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Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

A 72-year-old Metolius man shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.

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New wildfire burns on Ochoco National Forest

A new wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville had burned about 45 acres by evening but was 50 percent contained, officials said.

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved bond measure. Tuesday night, the Bend Park and Rec Board approved plans for the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project.

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Crews make progress on wildfire near Estacada

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada and it is 7 percent contained.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

WEED, Calif. (AP) — The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150.

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student financial aid and vocational job training programs in the state.

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Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

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Curry Co. voters reject tax hike to keep jail open

BROOKINGS, Oregon (AP) — Voters in southern Oregon's Curry County on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have doubled their property tax rate to raise $1.6 million a year for three years. The proposal was another in the county's efforts to keep its jail open.

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1 arrested in S. Ore. convenience store homicide

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon city of Roseburg say they have arrested a man in the death of a 38-year-old woman killed early Tuesday at the convenience store where she worked.

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Portland teen on young offenders trip accused of rape

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Portland teen with a criminal record is accused of raping and beating a woman in Eugene after slipping away from a Washington County-supervised outing that took young offenders to see a University of Oregon football game.

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NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

NFL case spotlights child discipline

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

La Pine throat-slashing victim recalls assault

La Pine assault victim speaks

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested over the weekend on charges she slashed a man's throat  Saturday evening.…

OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision…

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…

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OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision…

NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

NFL case spotlights child discipline

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

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…

Jewish group chides Biden for using offensive term

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Vice President Joe Biden "should have been more careful" in a speech when he used a term that some consider anti-Semitic,…

Adrian Peterson loses big Castrol endorsement deal

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Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse charges.

"In light of recent events…

Police: Suspect might target more officers

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say. And now…

Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

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The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on…

Scotland: Last day before independence vote

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Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the…

Parents of Aurora victim sue ammo sellers

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The parents of a woman killed during the Colorado theater shooting two years ago are suing four online retailers for…

Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

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Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said…

ISIS turns to glossy magazine for propaganda

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ISIS has used videos of its shocking beheadings of Western hostages to seize the world's attention, threatening the United…

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Curry Co. voters reject tax hike to keep jail open

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BROOKINGS, Oregon (AP) — Voters in southern Oregon's Curry County on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have doubled…

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student…

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

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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…

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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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Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

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The world has 155 new billionaires, pushing the worldwide total to 2,325.

Walmart caught charging more for Coke than advertised

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Walmart tried to get New Yorkers to pay more for Coca-Cola than advertised, and sometimes employees claimed the markup was…

Occupy abolishes $4M in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

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Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its…

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a…

House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

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A day before the House votes on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight…

US ramping up Ebola effort

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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

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

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Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

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Andrea Jaime was a student in Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Yet before she could graduate…

12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

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Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12…

Moda: Extending policies creates divided pool

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A spokesman for Moda Health says it doesn't make sense for the company to continue to extend health…

Off-duty fire chief saves man choking on food

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver fire chief usually doesn't respond to emergency calls, but he jumped into action over…

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Occupy abolishes $4M in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

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In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire…

Online education clicks with African students

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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

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

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Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

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Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its…

What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

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A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their…

Join social media's 'country club' for $9,000

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Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high…

Windows 9 is coming Sept. 30

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Windows 9 is coming.

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How researchers track great white sharks

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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

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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

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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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Adrian Peterson loses big Castrol endorsement deal

Adrian Peterson MVP award

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse charges.

"In light of recent events…

Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

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Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said…

NFL players' union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice on the field

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players' union…

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

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The evidence gathered after Tony Stewart's race car struck and killed another driver who was walking on the track will be…

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Horses loose on Ore. highway hit by car, die

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — State troopers say two horses walking loose on a state highway in Washington County died after a car…

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

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A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

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…

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Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

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Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed ignition switch should have been taken…

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

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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

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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

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

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Source: Joan Rivers' doc did biopsy, selfie

Joan Rivers

The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on…

Kanye West fires back over concert incident

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Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.

Rihanna slams CBS for pulling song

Rihanna, 2014 CFDA Awards

After a dust-up last week, Rihanna says she doesn't want her performance of the song "Run This Town" to air on "Thursday…

Bill Murray drops in again

Bill Murray, 2014 Oscars

Bill Murray dances to his own music -- or, it turns out, to a good hip-hop tune with strangers.

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Actors who make us laugh

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As Amy Poehler celebrates her birthday, take a look at some of the best comedy actors and actresses of all time.

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.

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Severed head falls out of neighbor's trash bag

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A Tennessee man cannot believe his eyes when a severed head falls out of his neighbor's trash bag.

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

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A funeral home in Michigan is letting mourners pay their final respects from the convenience of their cars. Paradise…

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

Skydiving dog

A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

'Nude' women's cycling uniforms raise eyebrows

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The new uniforms for Colombia's women's cycling team are raising eyebrows for all the wrong reasons.

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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

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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

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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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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

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…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

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A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

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Crews make progress on wildfire near Estacada

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada and it is 7 percent contained.

New wildfire burns on Ochoco National Forest

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A new wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville had burned about 45 acres by evening but was 50 percent contained, officials said.

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150.

Wildfire burns homes, 2 churches in Weed, Calif.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters are mopping up around a fire in the far Northern California town of Weed.

1 California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease

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POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — While crews gained ground on a wildfire that damaged 100 homes in far Northern California, another blaze east of Sacramento is growing rapidly — threatening homes and forcing evacuations.

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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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15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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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