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Bridge 99 incident meteorologist gathering data

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Bridge 99 update: Hatchery, campgrounds reopen

Several campgrounds and the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public as crews continue to make solid progress on the 2-week-old, nearly 5,700-acre Bridge 99 Complex of fires 18 miles northwest of Sisters, officials said Monday.

Camas Prairie Fire

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Logging Units update: Fires now 80 pct. contained

The 2-week-old, nearly 10,500-acre Logging Unit Fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation still have more than 1,200 personnel fighting them, having brought the blazes to 80 percent containment as of Monday.

Fox Fire Ochoco Complex

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Ochoco Complex update: Still nearly 500 on lines

The 2-week-old, over 10,000-acre Ochoco Complex of fires on the Ochoco National Forest was nearly 90 percent contained by Monday, with almost 500 firefighters still on the lines.

Ochoco Complex Antler spike camp mess

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Oregon wildfires wind down, but lightning coming

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range in Oregon for the past two weeks are at or near containment, but a new round of intense lightning storms is forecast this week.

Drone almost blocks N. Calif. firefighting planes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered their air assault.

World Junior track championships

Ethiopian athletes reported missing in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A University of Oregon spokeswoman says four members of the Ethiopian track team have been missing since Saturday from the World Junior Championships.

Jennifer Huston missing flyer

Father: Search turns up no trace of missing woman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father of a missing Oregon woman says an aerial search has turned up no trace of her.

Phoenix VA Medical Center

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Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more quickly, hire more medical staff, add dozens of new facilities and cut bonuses at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

MH17 crash site

MH17 team tired of delays, official says

It is, in the words of one frustrated official, "one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world."

And yet, 11 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge o...

Coal

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is dead.

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Knight match: Donor puts OHSU $100 million closer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University says its drive to match Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research has gotten a $100 million boost.

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Forest Service chief visits High Desert

Forest service chief visits High Desert

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell came to the High Desert on Saturday to meet with firefighting crews and others  due…

Plea deal due in ex-Madras HS coach abuse case

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As one former Madras High School coach accused of abuse pleaded not guilty Friday, word came that another, similar case is…

Madras man struck, killed walking on Hwy. 26

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A 52-year-old Madras man walking in the travel lane of Highway 26 north of Madras was struck and killed Thursday night,…

C.O. wildfires: Mopping up - waiting for more

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Nearly two weeks after lightning sparked dozens of major wildfires across Central Oregon and the state, several of the…

Dog back with owners after fatal pig attack

Dog that killed pigs spared

Three pigs died this week after a dog snuck into their pen and attacked in Deschutes River Woods - and later a 2-1 vote by a…

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Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

Andrew Tahmooressi

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been…

Forest Service chief visits High Desert

Forest service chief visits High Desert

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell came to the High Desert on Saturday to meet with firefighting crews and others  due…

Oregon man arrested over bribe for traffic ticket

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TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they arrested a man after he tried to bribe a trooper to tear up a citation…

Cyclist hits pickup, injured in SW Bend

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A 20-year-old Bend cyclist was hospitalized in fair condition Friday after colliding with the rear of a pickup truck parked…

Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

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The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

Gaza says children dead after camp hit

Mother of Palestinian boy reacts to his death, Gaza City

At a refugee camp near the beach in Gaza, parents took their children out to play. It's Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that…

MH17 team tired of delays, official says

MH17 crash site

It is, in the words of one frustrated official, "one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world."

And yet, 11 days after…

Suspected sex offender killed during arrest

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A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police…

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern…

What will get done before Congress' recess?

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Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

Congress reaches tentative VA reform deal

Phoenix VA Medical Center

Republican and Democratic leaders announced a $17 billion compromise bill Monday that would get veterans to a doctor more…

Court says ground zero cross can stay

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A memorial cross at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York can remain at the newly opened facility, an…

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High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

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At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for…

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Nov. ballot

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has…

Oregon pot measure qualifies for November ballot

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Environmentalists, gun-control advocates and others on the left have repeatedly been thwarted by…

GOP abandons Oregon candidate with criminal record

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) — Republican leaders in Oregon have abandoned a legislative candidate after learning he served eight…

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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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GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

Chevy Silverado

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly occurrence this year.

Stocks flat despite another big Merger Monday

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It was another merger Monday on Wall Street. But that didn't excite investors too much.

The Dow eked out a slight gain while…

Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

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The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security…

Investors help the rich pay off student loans

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Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their…

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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

Gay marriage, brides on wedding cake

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern…

What will get done before Congress' recess?

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Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

First lady steps up political push

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Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.

Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

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Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

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Ebola outbreak in West Africa is deadliest ever

Ebola victim Dr

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.

Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

Health insurance file

The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security…

Knight match: Donor puts OHSU $100 million closer

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University says its drive to match Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for…

Bill would legalize some cannabis strains

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Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

That was the…

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Investors help the rich pay off student loans

Northwestern University

Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their…

Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

Christian Minard

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is…

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Asia grads searching for Google jobs

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Asia's top students are hoping to hook up with Western firms such as Google, Apple and Deloitte when they enter the…

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OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

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Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

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Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often…

Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

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Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms…

Robot furniture that builds itself

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your…

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California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the…

Settlement reached in chemical spill

West Virginia residents line up for bottled water

A settlement was reached Friday with the company at the center of a January chemical leak that contaminated the water supply…

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.

