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C.O. public lands impose campfire restrictions

With hot and dry weather returning and numerous wildfires being tackled, federal land managers in Central Oregon said Wednesday they are implementing campfire restrictions, except in designated campgrounds.

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C.O. Interagency Dispatch Center

Lightning rakes C.O., initial attack crews busy

As thunderstorms lingered for a second day Wednesday, Central Oregon's initial attack crews were busy finding and dousing the dozens of small new fire starts reported from Tuesday's hundreds of lightning strikes across the area and 12,000-plus statewide.

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William Charba

Rain aids, mapping trims Shaniko Butte Fire

A mixed blessing from the new storms as the Shaniko Butte Fire received a quarter-inch of rain Tuesday -- but the storm also hit the Warm Springs Reservation area with 900 lightning strikes. Here's Wednesday's update.

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Logging Unit Fire update: 1,100 firefighters, 20 pct. contained

Wednesday morning's update on the Logging Unit Fires shows  that they have burned 10,350 acres, have 1,100 personnel battling them and are now 20 percent contained:

Madras track coach arrested on sex abuse

Second HS coach sex scandal rocks Madras

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

Evacuees prepare to head back

Last Marks Creek evacuation notices lifted

The Waterman Complex Fire closed Highway 26E east of Prineville to Mitchell for several days, but on Tuesday it reopened again, in limited fashion -- one less problem for residents. And Wednesday morning came word the week-old Marks Creek evacuation notice was lifted.

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Obama declares Wash. wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

Busy days at fire lookout

Behind-the-scenes look at a fire lookout

A lot of people watched the storms roll through Tuesday, and with the high risk of fire, the fire lookouts have an important job. NewsChannel 21’s Samantha O’Connor got a behind-the-scenes look at Lava Butte Lookout.

Mitchell gets cellphone boost

Fire brings smoke - and cell service - to Mitchell

The Wheeler County town of Mitchell, population 130 or so, is the closest community to the Waterman Complex fire. It's an area so rural that it doesn't even have cellphone service. That is, until now -- and only for now.

6-yr old attacked by dog dog remains free

Dog attacks girl, 6, at Ochoco Reservoir, still 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 and her family were at the Ochoco Reservoir when a dog attacked her.

Passengers at Israels Ben Gurion Airport

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FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.

Even Israeli officials acknowledged the economic setback in the fi...

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Waterman Complex: Hwy reopens, evac notice dropped

Hwy. 26E reopens near Waterman Complex Fires

The over 12,500-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell improved to 80 percent containment Tuesday -- as first one,…

High Desert fires keep air refueling crews busy

Redmond crew fuels wildfire fight

It's not just crews on the ground fighting the wildfires in our area. Some of the biggest help is in the sky. Because of the…

Bend PD: Man pulled knife, approached officer

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A Bend police officer on downtown patrol Tuesday was approached by a 24-year-old man who was “acting strangely” and called…

Warm Springs updates injury fire engine crash

Waterman Complex field observations

The dangers of firefighting aren’t solely on the fire lines, a reminder seen Friday in a pair of injury rollover crashes…

Ochoco Complex update: Progress on the lines

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Five Ochoco National Forest fires that escaped initial attack after the July 13 thunderstorm are being managed together as…

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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…

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.

Pest repellent sickens, kills NE Bend birds

Avitrol use is ruffling feathers

The roof of the Prestige Senior Living High Desert facility is littered with Avitrol, a bird repellent used by licensed…

Madras HS track coach charged with abusing boy on team

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The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police on charges she engaged in an…

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Homes neighborhood

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

Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

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A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a…

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

Passengers at Israels Ben Gurion Airport

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's…

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Ukraine jets shot down

Were the missiles that shot down two Ukrainian military planes on Wednesday fired from the Russian side of the border?

That's…

U.N. slams possible 'war crimes'

Ban Ki-moon, John Kerry

As the bloody battles pushed up tragic death tolls on both sides, world powers held a flurry of diplomatic meetings…

U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

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Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights…

Teacher's accused killer charged in 2nd case

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Philip Chism, a 15-year-old Massachusetts boy accused of raping and killing his math teacher in a high school bathroom, was…

That was fast -- New records for some stock indexes

NYSE floor file 3

It wasn't exactly "shock-and-awe," but stocks churned out another record close on Wednesday thanks to strong results from…

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2014 World Cup

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Brazil World Cup 2014

Alex Thomas

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

Channel 13 Argentina

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

Homes neighborhood

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

That was fast -- New records for some stock indexes

NYSE floor file 3

It wasn't exactly "shock-and-awe," but stocks churned out another record close on Wednesday thanks to strong results from…

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.

