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Bendite in Tel Aviv

Bend native hunkers down in Tel Aviv as rockets fall

"When the sirens go off, we have to go into a safe room," says Bendite Nick Papa, who just moved to Tel Aviv a week ago for a job. Since then, he has heard many sirens, warning Israelis to seek shelter.

Sisters Quilt Show sews dispute

Quilt show squabble: Sisters vendors, merchants at odds

The city of Sisters may get caught in the middle of a permitting dispute as downtown businesses cry for changes to how transient vendors are treated.

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Cigarettes, abandoned campfire spark C.O. wildfires

While crews keep watch for and douse more lightning-sparked holdover fires in Central Oregon, investigators have found the specific cause of three human-caused fires -- two discarded cigarettes and an abandoned campfire.

Trucking troubles in Bend roundabouts

Truckers' traffic troubles in Bend roundabouts

There are now 30 roundabouts in the city of Bend alone, and that has some truck drivers cringing. But that doesn't mean the city is ignoring trucks in the roundabout design process.

Fire Outlook through October 2014

Hot, dry -- but not necessarily more C.O. wildfires

Central Oregon’s fire season is typically from July 1st through early October. Looking at the Southern Oscillation — most commonly referred to as El Niño and La Niña — through October, it favors an El Niño pattern, NewsChannel meteorologist Travis Knudsen says.

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Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Golf course goes electric

Golfing green: Bend course goes electric

One Bend golf course has made some new improvements to make golfing more enjoyable, putting "green" vehicles on the greens.

U.S. geothermal map

Oregon Dept. of Energy

Senate OKs Wyden-Merkley bill to boost geothermal

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on Thursday applauded the Senate’s passage of their legislation to encourage more geothermal energy production on federal lands.

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LeBron James: 'I'm coming home' to Cleveland

After four years away, King James is sensationally taking his throne back to Cleveland.

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Grandfather runs into burning RV to rescue kids

A grandfather is in the hospital recovering from his injuries after he went back into the burning camper to save his grandkids.

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OSU engineers devise small, cheap radiation detector

Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and  inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.

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Redmond woman injured in Hwy. 126 crash

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A 27-year-old Redmond woman was seriously injured early Thursday when her SUV left Highway 126 just west of Redmond, struck…

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail decision near

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The Sisters Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest said Thursday it has issued a final environmental assessment…

La Pine ponders urban renewal district

La Pine ponders urban renewal

The city of La Pine held a final public hearing Wednesday evening before councilors vote on a proposal to spend about $7…

Public input sought on future of Shevlin Park

Shevlin Park

Bend Park & Recreation District residents are being invited to help shape the future of Shevlin Park, the nearly…

Swimmer's itch won't ruin the fun for many

Cascade Lakes reports swimmer s itch

Summer has arrived in Central Oregon, but something in the water is putting a damper on the fun. A parasite that is causing…

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Truckers' traffic troubles in Bend roundabouts

Trucking troubles in Bend roundabouts

There are now 30 roundabouts in the city of Bend alone, and that has some truck drivers cringing. But that doesn't mean the…

Quilt show squabble: Sisters vendors, merchants at odds

Sisters Quilt Show sews dispute

The city of Sisters may get caught in the middle of a permitting dispute as downtown businesses cry for changes to how…

New Cover Oregon chief to make $215,000 a year

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new director of Cover Oregon will earn a base salary of $215,000 a year.

Merkley bill targets Hobby Lobby court ruling

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., fought back against last week’s Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by…

Sources: Iraq's top diplomat replaced

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari

In a portent of growing factional conflict, a Kurdish minister in Iraq's government was removed Friday by Prime Minister…

LeBron James: 'I'm coming home' to Cleveland

LeBron James

After four years away, King James is sensationally taking his throne back to Cleveland.

Tears or no, Raju raised awareness of cruelty

Raju the elephant rescued

When Raju the elephant was rescued after being shackled and abused for five decades, the story and picture of him "crying"…

PayPal to refund donations in hot-car death

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If you donated to a fundraising campaign for the family of Cooper Harris, the suburban Atlanta toddler who died after being…

July temps in the 40s? US in for a chill

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Blame Canada, and especially Typhoon Neoguri: Next week isn't going to feel very much like summer in parts of the United…

Man accused of killing 6 collapses in court

Ron Lee Haskell

Ron Lee Haskell, charged with capital murder in the deaths of six people, collapsed in a Texas courtroom during a Friday…

Rocket fired into Israel from Lebanon

Israeli soldiers stand atop tank near Gaza border

Israel faced attack from a second front Friday, but it is unlikely that a rocket fired from Lebanon signifies the widening…

Obama did meet with those hecklers after all

Obama heckled

For two immigration reform activists, heckling the President of the United States landed the pair an exclusive meeting.

