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Initial attack crews nip fires in bud

More storms, more wildfires around C. Oregon

From the slopes of Mt. Bachelor to Crane Prairie Reservoir and the Ochocos, crews tackled more small new lightning-sparked wildfires Thursday, while a large range fire in north-central Oregon, the Sniption Fire, grew to 25,000 acres.

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Fast-growing fire forces evacuations near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a fast-moving fire in southwest Oregon grew substantially Thursday and has spread across the border into California.

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Two more arrests in Prineville-area home burglaries

A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic stop in the Redmond area, while his girlfriend also was arrested. Five have been jailed in connection with a recent string of Prineville-area home burglaries.

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Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA audit that 30 percent of VA schedulers in Roseburg and 50 percent in White City reported pressure to manipulate or falsify data.

Bend woman turns trash into hope

Bend woman traveling to turn trash into hope

What looks like trash to many is plastic waiting to become art for Sara Wiener of Bend.  She has been making bags and dresses out of trash for five years. Now she has the opportunity to help women in Guatemala.

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open, the Bend Park and Rec District said Thursday.

Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

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Gaza cease-fire unravels

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An Israeli soldier was "abducted" by Palestinian militants Friday during an attack in Gaza in which two other Israeli soldiers died, Israeli military Lt. Col. Peter Lerner told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Friday morning's atta...

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Agency OKs exports from proposed LNG terminal

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at Warrenton to export to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.

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West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington state say they don't want the possibility of any oil drilling off of the West Coast.

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Oregon to pay legal fees for 5 former employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five former Oregon officials involved in building the state's botched health insurance exchange have asked the state to pick up their legal bills in a federal investigation.

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ODOT, ODFW team on culvert fish passage plan

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on a proposal to team up with the Oregon Department of Transportation to boost fish passage when road culverts are repaired.

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Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric…

Update: Wilderness camp walkaway found OK

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Searchers on horseback Thursday morning found an Illinois teen who walked away without shoes from a remote wilderness camp…

NE Bend payday loan store robbed; suspect sought

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Bend police are looking for a suspect and a getaway SUV in a robbery Wednesday morning at a northeast Bend business that…

Co-owner of Bend's 10 Barrel explains 'Swill' recall

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Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced Wednesday it's voluntarily recalling bottles of its Swill beer because some "may be…

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected…

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Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

Andrew Tahmooressi

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been…

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric…

Two Bend raids turn up pricey stolen bikes

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Two men have been arrested during a pair of raids over the past week that led to the recovery of at least a half-dozen…

Bend driver, 16, charged in Hwy. 20W rollover crash

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A distracted teen driver with a suspended license swerved to avoid a crash on Highway 20 west of Bend Monday night, causing…

House mulls another shot at border bill

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The House may vote on an emergency border bill on Friday after working to revive a stalled package that had been blocked by…

Cantor leaving Congress later this month

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Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less…

Plane flies to evacuate Americans with Ebola

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When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West…

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

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The jobs recovery marches on, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of…

MH17: 60 experts arrive at Ukraine crash site

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The largest group yet of international monitors and experts on Friday reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17…

Gaza cease-fire unravels

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An Israeli soldier was "abducted" by Palestinian militants Friday during an attack in Gaza…

100 feared trapped in landslide

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Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western…

Sudanese Christian who faced death now in US

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A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the…

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Seven measures make Ore. ballot

Seven measures make Ore ballot

IOregon's. Nov. 4 ballot chock-full of hot-button issues, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal reports.

Clark County to ask voters on 3rd Columbia bridge

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — With a 2-1 vote, Clack County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's…

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

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At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for…

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Nov. ballot

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has…

Oregon pot measure qualifies for November ballot

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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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

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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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Now what? Stocks mixed in early trading

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Stocks were flat in early trading Friday. But after Thursday's huge plunge, flat may be almost as good as up.

Unemployment rate rises to 6.2%

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The jobs recovery marches on, albeit at a slightly slower pace.

