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Oregon students face tough test this school year

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a phrase to their own vocabulary — Smarter Balanced.

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Bend firearms instructor speaks in wake of Ariz. tragedy

A firearms instructor who trained officers at Oregon's police academy for a decade spoke to NewsChannel 21 Sunday about the recent tragic fatal accident in Arizona as he distributed flyers outside the Oregon Trail Gun Show.

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OSP: Texting Hwy. 30 driver hit, killed bicyclist

A Vernonia man without a valid driver's license was texting on his cellphone when his pickup traveled onto the shoulder of Highway 30 just west of Rainier and struck a 74-year-old bicyclist from St. Helens, OSP said Sunday. The driver continued on for five miles, until he was stopped and arrested.

Workhouse hosts classes, workshops

Bend 'Workhouse' offers workshops, classes

The Workhouse in Bend is hosting over a dozen different art workshops and nutritional classes this fall.

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School's $100M donor is Columbia Sportswear chair

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been revealed to be Columbia Sportswear's chairwoman Gert Boyle, and the donation was made to honor her late sister.

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Early, low pear harvest in S. Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations.

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Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each...

Philippines airport bomb threat

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Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport

Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

Counter-terror agents acting on a tip interrupted a group of men allegedly assembling improvised explosiv...

Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

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NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

In a speech on the NATO website, Rasmussen said the figh...

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

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Cameron unveils new anti-ISIS proposals

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.

Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons ...

Pakistan violent protests

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Pakistan military denies report PM to resign

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.

Discussions also includ...

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NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

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Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

SE Bend dispute sparks standoff, two arrests

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The aftermath of a domestic dispute at a southeast Bend home led to concerns of a possible kidnapping, standoff and…

Highland Games come to Prineville

Highland Games hit Prineville festival

Saturday brought the second annual Pioneer Summer Fest in Prineville, and this year they added something different -- the…

300 in Powell Butte under boil-water notice

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Avion Water has issued a boil-water notice for its Red Cloud Ranch customers in Powell Butte for nearly a week, and it…

Bend won't renew Mirror Pond Plaza lease

Mirror Pond Plaza lease up

The 500-square plaza in the heart of downtown Bend is known for bikes and beers, but changes might be coming soon. Crow's…

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NE Bend assault leads to stabbing, 3 arrests

Bend stabbing STELL, GARRETT, WETHERALD

Police said Saturday they had sorted out a Friday night altercation in which two people were stabbed and another punched in…

Bend won't renew Mirror Pond Plaza lease

Mirror Pond Plaza lease up

The 500-square plaza in the heart of downtown Bend is known for bikes and beers, but changes might be coming soon. Crow's…

Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

NE Bend burglary suspect caught; 2nd sought

HUSTED, NICHOLAS LORAN

A northeast Bend woman arrived home one afternoon to find two people running out the back door of her home, carrying stolen…

Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.…

UN to investigate ISIS human rights abuses

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The United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday they will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights…

Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport

Philippines airport bomb threat

Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in…

NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression…

Cameron unveils new anti-ISIS proposals

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in…

Pakistan military denies report PM to resign

Pakistan violent protests

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to…

Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg…

Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female…

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Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to…

5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John…

As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

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Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

Pay it Forward: Ken's Bikes

Pay it Forward Ken s Bikes

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen on Tuesday surprised Ken Cardwell of Redmond, who rebuilds and restores bikes to donate to those in need.

Pay it Forward: A Redmond girl's lasting legacy

Pay it Forward A young girl s legacy

In this month's Pay it Forward, we're honoring the memory of one very special Redmond girl after she lost her battle to leukemia in October.

Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of…

Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

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Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival Under…

Sports betting vs. stock market

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Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they…

4 reasons why you shouldn't fear September

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September has historically been the worst month for the market.

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Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

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After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the…

McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

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Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to…

Arguments wrap trial of former Gov. McDonnell

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Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are…

Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

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Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi…

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

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It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy…

School's $100M donor is Columbia Sportswear chair

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been…

Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing

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The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy…

5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

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Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and…

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

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Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

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Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

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Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.

Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

Google Project Wing

Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for…

8 must-have travel apps

Holiday apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

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The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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.

Bend could join 'carbon neutral' effort

Carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend

Is carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend? A visiting California city's mayor thinks it is -- his city is closing in on…

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One weekend, three celebrity weddings

Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union

Wedding bells rang for three different celebrity couples over Labor Day weekend.

Ferrer, Sharapova stunned at US Open

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Fourth seed David Ferrer was sent crashing out of the U.S. Open by Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday, becoming the biggest…

Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

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What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR…

Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

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Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival Under…

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

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Corvette museum won't keep sinkhole after all

Sinkhole, National Corvette Museum

The virtual cathedral for one of America's most revered cars will reluctantly fill a monster sinkhole that brought it both…

Tesla expands in China, stock at all-time high

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Tesla shares hit an all-time high Friday after the electric carmaker announced plans to build 400 charging points in China.

America's cheapest gas is in this town

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You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

Spider webs cause car recall again

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Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars…

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' top movie of 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office. "Guardians of the Galaxy" is now the top-grossing domestic movie of…

One weekend, three celebrity weddings

Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union

Wedding bells rang for three different celebrity couples over Labor Day weekend.

5 things we learned from summer movies

Transformers Age of Extinction

Was it the end of the world at the summer box office?

Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female…

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In theaters: September movie releases

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Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in September.

Actors who direct

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Some actors like to work in front of and behind the cameras. Take a look at some actors who have tried their hand at…

Movie star siblings

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Sometimes talent runs in the family. Take a look at some movie star siblings here.

Actors who make us laugh

Melissa McCarthy, March 2012

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

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of…

99 cans of beer in a pack

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

Feral, stray cat

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

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A Florida mother is accused of hanging up on a phone call with police about her missing daughter because she had to go on…

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15 funniest travel books ever (in English)

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We expect a lot from our travel writers.

American, US Air tickets back on Orbitz

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That was fast. American Airlines tickets are back on Orbitz.

15 hurt in Chicago O'Hare bus crash

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A shuttle bus crashed Friday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 15 people, police said, and…

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Planes get a second life

Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible…

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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…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints…

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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The maker of the beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity…

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New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

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A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.

Deception Complex Fire sends smoke into C.O.

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The Deception Complex of wildfires burning nearly 100 miles southwest of Bend is only expected to get bigger Thursday night and likely will send more smoke into Central Oregon.

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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With wildfire danger still high and hunting season looming (deer and elk archery seasons kick off Saturday, the message from state forestry officials is clear: “Be part of the solution, not the problem.”

Oregon wildfire season fading? Not so fast

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Dry lightning potential may fade as fall approaches, but human-caused fires still threaten as dry conditions continue over much of Oregon, the state Department of Forestry warned Monday.

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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.

Tips for biking to work

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Biking to work is a great way to get to work, benefit the environment, and get you outside before you start your work day.

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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Rock climbing can be a great summer activity. Follow these tips to make sure you stay hydrated during your climb.

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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.

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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To keep your family safe in the sun this summer take a look at these tips from the experts on how to properly use sunscreen.

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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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