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Investigation continues fundraisers set up after crash

Driver's bail increased in deadly Hwy 97 crash

Grief counselors were at Redmond schools Monday as several fund-raising efforts emerged after a violent Highway 97 crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and seriously injured three others. Meanwhile, the victim's stepfather made his first court appearance and a judge increased his bail to $500,000.

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Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings officer’s approval of controversial plans for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus – but not before they tacked on some new conditions and expressed strong disappointment at the university’s method of winning approval.

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La Pine crews douse small brushfire near Hwy. 97

Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies are seeking witnesses after firefighters doused a small, human-caused brushfire on the east side of Highway 97 in La Pine Monday afternoon.

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Bend police investigating downtown fight

Bend police released some details Monday about an alcohol-fueled weekend altercation downtown involving a California police sergeant who they said displayed a handgun during the dispute.

Flying car From dream to reality

Flying car slowly taking shape in Prineville

Want to get away? Wish you had a private jet? Well, there’s a prototype in the works which will turn your car into an airplane and your driveway into a runway.

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Albertsons, Supervalu disclose new data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent companies of the Supervalu and Albertsons supermarkets say they have uncovered another breach of their computer networks, potentially compromising data from consumers.

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

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Oregon schools catch a break in pension payments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon school districts have caught a break in public pension payments that have been battering their budgets since the 2008 recession.

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Hong Kong's leader: China won't back down

Thousands of protesters clamoring for full democracy in Hong Kong stood their ground Tuesday even as the head of its government said China won't give in to their demands.

Protesters camped out with masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on t...

Portland jury awards $560K in police beating

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has awarded more than $562,000 to a man who said in his lawsuit that city police beat and used a stun gun on him without provocation after stopping him for investigation of drunken driving.

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Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic boy unharmed but stuck in mud at the bottom of a ravine in a wooded area.

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Missing man found in NW Bend

Michael LeCoump

A missing visitor to Bend with Asperger syndrome, the subject of a search by Bend police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s…

Bend toddler can't walk without surgery

Bend toddler needs surgery

At 37 weeks pregnant, Traci Benjamin and her husband, Norm, found out their second son would be born with a rare genetic…

Bomb scare delays LAX flight to Redmond

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Authorities say passengers were ordered off a Redmond-bound plane in Los Angeles and a bomb squad was called over a piece of…

Hwy. 126 crash critically injures Junction City man

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A 76-year-old Junction City man was critically injured Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck left Highway 126 south of…

Kitzhaber, Richardson clash in Sunriver debate

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Long before they offered kind words about each other (by request) at the close of their hour-long debate in Sunriver on…

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Richardson proposing east-west freeway

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State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term

Sen. Jeff Merkley

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In his first run for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley was the choice of the Democratic Party…

Kitzhaber, Richardson clash in Sunriver debate

Gov debate Equal pay clash

Long before they offered kind words about each other (by request) at the close of their hour-long debate in Sunriver on…

Cats reported killed by coyotes on Bend's Westside

Cats in Bend killed by coyote

Bend resident Leila Thompson lost her cat to a coyote attack, and says other residents on the city's Westside said they, too…

Defeating ISIS might take more than might

Damaged vehicle, Mosul

The head of a Syrian opposition group warns that military operations alone won't be enough to defeat terrorist groups like…

Chiefs demolish Patriots on 'MNF'

Jamaal Charles found the end zone three times and the Kansas City defense stifled the New England offense for most of three…

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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It looks like the month of September could end with a whimper.

Hong Kong's leader: China won't back down

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Thousands of protesters clamoring for full democracy in Hong Kong stood their ground Tuesday even as the head of its…

Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

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Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

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The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County…

Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote

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A referendum over Catalonia's future as a part of Spain has been put on hold.

Apple iPhone 6 finally cleared for launch in China

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Apple has finally been granted regulatory approval by the Chinese government to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Wehby suggests 3 Portland debates

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she's accepted three invitations for debates in Portland.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

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DENVER (AP) — Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors.

Richardson proposing east-west freeway

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State Rep. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson pitched an ambitious project at Saturday's debate,…

Now a progressive champion, Merkley eyes 2nd term

Sen. Jeff Merkley

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In his first run for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley was the choice of the Democratic Party…

Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64…

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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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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

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It looks like the month of September could end with a whimper.

Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

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Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

Apple iPhone 6 finally cleared for launch in China

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Apple has finally been granted regulatory approval by the Chinese government to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

U.S. dollar is on top of the world

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Investors are pledging allegiance to the dollar.

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James Foley's family gets transit ad pulled

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A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled…

Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition

Navy conducts strikes against ISIS targets

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the…

Ex-top Washington Post editor in hospice care

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Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in…

Poll: Is US hawkish or dovish?

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With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration---…

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Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend…

Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

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Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

Bend Memorial Clinic offering flu shots

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 Bend Memorial Clinic will be holding flu shot clinics in both Bend and Redmond for the upcoming flu season.

Doctors: Don't put your teen on 'the pill'

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When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

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Be smart about the admissions process

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Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling…

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

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Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of…

Censoring US history in Denver schools?

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One poster said "Censoring history = No Education."

