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Deschutes County for more smoke

More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during prescribed burns.

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Turnout turnoff: Will Ore. voters cast ballots in fall?

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs the question: Why?

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Portland police shoot, arrest I-84 gunman

A Portland police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.

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Sunriver police warn of coyotes sighting

The Sunriver Police Department warned residents and visitors - especially those with small pets - about a sighting of three coyotes Monday morning in the resort community.

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Proposed UO golf course has yet to reach the green

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A proposed University of Oregon golf course near Creswell is chipping along behind the scenes while developers work out land use, wetlands and water issues.

Florence man gets new trial on perjury charge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the perjury conviction of a man found guilty of causing a drunken-driving crash that killed two friends.

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Police: Man stepped into path of car near Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Highway 101 north of Florence in what may have been an intentional act on the part of the pedestrian.

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Suspected U.S. drone strike hits Somalia

He's the man behind 2013's ghastly shopping mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya. He's pledged his terror group's allegiance to al Qaeda. Now, the world wants to know if Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane is dead after a suspected U.S. drone strike in Somal...

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Pentagon: US military conducts operation in Somalia

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when approp...

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Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest

The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

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Bend firearms instructor speaks in wake of Ariz. tragedy

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A firearms instructor who trained officers at Oregon's police academy for a decade spoke to NewsChannel 21 Sunday about the…

NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

Bend stabbing STELL, GARRETT, WETHERALD

Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

SE Bend dispute sparks standoff, two arrests

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The aftermath of a domestic dispute at a southeast Bend home led to concerns of a possible kidnapping, standoff and…

Highland Games come to Prineville

Highland Games hit Prineville festival

Saturday brought the second annual Pioneer Summer Fest in Prineville, and this year they added something different -- the…

Bend 'Workhouse' offers workshops, classes

Workhouse hosts classes, workshops

The Workhouse in Bend is hosting over a dozen different art workshops and nutritional classes this fall.

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Oregon students face tough test this academic year

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a…

OSP: Texting Hwy. 30 driver hit, killed bicyclist

Hwy 30 fatal hit-and-run, Kristopher Woodruff

A Vernonia man without a valid driver's license was texting on his cellphone when his pickup traveled onto the shoulder of…

NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

Bend stabbing STELL, GARRETT, WETHERALD

Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

Bend won't renew Mirror Pond Plaza lease

Mirror Pond Plaza lease up

The 500-square plaza in the heart of downtown Bend is known for bikes and beers, but changes might be coming soon. Crow's…

Seat recline fight diverts another flight

Crowded flight, airline, airplane passengers

Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight.

32 teens escape from Tenn. detention center

Teen correctional facility escape

Authorities near Nashville, Tennessee, are still searching Tuesday for the remaining teenagers who escaped a detention…

Kentucky U.S. Senate race is key in midterms

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While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, it's also the unofficial start to the campaign season.

That means…

Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

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Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a majority of plaintiff claims brought over the company's role…

Suspected U.S. drone strike hits Somalia

Al-Shabaab fighters

He's the man behind 2013's ghastly shopping mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya. He's pledged his terror group's allegiance to al…

Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

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Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.

CDC director raises Ebola alarm

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making…

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees

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The setup was bizarre.

North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking…

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Turnout turnoff: Will Ore. voters cast ballots in fall?

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's voter participation rate hit a near record low for the modern era in the May primary. That begs…

Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to…

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John…

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…

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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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Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

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

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a majority of plaintiff claims brought over the company's role…

Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

Kraft Singles cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.

Before the iWatch there was...

Gear 2 smartwatch

After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days…

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

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There's a new skirmish in the fierce takeover battle among dollar-store rivals. Dollar General, the industry leader, has…

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Obama: 'I'd join a union'

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President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say…

Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.…

Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg…

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

Dianne Feinstein

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the…

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Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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

Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no…

Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

Parents of cancer stricken son

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they…

What they don't tell you about losing weight

Shannon Britton

At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: "Oh,…

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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.

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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Can levitating appliances be far off?

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Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in…

Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

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Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

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.

Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

Google Project Wing

Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for…

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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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CFB roundup: Baylor QB Petty has cracks in his back

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Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was diagnosed with having two cracks in the transverses processes of his back, CBSSports.com…

Sam not signed to Rams practice squad

Michael Sam, NFL preseason debut

The St. Louis Rams announced the signing of 10 players to their practice squad on Monday, and defensive end Michael Sam was…

Report: Carr named Raiders' starting QB

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The Oakland Raiders named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback, Fox Sports reported Monday.

Report: Texans' Watt lands $100M extension

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans, 2013

J.J. Watt is set to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player.

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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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Corvette museum won't keep sinkhole after all

Sinkhole, National Corvette Museum

The virtual cathedral for one of America's most revered cars will reluctantly fill a monster sinkhole that brought it both…

Tesla expands in China, stock at all-time high

Tesla Model S

Tesla shares hit an all-time high Friday after the electric carmaker announced plans to build 400 charging points in China.

America's cheapest gas is in this town

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You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

Spider webs cause car recall again

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

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Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault

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Chris Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault Tuesday to settle a case stemming from a sidewalk fight at a Washington hotel…

How celebrities' nude photos get leaked

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How did private, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities get leaked all over the Internet Sunday?

Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison is dead

Jimi Jamison, Survior

Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He…

FBI probes Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hack

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 SAG Awards

A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

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Five celebrities who are actually smart

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Celebrities may not always come across as the smartest people around, but some smart stars made sure to get some education…

In theaters: September movie releases

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

Actors who direct

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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.

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Cops: Woman swallows stolen ring to 'hide it'

Woman swallows diamond ring

A Utah woman is accused of hiding a stolen ring worth thousands of dollars -- by swallowing it.

Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of…

99 cans of beer in a pack

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

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

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5 must-play courses in the Canadian Rockies

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Breathtaking scenery, championship design -- many of the courses dropped into the Canadian Rockies are among the most…

World's best wine-tasting experience

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"Beyond the hedonism of tasting these wines -- and the hedonism of tasting these wines is going to be off the charts -- I…

15 funniest travel books ever (in English)

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We expect a lot from our travel writers.

American, US Air tickets back on Orbitz

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That was fast. American Airlines tickets are back on Orbitz.

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

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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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More prescribed-burn smoke on the horizon?

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Deschutes County is asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to be allowed to create more smoke during prescribed burns.

New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

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A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.

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.”

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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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