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Pine Creek Fire smoke

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C.O. wildfires update: Initial attack crews set to go

Initial attack crews prepared to take on new fire starts Tuesday as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated through Wednesday in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.

Waterman Complex Fire retardant drop

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Highway 26E reopens in limited fashion

The over 12,500-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell moved from 50 to 75 percent containment Monday -- and on Tuesday morning, Hwy. 26E east of Prineville reopened to traffic for the first time in a week - but to one just lane, guided by pilot car. Marks Creek is under a reduced Level 1 pre-evacuation notice.

Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed pest control agencies. The repellent can cause seizures to birds, often in mid-flight.  And during last week’s heat wave, it even led to deaths.

Waterman Complex field observations

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Warm Springs updates injury fire engine crash

The dangers of firefighting aren’t solely on the fire lines, a reminder seen Friday in a pair of injury rollover crashes involving vehicles en route to two of the wildfires burning in Central Oregon. One went to a Portland hospital with what Warm Springs officials revealed Tuesday were "serious but none-life-threatening injuries."

Logging Unit Fire retardant drop

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Logging Unit Fires: Good progress, still much to do

Tuesday morning's update on the Logging Unit Fires that have burned over 10,300 acres, have 735 personnel battling them and are just 5 percent contained; firefighters report excellent progress with line construction; Sidwalter Flat area evacuation alert dropped to Level 1.

Bridge 99 Fire Green Ridge Lookout

Steve Ziel

Bridge 99 Complex: Evacuation levels reduced

Evacuation levels were lowered near the Bridge 99 Fires on Tuesday and two campgrounds reopened.

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Oregon pot measure qualifies for November ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Cover Oregon: state won't be affected by ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cover Oregon officials say Oregonians won't be affected by a federal appeals court ruling that President Barack Obama's health care law authorizes subsidies only for people who buy insurance on exchanges established by states.

National Guard Chinook helicopter on Logging Unit Fires

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Guard air crews join Northwest wildfire battles

Aircrews from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, who fly C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, are among the latest National Guard members to join in the response to wildfires in Oregon and Washington state.

Shaniko Butte Fire Map

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Weather break aids Shaniko Butte firefighters

The weather gave firefighters a break Monday on the 42,500-acre Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, allowing for four miles of burnout on the southern boundary, and just damp enough elsewhere to tamp down fire activity. Here's Tuesday morning's update:

Pro Russian separatist in front of MH17 wreckage

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MH17 crash: US says rebels responsible

U.S. officials said Tuesday that while pro-Russian rebels were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, they now believe it's likely the rebels didn't know the plane was a commercial airliner.

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Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

BOWERMAN, MELISSA MARIE

The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an…

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed…

High Desert wildfires: Blazing toward record?

A record year for fires on High Desert

Bend fire experts say wildfire conditions are only likely to get worse, but can't say this season's large and plentiful…

They take a dive to save forests and homes

Redmond Smokejumpers are Central Oregon s elite

Smokejumping -- it's the kind of firefighting adrenaline junkies fall for. But don't be fooled: This work is no walk in the…

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured

SCHMIDTKE, KEITH ALLEN

A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the…

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Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed…

Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

BOWERMAN, MELISSA MARIE

The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an…

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured

SCHMIDTKE, KEITH ALLEN

A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the…

C.O. wildfires roundup: Smoke streaming as blazes grow

Bridge 99 Complex Fire doubles in size overnight

A fire-weary week drew to a close Friday with little rest, watery eyes and lots of work ahead to contain numerous wildfires…

MH17: Remembering the victims

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

A nun, a leading AIDS researcher, an international athlete and a family traveling on summer vacation.

The victims aboard…

MH17 crash: US says rebels responsible

Pro Russian separatist in front of MH17 wreckage

U.S. officials said Tuesday that while pro-Russian rebels were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,…

FAA bans US-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

Delta Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel's Ben…

Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

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Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

Microsoft weighed down by ailing Nokia

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It's going to take more than layoffs for Microsoft to fix Nokia.

Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

Vote, election file

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice…

Stocks are back in 'vroom vroom' mode

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A dose of healthy company earnings gave investors extra energy Tuesday.

Here's are the key takeaways:

1. Stocks march ahead:…

Costa Concordia to sail this week

Costa Concordia, refloat operation

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is about to make its final voyage.

