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Latest round of storms brings more fires to fight

Central Oregon fire crews responded Wednesday to numerous blazes sparked by Tuesday's lightning, while a new round of thunderstorms rumbled north through the High Desert and ignited still more new fires in what promises to be a busy, stormy week.

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush was fired, according to a report obtained Wednesday by NewsChannel 21. Bush has strongly denied the claims and sued the city for $2.5 million.

10 Barrel s Swill off the shelves

Co-owner of Bend's 10 Barrel explains 'Swill' recall

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced Wednesday it's voluntarily recalling bottles of its Swill beer because some "may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing potentially explosive over-carbonation.

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NE Bend payday loan store robbed; suspect sought

Bend police are looking for a suspect and a getaway SUV in a robbery Wednesday morning at a northeast Bend business that makes payday loans and cash advances.

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Two Prineville-area raids turn up stolen guns, goods

SWAT team members raided two Prineville-area homes Wednesday morning, arresting three people and recovering truckloads of stolen goods – including several guns and a car – taken in a string of home burglaries. Three suspects jailed but fourth - possibly armed, dangerous - still sought.

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Teen walks shoeless from Lake Co. wilderness program

Oregon State Police and Lake County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help watch for an Illinois teen who walked away early Wednesday from a therapeutic wilderness program in a remote area of Lake County.

Sen. Ron Wyden

Wyden lobbies colleagues to fund firefighting

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press his colleagues on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional money to fight catastrophic wildfires ripping through the West.

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Ochoco National Forest lifts large area closure

The Ochoco National Forest announced Wednesday it has rescinded the order that closed a large section of the forest surrounding Big Summit Prairie to the public due to nearby wildfires.

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected lightning-caused fires.

The real fair food

The real fair food: It's anything but junk

When we think fair food,  glazed donuts, funnel cakes and elephant ears probably come to mind. Tucked away behind all the powdered sugar is a different kind of fair food. It's home-grown fruits, veggies and more.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

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WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Redmond RV park residents react to DEQ fine

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

Small wildfire ignites near Crater Lake

Fire burns near Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park sees its fair share of wildfires every year, but a 25-acre blaze being fought this week is one of…

Redmond paramedic's focus: preventative care

A new kind of paramedic

A new program launched by Redmond Fire and Rescue aims to reduce emergency rooms visits of vulnerable patients. Paramedics…

Two Bend raids turn up pricey stolen bikes

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Two men have been arrested during a pair of raids over the past week that led to the recovery of at least a half-dozen…

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

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A distracted teen driver with a suspended license swerved to avoid a crash on Highway 20 west of Bend Monday night, causing…

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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…

Two Bend raids turn up pricey stolen bikes

CRAWFORD, KELLY, TOWERY, JEREMIAH

Two men have been arrested during a pair of raids over the past week that led to the recovery of at least a half-dozen…

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

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A distracted teen driver with a suspended license swerved to avoid a crash on Highway 20 west of Bend Monday night, causing…

Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

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

Police: Man planned to eat girlfriend's dog

New Mexico man marinates dog

According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, court, the dog was stabbed in the heart and…

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said…

OSCE team reaches MH17 crash site area

MH17 crash site

International monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17…

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

Ebola virus

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to…

Israel calls up thousands more reservists

Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight…

Bush writes book about Bush

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For George W. Bush, this project is personal.

The 43rd President of the United States has written a book about his father,…

Could Ebola come to the United States?

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

A man boards a plane in Liberia with a slight fever. As the jet nears an airport in New York, his temperature rises; his…

No deal: Argentina in default as talks fail

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentina has defaulted for the second time in 13 years after officials failed to come to an agreement with the country's…

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Clark County to ask voters on 3rd Columbia bridge

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — With a 2-1 vote, Clack County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's…

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…

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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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Is the iPad doomed?

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Tablet sales are "crashing," says Best Buy's CEO! IPad sales are sinking fast! Is this the beginning of the end for the…

Stocks set to end July with a whimper

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Stocks are having a rotten end to the month.

All the major indexes fell in early trading Thursday and gave back the gains…

Drought leads to high prices, low lakes

Corn affected by drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts some meat and produce prices will rise as much as 6 percent as farmers pay more…

Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she…

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Bush writes book about Bush

Presidents George W

For George W. Bush, this project is personal.