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Grandpa rescues twins from Ore. RV fire

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Family members who escaped from a burning recreational vehicle in the Salem area say a grandfather went…

OSU engineers devise small, cheap radiation detector

Radiation detector OSU

Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and  inexpensive radiation detection device…

2014 World Cup

Liverpool and Barcelona reach deal on Suarez

Luis Suarez scores against England, 2014 World Cup

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Luis Suarez is set to join Spanish giants Barcelona after Liverpool and the La Liga club announced they had agreed terms for…

World Cup: Messi's moment of immortality?

Lionel Messi celebrates goal, Argentina-Nigeria World Cup

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In the sight of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, the man who would be king awaits his destiny. Diminutive and…

How the World Cup played out on social media

Neymar, 2014 World Cup, Brazil-Cameroon

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Germany's demolition of World Cup hosts Brazil in their Tuesday semifinal in Belo Horizonte is the game that seemingly…

Argentina vs. Germany: By the numbers

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The World Cup final is set: Argentina versus Germany. The two teams face off Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for global…

Luis Suarez's appeal for biting rejected

Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

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He may be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, but it looks like Luis Suarez won't be returning to football action…

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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Friday funk: Stocks struggle for direction

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It's been a rough five days on Wall Street. With stocks down more than 1% this week, some investors are talking about a…

It's freebie Friday: Slurpees and sandwiches

7-Eleven celebrates 7-11

Like free food? Today's your lucky day!

Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs for fire risk

Chrysler recall

Chrysler is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risk. The problem: the lights in the vanity mirrors.

Amazon to FAA: Let us fly our drones

Amazon Prime Air, drone

Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality. Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation…

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Obama did meet with those hecklers after all

Obama heckled

For two immigration reform activists, heckling the President of the United States landed the pair an exclusive meeting.

Germany expels U.S. spy official

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Germany's government has asked America's top spy chief stationed in the country to leave.

It's a punitive gesture usually…

Kerry in Afghanistan for talks on election

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday where he plans to encourage a resolution…

'Road war' in Congress may be ending

Budget cuts capitol

Three weeks until funding starts to dry up for bridge and road projects across the United States, House and Senate…

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Virus returns to baby 'cured' of HIV

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A Mississippi baby scientists thought was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood,…

Uninsured rate plummets under Affordable Care Act

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The number of Americans lacking health insurance has plummeted this year, a trio of surveys released Thursday found.

Republicans to sue Obama over health law

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House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping…

Ex-foster youth eligible for Oregon Health Plan

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On January 1,Oregon began providing Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan benefits to former foster care youth under the age of 26.

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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.

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

Medical marijuana 101

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about pot.

Harvard evacuates some buildings amid threat

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Harvard University said it has reopened several buildings after receiving a bomb threat.

Several buildings were evacuated at…

Charges dropped in UNC 'paper classes' case

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The only criminal charge to come out of the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina has been…

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Tech stock soars 25,000%. Trading halted

Asian Stocks

A 25,000% return is unheard of, but that's how much Cynk Technology has soared since the middle of June.

Many are starting…

Amazon accused of illegally billing for kids' gaming purchases

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Federal regulators announced a lawsuit against Amazon Thursday, accusing the retail giant of illegally charging parents for…

Mind control app lets you snap photos with Google Glass

Google Glass MindRDR

Telekinesis is no longer solely the stuff of X-Men. A new app called MindRDR allows users to snap photos and post them to…

New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber

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Bell Labs researchers just broke the broadband Internet speed record.

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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…

Is this the green coffee cup revolution?

Recyclable cup

Chances are if you bought your favorite coffee in a paper cup this morning, that cup cannot be recycled.

NASA data shows nationwide air improvement

Pollution, smoke stacks

The air we breathe in the United States is getting better -- at least by one recent measure.

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LeBron James: 'I'm coming home' to Cleveland

LeBron James

After four years away, King James is sensationally taking his throne back to Cleveland.

Favre jersey retirement unlikely in 2014

Brett Favre in baseball hat

The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are on good terms now, but don't expect the team to honor the former quarterback this…

Liverpool and Barcelona reach deal on Suarez

Luis Suarez scores against England, 2014 World Cup

Luis Suarez is set to join Spanish giants Barcelona after Liverpool and the La Liga club announced they had agreed terms for…

NFL roundup: WR Johnson asks Texans for trade

Andre Johnson 2013

Andre Johnson spent months away from the team and ultimately decided his future is not with the Houston Texans.