Another read "We deserve to know the truth."

The signs were just a few…

Clemson limits fraternities after death

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A month into the fall semester, Clemson University has pulled the plug on two dozen fraternities. The university opted to…

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Hong Kong's young protesters use tech tactics

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Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters are able to…

China censors Hong Kong protests

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News articles, social media posts and images about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are being heavily censored behind…

New hack threatens payment cards at Albertsons

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Hackers tried to get payment card information using malware in Albertsons supermarkets and other stores, the company…

How iPhone apps could affect your insurance

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The life insurance industry may have a new tool to help determine rates for customers: the iPhone.

As part of Apple's new…

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A Swedish way to stay green

Malmo, Sweden

Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict.

DiCaprio addresses UN: Climate change is real

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brought attention to climate change Tuesday by addressing world leaders meeting at the UN Climate…

Google pulls out of conservative political group over climate change

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is pulling its support of a conservative political group because he…

Obama warns on climate change at UN

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President Barack Obama told a United Nations meeting on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.

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Chiefs demolish Patriots on 'MNF'

Jamaal Charles found the end zone three times and the Kansas City defense stifled the New England offense for most of three…

Reports: Raiders fire Allen

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The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to multiple reports. Assistant head coach/offensive line…

Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Jovan Belcher

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend…

NFL's Dwyer formally charged with domestic abuse

Jonathan Dwyer arrested

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been indicted on a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from two…

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Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

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NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic…

Officials remove dozens of animals from home

DEER PARK, Wash. (AP) — Deer Park officers investigating concerns about animal cruelty in a Deer Park home north of Spokane…

Pit bull that killed small dog had owner in Colo.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials investigating the case of a pit bull that fatally mauled a small dog on a Portland streetcar…

Chilly python rescued from Oregon drug bust

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A neglected and chilly python found with a Washington state couple arrested on drug charges has…

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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

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Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be illegal.

General Motors recently sent…

Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

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Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit that could prevent its air bag from…

First GM victims accept Feinberg settlement

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The families of two teenage girls killed in a crash of a recalled GM car are the first to accept settlement offers from the…

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'Crouching Tiger' sequel to hit Netflix, theaters on same day

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Mark Aug. 28, 2015 on your calendar: it will be a history-making day for Hollywood.

Amanda Bynes arrested on DUI charge

Amanda Bynes court appearance May 2013

Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California, Officer Juan Galvan with the…

Walmart: Tracy Morgan didn't wear seat belt

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Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical…

George Clooney legally ties the knot

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin go to civil ceremony

George Clooney, the man long considered one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, followed up his private wedding to…

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Tyler Perry's most successful movies

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As Tyler Perry appears in "Gone Girl," take a look at the 10 top-grossing movies he's directed and produced.

Gold standard: Celebrated animated films

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As "The Boxtrolls" opens in theaters this week take a look at some of the top animated films of the last decade.

Father-son acting duos

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith

As Will Smith -- the father of Jaden Smith -- celebrates his birthday, take a look at other father-son acting duos.

Kirsten Dunst through the years

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As Kirsten Dunst plays in "The Two Faces of January," take a minute to reflect on the actress' career so far.

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La. restaurant gives discount to gun-toting patrons

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Packing heat? You'll get 10 percent off your meal at one Louisiana restaurant.

Cops: Man shot at neighbor's home to unload gun

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A Pennsylvania man accused of shooting at his neighbor's home says he only did it because he didn't know how to unload his…

Fleeing car crashes into water treatment plant

Car crash water treatment plant

A car crashed into an Atlanta water treatment facility Friday morning, causing authorities to block traffic in both…

'Che,' Chavez perfumes a no-go in Cuba

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The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line.

Fragrances dedicated to leftist guerrilla fighter Ernesto "…

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Chicago-area incident still snarling flights

Chicago airport during ground stop

The effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control center where he worked continued to be…

20 reasons it's great to be a tourist

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In honor of World Tourism Day, celebrated Sept. 27, here are 20 reasons it's great to be a camera-toting out-of-towner with…

FBI: Man charged in FAA fire sent message

Police remove evidence from FAA facility

The man accused of setting a fire in an air traffic control center, causing the shutdown of operations at Chicago O'Hare…

Woman hitches rides on planes to 46 states

Amber Nolan

Amber Nolan is stuck. The 30-year-old is in Alaska and she needs to get to the lower 48 -- "or Hawaii." She plans to leave…

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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.

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

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

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

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Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

Nestlé releases candy bars linked to cash

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It may sound like the next "Willy Wonka" movie, but the maker of KitKat chocolate bars says it has hidden global…

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest led the nation in wildfires this year.

Fall brings return of C.O. prescribed burning

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As weather conditions bring more moisture, shorter days, and cooler temperatures, fuels specialists with the Forest Service and BLM will begin fall and winter prescribed burning around the High Desert.

Hotshot struck, seriously hurt on Hells Canyon wildfire

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A veteran "hotshot" firefighter was struck and seriously injured by a falling snag  Sunday evening while helping battle a 2-week-old wildfire on the Oregon side of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, officials said Monday evening.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

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.

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How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

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With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

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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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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