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Amanda Hinshaw ponders plea deal

Ex-Ridgeview HS monitor hesitates on plea deal

A former Ridgeview High hallway monitor accused of having sex with a minor and providing alcohol to others was scheduled to change her plea and be sentenced Friday morning, but apparently 30-year-old Amanda Hinshaw had a change of heart.

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Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

Westside Bend parking concerns

Bend Westside neighbors voice parking concerns

Over the past few weeks, NewsChannel 21 has received several emails about parking problems on the west side of Bend, especially in the neighborhoods off Galveston Avenue.

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Jefferson Co. DA raising funds to save drug summit

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -- in fact, he's seeking public donations to keep the Oct. 1 event on track, and vows it will go on as scheduled.

Historic Crook County school saved by students

Former students save historic Howard School

The Howard School building, 17 miles northeast of Prineville, has a lot of meaning to former students, and when they heard about its possible demolition, they took matters into their own hands.

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Deschutes Forest, coalition partner on fuels reduction

The Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Coalition signed an agreement this week to work cooperatively on fuels reduction work within the 26 neighborhoods and communities that make up the Upper Deschutes River Coalition area.

Slain Israeli teens

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Hamas leader says militants took slain teens

Three Israeli teens kidnapped in the West Bank in June and later found dead were abducted by Hamas militants who did not inform the group leadership about the kidnapping, a Hamas official said Friday.

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Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say the longtime percussionist for Portland band Pink Martini has been found dead.

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Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled "Without Warning" this week, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

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Eugene man dies after fight outside 7-Eleven

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a 23-year-old man who died Wednesday after being found unconscious in a downtown alley had been in a fight earlier that morning.

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Jumbo ship, dock parts expected on Columbia River

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jumbo shipment is headed up the Columbia River this weekend.

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Fire danger forces outdoor concert to move

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The Deschutes National Forest said Friday it canceled the event called “Wedding in the Woods” that organizers planned near…

Madras air museum ready for takeoff

Erickson Air Museum takes off in Madras

Planes from all stretches of time have made their way to Madras and are set for their big debut, just in time for this…

Two area closures lifted as wildfires contained

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Two area closures around fires near Cultus Lake and the John Day River were lifted Tuesday as firefighters continue to make…

Forest Service seeks more firefighting money

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The High Desert has been getting a cooldown welcomed by many, but fire season is far from over. The long and heavy fire…

Out with the old: C.O. school projects underway

C O school projects under way

Several school improvement projects are underway across Central Oregon, including demolition to make way for construction…

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Judge blocks challenge to Multnomah County gun ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that residents who challenged the county's gun…

Crime Stoppers: Bend park vehicle, gear stolen

Crime Stoppers Stolen park gear

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies need your help finding a thief who got away with $20,000 in park equipment.

Feds' ADA sign-off stings Bend's disabled

Can Bend ramp up ADA work

A month after the U.S. Department of Justice told the city of Bend it has “acceptably progressed” in meeting Americans with…

Gas pains: Oregonians pay premium at pump

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The news that Oregon's gas prices are third-highest in the country doesn't surprise many High Desert drivers - but they are…

Missouri cop on leave over inflammatory video

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A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after…

Is Obama heading toward airstrikes in Syria?

Obama ISIS speech serious face

After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

Defense…

Perry: It's possible ISIS has crossed southern border

Texas Gov Rick Perry

It's a "very real possibility" that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the…

In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

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Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday…

Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

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Elizabeth Warren is not Ready for Warren.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed…

OKC police: Officer assaulted women at stops

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An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting several women while on the job, his department said.

The…

Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

Surgical black box

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the…

Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finds himself facing the same questions that news executives do: Where do you draw the line?…

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Jefferson Co. DA raising funds to save drug summit

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Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -…

Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its…

OSU expert: Legal marijuana's fiscal impact hazy

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The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in…

Oregon Democrats back legal pot, food labels

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic Party of Oregon is giving its formal blessing to legal marijuana.

Pot campaign announces $2.3 million in TV ads

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it's buying…

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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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Hot Dog on a Stick gets new life

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Hot Dog on a Stick just got a new lease on life.

The popular West Coast corndog chain was rescued from bankruptcy via a $12.2…

The Coolest Kickstarter tops $9 million

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Are coolers really all that hot?

More than 46,000 people think so. The Coolest Cooler has raised over $9.2 million dollars…

Janet Yellen: Job market not recovered

Janet Yellen

The U.S. job market has improved over the past year, but it is still not fully recovered.

