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Erickson Air Museum takes off in Madras

Madras air museum ready for takeoff

Planes from all stretches of time have made their way to Madras and are set for their big debut, just in time for this weekend's Airshow of the Cascades.

C O school projects under way

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

Several school improvement projects are underway across Central Oregon, including demolition to make way for construction of new classrooms in Culver.

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Forest Service seeks more firefighting money

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.

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Crime Stoppers: Bend park vehicle, gear stolen

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

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California patient tests negative for Ebola

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

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Two area closures lifted as wildfires contained

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.

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Vigil for woman slain at Portland-area apts.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people attended a vigil Wednesday evening for a woman who was found stabbed to death at the suburban Portland apartments where she had just started a new job.

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Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan primaries and adopt the top-two election system used in Washington and California.

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OLCC extends 50-cent surcharge to 2017

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is extending a surcharge of 50 cents per bottle for another two years.

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Pricey Ashland 'bait bike' stolen 3 times in day

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Ashland, Oregon, are finding their pricey new "bait bike" is proving irresistible to thieves.

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Naked flagpole climb: Woman gets mental evaluation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say they've sent a 34-year-old woman to a hospital for a mental evaluation after she made a naked flagpole climb on the roof of a downtown Portland office building.

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Pedestrian laws can confuse walkers, drivers

Street-crossing rules can confuse

Many NewsChannel 21 viewers took to Facebook after Tuesday's Bend police pedestrian enforcement operation, asking us what…

C.O. police join statewide car-seat safety blitz

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Central Oregon law enforcement agencies are joining counterparts around Oregon in a 13-day traffic enforcement blitz…

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…

Bend PD 'Crisis Team' on front lines of suicide calls

Crisis Intervention Team on front lines of suicide calls

When a threat of suicide is called into the Bend Police Department, the Crisis Intervention Team is normally the first on…

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…

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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…

Pedestrian laws can confuse walkers, drivers

Street-crossing rules can confuse

Many NewsChannel 21 viewers took to Facebook after Tuesday's Bend police pedestrian enforcement operation, asking us what…

'One-way' signs vandalized along, near Phil's Trail

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

A total of 18 one-way trail signs have been tampered with or vandalized over the past four months along or near the popular…

Ukraine: Russian aid convoy 'direct invasion'

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Russia has up to 18,000 "combat-ready" troops on its border with Ukraine on Friday, a significant increase from previous…

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.

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,…

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…

Ferguson shooting: Where's Darren Wilson?

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As the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson calmed early Friday after nights of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed…

Hagel: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

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America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting ISIS fighters in Syria, saying during a news…

Giant rubber duck makes its way to Los Angeles

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A giant, bright yellow rubber duck made a stop in Los Angeles while on its journey around the world.

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

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

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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…

Richardson claims $350,000 in one month

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dennis Richardson's campaign says the Republican has raised $350,000 for his gubernatorial…

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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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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…

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…

Get paid to click on ads

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If you've ever searched online (so, pretty much everyone) this applies to you. A London-based startup called Qmee will pay…

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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Could stocks hit yet another record high? It's entirely possible.

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Hagel: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

Iraq air strikes car destroyed

America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting ISIS fighters in Syria, saying during a news…

N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

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Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in…

Judge strikes Florida's same-sex marriage ban

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Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida's same-sex…

US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned…

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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,…

U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

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Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.

Almond, peanut butter recall hits shoppers, food banks

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NeighborImpact learned Wednesday of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut…

OSU study: Few differences in organic cow health, milk

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Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the U.S. show no significant differences in health…

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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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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…

Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

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What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're…

How we'll pay for things in the future

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Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and…

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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

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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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Rose plans to play for Team USA Friday

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Team USA point guard Derrick Rose expects to play in Friday night's game against Puerto Rico in New York after sitting out…

Kershaw isn't focusing on next no-hitter

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After Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw no-hit the San Diego Padres for five innings Thursday, the buzz in the air…

Angels trade for 2B Beckham

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The Los Angeles Angels, looking to bolster their infield depth for a run at an American League playoff berth, acquired…

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…

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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

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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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V. Stiviano claims Sterling is gay in court docs

Donald Sterling interviewed by Anderson Cooper

After watching the NBA team he owned for 33 years be sold out from under him, former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald…

Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

Well played, Fake Scott Weiland. A man arrested July 26 on suspicion of shoplifting and alleged drug possession was somehow…

Emmy Awards 2014: 5 things to watch for

Breaking Bad

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final…

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship after three years of dating, a report says.

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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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Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

Well played, Fake Scott Weiland. A man arrested July 26 on suspicion of shoplifting and alleged drug possession was somehow…

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.

Student suspended for saying 'bless you' after sneeze

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A student was sent to the principal's office after saying "bless you" to another student who sneezed in class. 

Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

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A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making false 911 calls to report fights, noise…

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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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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…

Kellogg's echoes rival in green initiative

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Two weeks after rival cereal maker General Mills, Kellogg's says it, too, wants to help save the environment.

The company…

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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 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.

New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

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About 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result of Sunday's thunderstorms, and while most have been stopped at less than an acre, crews were fighting two Tuesday.

Wildfire picture quiets down, but danger remains

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Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported Sunday, but the fire danger remains high.

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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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