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Crews being released from wildfire in Maury Mtns.

Firefighters on the 48-acre Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are slowly being released as containment is now at 90 percent, officials said Thursday.

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Oregon health officials: Ebola risk here 'low'

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday released a series of questions and answers regarding the recent Ebola outbreak and steps taken to prevent it from reaching the state - or dealing with it, if it does -- while seeking to reassure that the risk of the deadly disease being contracted in Oregon is low.

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Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.

Crisis Intervention Team on front lines of suicide calls

Bend PD 'Crisis Team' on front lines of suicide calls

When a threat of suicide is called into the Bend Police Department, the Crisis Intervention Team is normally the first on scene to manage the situation.  What separates CIT officers from the rest of the force isn't what's in the holster, but training and knowledge to better help those with mental illness.

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Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan primaries and adopt the top-two election system used in Washington and California.

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Feds' ADA sign-off stings Bend's disabled

A month after the U.S. Department of Justice told the city of Bend it has “acceptably progressed” in meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and was closing the file on a decade-old lawsuit settlement, city councilors heard Wednesday night from disabled residents who called for a higher priority on the unfinished work.

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C.O. police join statewide car-seat safety blitz

Central Oregon law enforcement agencies are joining counterparts around Oregon in a 13-day traffic enforcement blitz emphasizing child seats and fitting station referrals, texting and speeding from Aug. 26th-Sept. 7th.

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U.S. hits ISIS; Foley captors asked millions

The captors of American journalist James Foley had demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million) for his release, according to GlobalPost spokesman Richard Byrne.

The New Hampshire native, 40, was a freelancer for the online news outlet. He...

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We stand with Ferguson, Holder says

We're with you.

That's the message Attorney General Eric Holder says he delivered to the people of Ferguson, Missouri, when he visited to check in on the federal civil rights investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a...

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OSU study: Few differences in organic cow health, milk

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the U.S. show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a study reported Thursday by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.

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Oregon Civil Air Patrol to hold statewide exercises

The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol says it will be conducting a statewide US Air Force-evaluated exercise this weekend with a set of scenarios to train for and test its capability and preparedness to respond to various emergency situations.

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Pedestrian laws can confuse walkers, drivers

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Many NewsChannel 21 viewers took to Facebook after Tuesday's Bend police pedestrian enforcement operation, asking us what…

Gas pains: Oregonians pay premium at pump

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The news that Oregon's gas prices are third-highest in the country doesn't surprise many High Desert drivers - but they are…

Almond, peanut butter recall hits shoppers, food banks

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NeighborImpact learned Wednesday of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut…

New Bend business boasts aquaponic garden

Fishy farm thrives in Bend

Every good crop needs to stay hydrated, but at Bend's Volcano Veggies, traditional farming ends with the H2O.

Deschutes SO warns of 'deputy' jury duty scam

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The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the public Wednesday after a citizen reported being called by…

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Gas pains: Oregonians pay premium at pump

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The news that Oregon's gas prices are third-highest in the country doesn't surprise many High Desert drivers - but they are…

Pedestrian laws can confuse walkers, drivers

Street-crossing rules can confuse

Many NewsChannel 21 viewers took to Facebook after Tuesday's Bend police pedestrian enforcement operation, asking us what…

'One-way' signs vandalized along, near Phil's Trail

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

A total of 18 one-way trail signs have been tampered with or vandalized over the past four months along or near the popular…

Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend PD pedestrian sting

Bend police issued eight tickets and gave 12 warnings during a two-hour pedestrian safety operation Tuesday -- and also…

Michael Brown's mother: AG vowed fair probe

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Twelve days after her son died -- a period marked by large, emotional protests but not the arrest of the police officer who…

U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

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Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.

Who's doing what to fight ISIS

ISIS supporter with flag

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of…

Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

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United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer…

Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

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If you kept your money in the stock market this summer, you're likely feeling pretty smart now.

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

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Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion…

Report: Judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban

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A federal judge on Thursday cleared Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, The Associated Press reported.

GAO: U.S. broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

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The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress…

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Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn't persuaded that Oregon should ditch its…

OSU expert: Legal marijuana's fiscal impact hazy

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The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in…

Oregon Democrats back legal pot, food labels

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic Party of Oregon is giving its formal blessing to legal marijuana.

Pot campaign announces $2.3 million in TV ads

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it's buying…

Richardson claims $350,000 in one month

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dennis Richardson's campaign says the Republican has raised $350,000 for his gubernatorial…

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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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Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

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United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer…

Investors cheer: S&P 500 hits all-time high

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If you kept your money in the stock market this summer, you're likely feeling pretty smart now.

