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Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And this November, they’re taking on an election to try and change that.

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Scotland rejects independence in referendum

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

Bend debates vacation rentals

Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term vacation rentals and neighbors who don't like lots of tourists staying next door.

Bend trial for super-bug vaccine

Bend clinical trial targets deadly 'super-bug'

C-Diff, or Clostridium Defficile, is now the most common cause of infections associated with health care in the U.S.  Bend Memorial Clinic is part of an effort trying to change that.

Bowman Dam, Prineville Reservoir on Crooked River

For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that author Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., says would deliver much needed water to Prineville for job creation and pave the way for clean energy generation at Bowman Dam in Crook County.

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Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

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

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Activists block tracks near Oregon oil terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Activists opposed to oil train shipments are blockading the tracks that lead to an oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River at Port Westward near Clatskanie.

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Crash leaves truck dangling over S. Ore. bridge rail

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP -- Authorities say a driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon, leaving the truck trailer hanging over the bridge railing above the waterway.

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JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

"I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, w...

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Fleeing driver collides with Ore. deputy's car

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing Oregon driver who may have been experiencing a drug overdose forced a state trooper to dive out of the way and collided head-on with a deputy's patrol car, leaving the deputy with minor injuries.

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Ex-OSU worker accused of selling 388 cellphones

A former Oregon State University employee turned herself in to Oregon State Police Thursday after her indictment on charges she sold nearly 400 university-owned cellphones, troopers said.

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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…

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…

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…

Seasonal hiring set to give C.O. a jobs boost

Seasonal hiring in full swing

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already…

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

A 72-year-old Metolius man shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it…

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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…

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…

Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

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State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25…

Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

Monica Wehby Website

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

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

JetBlue side of plane

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on…

Obama: ISIS threat 'doesn't frighten us'

ISIS training

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the ISIS terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday…

Scotland rejects independence in referendum

Scotland No campaign supporters celebrate

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic…

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

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

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.

Arson arrest as 10 wildfires scorch CA

California fires night firefighters

As 10 wildfires raged across California, authorities accused one man Thursday of having deliberately set one of the larger…

What Scotland's 'No' vote means for U.K. PM

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from…

Obama signs order to fight superbugs

MRSA bacteria

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for…

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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

Monica Wehby Website

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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Oops! Retailer hails independent Scotland

Made accidentally hails independent Scotland

Customers of an online furniture retailer may have woken up Friday thinking Scotland had voted in favor of independence.

Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay

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Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, averting months of turmoil…

Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor

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When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing dramatically.

Amazon releases new Fire tablets, e-readers

Amazon Voyage

Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company's new e-reader…

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

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

Obama signs order to fight superbugs

MRSA bacteria

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for…

87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no…

Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater…

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VA hikes top pay for doctors by $20,000 to $35,000

Phoenix VA Medical Center

Doctors who passed on a career at the Department of Veterans Affairs because of pay will soon have a reason to give the…

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…

Ebola blood sold on black market

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As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy…

Breast implant shortage in Venezuela

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A shortage of breast implants is making it difficult for Venezuelan women to surgically enhance their bust lines.

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

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…

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

University of Pennsylvania

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire…

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

Facebook on laptop

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their…

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

iOS 8 on iPhone

Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, emails, photos and other data out of the reach of police --…

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.

Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit launch derailed by bug

iOS 8

Apple's HealthKit needs a doctor.

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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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Hester, Falcons humiliate Bucs

Atlanta vs Tampa Bay

Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay…

NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

Jonathan Dwyer

The bad news keep piling on the National Football League.

Ex-Rangers skipper Washington admits to cheating on wife

Ron Washington, Texas Rangers manager, July 2013

Former Texas Rangers manager resigned earlier this month because "I was not true to my wife after 42 years," he said…

Crosby, Malkin out for start of camp

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will not be available at the start of training camp, but there is no long-term concern for…

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Obese dog donations probed by attorney general

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After thousands of dollars began to pour into the donation coffers for an obese and famous Dachsund,…

Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Gidget Deborah Wood

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

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.

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

Skydiving dog

A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

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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 --…

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over the company's low fares. Fans of the…

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Lawmakers in Mexico flag Miley

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey concert and…

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Matthew McConaughey at 2012 Magic Mike premiere

Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

'7th Heaven' stars reunite

7th Heaven cast

"7th Heaven" ended its run seven years ago, but the show's stars are still like family.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers blurb

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

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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.

Worst romantic comedies ever made

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Romantic comedies can be a tough genre to pull off. Without the right balance of originality, chemistry and writing, you…

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Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

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

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.

Caught on tape: Man uses banana to rob store

Banana robbery

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience store -- with a banana.

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

Skydiving dog

A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

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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.

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…

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.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

box of Hostess Twinkies

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the…

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…

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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.

Officials: Weed wildfire destroyed 110 homes

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.

Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing wildfire in Northern California as crews continue to mop up another blaze that tore through a small town.

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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

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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

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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.

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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