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of…

Middle-class jobs are finally coming back

Middle wage jobs on the rise

Hiring in low-wage jobs like retail and fast food have been plentiful in recent years, but that's changing now. Middle-class…

Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

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Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good…

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Cantor leaving Congress later this month

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Eric Cantor will be leaving Congress earlier than expected -- the former House majority leader whose primary defeat less…

Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Economic conditions poll

Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good…

Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

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Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in…

Immigration vote halted

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On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders…

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Doctors remove 21 pounds of excess skin

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I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey…

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated

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The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States…

Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA…

Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

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The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH…

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Students, parents borrowing less to pay for college

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While college costs and student loan bills have soared over the past decade, some students and their families are finding…

Man fired from language school over ‘homophone’ blog post

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A man claims he was fired from the English learning center where he worked because his boss thought a blog post about…

How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

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If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she…

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NASA's next Mars rover to make oxygen

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For 17 years, NASA rovers have laid down tire tracks on Mars. But details the space agency divulged this week about its next…

Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors

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How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President? You just have to…

Six obstacles to being a cyborg

Neil Harbisson

As technology takes over our lives, some people are inserting it in their bodies. Cyborgs are people who use technology to…

Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

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When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone…

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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…

US aims to make oil transport safer

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47, destroyed 40 buildings and sent thousands…

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the…

Settlement reached in chemical spill

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A settlement was reached Friday with the company at the center of a January chemical leak that contaminated the water supply…

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Seahawks RB Lynch to end holdout

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl media day

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to end his holdout Friday, nine days after the defending Super…

Orioles get reliever Miller from Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for…

Yankees add Prado, Drew at deadline

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Outfielder Martin Prado and infielder Stephen Drew were acquired by the New York Yankees as the clock expired on the…

Rays trade Price to Tigers in 3-team deal

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In a three-team blockbuster deal just before the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers acquired ace David Price from the Tampa…

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

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As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is…

Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

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Big, white, fluffy dogs watch over Terrebonne rancher Ed Barnes' hundreds of goats, protecting them from coyotes and cougars…

Hikers find dog lost in woods for 22 days

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A dog that apparently wandered lost in the woods for 22 days has been reunited with her owners.

Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

Diamond the dog

More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at…

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Tesla's new battery teammate: Panasonic

Tesla proposed 'Gigafactory'

Tesla has found a partner for its plan to mass produce batteries for electric vehicles: Panasonic.

Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a problem with its transmission that could…

GM sued by more than 600 recall victims

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More than 600 victims of crashes involving recalled General Motors cars have gone to federal court seeking compensation from…

Chevy Volt is insurance group's Top Safety Pick

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What's the safest car on the road? It's the one that can avoid getting into a crash all together.

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'Get On Up': Chadwick Boseman brings the funk

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Chadwick Boseman has every reason to feel good as "Get On Up" opens in theaters.

'Guardians of the Galaxy's' star on the rise

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Hollywood's A-list is a very tough club to crack, and membership is limited to stars of vast appeal with worldwide fame.…

'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

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The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social media chatter.

The second movie,…

Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

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Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film, Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the…

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Coming soon: August movie releases

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Take a look at what movies will be coming to a theater near you in August.

5 celebrities who went from rags to riches

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Check out some celebs that came from difficult times and ended up with real-life "Hollywood" endings.

Movies about real people

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As "Get On Up" opens in theaters, take a look at some other movies that are based on real people.

2015 Oscar contenders

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As "Get On Up" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season.

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New ice cream changes color as you lick it

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A Spanish physicist has invented a new flavor of ice cream that changes color as it is licked.

Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

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Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in one Reddit user's case, it's a really…

Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

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Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel, announced his newest concoction: an ice…

Plastic surgeon sued over 'cocaine nose' photos

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A woman is suing a plastic surgeon after he posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his…

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Flight attendant to travelers: Flush your drugs now

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An Australian airline is apologizing after a flight attendant told passengers to flush their drugs before landing.

What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Weekly int'l flights from countries hit by Ebola

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one…

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

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Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending…

Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

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Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came to this year's Travel + Leisure awards,…

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Asian rice and vegetable skillet

Use up the bits and pieces of vegetables in your fridge to make this winner!

Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

Sundae in a can

Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel, announced his newest concoction: an ice…

Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

McDonald's unveils tofu and fish nuggets in Japan

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If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have…

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Fast-growing fire forces evacuations near Ashland

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a fast-moving fire in southwest Oregon grew substantially Thursday and has spread across the border into California.

More storms, more wildfires around C. Oregon

Initial attack crews nip fires in bud

From the slopes of Mt. Bachelor to Crane Prairie Reservoir and the Ochocos, crews tackled more small new lightning-sparked wildfires Thursday, while a large range fire in north-central Oregon, the Sniption Fire, grew to 25,000 acres.

Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon, including two new large fires in the southwest and central parts of the state.

Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated.

Wyden lobbies colleagues to fund firefighting

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press his colleagues on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional money to fight catastrophic wildfires ripping through the West.

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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.

Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?

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Can you lose weight if the only exercise you do is walking? Find out here.

What to hunt in the summer months

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

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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.

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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As adults we get our cholesterol checked regularly, but should our children also be getting checked? Find out here.

Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

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Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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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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