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion…

Sears more 'irrelevant by the day'

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The bloodbath at Sears shows no sign of letting up. Shares of the struggling retailer plunged over 8 percent Thursday after…

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned…

White House: No concessions to hostage takers

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National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells CNN that U.S. policy on ransom for hostage takers is clear. She…

More U.S. airstrikes on ISIS militants

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Airstrikes against ISIS forces in northern Iraq resumed Thursday, targeting areas in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam,…

Obama and Holder hone messages on race issues

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They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were…

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Almond, peanut butter recall hits shoppers, food banks

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NeighborImpact learned Wednesday of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut…

OSU study: Few differences in organic cow health, milk

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Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the U.S. show no significant differences in health…

C.O. police join statewide car-seat safety blitz

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Central Oregon law enforcement agencies are joining counterparts around Oregon in a 13-day traffic enforcement blitz…

Oregon health officials: Ebola risk here 'low'

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The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday released a series of questions and answers regarding the recent Ebola outbreak and…

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10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study…

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food…

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

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Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from…

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Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

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What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're…

How we'll pay for things in the future

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Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and…

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

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Traffic lights all across the United States are dangerously easy to hack.

Where you can get blazing-fast Internet speeds

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A growing number of Americans have home Internet speeds that make your broadband connection look like dial-up.

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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.

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

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The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

So General Mills has unveiled…

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

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If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers exponentially more in the future to deal with…

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Angels lose Richards for 6-9 months with knee injury

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Angels right-hander Garrett Richards sustained a torn patellar tendon in his left knee during a nasty tumble Wednesday night…

49ers stop practice due to unplayable field

Levi's Stadium, San Francisco 49ers, 2014 preseason opener

Danger was lurking in the opinion of head coach Jim Harbaugh, who stopped practice Wednesday night at Levi's Stadium…

Yankees RHP Tanaka to throw BP Saturday

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees spring training

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has progressed to live batting practice and will face hitters Saturday, his…

Price loses to Rays despite tossing 1-hitter

David Price, Detroit Tigers, August 2014

Tigers left-hander David Price threw eight, one-hit innings but still lost 1-0 Thursday to his former Tampa Bay Rays…

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

Pit bull shot by arrow

A pit bull in Utah is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive.

Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

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If it's true that cats have nine lives, this cat just used all nine -- one for every story he fell after slipping of an…

Springfield police shooting of dog sparks protest

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department.

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Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

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Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just…

New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

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When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you might worry that those guys will be tempted…

Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

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Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and linkshaft.

Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

Ferrari GTO Berlinetta

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000, the most ever paid for a car at auction.

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'If I Stay' new awakening for Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz in 'If I Stay'

Acclaimed actress Chloë Grace Moretz talks about tackling yet another movie genre with her role in the teen drama "If I…

It's a 'Breaking Bad' scavenger hunt

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

The era of "Breaking Bad" is truly coming to an end -- and one of the stars is having some fun with it.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship after three years of dating, a report says.

The two split "a…

Jackie Chan on son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Jaycee Chan

Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee…

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Movies about real people

When the Games Stands Tall

As "When the Game Stands Tall" opens in theaters, take a look at some other movies that are based on real people.

'The Giver' stars receive valuable insight from Jeff Bridges

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver'

"The Giver" stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk about their roles in the big-screen adaptation of the classic novel.

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Amy Adams

Take a closer look at Amy Adams, who celebrates her birthday Aug. 20.

Bruce Willis through the years

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As Bruce Willis stars in "The Prince," take a look back at the actor's life and career over the years.

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Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

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A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making false 911 calls to report fights, noise…

400 chinchillas rescued in California

Chinchilla rescued

It's the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.

Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

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A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named…

Student suspended for saying 'bless you' after sneeze

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A student was sent to the principal's office after saying "bless you" to another student who sneezed in class. 

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Airline profits up in first half of 2014

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The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during…

Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

Bardarbunga volcano

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for…

9 great new US beach hotels

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Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach…

No charges for accused airport security scammer

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A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be…

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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…

Kellogg's echoes rival in green initiative

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Two weeks after rival cereal maker General Mills, Kellogg's says it, too, wants to help save the environment.

The company…

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Crews being released from wildfire in Maury Mtns.

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Firefighters on the 48-acre Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are slowly being released as containment is now at 90 percent, officials said Thursday.

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

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About 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result of Sunday's thunderstorms, and while most have been stopped at less than an acre, crews were fighting two Tuesday.

Wildfire picture quiets down, but danger remains

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Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported Sunday, but the fire danger remains high.

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is fueling the costly blazes and the costs of fighting them.

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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.

How to shave strokes off your golf game

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Recreational golfers have the option of switching to better equipment to better their golf score.

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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.

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.

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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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