sends smoke into C.O.

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The Deception Complex of wildfires burning nearly 100 miles southwest of Bend is only expected to get bigger Thursday night and likely will send more smoke into Central Oregon.

Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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With wildfire danger still high and hunting season looming (deer and elk archery seasons kick off Saturday, the message from state forestry officials is clear: “Be part of the solution, not the problem.”

Oregon wildfire season fading? Not so fast

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Dry lightning potential may fade as fall approaches, but human-caused fires still threaten as dry conditions continue over much of Oregon, the state Department of Forestry warned Monday.

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

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WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.

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How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

Fishing methods for using artificial lures

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When fishing with artificial lures, take a look at some fishing methods that can help you succeed on your next fishing trip.

How to plan a successful canoe trip

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Going on a canoe trip can be a great summer getaway. Before you head out take a look at these tips for a successful trip.

Tips for biking to work

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Biking to work is a great way to get to work, benefit the environment, and get you outside before you start your work day.

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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Rock climbing can be a great summer activity. Follow these tips to make sure you stay hydrated during your climb.

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Back to school: Develop good dental hygiene

Make sure your kids are following proper dental hygiene to reduce their risk of oral infection.

Keeping kids in sports

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To fight childhood obesity it's important for kids to be involved in sports. But occasionally, kids might lose interest and want to quit. See tips here on how to keep your kids in sports.

Back to school: Healthy lunch line, after-school snacks

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As kids prepare to head back to school, take a look at some healthy snack options.

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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To keep your family safe in the sun this summer take a look at these tips from the experts on how to properly use sunscreen.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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