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Police say man told to move out kills mother's cat

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Police allege that a Gresham man whose mother told him to move out slashed the throat of her 16…

Missing Salem boa constrictor found in the wall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 10-foot boa constrictor who got away from its Salem owner has been located — in the wall.

Hot cars pose deadly trap for children, pets

Hot cars pose deadly danger

Summer has finally arrived on the High Desert, and with it the heat. With temperatures in the 90s, it's important to look…

'Two-faced' cat captures hearts, goes viral

Venus two-faced cat

Do not adjust your screen. This is, in fact, a two-faced cat.

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Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs for fire risk

Chrysler recall

Chrysler is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risk. The problem: the lights in the vanity mirrors.

Auto worker union scores a win in the South

UAW Striker

The shrinking United Auto Workers Union scored a big win in the South Thursday.

Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles

Ford Taurus

Ford Motor recalled about 100,000 cars and trucks Tuesday.

GM pushes back on calls for brake recall

GM loses profits

General Motors, which has recalled nearly 29 million cars globally so far this year, is pushing back against critics…

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Mel Gibson sympathizes with Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf has at least one high profile supporter.

New 'Planet of the Apes' vs. summer slump

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

When it comes to this year's summer box office, Hollywood can't afford to monkey around.

Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend found dead

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The boyfriend of "Glee" star Becca Tobin, Matt Bendik, was found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room, the actress' manager…

5 interesting facts about Prince George

Prince George

Believe it or not, it has been almost a year since the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, the son of Britain's Prince…

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Michael Douglas through the years

Michael Douglas at 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Take a look at the career of legendary actor Michael Douglas.

5 cartoon favorites that failed as movies

Boy watching cartoons on TV

Some movies adapted from cartoons turn out all right while others are so bad they nearly ruin the original. Take a look at…

Films of Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

As he celebrates his birthday, take a look back at some of Tom Hanks' more notable films.

Father-son acting duos

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As Jaden Smith celebrates his birthday, take a look at some other fathers and sons who both have succeeded in acting.

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Deer crashes through liquor store's front window

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A deer crashed through the front window of a Massachusetts liquor store, frantically sprinting through the store in search…

Draft notices sent to 14K dead men in Pennsylvania

American flag, soldier's hat, Memorial Day, Veterans Day

Pennsylvania sent draft notices to about 14,000 men in the mail recently. The problem? They're all dead.

2 live parrots found in Elmo doll

Parrots in Elmo doll

Two live parrots were found hidden inside an Elmo doll at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Man arrested after allegedly kicking police horse

Horse, saddle, horseback riding

A man accused of kicking a police horse is likely kicking himself after police arrested him for attacking the horse and…

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9 of the world's greatest tunnels

Laerdal Tunnel

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel linking France with the United Kingdom, and the…

Airport charges passengers for breathing clean air

Caracas sign, Simon Bolivar International Airport

Plane passengers are used to paying for check-in baggage or priority boarding, but one airport in Venezuela is now charging…

5 of Southeast Asia's darkest destinations

Dark tourism, Ban Nam Khem

"Dark tourism" is a type of travel that's been gaining ground and winning proponents as more wanderers search out "…

'Road war' in Congress may be ending

Budget cuts capitol

Three weeks until funding starts to dry up for bridge and road projects across the United States, House and Senate…

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In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

Report: Americans want better quality fast food

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Americans want food their way, and a new survey shows that "their way" calls for a higher quality, more varied meal than…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

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Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Cigarettes, abandoned campfire spark C.O. wildfires

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While crews keep watch for and douse more lightning-sparked holdover fires in Central Oregon, investigators have found the specific cause of three human-caused fires -- two discarded cigarettes and an abandoned campfire.

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have told residents of about 100 homes in Washington state they should evacuate because of a threatening wildfire. Residents of more than 100 other homes near Entiat have been told to be ready to leave.

New wildfire in NE Wash. threatens homes

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ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In central Washington, a wildfire has burned close to a major highway and threatens several more homes.

Bend fire ecologist warns of major wildfire threat

Bend fire ecologist predicts destructive wildfire

Bend fire ecologist and author George Wuethner warned it's not a matter of if, but when the region will have a massive and destructive wildfire.

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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.

Benefits of cycling

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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

How to get kids into running

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Running can be both a great workout and a great hobby for adults. So how can you get your kids involved to make it a family activity? Use these tips.

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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.

What are symptoms of lead poisoning?

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How do you know if you or your child has lead poisoning? Take a look at these symptoms.

How to relieve a sunburn

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While we can't do much about a sunburn once it's occurred, there are ways to help ease the discomfort. Take a look at these home remedies to treat sunburn.

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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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