'Pristine' original Superman comic up for auction

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Superman's debut comic book sold for just 10 cents in 1938. But today, a rare original is worth many times more.

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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,…

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

White House revises contraception opt out

Battle over birth control

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious…

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going…

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Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments

Some ERs taking appointments

In an era of increased competition driven by the nation's health law, hospitals around the country are hoping online ER…

5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Doctor's office

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms…

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Child's eyes

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women…

CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

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

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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.

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

Medical marijuana 101

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about pot.

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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…

Is this Apple's new iWatch?

Possible Apple iWatch

Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch"…

Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Verizon Wireless

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for…

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

West Bank, Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

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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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Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains

Rafal Majka, 2014 Tour de France, 17th stage

When two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to quit the Tour de France after a painful crash the outlook looked bleak…

MLB suspends Padres' Maybin 25 games

Baseballs, sports, MLB

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in…

Bulls include McDermott in Love offer

Doug McDermott, Creighton

First-round pick Doug McDermott and two previous first-rounders -- Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic -- are part of the Chicago…

Ravens bracing for Rice absence

Ray Rice runs throw defender

The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting to hear from the NFL regarding a potential suspension for running back Ray Rice…

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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.

Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime…

HSCO: Half off adoption fee for older pets

Maturity has its rewards, and at the Humane Society of Central Oregon that means all animals six years and older will have…

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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

Chrysler logo, car

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…

Fiat: We're not talking merger with VW

Fiat

Fiat denied Thursday it was in merger talks with Volkswagen, but its shares held on to strong gains in a weaker Italian…

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More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good, Downey says

Iron Man 3

Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

Lawsuit: 'Duck Dynasty' stole 'camo' idea

Duck Dynasty

When Uncle Si Robertson declared on "Duck Dynasty" that "My favorite color is camo" it spurred a line of clothing sold to…

'Pristine' original Superman comic up for auction

Action Comics - Superman

Superman's debut comic book sold for just 10 cents in 1938. But today, a rare original is worth many times more.

'Glee's' Naya Rivera is married

Naya Rivera

"Glee" star Naya Rivera is now Mrs. Ryan Dorsey.

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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.

Bust a move for best dance flicks ever

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Dance flicks can make for an entertaining movie. Take a look at some of the best dance movies of all time.

Cameron Diaz through the years

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect premiere 2012

As Cameron Diaz stars in "Sex Tape," take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

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Thief sues pizzeria for injuries during hold-up

Pizza

A man who held up a local pizzeria at gunpoint is now suing the shop's employees for allegedly roughing him up as he…

World's largest 'Catsup' bottle for sale

World's largest Catsup bottle

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle can be yours for just $500,000.

D'oh! Fleeing man runs into police academy

Police lights file

A Mississippi man fleeing a traffic stop unknowingly runs into a law enforcement academy.

Pranksters smear Ore. cars with doughnuts

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Police in Oregon are on the hunt for vandals smearing cars in one neighborhood with doughnuts and other baked goods.

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Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

Bloomberg blurb

A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a…

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

Passengers at Israels Ben Gurion Airport

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's…

U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv airport

Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights…

Fighters escort private jet to landing in UK

Welcome to Stansted Airport

Military fighter planes escorted a Gulfstream jet to the London area's Stansted Airport on Wednesday evening after the jet…

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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

Confeitaria Nacional

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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C.O. public lands impose campfire restrictions

Campfires

With hot and dry weather returning and numerous wildfires being tackled, federal land managers in Central Oregon said Wednesday they are implementing campfire restrictions, except in designated campgrounds.

Lightning rakes C.O., initial attack crews busy

COIDC lightning map

C.O. Interagency Dispatch Center

As thunderstorms lingered for a second day Wednesday, Central Oregon's initial attack crews were busy finding and dousing the dozens of small new fire starts reported from Tuesday's hundreds of lightning strikes across the area and 12,000-plus statewide.

Obama declares Wash. wildfire emergency

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

Waterman Complex: Hwy reopens, evac notice dropped

Hwy. 26E reopens near Waterman Complex Fires

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The over 12,500-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell improved to 80 percent containment Tuesday -- as first one, then both lanes of Hwy. 25E reopened between Prineville and Mitchell for the first time in a week; Wednesday morning came word the last, lowest evacuation level was lifted for Marks Creek residents.

Last Marks Creek evacuation notices lifted

Evacuees prepare to head back

The Waterman Complex Fire closed Highway 26E east of Prineville to Mitchell for several days, but on Tuesday it reopened again, in limited fashion -- one less problem for residents. And Wednesday morning came word the week-old Marks Creek evacuation notice was lifted.

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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

Geese

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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.

Benefits of cycling

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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

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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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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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