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Air, ground search finds lost ATV rider SE of Bend

The last, warm official weekend of summer ended busily for Deschutes County SO Search and Rescue, with two missions - a family that might need help on South Sister, then finding an overdue ATV rider SE of Bend, an all-night search that ended Monday morning.

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South Sister climbers call in help for family

Some citizens worried about a family with three young children who climbed South Sister Sunday afternoon contacted authorities, saying they didn’t appear prepared for the suddenly stormy conditions. A search-and-rescue operation followed, to find them, but they apparently were doing fine.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne

Redmond-area Boys-Girls Clubs raise funds to open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne announced Monday they have raised the funds necessary to open for children and their families on Monday, October 6.

C.O. job growth paces state, but jobless rates stuck

Job growth in Central Oregon is outpacing the state, a regional economist said Monday -- but despite that, jobless rates in the area have barely budged and remain much higher than the state and nation.

Colorado Dam project park-trail closures

Bend Park & Recreation District

Work gets under way on Colorado Dam Safe Passage

Now that the project contract has won board approval, the Bend Park & Recreation District began site preparation work Monday and announced upcoming closure and detour plans for the Colorado Avenue Dam Safe Passage construction, set to begin in October.

Mt. Shasta mudslide

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Melted glacier sends miles of mud down Mt. Shasta

MT. SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — Crews are working to clear two roads on Northern California's Mt. Shasta after a glacier melted or shifted, sending mud and debris down the mountain.

RAPTOR 2014 Oregon wildfires

Oregon RAPTOR

After Oregon wildfires comes higher flood threat

Areas in Oregon downstream of wildfires are at greater risk for flooding this year, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, and FEMA Region X are urging home and business owners in affected areas to purchase flood insurance.

Climate change

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Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off North America over the past century closely follow natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

Secret Service outside White House

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How Secret Service could beef up White House security

Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

Job fair

1 in 5 laid-off workers can't find a job

More than 20% of workers laid off in the last five years haven't found new jobs, according to a Rutgers University survey released Monday.

That's about the same proportion of people who said they had been laid off in that time, and it illustrates how ...

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Grants Pass man dies after gunfire at home

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in Grants Pass say a man who barricaded himself inside his home died after both he and officers fired shots.

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Climate change action urged in Bend, worldwide

Bend joins in climate change marches

Dozens of protesters staged a climate change march through Bend on Sunday, joining thousands of others around the world…

Powell Butte man killed in Calif. big-rigs crash

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A 50-year-old Powell Butte man was killed and three people injured early Friday in a Northern California head-on crash…

Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

Enterovirus D68

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states…

Feds, Old Mill owners OK spotted frog plan

Oregon spotted frog

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and landowners have reached a deal to protect Oregon spotted frog…

Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

Walking hazard

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on…

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South Sister climbers call in help for family

Deschutes sheriff's SAR logo image

Some citizens worried about a family with three young children who climbed South Sister Sunday afternoon contacted…

Climate change action urged in Bend, worldwide

Bend joins in climate change marches

Dozens of protesters staged a climate change march through Bend on Sunday, joining thousands of others around the world…

Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

Walking hazard

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on…

Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

Enterovirus D68

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states…

Scenes from #FloodWallStreet: 'Corporate capitalism = Climate chaos '

Flood Wall Street arrests

Hundreds of protesters marched the financial district in New York Monday to protest the role big business plays in climate…

3 missing Afghan soldiers now in custody

Joint Base Cape Cod

Three Afghan National Army officers -- guests of the U.S. military at a training exercise in Massachusetts -- disappeared…

Ferrari recalls 3,000 cars for entrapment danger

Ferrari 458

Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States because a defect with an interior latch means…

Chris Christie builds profile as he eyes 2016

Chris Christie

When he won re-election by a landslide last year, Chris Christie's calling card became the Republican who can get…

How Secret Service could beef up White House security

Secret Service outside White House

Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

Manuel Noriega

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian…

Stephen King's '11/22/63' is coming to Hulu

Stephen King speaking

Hulu just went into business with the King of suspense.

Climate activists take on Wall Street

Flood Wall Street protest

Hundreds of environmentalists marched in New York's financial district on Monday to protest the relationship between global…

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GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

Monica Wehby Website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric…

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And…

Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

Monica Wehby Website

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby is blaming former staff members for policy briefs on…

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…

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…

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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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Scenes from #FloodWallStreet: 'Corporate capitalism = Climate chaos '

Flood Wall Street arrests

Hundreds of protesters marched the financial district in New York Monday to protest the role big business plays in climate…

Ferrari recalls 3,000 cars for entrapment danger

Ferrari 458

Ferrari is recalling 3,082 of its exotic 458 sports cars in the United States because a defect with an interior latch means…

'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

Manuel Noriega

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian…

Stephen King's '11/22/63' is coming to Hulu

Stephen King speaking

Hulu just went into business with the King of suspense.

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More Secret Service after White House breach

White House fence jumper

The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq…

How Secret Service could beef up White House security

Secret Service outside White House

Visitors be warned: Security around the White House about to intensify.

ISIS calls for attacks in U.S. and allies

ISIS militants and tank

Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those…

Bill Clinton drops grandchild due date hint

Chelsea Clinton

Nine months could be winding down to the last nine days.