The 43rd President of the United States has written a book about his father,…

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

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Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2…

CIA interrogation report could be released next week

CIA Headquarters Langley Virginia

A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9…

Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was…

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WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

Ebola is believed to have killed 729 people in West Africa from March through July 27, the World Health Organization said…

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

Ebola virus

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to…

Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

doctor checking man's hearing ears

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone…

What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Plane

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one…

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Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she…

Weddings? Babies? College kids registering for gifts too

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Move over brides and expectant moms: Now college-bound kids want to be showered with gifts also.

Investors help the rich pay off student loans

Northwestern University

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…

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Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

doctor checking man's hearing ears

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone…

Kim Kardashian's game makes $700,000 a day

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Kim Kardashian is famous for doing nothing. Now she's got a game that's pulling in $700,000 a day where players have to do,…

Instagram unveils its answer to Snapchat

Instagram Bolt app

If you can't buy them, copy them.

WikiLeaks breaks gag order

WikiLeaks on Twitter

They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.

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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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NFL roundup: Cowboys LT Smith signs eight-year extension

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The Dallas Cowboys signed left tackle Tyron Smith to an eight-year extension worth close to $98 million. The total value of…

Report: Love deal to Cavs looks probable

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Kevin Love looks increasingly likely to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Report: LeBron, Cavs will play at Miami on Christmas

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The NBA understands how to maximize a story line. LeBron James' first return to face the Heat in Miami as a member of the…

Devils extend D Greene's contract

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The New Jersey Devils re-signed veteran defenseman Andy Greene to a multiyear contract on Wednesday.

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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…

Hikers find dog lost in woods for 22 days

Madison lost found dog

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

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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Tesla's new battery teammate: Panasonic

Tesla proposed 'Gigafactory'

Tesla has found a partner for its plan to mass produce batteries for electric vehicles: Panasonic.

Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a problem with its transmission that could…

GM sued by more than 600 recall victims

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More than 600 victims of crashes involving recalled General Motors cars have gone to federal court seeking compensation from…

Chevy Volt is insurance group's Top Safety Pick

2011 Chevy Volt

What's the safest car on the road? It's the one that can avoid getting into a crash all together.

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Kim Kardashian's game makes $700,000 a day

The Kardashians on red carpet

Kim Kardashian is famous for doing nothing. Now she's got a game that's pulling in $700,000 a day where players have to do,…

Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom: Feud fuels buzz

Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday..

'Sharknado 2' whips up Twitter feeding frenzy

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Peace. Love. And Snarknado 2.

Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead

Drew Barrymore

Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning.

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5 celebrities who went from rags to riches

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Check out some celebs that came from difficult times and ended up with real-life "Hollywood" endings.

Movies about real people

Chadwick Boseman Get On Up

As "Get On Up" opens in theaters, take a look at some other movies that are based on real people.

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…

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Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

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Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in one Reddit user's case, it's a really…

Plastic surgeon sued over 'cocaine nose' photos

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A woman is suing a plastic surgeon after he posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his…

Man wins 2 $1 million jackpots in 3 months

Robert Hamilton Indiana lottery

An Indiana man beats the odds twice in three months, winning two $1 million lottery jackpots.

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Flight attendant to travelers: Flush your drugs now

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An Australian airline is apologizing after a flight attendant told passengers to flush their drugs before landing.

What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

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Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one…

Travel + Leisure names world's best cities

Nanzen-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Thailand's recent political troubles may have worked in Japan's favor when it came to this year's Travel + Leisure awards,…

Digital Duomo: Florence by smartphone

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Is it possible to survive in Florence, Italy, and see it properly armed just a smartphone?

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Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

McDonald's unveils tofu and fish nuggets in Japan

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If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have…

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

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Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

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Latest round of storms brings more fires to fight

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Central Oregon fire crews responded Wednesday to numerous blazes sparked by Tuesday's lightning, while a new round of thunderstorms rumbled north through the High Desert and ignited still more new fires in what promises to be a busy, stormy week.

Wyden lobbies colleagues to fund firefighting

Sen. Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press his colleagues on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional money to fight catastrophic wildfires ripping through the West.

Ochoco National Forest lifts large area closure

Forest Service logo

The Ochoco National Forest announced Wednesday it has rescinded the order that closed a large section of the forest surrounding Big Summit Prairie to the public due to nearby wildfires.

Not just lightning: Sneaky fire starters pose risk

Sneaky fire starters cause concern

Fire officials say human-caused fires, which can often be accidental, tend to burn more acreage than the expected lightning-caused fires.

Oregon taps insurance policy to fund firefighting

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For the second year in a row, the Oregon Department of Forestry ays it will draw on a catastrophic loss insurance policy to help cover the costs of fighting wildfires.

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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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