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Smoke plume from Estacada wildfire

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Governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send resources to help fight a wildfire near Estacada that threatens dozens of homes.

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Weed, Calif., wildfire burns 100 homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.

La Pine assault victim speaks

La Pine throat-slashing victim recalls assault

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested over the weekend on charges she slashed a man's throat  Saturday evening. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O'Connor spoke with the recovering victim Monday to hear his side of the story.

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision approving the site plan for the 10.4-acre location and urged city councilors to hear the appeal, rather than let a state land-use appeals board make the ruling.

NFL case spotlights child discipline

NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

The familiar and polarizing debate of child-rearing is now back in the spotlight. Should parents ever get physical with their children?

Kurdish soldiers fire at ISIS

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US courts allies, strikes ISIS near Baghdad

As world leaders struggled to come up with strategies to combat the threat from ISIS, U.S. military aircraft targeted one of the Islamist militant group's positions near Baghdad.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.

As wo...

Kurdish fighter with house destroyed by US air strikes

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U.S. airstrike aims at ISIS near Baghdad

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a se...

Obamacare, health care reform signup

4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found.

Michael Brown robbery video

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Grand jury gets more time in Ferguson case

A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

St. Louis County Judge Carolyn Whittington has extended the grand jury's deadline unti...

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Portland teacher punched; former player expelled

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a former high school football player accused of punching a teacher multiple times in the head has been arrested for investigation of misdemeanor assault.

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Sisters-area couple cited for weddings on ag land

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TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) — A Central Oregon couple has racked up $2,000 in fines for hosting weddings on their property near…

C.O. Head Start reports strong progress

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Students attending NeighborImpact Head Start in Deschutes and Crook counties were back in class Monday, and teachers have…

La Pine woman accused of slashing neighbor's throat

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A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested on attempted murder and assault charges Saturday night, accused of slashing a 52-…

Cascade Natural Gas seeks small rate hike

Cascade Natural Gas files for 12.4 percent rate cut

Cascade Natural Gas Corp. said Monday it has filed a proposed rate hike of about 1 percent for Oregon customers to reflect…

Bend man's pickup crashes on Hwy. 126W; mother killed

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A 65-year-old Bend man crashed his pickup into a tree along Hwy. 126W in Lane County Friday afternoon, and his 87-year-old…

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Sisters-area couple cited for weddings on ag land

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TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) — A Central Oregon couple has racked up $2,000 in fines for hosting weddings on their property near…

Wealth gap report paints grim picture for Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a…

Ballot measure would create college aid fund

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to…

State to mail 900,000 voter registration reminders

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver's license or state identification card but aren't registered…

US courts allies, strikes ISIS near Baghdad

Kurdish soldiers fire at ISIS

As world leaders struggled to come up with strategies to combat the threat from ISIS, U.S. military aircraft targeted one of…

Landmark deal brings Ukraine closer to EU

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Ukraine and the European Union ratified a political and economic agreement Tuesday, in a step leaders hailed as a "historic…

Who would get Roger Goodell's job?

Roger Goodell

If public pressure forces Roger Goodell to resign, sources in the industry tell CNNMoney it's unlikely the owners would…

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers

Scotland independence vote

The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of…

CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

Cover Girl ad domestic violence

Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league's mishandling of…

3,000 US troops may join Ebola fight

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

President Barack Obama turns his attention to Ebola on Tuesday, announcing new U.S. steps to combat the growing epidemic in…

Man shot from behind by police, family says

Darrien Hunt vigil

To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed.

To hear his…

Tropical Storm Odile drenches Baja

Hurricane Odile damage, Cabo San Lucas damage

The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula…

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Portland City Club gubernatorial debate scheduled

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Another debate has been scheduled in Oregon's campaign for governor.

Rick Perry to host fundraiser for Richardson

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson is getting a boost for his Oregon gubernatorial campaign from…

Ballot measure would create college aid fund

Decision 2014 logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to…

State to mail 900,000 voter registration reminders

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 900,000 Oregonians who have a driver's license or state identification card but aren't registered…

Legal pot debate down to contrasting drug stats

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A week after growling at each other in the press over whether marijuana should be legalized, Congressman…

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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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United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

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United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door. The airline and the…

CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

Cover Girl ad domestic violence

Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league's mishandling of…

1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide

Food bank

One out of every nine people in the world does not have enough food to eat. An annual report from the United Nations…

Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship

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The Radisson hotel chain has suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of child abuse allegations…

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US ramping up Ebola effort

Barack Obama July 2

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two…

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Obama getting on Air Force One

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are…

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

ISIS militants and tank

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be…

Study finds politics stinks -- literally

Republican, Democrat, political buttons

If you and your significant other share political views, it could be because you like each other's smell.

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When pregnancy makes you violently ill

Hannah and Jessica Jackson

"What, are you insane?" That seems to be the response I get most from friends and family members when I tell them that I'd…

US ramping up Ebola effort

Barack Obama July 2

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two…

4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

Obamacare, health care reform signup

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new…

List of states with Enterovirus D68 grows

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Indiana and Montana have joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, health officials say.…

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Online education clicks with African students

Africa online education

Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different…

Student debt over $50K is on the rise

Janessa Robinson

Janessa Robinson will soon join the "mega loan club" of college graduates with over $50,000 in student debt.

Student fights school's ChapStick ban

Lip balm, chapstick

An 11-year-old student who was denied ChapStick has decided to fight the school to lift the ban.