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Cover Oregon: state won't be affected by ruling

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cover Oregon officials say Oregonians won't be affected by a federal appeals court ruling that…

Oregon pot measure qualifies for November ballot

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

2014 World Cup

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Brazil World Cup 2014

Alex Thomas

Brazil's national football team may have been smoked on the pitch by Germany, but now government officials are claiming a…

Heroes' welcome for German World Cup winners

Germany's Mario Goetze, Andre Schuerrle celebrating World Cup victory

Alex Grimm/Pool/Reuters

The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as up to a million flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to…

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil soccer coach

Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Luiz Felipe Scolari's second stint as Brazil manager didn't go nearly as well as the first.

Argentine police, fans riot after World Cup

Argentina World Cup riots

Channel 13 Argentina

Police in Argentina arrested at least 120 people Sunday after a World Cup celebration in downtown Buenos Aires got out of…

World Cup walloped social-media records

Mario Gotze scores

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all.

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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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler logo, car

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

Microsoft weighed down by ailing Nokia

Microsoft file

It's going to take more than layoffs for Microsoft to fix Nokia.

Stocks are back in 'vroom vroom' mode

NYSE floor file

A dose of healthy company earnings gave investors extra energy Tuesday.

Here's are the key takeaways:

1. Stocks march ahead:…

Goodwill: No security breach so far

Credit card swipe, shopping

Goodwill Industries said it has found no evidence of a security breach after working with federal investigators for several…

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Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

Vote, election file

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice…

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Affordable Care Act website

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care…

Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

President Obama in Tennessee

Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising…

Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases

Department of Justice

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror…

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Appeals courts differ on health care

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It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

First,…

Red Cross issues urgent blood donor plea

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While helping victims of fires and other disasters across the Northwest, the Red Cross has its own crisis to tackle - and…

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Affordable Care Act website

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care…

'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

XL Love How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw…

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Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Asia grads searching for Google jobs

Sign at Google campus

Asia's top students are hoping to hook up with Western firms such as Google, Apple and Deloitte when they enter the…

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

Medical marijuana 101

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about pot.

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Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Verizon Wireless

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for…

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

West Bank, Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

You're not cool enough for Facebook's newest app

Facebook Mentions

Call it Facebook for the famous. Facebook has unveiled a new standalone app called "Mentions," which is designed to help…

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Giant photos are slowing the Web down. Google has a plan to make your pages load faster.

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California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the…

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.

Manatees may lose endangered status

Snooty oldest manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow…

Is this the green coffee cup revolution?

Recyclable cup

Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

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Queen's horse Estimate fails drugs test

Queen Elizabeth with Estimate

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her 5-year-old filly is in…

Yankees land 3B Headley in trade

Baseballs, sports, MLB

The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in…

Dungy addresses Sam comments

Michael Sam smiling

A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the…

Mudiay has $1.2 million deal in China

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Southern Methodist University signee Emmanuel Mudiay has reached a deal to play for Guangdong Southern Tigers in the China…

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HSCO: Half off adoption fee for older pets

Maturity has its rewards, and at the Humane Society of Central Oregon that means all animals six years and older will have…

City to veteran: Get rid of therapeutic ducks

Domesticated duck

An Iraq War veteran is trying to convince his Ohio village to let him keep his 14 therapeutic ducks.

8 unlikely, adorable city mascots

Hamish McHamish

The world's most adorable city mascots have some heady responsibilities and impressive lines on their CVs, from running a…

Pit bull saves deaf teen from house fire

Pit bull saves deaf teen

A teen is alive thanks to the family's pit bull, who woke him up from a nap when his house caught fire.

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler logo, car

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW

Fiat

Fiat denied Thursday it was in merger talks with Volkswagen, but its shares held on to strong gains in a weaker Italian…

Classic VW Beetle goes electric

VW Beetle electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Not many cars have more…

Here's what's so outrageous about the GM debacle

GM HQ Detroit with Chevrolet sign

Senators didn't hold back Thursday as they grilled General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

It is the fourth time she's been called…

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Ray J Norwood charged with sexual battery

Ray J Norwood

Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks,…

Cops to Justin Bieber: Tone down the parties

Justin Bieber, March 2014

Beverly Hills police want Justin Bieber to "take the bull by the horns" and tone down his house parties.

