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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.

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La Pine driver spots cougar with deer carcass

A La Pine-area driver saw a cougar carrying a deer carcass across a road Tuesday night, but an area check did not find the animal, the most recent in several cougar sightings around Central Oregon in recent weeks, authorities 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.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing wildfire in Northern California as crews continue to mop up another blaze that tore through a small town.

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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.

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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Obama reaffirms no ground war in Iraq

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is something the Pentagon could consider.

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Enterovirus D68 spreads to Canada

Canadian health officials have confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D68 in British Columbia. A fourth suspected case from a patient with severe respiratory illness is still under investigation.

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Anti-government activist's house auctioned

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County government has auctioned off the house of a long-time anti-government activist who owed taxes.

Portland man gets 15 days for killing neighbor's dog

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who shot a neighbor's dog because the animal was chasing nutria he cared for was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

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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…

Two Tennessee escaped juveniles still missing

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Two teenagers remain at large out of 32 youths who broke out of a state-run youth facility this month, a Tennessee…

Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

The two statements were repeated several times by…

Obama reaffirms no ground war in Iraq

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The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by…

IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

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IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but…

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

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The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al…

Adrian Peterson sponsors Nike, Castol back away from NFL star

Adrian Peterson MVP award

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse charges, and he's at risk of losing…

Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

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Anheuser-Busch is the first major National Football League sponsor to publicly criticize how the league is handling domestic…

Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

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Child abuse charges against NFL star Adrian Peterson will keep him off the field for the foreseeable future, but that won't…

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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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Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

Anheuser-Busch is the first major National Football League sponsor to publicly criticize how the league is handling domestic…

FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

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More good news for people looking for work this holiday season. FedEx and Kohl's department store both announced plans…

Occupy abolishes $4 million 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.

Marking the…

Marijuana-infused pizza a hit in California

Marijuana infused pizzas

A Los Angeles company has just made every stoner's dream come true.

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Latest Benghazi committee starts work

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have…

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

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The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al…

Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

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For conservatives conflicted over how to vote on a major measure Wednesday that would fund the federal government and…

Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish vote?

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Faced with the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't…

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Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

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What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases,…

Poll: One in four Americans worry about Ebola

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Roughly one in four Americans are worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of the virus, according…

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…

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Occupy abolishes $4 million 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.

Marking the…

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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Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

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Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges…

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi self-driving car

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

iOS 8 on iPhone

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system…

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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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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Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

The two statements were repeated several times by…

FSU to sit Winston for half over obscenity

Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

Florida State will sit Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after the…

Adrian Peterson sponsors Nike, Castol back away from NFL star

Adrian Peterson MVP award

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse charges, and he's at risk of losing…

Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

Anheuser-Busch is the first major National Football League sponsor to publicly criticize how the league is handling domestic…

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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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California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi self-driving car

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

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…

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Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Surprise! Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling have baby

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So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. On Friday, the actress and partner Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl into the world,…

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

Sharon Osbourne

Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host…

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…

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Jennifer Aniston through the years

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Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's life and career over the years.

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…

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Man calls 911 to complain about not having a fridge

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A 60-year-old man has been charged with misuse of emergency services because he called 911 eight times in two hours to…

Man posts 15,000 fliers looking for love in NYC

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A New York artist is posting thousands fliers across the city calling for a girlfriend -- and it appears to be working.

Police: Woman stole angel statue from cemetery

Woman steals angel statue

The Middletown Police Department released a video of a woman accused of stealing an angel statue from a gravesite in a…

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…

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The ultimate first-class perks

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We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

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Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges…

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…

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…

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

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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…

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 battle California fire's explosive growth

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing wildfire in Northern California as crews continue to mop up another blaze that tore through a small town.

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.

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.

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.

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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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