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Enterovirus D68

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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon, officials said Friday.

Toxic algae warning returns at Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir algae health alert issued

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory late Friday due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, west of La Pine and 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green algae covering a stretch of the Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

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Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on the way to school in northeast Bend.

Fire near Hagg Lake

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Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has burned across more than 200 acres, prompting urgent evacuation notices to more than 30 homes.

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North Korea: American wanted to be famous

An American sentenced in North Korea ripped up his visa so he could go to prison and expose human rights violations there, state media said Saturday.

White House evacuated

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Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

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FDA rewrites disputed 'spent grain' rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would relieve Oregon brewers and farmers from the threat of an end to their beneficial relationship on spent grains, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Friday.

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BNSF cleaning up diesel spill near Columbia River

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Department of Ecology says BNSF Railway worked quickly to contain a diesel spill on tracks near the Pasco and McNary dam near the Columbia River.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Under the plan, no one is allowed to leave their homes for three days, allowing volunteers to go door-to-do...

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Springfield council to debate pot sales tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters won't decide until November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but some cities are already looking for ways to capitalize.

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Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

Bend debates vacation rentals

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term…

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And…

For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

Bowman Dam, Prineville Reservoir on Crooked River

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that…

Bend clinical trial targets deadly 'super-bug'

Bend trial for super-bug vaccine

C-Diff, or Clostridium Defficile, is now the most common cause of infections associated with health care in the U.S.  Bend…

Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

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ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S…

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For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

Bowman Dam, Prineville Reservoir on Crooked River

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that…

Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

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A study released Thursday shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent in the year ended June 30th.

Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

Bend debates vacation rentals

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term…

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

Bend council reviews vacation rentals

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came…

Russian planes intercepted near U.S. airspace

F-22 Fighter

Two U.S. jets this week intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska and Canadian planes intercepted…

Boko Haram in talks over kidnapped girls

Purported video of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping…

Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Alibaba IPO

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's…

Turkish Kurds to fight against ISIS in Syria

Syria, neighoring countries

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab to join a Kurdish militia…

Cupich succeeding George as Chicago's archbishop

Blase Cupich

The leadership of the Chicago area's 2.3 million Catholics is changing hands for the first time in 17 years, with the…

Report: Ukraine, rebels agree new truce plan

Ukraine truce truck

Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed on a complete ceasefire and buffer zone early Saturday…

North Korea: American wanted to be famous

Matthew Todd Miller

An American sentenced in North Korea ripped up his visa so he could go to prison and expose human rights violations there,…

Mom: Marine jailed in Mexico 'despondent'

Andrew Tahmooressi

A U.S. Marine reservist who has been held in a Mexican prison for more than six months on a weapons charge is "highly…

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Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And…

Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on…

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for illegal immigrants

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living…

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…

Elizabeth Warren to campaign for Merkley in Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be in Eugene next month to campaign for Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

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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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P&G pulls out of NFL breast cancer campaign

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Another NFL sponsor is distancing itself from the league amid an ongoing domestic violence controversy.

Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Alibaba IPO

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's…

China drives global diamond jewelry sales to $79 billion

Big diamond

A diamond is forever ... especially in China.

Global diamond jewelry sales hit a record $79 billion last year, led by strong…

Scotland should avoid Quebec's fate

Scotland independence crowd

Scotland's clear rejection of independence has eased fears that it could suffer the kind of decline seen in Quebec after it…

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Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

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Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul,…

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off…

Biden lauds infamous senator

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At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning…

Democrats making hard sell to women

Hillary Clinton

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and…

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NIH researcher becomes human guinea pig for Ebola vaccine

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Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm…

The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams

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

Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands…

15 die after getting measles shots in Syria

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A crying mother cradles and moves her dead baby to the floor, yelling out, "My child, my child." Outside, another woman…

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Clemson students challenge sex survey

Clemson Tillman Hall

Clemson University suspended a mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives and drinking…

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

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The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

Virginity Rocks shirt

Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville,…

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…

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Alibaba IPO

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's…

Joan Rivers' Facebook page plugs iPhone 6

Joan Rivers looking glamorous

Something tells us Joan Rivers would laugh about this.

On Friday, the famed comedian, who died September 4 at age 81,…

Larry Ellison: The billionaire with the shiniest toys

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, the top-paid CEO and fifth-richest person in the world, now has a bit more time to live his extraordinarily…

Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

Dipjar

The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards…

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How researchers track great white sharks

Great white shark

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

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

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

BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, oil rig, smoke, ships

Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement,…

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.

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P&G pulls out of NFL breast cancer campaign

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Another NFL sponsor is distancing itself from the league amid an ongoing domestic violence controversy.

FSU drops Winston for entire Clemson game

Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

When Florida State suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for an obscene outburst, backup Sean McGuire…

NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

Roger Goodell news conference

Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic…

Chinese trailblazer Li Na retires at age of 32

Li Na, 2014 Australian Open

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

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Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

Dog missing 6 years

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin,…

Puppy stolen from Portland animal shelter

Stolen puppy

The Oregon Humane Society said Friday it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of…

Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

Obie the dachshund

He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation…

Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire

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A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

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2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

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

GM, General Motors

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

3-D printed car

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car --…

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Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

Ryan Reynolds at 2011 Comic Con

A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book…

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

Joan Rivers Fashion Police

E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers blurb

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac…

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Chelsea Clinton

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global…

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Top movies coming this fall

Mockingjay Part I

As fall nears studios are looking to release their top movies of the year. Take a look at some of the movies to look…

5 acting couples who met on set

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As Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates her birthday, take a look at Jada and Will and other couples who met on set.

Jennifer Aniston through the years

Jennifer Aniston, 2012, Wanderlust premiere

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

Actors who make us laugh

Amy Poehler Tina Fey Globes

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

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Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

Chicken rooster blurb

Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after shoppers complained that a store hosted a…

Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands

Anaconda pulled from water

A math teacher in French Guiana catches a 17-foot anaconda with his bare hands and relocates it after the snake ate his…

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

iPhone 6

A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

Police lights file

An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire.

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And the world's busiest airport is ...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger…

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile left airports unable to reopen.

Are these the world's sexiest accents?

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily…

The ultimate first-class perks

Luxurious jets

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

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

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

Fritos Chili Pie

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…

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Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

Fire near Hagg Lake

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GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has burned across more than 200 acres, prompting urgent evacuation notices to more than 30 homes.

Fire ignites on Umatilla Indian Reservation

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a fire burned 80 to 100 acres on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

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A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

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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

Mountain biking

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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.

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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

Wheat grain

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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