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

A distracted teen driver with a suspended license swerved to avoid a crash on Highway 20 west of Bend Monday night, causing the car to spin 180 degrees and roll several times, throwing a passenger to the ground, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Redmond RV park fined over raw sewage on ground

The Oregon DEQ has issued a $56,285 penalty to the owners of Green Acres RV Park south of Redmond for operating a septic system that is discharging untreated or partially treated sewage onto the ground.

Terrebonne dog killed

Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

Big, white, fluffy dogs watch over Terrebonne rancher Ed Barnes' hundreds of goats, protecting them from coyotes and cougars. But Sunday morning, one of his Maremmas couldn't protect itself from the only animal Barnes really fears.

Old Bend-Redmond Hwy Fire

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Roadside fire caught small, carries big message

A small fire, sparked in an unusual way, was stopped fast along the Old Bend-Redmond Highway on Monday, prompting fire officials to remind residents that despite recent rain from thunderstorms, the grass is dry and the heat is back, keeping the wildfire threat very high.

State overpays Bend man

Bend man told: Return extra state jobless pay

Tyler Smith has a job, recently graduated school, and was recently receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Oregon -- all was well, until he got a phone call saying they made a mistake, and he owes them a sizable chunk of money.

Kid cycles now running across country for obscure syndrome

Teen bikes cross-country; now he'll run home

From Maryland to Bend. Kevin Payne's path around the U.S. takes about 9,000 miles.  In Bend on Monday night, he was preparing for his return trip.  But it’s not a flight out of Redmond.  He’s giving up the bicycle, and running home -- all to raise money to fight a syndrome many haven't ever heard of.

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Progress on fire that threatened homes near Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.

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Eugene City Council passes sick leave law

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council has joined cities such as Seattle, Portland and San Francisco in approving a mandatory sick leave law.

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Govs urge Congress: Pass wildfire funding bill

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in calling for support of the federal Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, to provide the U.S. Forest Service with access to emergency funding for wildfire suppression and protection of programs aimed at reducing wildfire risk.

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Group: No Fukushima radiation in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon.

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Ebola fears hit close to home

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

But when he landed in Lagos, Sawyer, 40, collapsed getting off the plane. He had been infected with Ebola in L...

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Bridge 99 update: Hatchery, campgrounds reopen

Bridge 99 incident meteorologist gathering data

Several campgrounds and the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public as crews continue to make solid progress…

4-H kids prepare for Deschutes Co. Fair

4-H brothers prep pigs for fair

There’s a great way to enjoy the 2014 Deschutes County Fair and help NeighborImpact feed thousands of families in Central…

Special report: Wildfires are not all bad

Special Report Fires not all bad

Wildfires can cause concern about long-term damaging effects on the landscape we call home, but NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’…

Logging Units update: Fires now 80 pct. contained

Camas Prairie Fire

The 2-week-old, nearly 10,500-acre Logging Unit Fires on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation still have more than 1,200…

Warm Springs tribal leaders: Racing proposal still alive

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BEND, Ore. (AP) — Tribal officials haven't given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs reservation in…

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

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

Forest Service chief visits High Desert

Forest service chief visits High Desert

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell came to the High Desert on Saturday to meet with firefighting crews and others  due…

Oregon man arrested over bribe for traffic ticket

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TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they arrested a man after he tried to bribe a trooper to tear up a citation…

Cyclist hits pickup, injured in SW Bend

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A 20-year-old Bend cyclist was hospitalized in fair condition Friday after colliding with the rear of a pickup truck parked…

EU hits Russia with more sanctions

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European Union officials agreed Tuesday to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia as escalating fighting in Ukraine…

Israel: Ball 'is in 'Hamas' court'

Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

Regarding the possibility of a cease-fire, a spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister said Tuesday that the "ball is in…

Ebola fears hit close to home

Ebola

Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in…

'Apparent stowaway' body found in wheel well

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The body of an "apparent stowaway" was found Sunday night in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 that landed at the…

1 in 3 US adults have 'debt in collections'

1 in 3 Americans have 'debt in collections'

Americans have a debt problem.

Boehner denies GOP plans to impeach Obama

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House Speaker John Boehner flatly denied Tuesday that congressional Republicans are moving to impeach President Barack Obama…

Suspected sex offender killed during arrest

Charles Mozdir

Investigators say they sifted through hundreds of tips in their search for Charles Mozdir, but a phone call they got during…

Girl hit by plane dies from injuries

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The 9-year-old girl critically injured when an airplane struck her on a Florida beach last weekend has died, the Sarasota…

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High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

Oregon vote Legal pot or not

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

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Nov. ballot

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

Oregon pot measure qualifies for November ballot

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

Left sees way to get past Oregon Senate roadblock

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Environmentalists, gun-control advocates and others on the left have repeatedly been thwarted by…

GOP abandons Oregon candidate with criminal record

REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) — Republican leaders in Oregon have abandoned a legislative candidate after learning he served eight…

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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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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…

Arby's: More meat is mightier

Arby's Super Stack sandwich

Fast-food restaurants' push for protein has led Arby's to offer the new Mega Meat Stacks.

Amazon launches 3-D printing store

Amazon 3-D printing store

The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

1 in 3 US adults have 'debt in collections'

1 in 3 Americans have 'debt in collections'

Americans have a debt problem.