Student loan debt surges for senior citizens

Student loan receipt

When they should be worrying about affording retirement, a growing number of senior citizens are drowning in student loan…

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Apple sold 4M iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus

Apparently, a lot of people want the iPhone 6. Apple sold a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on…

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft

Microsoft is expanding its video game empire, buying the wildly popular Minecraft and the tiny production studio that…

Golfer wins space trip after bagging hole-in-one

Earth in space

After a hole-in-one at the KLM Open in Amsterdam, golfer Andy Sullivan has won a prize that is truly out of this world.

The…

China tests sidewalk lanes for phone users

Cellphone Customers Jump Companies

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on…

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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,…

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

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Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists…

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Who would get Roger Goodell's job?

Roger Goodell

If public pressure forces Roger Goodell to resign, sources in the industry tell CNNMoney it's unlikely the owners would…

CoverGirl ad attacked by NFL protesters

Cover Girl ad domestic violence

Activists have hijacked a CoverGirl ad campaign intended for female NFL fans in order to protest the league's mishandling of…

Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship

Adrian Peterson

The Radisson hotel chain has suspended its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of child abuse allegations…

Eagles rally back to beat Colts

Eagles beat Colts week 2

Cody Parkey kicked a 36-yard field goal on the last play of the game Monday night, giving the Philadelphia Eagles a 30-27…

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Bend Spay-Neuter Project at Project Connect

On Saturday, Bend Spay and Neuter Project participated in the annual Project Connect Central Oregon event.  A total of 47…

Culver horse tests positive for West Nile virus

West Nile virus in JeffCo horse

A Bend equine veterinary clinic says it has diagnosed a case of equine West Nile virus in a horse from the Jefferson County…

Donations flood in after UK dogs' home fire

Manchester dog

A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the northern English city of Manchester has killed 43 dogs, shocking a nation…

Zeus, world's tallest dog, dies

Zeus, world's tallest dog

The Doorlag family in Otsego, Michigan is mourning the loss of their dog Zeus, who passed away last week.

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World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive

3-D printed car

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car --…

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over the company's low fares. Fans of the…

At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

GM dealership

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars, has so far linked 19 deaths to a serious…

Red light! GM stops sales of Corvettes

General Motors

The new Corvette goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, but good luck getting your hands on one. General Motors has told…

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'Central Perk' opens for 'Friends' 20th anniversary

Central Perk pop-up shop

They're the "Friends" who needed no invitation, and for 10 years, viewers welcomed them into their homes, making Rachel,…

'OITNB' writer: Show made me realize I'm gay

Orange is the New Black

When "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli started working on the series, she didn't realize how much it would…

Robin Thicke: 'High and drunk' all last year

Singer Robin Thicke

Summer 2013 was blurry for Robin Thicke, according to what the "Blurred Lines" singer told lawyers in April.

Beyonce and Jay Z: From breakup to baby rumors

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Say what you will about superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z, but they appear determined to keep fans guessing. The…

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Worst romantic comedies ever made

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Romantic comedies can be a tough genre to pull off. Without the right balance of originality, chemistry and writing, you…

The films of Morgan Freeman

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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has built up an impressive resume as one of Hollywood's most distinctive talents. Take a…

Movie stars who can also sing

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As Harry Connick Jr. stars in "Dolphin Tale 2," take a look at other movie stars who also sing.

5 movies that had us rooting for bad guys

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You probably don't find yourself rooting for criminals and outlaws in real life, but in movies anything goes. Here are five…

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Coyote found napping in Ariz. fireplace

Coyote in fireplace

An Arizona man gets the surprise of his life when he finds a coyote taking a nap in his fireplace.

Pizza Hut outlet drops 'free small animal' deal

Pizza Hut animal deal

A Pizza Hut restaurant in Australia apologizes for offering a "free small animal" with the purchase of 10 large pizzas.

Pomeranian disappears: Did he become dinner?

Bear the Pomeranian

Police call the relationship "toxic." If the details of the police report are accurate, folks won't need much…

Police: Man hid drugs in D.A.R.E. stuffed animal

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Police say a man was arrested after they caught him with drugs hidden inside a stuffed animal wearing a D.A.R.E. T-shirt.

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Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

The Envelope Please initiative

When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!

That's the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes…

Disney World splurges that are worth it

Four Seasons Orlando

Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.

Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, you could get into the Magic…

Measles at Seattle airport investigated

Measles

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly…

Giant rabbit goes up in flames

Moon Rabbit damaged in fire

Dutch installation artist Florentijn Hofman must be feeling cursed right about now. The man whose giant rubber duck was…

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Triple-cheese poppyseed noodles

These will stand on their own for a summer brunch, or go with any grilled feast!

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

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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…

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Governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire

Smoke plume from Estacada wildfire

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send resources to help fight a wildfire near Estacada that threatens dozens of homes.

Weed, Calif., wildfire burns 100 homes

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.

Wildfire closes highway, campground near Estacada

Smoke plume from Estacada wildfire

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ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — A 1,000-acre wildfire burning in the Mount Hood National Forest prompted the closure of a campground, a recreational vehicle park and a highway near Estacada.

Wildfire weather west of Cascades, freezing east

White Salmon wildfire

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Forecasters say a combination of gusty winds and low humidity are creating a high wildfire danger through Friday evening west of the Cascades in much of western Washington and Oregon.

Winds fan wildfire that damages 3 Wash. homes

White Salmon wildfire

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84.

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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

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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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