In an interview that aired Sunday, former President Bill Clinton…

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FDA expands use of experimental Ebola drug

Ebola drug ZMapp

An experimental Ebola drug that's still in development may now be used to treat more people with the disease, according to…

Climate change action urged in Bend, worldwide

Bend joins in climate change marches

Dozens of protesters staged a climate change march through Bend on Sunday, joining thousands of others around the world…

Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

Ebola virus

One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the…

700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

TB, tuberculosis

More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El…

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Football coach suspended for praying with team

High school football

A Valley football coach was ordered to stay away from the field on Friday night while his team played their homecoming game…

The most frequently challenged books of 2013

Book

Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series was the most challenged book of 2013 for the second year in a row, according to…

Homecoming queen gives crown to bullied friend

Homecoming queen gives up crown

A homecoming queen in Texas gives up her crown to a friend who was pranked by classmates.

'Date rape' drug allegations investigated

Fraternity row sign

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put "date rape" drugs…

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'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

Manuel Noriega

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian…

The UPS Store will 3-D print stuff for you

The UPS Store

Can't afford your own 3-D printer? Just head to the UPS Store. UPS announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing…

7 safety tips from hackers

Hands on keyboard

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer…

MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

MAVEN

MAVEN has arrived in Mars's orbit after traveling 442 million miles in the course of 10 months to get there.

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Marchers sound call for climate change action

Climate change protesters march September 21

Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change…

Climate protesters to 'flood' Wall Street on Monday

Wall Street sign

Hundreds of environmental activists plan to "flood" Wall Street on Monday to protest the role Big Business plays in climate…

How researchers track great white sharks

Great white shark

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

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

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…

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Lions' Tulloch out for season after celebrating sack

Detroit Lions helmet

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL while…

Fisher: Winston in full uniform was 'miscommunication'

closeup of football laces

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher blamed a staff "miscommunication" for Jameis Winston dressing in his uniform during…

Braves fire GM Wren

Baseball home plate

Citing the need to return to the "Braves way," Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz Monday dismissed Frank Wren as the…

Dolphins don't declare Tannehill as starter

Miami Dolphins helmet

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin declined to commit to quarterback Ryan Tannehill as his starter for Sunday's game in London.

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Pet Evacuation Team receives donation

The Pet Evacuation Team (P.E.T.) has received a gift of $1000 from the B.E. Knudson Charitable Trust for recognition of…

Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

Dog missing 6 years

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin,…

Puppy stolen from Portland animal shelter

Stolen puppy

The Oregon Humane Society said Friday it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of…

Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

Obie the dachshund

He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation…

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21 deaths now tied to GM defect

GM

At least 21 people have died due to a serious flaw in General Motors cars that went unreported for at least a decade.…

Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that…

GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

2014 Chevy Impala

Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally.

On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and…

2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

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'Call of Duty' creators: Noriega suit absurd

Manuel Noriega

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian…

Stephen King's '11/22/63' is coming to Hulu

Stephen King speaking

Hulu just went into business with the King of suspense.

Howard Stern caller Eric Lynch dead at 39

Howard Stern

Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday,…

Emma Watson latest to use power to help women

Emma Watson UN speech

Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech before the United Nations, but she also…

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'Eleanor Rigby' disappears into its own pain

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Them

Find out what our movie critic thought of Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" before you head to the theater.

Top movies coming this fall

Mockingjay Part I

As fall nears studios are looking to release their top movies of the year. Take a look at some of the movies to look…

5 acting couples who met on set

movie slate, clapper, set

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

Jennifer Aniston, 2012, Wanderlust premiere

Take a look at Jennifer Aniston's life and career over the years.

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Rhode Island man gets 4 DUIs in 30 hours

Drunk driving blurb

A Rhode Island man with an apparently inexhaustible supply of vehicles managed to get four DUIs in just 30 hours.

Starbucks testing out a new 'beer latte'

Coffee, cafe latte

Coffee that tastes like beer? Starbucks is testing it out.

Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

Chicken rooster blurb

Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after shoppers complained that a store hosted a…

Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands

Anaconda pulled from water

A math teacher in French Guiana catches a 17-foot anaconda with his bare hands and relocates it after the snake ate his…

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2 passenger planes turn back to Dallas

American Airlines

Two American Airlines flights flew back to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport early Monday because of unrelated…

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

JetBlue side of plane

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on…

And the world's busiest airport is ...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger…

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile left airports unable to reopen.

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

Nestlé releases candy bars linked to cash

Nestlé Kit Kat UK

It may sound like the next "Willy Wonka" movie, but the maker of KitKat chocolate bars says it has hidden global…

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After Oregon wildfires comes higher flood threat

RAPTOR 2014 Oregon wildfires

Oregon RAPTOR

Areas in Oregon downstream of wildfires are at greater risk for flooding this year, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, and FEMA Region X are urging home and business owners in affected areas to purchase flood insurance.

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

Firefighters mop up wildfire in Washington Co.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have told residents they can return to their homes near a wildfire west of Portland, and crews are getting ready to wrap up their work.

Residents return amid progress on fire W. of Portland

Scoggins Creek Fire from Hagg Lake

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Evacuation levels were lowered and residents returned home Sunday as crews made good progress on the Scoggins Creek Fire, which broke out Friday and burned more than 200 acres west of Portland, in rural Washington County.

Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

Fire near Hagg Lake

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GASTON, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has burned across more than 200 acres, prompting urgent evacuation notices to more than 30 homes.

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Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

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

Mountain biking

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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.

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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

Wheat grain

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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