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WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

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

Obama admits boyhood crush on Linda Ronstadt

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During an awards ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama whispered in the ear of superstar musician Linda…

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty

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The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise…

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

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A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern…

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Redmond RV park fined over raw sewage on ground

The Oregon DEQ has issued a $56,285 penalty to the owners of Green Acres RV Park south of Redmond for operating a septic…

Group: No Fukushima radiation in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no…

Big change proposed for federal marijuana law

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Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

That was the…

NCAA reaches head injury settlement

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In his senior year, Adrian Arrington was hit so hard during a football game that he stumbled sideways to the sideline. A few…

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Investors help the rich pay off student loans

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Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their…

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

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

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Amazon launches 3-D printing store

Amazon 3-D printing store

The future of retail: manufactured by a 3-D printer, delivered by drone.

Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

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"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match. A new electronic device and mobile app called pd.id (Personal Drink ID),…

Water balloon lovers pledge $645,000 on Kickstarter

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It's summertime and water balloon lovers are uniting ... on Kickstarter.

Bunch o Balloons -- a hose attachment that allows…

OkCupid set up bad dates in 'an experiment'

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Facebook isn't the only social network that experiments on its users.

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General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

General Mills

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

So General Mills has unveiled…

US aims to make oil transport safer

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

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

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

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

Settlement reached in chemical spill

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…

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Ryan Lochte shows off 10,000-calorie meal

Ryan Lochte, Olympics swimming blurb

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after…

NCAA reaches head injury settlement

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In his senior year, Adrian Arrington was hit so hard during a football game that he stumbled sideways to the sideline. A few…

Michele Roberts named NBPA exec. director

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Michele Roberts was elected executive director of the NBA Players Association nearly 18 months after Billy Hunter was ousted.

Browns acclimate to protecting Johnny Football

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Brian Hoyer, who has fewer than 200 career pass attempts and three career starts, and rookie Johnny Manziel are vying to…

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Hikers find dog lost in woods for 22 days

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

Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

Terrebonne dog killed

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

Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

Diamond the dog

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

Dog passes out with joy when owner returns

Happy dog passes out

A dog is so happy when its owner returns from two years in Europe that it passes out in joy.

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GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

Chevy Silverado

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly occurrence this year.

Lyft gets the green light in New York City

Lyft

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New York City Friday, you're not imagining…

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors

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.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. slams 'unprofessional' Kiefer Sutherland

Freddie Prinze Jr

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland have very different memories of working together on "24."

'Mad Max: Fury Road' wheels into Comic-Con

Mad Max Fury Road

The trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road" is out, and it's gotten a 21st-century makeover. Where the 1979 film starred Mel…

'The Situation' gets counseling in plea deal

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jersey Shore

Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge…

David Duchovny touts Russian pride in beer ad

David Duchovny Russian beer commercial

David Duchovny's latest role is stirring up more intrigue than any episode of "The X-Files." The actor plays himself in a…

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2015 Oscar contenders

Get on Up

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

Meet Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman is getting early Oscar buzz for his portrayal of James Brown in “Get on Up.” Learn more about the actor…

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.

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Furniture made to look (and smell) like human skin

Skin chair and stool

Creepy or cool? A British artist has designed furniture that looks, feels and even smells like human skin.

Man uses bedsheets to escape from jail

Police lights file

A 22-year-old man made a short-lived escape from a Texas detention center Monday night.

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire in Oregon

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel slammed into a utility pole and sparked a fire in Oregon.

Cops: Times Square Spider-Man punches officer

Amazing Spider-Man 2

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man is accused of punching a police officer in New York's Times Square over money for a…

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'Artbnb': Village offers artists free accommodation

Genalguacil

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of Genalguacil is offering free…

How Uganda became a top tourist destination

Uganda, tour bus

Fifty years ago Uganda was the "Pearl of Africa," a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning…

China to soon be the world's top business travel market

China's flag

China is the world's hottest market for business travelers, and spending in the country could surpass the U.S. as soon as…

Richard Branson's Virgin America files for IPO

Virgin America

Virgin America, the U.S. airline formed by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group seven years ago, has filed for an…

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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.

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…

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Progress on fire that threatened homes near Grants Pass

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire that threatened seven rural homes in drought-parched woods about 15 miles southwest of Grants Pass.

Govs urge Congress: Pass wildfire funding bill

U.S. Capitol

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has joined California Governor Jerry Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in calling for support of the federal Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, to provide the U.S. Forest Service with access to emergency funding for wildfire suppression and protection of programs aimed at reducing wildfire risk.

Special report: Wildfires are not all bad

Special Report Fires not all bad

Wildfires can cause concern about long-term damaging effects on the landscape we call home, but NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor spoke with some experts who say wildfire can be a good thing.

Oregon wildfires wind down, but lightning coming

Ochoco Complex Antler spike camp mess

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range in Oregon for the past two weeks are at or near containment, but a new round of intense lightning storms is forecast this week.

Ochoco Complex update: Still nearly 500 on lines

Fox Fire Ochoco Complex

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The 2-week-old, over 10,000-acre Ochoco Complex of fires on the Ochoco National Forest was nearly 90 percent contained by Monday, with almost 500 firefighters still on the lines.

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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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Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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

How to fit carbs into your family's healthy diet

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

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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

Make the most of family time this summer

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

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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

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Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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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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