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High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for about a year, but he's hoping to soon get the green light on a new market.

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Feds curb oversight

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-year-old settlement agreement over violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We talked Thursday with the city's accessibility manager and a disabled resident.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

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Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

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Sisters man injured in SE Bend DUII crash

A car crash on Bend’s south end late Wednesday night sent a 26-year-old Sisters man to the hospital, facing drunk driving and other charges, police said.

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Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

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Two NE Ore. highway workers killed this week

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week.

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NW receives few children from border surge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.

Obstructions on the N. Santiam River near Jefferson

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Low snow, rain means Ore. boaters must be wary

Due to less snowpack and lower rainfall this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels, which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer, state officials warned Thursday.

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Things to know about Russia and sanctions

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe?

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Ore. National Guard helping on Logging Unit fires

OR National Guard aiding in wildfire fight

As thousands of acres burn across Oregon, the Oregon Army National Guard is now helping in the fight, including four…

Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

College cyclists crossing U.S. for cancer research

Cycling cross country for cancer

What would you do to cure cancer?  How would you get from New York City to San Francisco?  Two seemingly unrelated questions…

Dam going, creek flowing -- so fish can get going

Dam goes creek flows fish go

It's muddy, messy, splashy work on Jack Creek, but boy will the bull trout be grateful when the dam is removed and the…

Waterman Complex fires 90 pct. contained

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The 12,520-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires was 90 percent contained by late Wednesday, as crews quickly caught three new…

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Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

5 Oregon child care owners have marijuana cards

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State officials say five Oregon home-based child-care centers are owned by people who have medical…

Second HS coach sex scandal rocks Madras

Madras track coach arrested on sex abuse

A second coach-related sex scandal hit Madras High School in just eight months as a track coach was arrested Monday.

Dog attacks girl, 6, at Ochoco Reservoir, still free

6-yr old attacked by dog dog remains free

"It bit me and scratched me and bit me a few more times," 6-year old Kaylee said. It is a day she will not forget. Kaylee…

Things to know about Russia and sanctions

Vladimir Putin in talks

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it --…

Official: No survivors of Air Algerie crash

New Air Algerie crash map

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in…

McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

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McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in…

Family of 17 to share $20 million jackpot

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The Endreson family lottery pool -- a tradition born out of their mother's long-term dreams -- finally paid off when the 17…

Rebels hinder effort to recover bodies

Pro Russian separatists at MH17 site

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected…

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

Aladdin Wyoming

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the tiny town of Aladdin, Wyo.

Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

Volunteers join Iraqi Army to fight ISIS

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment Jonah's tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes.

The first few frames show…

U.N. shelter in Gaza struck

Relatives mourn family members killed in shelling at UN-run school

At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's…

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2014 World Cup

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Brazil World Cup 2014

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Brazil's national football team may have been smoked on the pitch by Germany, but now government officials are claiming a…

Heroes' welcome for German World Cup winners

Germany's Mario Goetze, Andre Schuerrle celebrating World Cup victory

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The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as up to a million flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to…

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil soccer coach

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Luiz Felipe Scolari's second stint as Brazil manager didn't go nearly as well as the first.

Argentine police, fans riot after World Cup

Argentina World Cup riots

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Police in Argentina arrested at least 120 people Sunday after a World Cup celebration in downtown Buenos Aires got out of…

World Cup walloped social-media records

Mario Gotze scores

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In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all.

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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Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

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Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of…

Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

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Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial…

A check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

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More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.

Global economy still limping along

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The world economy is stuck in low gear even as the risks to growth mount, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

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Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

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Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into…

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover…

Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

Obama Afghanistan announcement 5-27

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this…

CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

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More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country,…

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McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

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McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in…

Reaction as feds curb Bend ADA oversight

Feds curb oversight

The city of Bend received word Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Justice that it has closed its files on enforcing a 10-…

Oregon moves to ban smoking on beaches

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.

A check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

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More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.

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Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

Christian Minard

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is…

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Obama in Oval Office

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Asia grads searching for Google jobs

Sign at Google campus

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

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

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Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

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It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't…

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

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Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

Apple sued by employees over labor issues

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Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

NSA, National Security Agency HQ, Fort Meade, Md

You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on…

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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…

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.