GLAAD: Movies don't represent LGBT

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping…

Robert Downey Jr.: Highest-paid actor (again)

Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey

Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

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Selena Gomez: On and off set

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As Selena Gomez celebrates her birthday take a look at images of the actress and singer on and off set.

Bust a move for best dance flicks ever

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Dance flicks can make for an entertaining movie. Take a look at some of the best dance movies of all time.

Cameron Diaz through the years

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect premiere 2012

As Cameron Diaz stars in "Sex Tape," take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

Gold standard: Celebrated animated films

Planes Fire and Rescue

As "Planes: Fire and Rescue" opens in theaters this week take a look at some of the top animated films of the last decade.

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Pranksters smear Ore. cars with doughnuts

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Police in Oregon are on the hunt for vandals smearing cars in one neighborhood with doughnuts and other baked goods.

D'oh! Fleeing man runs into police academy

Police lights file

A Mississippi man fleeing a traffic stop unknowingly runs into a law enforcement academy.

Oops: Fake bus bomb mistaken for real one

Fake bomb Washington

A suspicious bag that sparked the evacuation of a city bus and several roads in Washington state turns out to be a fake bomb.

Pilot makes emergency landing on same highway twice in 8 days

Pilot makes emergency landing on same highway twice in 8 days

A veteran pilot was forced to make his second emergency landing in eight days on the same Long Island, New York, highway.

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An optimist's guide to travel bargains

Montreal, Quebec

Just as every bull market has a bear, every tourist destination has a flip side, a season when prices go down and savvy,…

Doing time on Italy's prison islands

Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano - Montecristo

For centuries Italy has housed its convicts and political enemies on some of the myriad tiny islands that dot its stunning…

Massive flight disruptions expected in China

Canceled flights Jan 22

Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China were canceled or delayed Monday and state media warned that more disruptions…

Summer bummer: Six Flags attendance tanks

Bizarro Roller Coaster, Six Flags New England

Six Flags took a dive on Monday and not in a fun roller coaster kind of way.

The theme park's shares plunged as much as 9%…

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Europe's oldest pastry shops

Confeitaria Nacional

Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar tacos

Caviar is the new condiment.

In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

Report: Americans want better quality fast food

McDonald's

Americans want food their way, and a new survey shows that "their way" calls for a higher quality, more varied meal than…

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Warm Springs updates injury fire engine crash

Waterman Complex field observations

Waterman Complex Team/InciWeb

The dangers of firefighting aren’t solely on the fire lines, a reminder seen Friday in a pair of injury rollover crashes involving vehicles en route to two of the wildfires burning in Central Oregon. One went to a Portland hospital with what Warm Springs officials revealed Tuesday were "serious but none-life-threatening injuries."

C.O. wildfires update: Initial attack crews set to go

Pine Creek Fire smoke

InciWeb

Initial attack crews prepared to take on new fire starts Tuesday as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated through Wednesday in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.

Logging Unit Fires: Good progress, still much to do

Logging Unit Fire retardant drop

InciWeb

Tuesday morning's update on the Logging Unit Fires that have burned over 10,300 acres, have 735 personnel battling them and are just 5 percent contained; firefighters report excellent progress with line construction; Sidwalter Flat area evacuation alert dropped to Level 1.

Ochoco Complex update: Progress on the lines

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Five Ochoco National Forest fires that escaped initial attack after the July 13 thunderstorm are being managed together as the Ochoco Complex. The fires were 22 percent contained as of Tuesday morning

Bridge 99 Complex: Evacuation levels reduced

Bridge 99 Fire Green Ridge Lookout

Steve Ziel

Evacuation levels were lowered near the Bridge 99 Fires on Tuesday and two campgrounds reopened.

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Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?

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Can you lose weight if the only exercise you do is walking? Find out here.

What to hunt in the summer months

Geese

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

Must-haves for your tackle box

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When going fishing, don’t leave home without having these key must-have items in your tackle box.

Benefits of cycling

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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

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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.

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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As adults we get our cholesterol checked regularly, but should our children also be getting checked? Find out here.

Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

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Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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Come see why this event was recently ranked among the Top 15 shows in the nation

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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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