Manatees may lose endangered status

Snooty oldest manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow…

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Vikings RB Peterson may skip preseason

Adrian Peterson against Washington

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson may not take a snap during the preseason.

Redskins GM: Griffin III rushed back from injury

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, Seahawks, Wildcard game

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen recently told ESPN 950 that quarterback Robert Griffin III was rushed back…

Reloaded Wisconsin embraces expectations

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Wisconsin might have some rebuilding ahead as it replaces 13 starters from a team that went 9-4 last fall -- including 10…

Dodgers acquire INF Barney from Cubs

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The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple reports Monday.

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Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

Diamond the dog

More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at…

Dog passes out with joy when owner returns

Happy dog passes out

A dog is so happy when its owner returns from two years in Europe that it passes out in joy.

Dog back with owners after fatal pig attack

Dog that killed pigs spared

Three pigs died this week after a dog snuck into their pen and attacked in Deschutes River Woods - and later a 2-1 vote by a…

Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

Dog guards dying friend

A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

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GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

Chevy Silverado

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly occurrence this year.

Lyft gets the green light in New York City

Lyft

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New York City Friday, you're not imagining…

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of the faulty ignition switch tied…

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

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In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

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'The Situation' gets counseling in plea deal

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Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge…

David Duchovny touts Russian pride in beer ad

David Duchovny Russian beer commercial

David Duchovny's latest role is stirring up more intrigue than any episode of "The X-Files." The actor plays himself in a…

ESPN commentator apologizes for abuse remark

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ESPN star Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for what he called "the most egregious error of my career," a Friday…

Comic-Con offers 'Hunger Games,' 'Avengers' sneak peeks

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I

Katniss Everdeen is back. The trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" was released over the weekend at San Diego…

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Meet Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman is getting early Oscar buzz for his portrayal of James Brown in “Get on Up.” Learn more about the actor…

Philip Seymour Hoffman's final exit intrigues

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There are so many layers to “A Most Wanted Man,” but primary among them is that the movie would be Philip Seymour Hoffman's…

Scarlett Johansson through the years

Scarlett Johansson

As Scarlett Johansson stars in "Lucy" take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

‘Lucy’ more about style than substance

Lucy

Find out what our reviewer thought of "Lucy" before you head to the theater.

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Driver falls asleep, sparks fire in Oregon

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel slammed into a utility pole and sparked a fire in Oregon.

Cops: Times Square Spider-Man punches officer

Amazing Spider-Man 2

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man is accused of punching a police officer in New York's Times Square over money for a…

Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

Homer Simpson tattoos record

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson have set a new world record.

Police solve 'creepy' porcelain doll mystery

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Deputies have solved the mystery of the appearance of porcelain dolls left on the front porches of several California homes.

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Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America

Virgin America, the U.S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an…

Dad: Man on SWAT-stormed jet mentally ill

Ali Shahi, man accused in Canadian flight threat

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a…

Neon signs are dying, our appreciation isn't

Neon signs in Bangkok

A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The…

16 incredible rooftop bars

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One good thing about humanity's obsession with building enormous numbers of buildings? More rooftops, which means more…

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Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

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Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

Europe's oldest pastry shops

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Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar tacos

Caviar is the new condiment.

In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

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Oregon wildfires wind down, but lightning coming

Ochoco Complex Antler spike camp mess

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range in Oregon for the past two weeks are at or near containment, but a new round of intense lightning storms is forecast this week.

Ochoco Complex update: Still nearly 500 on lines

Fox Fire Ochoco Complex

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The 2-week-old, over 10,000-acre Ochoco Complex of fires on the Ochoco National Forest was nearly 90 percent contained by Monday, with almost 500 firefighters still on the lines.

Logging Units update: Fires now 80 pct. contained

Camas Prairie Fire

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The 2-week-old, nearly 10,500-acre Logging Unit Fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation still have more than 1,200 personnel fighting them, having brought the blazes to 80 percent containment as of Monday.

Bridge 99 update: Hatchery, campgrounds reopen

Bridge 99 incident meteorologist gathering data

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Several campgrounds and the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public as crews continue to make solid progress on the 2-week-old, nearly 5,700-acre Bridge 99 Complex of fires 18 miles northwest of Sisters, officials said Monday.

Drone almost blocks N. Calif. firefighting planes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered their air assault.

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How to shave strokes off your golf game

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Recreational golfers have the option of switching to better equipment to better their golf score.

Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?

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Can you lose weight if the only exercise you do is walking? Find out here.

What to hunt in the summer months

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

Must-haves for your tackle box

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When going fishing, don’t leave home without having these key must-have items in your tackle box.

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How to fit carbs into your family's healthy diet

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Not all carbs are bad. Find out how to fit good carbs into your family's healthy diet.

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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As adults we get our cholesterol checked regularly, but should our children also be getting checked? Find out here.

Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

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Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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Come see why this event was recently ranked among the Top 15 shows in the nation

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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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