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House fire in NE Bend

Family of seven escapes burning Bend home

Smoke alarms awakened a family of seven in a burning northeast Bend home early Friday morning, allowing them to escape unhurt from a fire that began in the garage and caused $75,000 damage, officials said.

Oregon vote Legal pot or not

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for about a year, but he's hoping to soon get the green light on a new market.

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Feds curb oversight

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-year-old settlement agreement over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We talked Thursday with the city's accessibility manager and a disabled resident.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

Smoking

Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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Two NE Ore. highway workers killed this week

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.

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NW receives few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Fire, smoke, Israeli air strike in Gaza City

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Kerry says framework exists for cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday there was a framework for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas but more needed to be done to make it happen.

Earlier, the Israeli Cabinet rejected a proposed one-week humanitarian cease-fire but Kerry said no...

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Ore. National Guard helping on Logging Unit fires

OR National Guard aiding in wildfire fight

As thousands of acres burn across Oregon, the Oregon Army National Guard is now helping in the fight, including four…

Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

College cyclists crossing U.S. for cancer research

Cycling cross country for cancer

What would you do to cure cancer?  How would you get from New York City to San Francisco?  Two seemingly unrelated questions…

Dam going, creek flowing -- so fish can get going

Dam goes creek flows fish go

It's muddy, messy, splashy work on Jack Creek, but boy will the bull trout be grateful when the dam is removed and the…

Waterman Complex fires 90 pct. contained

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The 12,520-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires was 90 percent contained by late Wednesday, as crews quickly caught three new…

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Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

5 Oregon child care owners have marijuana cards

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say five Oregon home-based child-care centers are owned by people who have medical…

Second HS coach sex scandal rocks Madras

Madras track coach arrested on sex abuse

A second coach-related sex scandal hit Madras High School in just eight months as a track coach was arrested Monday.

Dog attacks girl, 6, at Ochoco Reservoir, still free

6-yr old attacked by dog dog remains free

"It bit me and scratched me and bit me a few more times," 6-year old Kaylee said. It is a day she will not forget. Kaylee…

Palestinians killed in new West Bank clashes

Palestinian hurls stone during clashes with Israeli police

Angry clashes erupted Friday in the West Bank, after Palestinian leaders called for a "day of rage" in response to the…

Michigan jogger mauled to death by 2 dogs

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A Michigan man who went for a jog on a quiet, rural road after work on Wednesday was mauled to death by two dogs, according…

Obama to meet with Central American leaders

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President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border…

Ohio State band accused of sexualized culture

Ohio State marching band

The Ohio State University Marching Band, known for entertaining fans at sporting events with hypnotic formations…

Target sent victims to Experian, which had its own leak

Target, Experian

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.

When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended…

Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

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Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17,…

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

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New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted…

Man shoots, kills possible pregnant burglar

Gus Adams Andrea Miller pregnant burglar

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. When he got his gun and…

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2014 World Cup

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Brazil World Cup 2014

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Brazil's national football team may have been smoked on the pitch by Germany, but now government officials are claiming a…

Heroes' welcome for German World Cup winners

Germany's Mario Goetze, Andre Schuerrle celebrating World Cup victory

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The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as up to a million flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to…

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil soccer coach

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Luiz Felipe Scolari's second stint as Brazil manager didn't go nearly as well as the first.

Argentine police, fans riot after World Cup

Argentina World Cup riots

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Police in Argentina arrested at least 120 people Sunday after a World Cup celebration in downtown Buenos Aires got out of…

World Cup walloped social-media records

Mario Gotze scores

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In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all.

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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Target sent victims to Experian, which had its own leak

Target, Experian

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.

When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended…

Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

Mary Poppins minimum wage video

You'd think magical powers would entitle Mary Poppins to more than $7.25 an hour.

Stocks end week on sour note

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Investors will have to wait until next week to see if the S&P 500 can finally top 2,000. Stocks fell broadly on Friday.

8 rights of pregnant women at work

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Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant.

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Obama to meet with Central American leaders

Border patrol

President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border…

Clinton blames Putin in MH17 shootdown

Hillary Clinton file 4

Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least some responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17,…

Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

Mary Poppins minimum wage video

You'd think magical powers would entitle Mary Poppins to more than $7.25 an hour.

Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

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You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

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5 studies you may have missed

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

CDC lab resumes shipping of TB samples

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A lab crucial to diagnosing cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has…

Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

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An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

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McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in…

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Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

Christian Minard

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is…

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Asia grads searching for Google jobs

Sign at Google campus

Asia's top students are hoping to hook up with Western firms such as Google, Apple and Deloitte when they enter the…

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

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Robot furniture that builds itself

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your…

US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

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The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on…

Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

Facebook mobile blurb

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't…

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

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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

West Virginia residents line up for bottled water

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

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.

Manatees may lose endangered status

Snooty oldest manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow…

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Lynch a no-show at Seahawks' camp

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl media day

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch officially started his contract holdout Friday by not attending the first day…

Ohio State band accused of sexualized culture

Ohio State marching band

The Ohio State University Marching Band, known for entertaining fans at sporting events with hypnotic formations…

Navardauskas makes history at Tour de France

Ramunas Navardauskas, 2014 Tour de France, 19th stage

His Garmin-Sharp teammate saw victory snatched from his grasp in heartbreaking fashion earlier in the Tour de France but…

Report: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

Byron Scott, December 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

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Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

Dog guards dying friend

A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

Study: Dogs can feel jealous, too

golden retriever dog closeup

New research suggests that dogs can exhibit jealousy, a human emotion usually ascribed to squabbling siblings or the jilted…

Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

Poison suspected in death of NE Oregon police dog

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A recently retired police dog for the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office has died, and investigators…

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GM to pay victims at least $400 million

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General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of the faulty ignition switch tied…

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

GM dealership

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

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Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from…

Classic VW Beetle goes electric

VW Beetle electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Not many cars have more…

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Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

Morgan Freeman

You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

Homer Simpson tattoos record

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson have set a new world record.

Network drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

Johnson family mortuary

The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the…

How The Rock became 'Hercules'

Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Hercules

To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's final exit intrigues

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There are so many layers to “A Most Wanted Man,” but primary among them is that the movie would be Philip Seymour Hoffman's…

Scarlett Johansson through the years

Scarlett Johansson

As Scarlett Johansson stars in "Lucy" take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

‘Lucy’ more about style than substance

Lucy

Find out what our reviewer thought of "Lucy" before you head to the theater.

Take a closer look at Emma Stone

 Emma Stone

As she appears in "Magic in the Moonlight," take a look back at the career of Emma Stone in photos.

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Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

Homer Simpson tattoos record

This is sure to be the talk of Springfield. A New Zealand man's 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson have set a new world record.

Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

Doctor with scalpel, surgery blurb

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

Police solve 'creepy' porcelain doll mystery

Porcelain doll

Deputies have solved the mystery of the appearance of porcelain dolls left on the front porches of several California homes.

Naked thieves steal 60 burgers from Florida eatery

Naked burger thieves in Florida

Police say three naked men broke into an eatery in southwest Florida and made off with 60 hamburgers.

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Air Algerie plane wreckage found in Mali

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French forces who secured the site of a crashed Air Algerie flight in Mali found one flight recorder but no survivors,…

Flight attendant: How we keep flying

Malaysia Airlines

Seeing the images of the mangled wreckage of an aircraft after a crash is difficult for any flight attendant.

Official: No survivors of Air Algerie crash

New Air Algerie crash map

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in…

Drunk passenger mistakes plane door for bathroom door

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A man who had been drinking vodka and beer to steady his nerves while on his first flight ever attempted to open the plane's…

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Udon noodles with mango in gingered chili sauce

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Bring some Asian spice to your night.

Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

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Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

Europe's oldest pastry shops

Confeitaria Nacional

Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar tacos

Caviar is the new condiment.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

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Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

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Oregon DPSST

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

6 new range fires burning in eastern Oregon

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Six new range fires are burning in eastern Oregon, ignited by lightning storms that moved across the region.

Shaniko Butte Fire 80 percent contained

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William Charba

The 10-day-old, more than 40,000-acre Shaniko Butte Fire was 80 percent contained by late Wednesday, with the firefighting force dropping below 300 and full containment predicted Sunday night.

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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.

Must-haves for your tackle box

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When going fishing, don’t leave home without having these key must-have items in your tackle box.

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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.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

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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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Come see why this event was recently ranked among the Top 15 shows in the nation

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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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