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Scoggins Creek Fire from Hagg Lake

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Conflagration Act invoked in wildfire W. of Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act on Saturday so the state fire marshal can mobilize resources to protect homes threatened by a wildfire west of Portland; meanwhile, several major blazes continue to be fought by thousands of firefighters around the state as summer officially draws to a close.

Oregon spotted frog

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Feds, Old Mill owners OK spotted frog plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and landowners have reached a deal to protect Oregon spotted frog habitat near the Old Mill District in Bend while allowing future development.

Walking hazard

Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on the way to school in northeast Bend.

Monica Wehby Website

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

White House at night

White House fence jumper carried a knife

A man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding knife in his pants pocket, according to a Secret Service affidavit filed Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, i...

White House at night

White House fence jumper carried a knife

A man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding knife in his pants pocket, according to a Secret Service affidavit filed Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, i...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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Sexual predators target of Eugene police stings

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say 85 men responded within three hours to a sex ad on social media that was written by an undercover detective pretending to be a teenage girl.

Hwy 395 marijuana bust near Lakeivew

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Calif. man jailed in Hwy. 395 traffic stop-pot bust

A California man was arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police  traffic stop north of Lakeview when a trooper found about 20 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in his SUV, troopers said.

Wolves injure dogs, kill sheep in NE Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed eight sheep and injured two flock protection dogs in northeast Oregon.

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Feds select Lakeview for biofuels plant

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has announced that a biomass plant to be built in Oregon will produce fuel for the U.S. Navy and Marines.

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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

Enterovirus D68

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states…

Wickiup Reservoir algae health alert issued

Toxic algae warning returns at Wickiup Reservoir

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory late Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir…

FDA rewrites disputed 'spent grain' rule

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would relieve Oregon brewers and farmers from the threat…

Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

Bend debates vacation rentals

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term…

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And…

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Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

Walking hazard

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on…

Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

Enterovirus D68

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states…

For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

Bowman Dam, Prineville Reservoir on Crooked River

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that…

Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

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A study released Thursday shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent in the year ended June 30th.

Wife pleads for ISIS to release Alan Henning

Alan Henning

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with the Islamic State terror group to release her husband,…

White House fence jumper carried a knife

White House at night

A man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding…

'Active' hunt for PA trooper slaying suspect

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper --…

Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try…

Analysts seek match on jihadist's voice

English-speaking Jihadist

Is a jihadist featured on a 55-minute video released by ISIS, warning the United States against getting in its way in Iraq…

School officials liable in alleged rape?

Desks in classroom

It's an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher's aide…

Boko Haram in talks over kidnapped girls

Purported video of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping…

Clemson students challenge sex survey

Clemson Tillman Hall

Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking…

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GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

Monica Wehby Website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric…

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And…

Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

Monica Wehby Website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on…

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for illegal immigrants

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living…

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student…

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

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.

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GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

2014 Chevy Impala

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and…

P&G pulls out of NFL breast cancer campaign

hands holding breast cancer ribbon

Another NFL sponsor is distancing itself from the league amid an ongoing domestic violence controversy.

Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Alibaba IPO

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's…

China drives global diamond jewelry sales to $79 billion

Big diamond

A diamond is forever ... especially in China.

Global diamond jewelry sales hit a record $79 billion last year, led by strong…

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New Zealand's National Party takes election

New Zealand flag

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the…

Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Ron Paul

Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul,…

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off…

Biden lauds infamous senator

Joe Biden file

At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning…

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Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands…

Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

Enterovirus D68

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states…

NIH researcher becomes human guinea pig for Ebola vaccine

Ebola virus

Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm…

The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams

Woman sleep, sleeping

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember,…

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School officials liable in alleged rape?

Desks in classroom

It's an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher's aide…

Clemson students challenge sex survey

Clemson Tillman Hall

Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking…

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

Biden, Obama

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

Virginity Rocks shirt

Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville,…

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Alibaba IPO

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's…

Joan Rivers' Facebook page plugs iPhone 6

Joan Rivers looking glamorous

Something tells us Joan Rivers would laugh about this.

On Friday, the famed comedian, who died September 4 at age 81,…

Larry Ellison: The billionaire with the shiniest toys

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, the top-paid CEO and fifth-richest person in the world, now has a bit more time to live his extraordinarily…

Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

Dipjar

The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards…

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How researchers track great white sharks

Great white shark

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to Florida, Bermuda and Cape Cod.

She's not a…

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

A federal…

Halliburton in $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, oil rig, smoke, ships

Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement,…

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.

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FSU: Winston sitting game over comment

Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will miss all of Saturday night's marquee game against Clemson --- not just one…

P&G pulls out of NFL breast cancer campaign

hands holding breast cancer ribbon

Another NFL sponsor is distancing itself from the league amid an ongoing domestic violence controversy.

NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

Roger Goodell news conference

Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic…

Chinese trailblazer Li Na retires at age of 32

Li Na, 2014 Australian Open

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

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Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

Dog missing 6 years

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin,…

Puppy stolen from Portland animal shelter

Stolen puppy

The Oregon Humane Society said Friday it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of…

Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

Obie the dachshund

He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation…

Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire

fire

A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

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2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

2014 Chevy Impala

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and…

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi self-driving car

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

GM, General Motors

Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed ignition switch should have been taken…

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Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

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Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.

Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

Ryan Reynolds at 2011 Comic Con

A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book…

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

Joan Rivers Fashion Police

E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers blurb

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac…

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Top movies coming this fall

Mockingjay Part I

As fall nears studios are looking to release their top movies of the year. Take a look at some of the movies to look…

5 acting couples who met on set

movie slate, clapper, set

As Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates her birthday, take a look at Jada and Will and other couples who met on set.

Jennifer Aniston through the years

Jennifer Aniston, 2012, Wanderlust premiere

Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's life and career over the years.

Actors who make us laugh

Amy Poehler Tina Fey Globes

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

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Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

Chicken rooster blurb

Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after shoppers complained that a store hosted a…

Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands

Anaconda pulled from water

A math teacher in French Guiana catches a 17-foot anaconda with his bare hands and relocates it after the snake ate his…

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

iPhone 6

A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

Police lights file

An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire.

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And the world's busiest airport is ...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger…

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile left airports unable to reopen.

Are these the world's sexiest accents?

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily…

The ultimate first-class perks

Luxurious jets

We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

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

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

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Conflagration Act invoked in wildfire W. of Portland

Scoggins Creek Fire from Hagg Lake

Rod Hill/KGW.COM

Gov. John Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act on Saturday so the state fire marshal can mobilize resources to protect homes threatened by a wildfire west of Portland; meanwhile, several major blazes continue to be fought by thousands of firefighters around the state as summer officially draws to a close.

Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

Fire near Hagg Lake

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GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has burned across more than 200 acres, prompting urgent evacuation notices to more than 30 homes.

Fire ignites on Umatilla Indian Reservation

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a fire burned 80 to 100 acres on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

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Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

Mountain biking

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

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.

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15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

Wheat grain

Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your healthy diet.

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.

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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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