That was Federal Reserve Chair…

Over 750 pay it forward in Starbucks chain

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A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act…

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Perry: It's possible ISIS has crossed southern border

Texas Gov Rick Perry

It's a "very real possibility" that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the…

In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

Rick Perry glasses

Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday…

Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is not Ready for Warren.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed…

Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama

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Mitt Romney feels vindicated by Hillary Clinton.

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Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

Surgical black box

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the…

California patient tests negative for Ebola

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A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

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.

Borders closing over Ebola fears

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread,…

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10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study…

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food…

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

Arizona State University

Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from…

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Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finds himself facing the same questions that news executives do: Where do you draw the line?…

'Secret' app didn't actually keep you anonymous

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Secret is supposed to be the anonymous social network. But until this week, Secret allowed your friends to trace every one…

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

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The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos

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When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet…

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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

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

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

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The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

So General Mills has unveiled…

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

Pollution, smoke stacks

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers exponentially more in the future to deal with…

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Wolves expect to get Young in Love trade

LeBron James, Kevin Love, April 2014

The 30-day waiting period on the Kevin Love trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers ends Saturday and the Minnesota Timberwolves…

Mo'ne Davis' storied Little League run comes to end

Mo'ne Davis

There will be no more Mo'ne Davis, at least for now. The Sports Illustrated cover girl and her Philadelphia team are out of…

Manziel fined $12K for middle finger

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Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at the Washington…

Pettine says two-QB system 'on the table'

Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, August 2014

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, who named Brian Hoyer as his starting quarterback two days ago, said Friday he is not…

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

Pit bull shot by arrow

A pit bull in Utah is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive.

Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

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If it's true that cats have nine lives, this cat just used all nine -- one for every story he fell after slipping of an…

Springfield police shooting of dog sparks protest

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department.

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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…

New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

Chevy Corvette Stingray

When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you might worry that those guys will be tempted…

Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

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Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and linkshaft.

Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

Ferrari GTO Berlinetta

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000, the most ever paid for a car at auction.

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What makes a movie quote so quotable?

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Screenwriter William Goldman has written some of the most famous lines in movie history.

You know the ones. "My name is Inigo…

Lauryn Hill releases song to support Ferguson

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of…

'MythBusters' losing some regulars

MythBusters

"MythBusters" is looking to the future -- and leaving some of its regulars behind.

Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

Willie Nelson

If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music…

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'If I Stay' new awakening for Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz in 'If I Stay'

Acclaimed actress Chloë Grace Moretz talks about tackling yet another movie genre with her role in the teen drama "If I…

Greatest football movies of all time

When the Game Stands Tall

As "When the Games Stands Tall" opens in theaters, take a look at some of the greatest football movies of all time.

Movies about real people

When the Games Stands Tall

As "When the Game Stands Tall" opens in theaters, take a look at some other movies that are based on real people.

'The Giver' stars receive valuable insight from Jeff Bridges

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver'

"The Giver" stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk about their roles in the big-screen adaptation of the classic novel.

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Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

Willie Nelson

If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music…

Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

Well played, fake Scott Weiland.

A man arrested July 26 by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting at a local Rite…

German man evicted over squeaky sex swing

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A German court has sided with a landlord who kicked out a tenant over a squeaky sex swing.

Man allegedly pelted to death with oranges

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Police say two South African men are suspected of pelting a farmworker to death with oranges.

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15 amazing spots to find natural bridges

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Don't try to drive over these bridges.

These rocky natural spans were formed over millennia by the flowing waters of a…

Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed

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Tourists from around the world are going to Colorado to get stoned legally.

On the trail of Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'

Slovakia Blood Countess

With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a…

Airline profits up in first half of 2014

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The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during…

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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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Fire danger forces outdoor concert to move

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The Deschutes National Forest said Friday it canceled the event called “Wedding in the Woods” that organizers planned near Cultus Lake Resort due to extreme fire danger in the area and ongoing public use restrictions. The organizer found a new location in Bend to hold it, officials said later.

Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

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A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

Forest Service seeks more firefighting money

Wildfire Funding

The High Desert has been getting a cooldown welcomed by many, but fire season is far from over. The long and heavy fire season in the Pacific Northwest is, however, burning through the federal budget allotted to it.

Two area closures lifted as wildfires contained

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Two area closures around fires near Cultus Lake and the John Day River were lifted Tuesday as firefighters continue to make progress on the remaining blazes in Central Oregon, officials said.

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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