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Pedestrian laws can confuse walkers, drivers

Many NewsChannel 21 viewers took to Facebook after Tuesday's Bend police pedestrian enforcement operation, asking us what the crosswalk laws actually are. We looked into the rules, which many aren't fully aware of.

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Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Ferguson case

Two months. It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of Michael Brown -- the loud, passionate calls for swift justice notwithstanding.

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Almond, peanut butter recall affects C.O. food bank

NeighborImpact learned Wednesday through the Oregon Food Bank of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut butter because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Fishy farm thrives in Bend

New Bend business boasts aquaponic garden

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

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Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

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

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New details in Oregon beach killing

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Some new details have emerged in the shooting that left a Michigan man dead at an Oregon beach.

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Oregon Democrats back legal pot, food labels

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

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Search on for 2 campers in Tillamook County

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Tillamook County sheriff's officers say searchers are looking for two missing campers.

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Oregon agency grants permit for oil train terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have approved an expansion of a crude oil train terminal near Clatskanie to move 1.8 billion gallons of oil annually, enough to bring 50 oil trains per month through Portland and small towns along the Columbia River.

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OSU expert: Legal marijuana's fiscal impact hazy

The economic impact of legalizing marijuana in Oregon is difficult to estimate because the potential market will depend in large part on what kind of policies would be adopted if a proposed ballot measure passes in November, according to an Oregon State University sociologist who studies the issue.

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S. Oregon man explains bonfire gunshots

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — If there's a lesson to be learned from the account that Coos County sheriff's officers heard recently, it might be this: if you bring your gun to a fire you've built on the beach, be very sure you know where it is.

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Deschutes SO warns of 'deputy' jury duty scam

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

'Polite' Bend bank robber gets 30 months

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A Deschutes County judge tried and convicted a 46-year-old Mitchell man Tuesday, then sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in…

Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend PD pedestrian sting

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

Finish line: Bend La-Pine school projects on schedule

Bend La-Pine School Projects wrapping up

With about two weeks left before ushering in the new school year, a few Bend-La Pine schools still look more like a…

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail plan draws critics

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

A planned paved trail that would start right on the outskirts of Sisters and go seven miles along Highway 20 to Black Butte…

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

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

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

Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend PD pedestrian sting

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

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail plan draws critics

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

A planned paved trail that would start right on the outskirts of Sisters and go seven miles along Highway 20 to Black Butte…

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is…

Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina wants to take its ball and go home in its ongoing debt crisis.

Beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

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The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once…

Official: U.S. Foley rescue attempt failed

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U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria this summer to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages…

Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting

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What really happened to Michael Brown?

We know a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old,…

What we know about Ferguson

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Events continue to unfold at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since August 9, when white…

Grand jury to 'thoroughly' mull Ferguson case

Clash in Ferguson

Two months. It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of…

Strikes, counterstrikes resume in Mideast

Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell…

Rick Perry hits the road

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for…

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OSU expert: Legal marijuana's fiscal impact hazy

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

Oregon Democrats back legal pot, food labels

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

Pot campaign announces $2.3 million in TV ads

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

Richardson claims $350,000 in one month

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

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone faced off with challenger Jodie Barram at debate hosted by COCC students.

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Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

Pay it Forward: Ken's Bikes

Pay it Forward Ken s Bikes

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen on Tuesday surprised Ken Cardwell of Redmond, who rebuilds and restores bikes to donate to those in need.

Pay it Forward: A Redmond girl's lasting legacy

Pay it Forward A young girl s legacy

In this month's Pay it Forward, we're honoring the memory of one very special Redmond girl after she lost her battle to leukemia in October.

Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

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Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina wants to take its ball and go home in its ongoing debt crisis.

Remington shifts jobs from NY to Alabama

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Remington is reducing its work force in New York, where the gun maker has operated a factory for nearly 200 years, and where…

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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

Bank of America nears record settlement

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Bank of America is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the government to pay more than $16.5 billion in what would be the…

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

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

George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder…

Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

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The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some…

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Almond, peanut butter recall affects C.O. food bank

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NeighborImpact learned Wednesday through the Oregon Food Bank of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., of…

Are myths making the Ebola outbreak worse?

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information…

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

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No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

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Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

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Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

Arizona State University

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

The awkward transition to middle school

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Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

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Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

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Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

Twitter removes images of James Foley's death

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Twitter is taking down images and video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

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No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft is thinking about changing the name of Internet Explorer.

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

Dead zone, Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

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

So General Mills has unveiled…

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

Pollution, smoke stacks

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

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Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel in QB derby

Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, August 2014

Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh.

Forbes: Cowboys valued at NFL-best $3.2 billion

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The Dallas Cowboys lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list for the eighth consecutive season, rising in value by 39 percent to…

Kent State's Bitsko found dead in his room

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Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko has died from an undetermined medical condition, the university confirmed Wednesday.

Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

Mo'ne Davis

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League…

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

Pit bull shot by arrow

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

Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

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

Springfield police shooting of dog sparks protest

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

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New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

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

Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

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

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

Ferrari GTO Berlinetta

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

Consumer Reports puts some dings in Tesla's reputation

Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports has called the Tesla Model S the best car it ever tested. But perfect, it's not.

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Happy 25th anniversary, 'Saved by the Bell'

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We're so excited -- and so scared: "Saved by the Bell" is a quarter of a century old today.

Beyonce and Jay Z's Cuba trip declared legal

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are expecting

Jill Duggar Derick Dillard

Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"?

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

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Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

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'The Giver' stars receive valuable insight from Jeff Bridges

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver'

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

Images of Amy Adams

Amy Adams

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

Bruce Willis through the years

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

Jessica Alba through the years

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As Jessica Alba stars in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For", take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

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Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

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

Man fakes death to avoid marriage

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OK, we know some view marriage as a "death" of sorts. But one man took things a little too far.

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

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A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern…

Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

Zoo Jeans

Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and…

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9 great new US beach hotels

Hotel Zamora

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

No charges for accused airport security scammer

TSA, airport security

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

World's best cycling cities

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If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish…

Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya

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Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the…

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Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints…

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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The maker of the beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity…

Kellogg's echoes rival in green initiative

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

The company…

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Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

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

Lines hold on lightning-sparked fire in Maury Mtns.

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Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the bulldozer lines around the 48-acre fire that broke out two days ago, officials said Wednesday.

New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

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

Wildfire picture quiets down, but danger remains

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

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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

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How to plan a successful canoe trip

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Going on a canoe trip can be a great summer getaway. Before you head out take a look at these tips for a successful trip.

Tips for biking to work

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Biking to work is a great way to get to work, benefit the environment, and get you outside before you start your work day.

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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Rock climbing can be a great summer activity. Follow these tips to make sure you stay hydrated during your climb.

How to shave strokes off your golf game

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

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.

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Keeping kids in sports

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To fight childhood obesity it's important for kids to be involved in sports. But occasionally, kids might lose interest and want to quit. See tips here on how to keep your kids in sports.

Back to school: Healthy lunch line, after-school snacks

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As kids prepare to head back to school, take a look at some healthy snack options.

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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To keep your family safe in the sun this summer take a look at these tips from the experts on how to properly use sunscreen.

How to fit carbs into your family's healthy diet

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Not all carbs are bad. Find out how to fit good carbs into your family's healthy diet.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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