Manatees may lose endangered status

Snooty oldest manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun a review of the status of the manatee to determine whether the lovable sea cow…

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Allen could join LeBron in Cleveland

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Ray Allen is reportedly leaning toward returning for his 19th season in the NBA to continue as a teammate of LeBron James…

Jags' Blackmon arrested, admits to smoking blunt

Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars, October 2013

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Wednesday and charged with…

Report: Browns' Gordon to appeal suspension

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal a pending one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug…

Ravens' Rice suspended two games

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL following…

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Dog-bite protocols differ in C. Oregon

Dog bite protocol in Deschutes County

Numerous bites and an inured arm, that's the aftermath for 6-year old Kaylee from Prineville after a dog attacked her. But…

Poison suspected in death of NE Oregon police dog

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A recently retired police dog for the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office has died, and investigators…

Bend Parks reminder: Keep dogs on leash

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Bend Park & Recreation District reminds citizens that dogs must be on-leash in the city limits except in the seven…

Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

Dog guards dying friend

A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

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GM to pay victims at least $400 million

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General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of the faulty ignition switch tied…

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

GM dealership

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

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Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from…

Classic VW Beetle goes electric

VW Beetle electric

If you want an electric car with some personality, how about a classic Volkswagen Beetle? Not many cars have more…

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'

Fifty Shades of Grey

"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived. The first trailer for the romance drama, which is adapted from E L…

Comic-con: 'Batman' makes an appearance

Ben Affleck's Batman

Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

Shia LaBeouf appears in court

Shia LaBeouf after arrest

Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway…

'Batman' TV series to be freed from belfry at San Diego Comic-Con

Batman Blu ray cover

One of the big panels at this year's San Diego Comic Con this week isn't about an upcoming superhero movie, but a major…

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‘Lucy’ more about style than substance

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Find out what our reviewer thought of "Lucy" before you head to the theater.

Take a closer look at Emma Stone

 Emma Stone

As she appears in "Magic in the Moonlight," take a look back at the career of Emma Stone in photos.

Woody Harrelson through the years

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As he celebrates his birthday, take a look at images of actor Woody Harrelson throughout his career.

Selena Gomez: On and off set

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As Selena Gomez celebrates her birthday take a look at images of the actress and singer on and off set.

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Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

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An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors of mistakenly amputating his penis during a routine circumcision.

India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

India 232 teeth removed

Now that's a mouthful. Doctors in India remove 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy.

Naked thieves steal 60 burgers from Florida eatery

Naked burger thieves in Florida

Police say three naked men broke into an eatery in southwest Florida and made off with 60 hamburgers.

Police: Man wore nametag while robbing bank

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Police say a man accused of robbing a bank was wearing a nametag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded…

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Official: No survivors of Air Algerie crash

New Air Algerie crash map

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in…

Drunk passenger mistakes plane door for bathroom door

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A man who had been drinking vodka and beer to steady his nerves while on his first flight ever attempted to open the plane's…

World unrest raises travel tension

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It's been a tension-filled week for travelers used to flying safely around the world.

Minn. man kicked off flight over tweet

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A Minnesota man claims he and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight over a tweet he posted.

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Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

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Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

Europe's oldest pastry shops

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

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar tacos

Caviar is the new condiment.

In-flight gourmet fine dining possible?

In-flight fine dining

More and more airlines are teaming up with world-class chefs, hoping to solve that ultimate #firstworldproblem: how to…

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

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Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

Six more small fires pop up, are caught fast

Special report Inmates fight wildfires

Two days after the latest round of thunder and lightning, crews are still finding and dousing small holdover fires in the Central Oregon woods, including a half-dozen that turned up and were tackled Thursday, officials said.

Sisters man among 5 honored fallen firefighters

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The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday unanimously approved the addition of five firefighters to the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, including John Hammack of Sisters.

6 new range fires burning in eastern Oregon

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Six new range fires are burning in eastern Oregon, ignited by lightning storms that moved across the region.

Shaniko Butte Fire 80 percent contained

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The 10-day-old, more than 40,000-acre Shaniko Butte Fire was 80 percent contained by late Wednesday, with the firefighting force dropping below 300 and full containment predicted Sunday night.

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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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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.

Study: BMI could be missing 25 percent of obese kids

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Researchers find that body mass index tests may miss children who have a normal BMI but also have excess body fat.

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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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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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