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Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

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Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S. Highway 97 Bend North Corridor Project, a project that's been in the development stage for nearly a decade.

Seasonal hiring in full swing

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

The calendar might still say September, but seasonal job searchers are on the prowl. It turns out many stores are already hiring part-time holiday employees. What exactly does that say about our economy?

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Oregon's 2015 minimum wage: $9.25 an hour

State Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Wednesday that Oregon’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, providing a 15 cents-per-hour raise for 141,822 workers.

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New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

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Another NFL player facing charges related to domestic violence

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.

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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally.

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Officials: Weed wildfire destroyed 110 homes

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

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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on her website that matched statements from other conservative candidates and an interest group.

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Dow sets closing record after good news from Fed

Wall Street is smiling. Although the economy is getting better, the Federal Reserve is probably not going to raise interest rates until the summer of 2015 at the earliest.

The Fed said Wednesday that it continues to believe rates should remain low fo...

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Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

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

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved…

NFL scandal rekindles child discipline debate

NFL case spotlights child discipline

The familiar and polarizing debate of child-rearing is now back in the spotlight. Should parents ever get physical with…

La Pine throat-slashing victim recalls assault

La Pine assault victim speaks

A 26-year-old La Pine woman was arrested over the weekend on charges she slashed a man's throat  Saturday evening.…

OSU-Cascades Westside campus foes file appeal

OSU-Cascades expansion gets green light

Opponents of a planned Westside campus for OSU-Cascades filed an appeal Monday of a recent city hearings officer’s decision…

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La Pine driver spots cougar with deer carcass

A La Pine-area driver saw a cougar carrying a deer carcass across a road Tuesday night, but an area check did not find the…

Family tragedy in Metolius: Father shoots, kills son

Fatal shooting shatters quiet in Metolius

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

Bend park board OKs Colorado spillway project

Colorado Dam Spillway option to be picked

For years, the community has pushed to make it safer -- and two years ago, taxpayers made it a priority with an approved…

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student…

NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

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The bad news kept piling on the National Football League on Wednesday with the arrest of an Arizona Cardinals player.

Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland independence vote

Scotland's voters head to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.

U.S. man detained by river near North Korea

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South Korean marines detained an American man on the bank of a river bordering North Korea late Tuesday, according to a…

Australian police conduct anti-terror sweep

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Australian authorities disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping…

Another NFL player facing charges related to domestic violence

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Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix…

NY cop suspended after man kicked

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For the second time this summer, a New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun after video surfaced…

Police: Suspect might target more officers

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

Eric Matthew…

City unveiling statue of wrongly accused man

Cory Session Tim Cole's brother

Even while imprisoned for a rape he didn't commit, Tim Cole never stopped acting like a big brother.

"He would send us…

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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

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

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon joined seven other states in giving driving privileges to people living…

Measure 86 aims to help more students go to college

Measure 86 boosts college aid

Measure 86 was proposed by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to expand opportunities for the Legislature to fund student…

Elizabeth Warren to campaign for Merkley in Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be in Eugene next month to campaign for Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Curry Co. voters reject tax hike to keep jail open

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BROOKINGS, Oregon (AP) — Voters in southern Oregon's Curry County on Tuesday rejected a measure that would have doubled…

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

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

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Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

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Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they couldn't find a job or afford a place of…

First rise in foreclosure auctions in nearly 4 years

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Foreclosures are up for the first time in nearly four years. But housing experts aren't worried.

Dow sets closing record after good news from Fed

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Wall Street is smiling. Although the economy is getting better, the Federal Reserve is probably not going to raise interest…

Marijuana-infused pizza a hit in California

Marijuana infused pizzas

A Los Angeles company has just made every stoner's dream come true.

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Rob Ford has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat a rare and aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital…

Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

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The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by…

Latest Benghazi committee starts work

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have…

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

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The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al…

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Migraines with aura linked to Parkinson's

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People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other…

Federal rule challenges Ore. home care system

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say a change in federal rules will likely force a major overhaul of Oregon's…

Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

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What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases,…

Poll: One in four Americans worry about Ebola

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Roughly one in four Americans are worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of the virus, according…

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Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the…

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

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

Online education clicks with African students

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Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different…

Student debt over $50K is on the rise

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Janessa Robinson will soon join the "mega loan club" of college graduates with over $50,000 in student debt.

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Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

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Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges…

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

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California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

iOS 8 on iPhone

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system…

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

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Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its…

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How researchers track great white sharks

Great white shark

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to Florida, Bermuda and Cape Cod.

She's not a…

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

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A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

A federal…

Halliburton in $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

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Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement,…

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

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Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists…

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NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

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The bad news kept piling on the National Football League on Wednesday with the arrest of an Arizona Cardinals player.

Another NFL player facing charges related to domestic violence

Jonathan Dwyer mugshot

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix…

Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave

Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence…

Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

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The Minnesota Vikings made a mistake. And they want to "get things right."

The two statements were repeated several times by…

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Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter…

Police: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in…

Horses loose on Ore. highway hit by car, die

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — State troopers say two horses walking loose on a state highway in Washington County died after a car…

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

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

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California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi self-driving car

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

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Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed ignition switch should have been taken…

World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive

3-D printed car

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car --…

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

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

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'Facts of Life' celebrates 35th anniversary

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A little good, a little bad and a whole lot of nostalgia were in play at the Paley Center's "Facts of Life" reunion in…

Lupita Nyong'o visits 'Sesame Street'

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Lupita Nyong'o wants children to understand something she didn't when she was growing up: Love the skin you're in.

Surprise! Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling have baby

Ryan Gosling

So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. On Friday, the actress and partner Ryan Gosling welcomed a baby girl into the world,…

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2 over album

Sharon Osbourne

Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show. "The Talk" co-host…

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Jennifer Aniston through the years

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Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's life and career over the years.

Actors who make us laugh

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As Amy Poehler celebrates her birthday, take a look at some of the best comedy actors and actresses of all time.

Worst romantic comedies ever made

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

The films of Morgan Freeman

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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has built up an impressive resume as one of Hollywood's most distinctive talents. Take a…

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Man calls 911 to complain about not having a fridge

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A 60-year-old man has been charged with misuse of emergency services because he called 911 eight times in two hours to…

Man posts 15,000 fliers looking for love in NYC

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A New York artist is posting thousands fliers across the city calling for a girlfriend -- and it appears to be working.

Police: Woman stole angel statue from cemetery

Woman steals angel statue

The Middletown Police Department released a video of a woman accused of stealing an angel statue from a gravesite in a…

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

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A funeral home in Michigan is letting mourners pay their final respects from the convenience of their cars. Paradise…

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The ultimate first-class perks

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We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

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Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges…

United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

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United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door.

The airline and the…

Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

The Envelope Please initiative

When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!

That's the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes…

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

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Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

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

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Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

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A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

Officials: Weed wildfire destroyed 110 homes

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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

Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

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

Crews make progress on wildfire near Estacada

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of residents near a western Oregon wildfire have heard some good news: fire crews are making progress against the fire southeast of Estacada and it is 7 percent contained.

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How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

Fishing methods for using artificial lures

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When fishing with artificial lures, take a look at some fishing methods that can help you succeed on your next fishing trip.

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.

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15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

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Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your healthy diet.

Back to school: Develop good dental hygiene

Make sure your kids are following proper dental hygiene to reduce their risk of oral infection.

Keeping kids in sports

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

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Running with the dogs

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

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

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

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

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

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

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

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