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Bend council reviews vacation rentals

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came after hours of testimony on another hot-button issue, as many residents pleaded for action to stem a surging wave of homes turned into short-term vacation rentals hollowing out their neighborhoods.

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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Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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E. coli investigation clears Ore. restaurant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Oregon's Lincoln County say they found no trace of E. coli bacteria in a county restaurant as they investigate two cases of E. coli infection, including one that killed a 4-year-old girl.

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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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State Police: Body found east of Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police spokesman says the Linn County Major Crime Team is investigating after a body was found on Truax Island east of Corvallis.

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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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…

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…

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.…

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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for illegal 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…

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…

U.S. closer to arming Syrian rebels

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While ISIS militants continue spreading their radical Islamist rule in Syria and Iraq, a slew of U.S. officials are…

Skeletons found 'holding hands' for 700 years

Skeletons found holding hands

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

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The bad news just kept piling on the National Football League on Wednesday with news that Jonathan Dwyer walked off the…

NFL player posts bond in domestic abuse case

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Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic…

Australian PM: Public execution plot foiled

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Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry…

Ebola blood sold on black market

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As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy…

Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the…

Emergency declared as California fires rage

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California's governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties in the north of the state where wildfires have…

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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for illegal 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…

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…

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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Who's getting rich off the stock market?

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The United States is enjoying one of the best stock market surges in its history. But the phenomenal gains in recent years…

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

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Hold onto your hats and get ready for a big day.

Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit launch derailed by bug

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Apple's HealthKit needs a doctor.

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…

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U.S. closer to arming Syrian rebels

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While ISIS militants continue spreading their radical Islamist rule in Syria and Iraq, a slew of U.S. officials are…

Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

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Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor…

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…

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Breast implant shortage in Venezuela

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A shortage of breast implants is making it difficult for Venezuelan women to surgically enhance their bust lines.

E. coli investigation clears Ore. restaurant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials in Oregon's Lincoln County say they found no trace of E. coli bacteria in a county…

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…

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Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

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Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville,…

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

University of Pennsylvania

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…

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Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit launch derailed by bug

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Apple's HealthKit needs a doctor.

IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

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IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but…

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

Audi self-driving car

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

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How researchers track great white sharks

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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,…

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.

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NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 18

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Capsules for the drivers remaining in The Chase.

NBA roundup: Kings deal Terry to Rockets

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The Sacramento Kings traded 15-year veteran guard Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets for guard-forward Alonzo Gee, guard…

Wild lose G Harding indefinitely to injury

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Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right foot on Sunday.

Auburn suspends starting safety

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Auburn suspended starting safety Jermaine Whitehead for Thursday night's game against No. 20 Kansas State for a violation…

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Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire

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A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

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

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…

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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

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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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Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

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It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.

On Tuesday, Dash Radio's DJ Skee reported that the "Drunk…

Why the Cosby sweater still rules

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It all started with a gift from a friend. In the 1980s, actress and singer Josephine Premice was well-aware of fashion…

TMZ tackles TV with new sports show

TMZ founder Harvey Levin

By leading the way with coverage of the Donald Sterling and Ray Rice scandals, TMZ has bolstered its sports brand. And now…

Clinic that treated Joan Rivers still open

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The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest last month is still open although an accreditation group is…

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5 acting couples who met on set

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As Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates her birthday, take a look at Jada and Will and other couples who met on set.

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…

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Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

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An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire.

Caught on tape: Man uses banana to rob store

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Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience store -- with a banana.

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

Skunk with beer can on head

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house.

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

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

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Are these the world's sexiest accents?

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It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily…

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…

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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

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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…

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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Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

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

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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

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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.

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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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