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La Pine-area woman cited on arson charges

Oregon State Police cited a La Pine-area woman on first-degree arson charges Thursday evening after responding to reports of several small fires in Sun Forest Estates, off Highway 31 in north Klamath County.

Report: Oregon prison spending No. 2 in nation

DA: NE Oregon prison guard shoots, kills inmate

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton has been shot and killed by a guard while fighting in the yard.

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$10 million bail for Klamath Co. deputy shooting suspects

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The man and woman arrested in the shooting of a Klamath County sheriff's deputy were in court Friday, where a judge set their bail at $10 million each.

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Cover Oregon consultant bills state $600,000

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill.

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UK raises terror threat level

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory.

"That means that a terrori...

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Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

Don't mess with Russia.

That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.

Moscow doesn't want or intend to ...

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Judge OKs Portland police use-of-force reforms

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has accepted the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with the mentally ill.

Portland Army vet pleads guilty to arms violations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. Army officer who operated a Portland business selling military-grade weapons parts and accessories has pleaded guilty to arms export violations and to mishandling classified documents.

Five easy ways to avoid being 'IRS' scam victim

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Friday providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.

Man pleads guilty in Keizer woman's overdose death

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court in the heroin overdose death of a Keizer woman.

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Summer tragedy: Bend man drowns in Reynolds Pond

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Tragedy unfolded on a quiet summer afternoon at Reynolds Pond east of Bend Thursday as divers searched for and located the…

Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

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Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious…

Redmond-Terrebonne Boys-Girls Clubs delay opening

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne have announced that the opening of new programming in the clubs will be delayed…

Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Pair arrested in Redmond quarry metal theft

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Two men who allegedly broke into a Redmond rock quarry to steal metal were caught in the act and arrested late Wednesday…

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

NE Bend burglary suspect caught; 2nd sought

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A northeast Bend woman arrived home one afternoon to find two people running out the back door of her home, carrying stolen…

Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

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Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious…

Surgery on wounded Klamath County deputy delayed

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait a day before operating on the Klamath County sheriff's deputy who was…

U.N.: Number of Syria refugees hits 3M

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The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war was to surpass 3 million…

UK raises terror threat level

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The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels,…

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

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Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for…

Judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

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A federal judge ruled Friday it is unconstitutional to force abortion clinics to become surgical centers in the state of…

20 miners trapped in Nicaragua

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Twenty workers were trapped and three missing Friday in Nicaragua after a collapse in a gold and silver mine, according to…

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

Cold War spy John Walker

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison…

Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

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Don't mess with Russia.

That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source…

99 cans of beer in a pack

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

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As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

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What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big…

Recall fails over medical marijuana dispensaries

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GOLD HILL, Ore. (AP) — Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over…

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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

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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

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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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The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million

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The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble…

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

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There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons.

Denny's aimed at 1% opens in NY

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Denny's swung open its doors in a luxury apartment building in New York's City's financial district Friday morning.

America's cheapest gas is in this town

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You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

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Uproar over Obama's no Syria strategy comment

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When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative…

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

Cold War spy John Walker

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison…

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

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A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results.

Former Presidents Clinton, Bush to launch new initiative

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Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give…

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Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

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The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said…

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

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A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid…

Why ab workouts are a waste of time

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You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads…

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

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Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

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Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

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Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.

8 must-have travel apps

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Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

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Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

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

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.

Bend could join 'carbon neutral' effort

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Is carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend? A visiting California city's mayor thinks it is -- his city is closing in on…

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Drivers standing behind Stewart

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Tony Stewart returned to racing Friday, and most of his peers were beyond pleased to welcome him back.

Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

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Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

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When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it…

Mariners' Montero goes after heckling scout

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Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise,…

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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

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America's cheapest gas is in this town

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You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina city of Rock Hill.

Spider webs cause car recall again

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Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars…

GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

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General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far,…

Highway with the top speed limit is ...

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As America gets ready to head out on the highway next weekend for Labor Day, it might be a good thing to remember those…

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Daughter: Joan Rivers' condition 'serious'

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Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory…

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

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Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts hospitalized

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WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts is hospitalized in intensive care with double pneumonia.

'Star Wars VII' filming again after Ford hurt

It appears the force may be back with Harrison Ford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming has resumed for "Star…

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In theaters: September movie releases

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Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in September.

Actors who direct

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Some actors like to work in front of and behind the cameras. Take a look at some actors who have tried their hand at…

Movie star siblings

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Sometimes talent runs in the family. Take a look at some movie star siblings here.

Actors who make us laugh

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

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99 cans of beer in a pack

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Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.

Feral cat forces elementary school to close

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A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

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A Florida mother is accused of hanging up on a phone call with police about her missing daughter because she had to go on…

The people who create their own 'countries'

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Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away…

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15 hurt in Chicago O'Hare bus crash

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A shuttle bus crashed Friday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 15 people, police said, and…

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

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Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible…

8 must-have travel apps

Holiday apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

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Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this…

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

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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…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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

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Deception Complex Fire sends smoke into C.O.

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The Deception Complex of wildfires burning nearly 100 miles southwest of Bend is only expected to get bigger Thursday night and likely will send more smoke into Central Oregon.

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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With wildfire danger still high and hunting season looming (deer and elk archery seasons kick off Saturday, the message from state forestry officials is clear: “Be part of the solution, not the problem.”

Oregon wildfire season fading? Not so fast

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Dry lightning potential may fade as fall approaches, but human-caused fires still threaten as dry conditions continue over much of Oregon, the state Department of Forestry warned Monday.

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

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WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.

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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.

Tips for biking to work

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

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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

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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.

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

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

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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

Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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

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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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