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Summer tragedy: Bend man drowns in Reynolds Pond

Tragedy unfolded on a quiet summer afternoon at Reynolds Pond east of Bend Thursday as divers searched for and located the body of a 66-year-old Bend man who drowned while swimming at the popular recreation spot south of Alfalfa.

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Powell Butte man cited in pickup-bike crash

Oregon State Police said Thursday they have cited a Powell Butte man following an investigation into an Aug. 12th serious injury bicycle-pickup crash along Hwy. 126 east of Powell Butte that put a global fund-raising cyclist in the hospital for several days.

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now, some changes in the law are being considered.

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Pair arrested in Redmond quarry metal theft

Two men who allegedly broke into a Redmond rock quarry to steal metal were caught in the act and arrested late Wednesday night, but it took a police dog’s bite to get a hiding suspect into custody, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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NE Bend burglary suspect caught; 2nd sought

A northeast Bend woman arrived home one afternoon to find two people running out the back door of her home, carrying stolen items, leading to the arrest of a transient and recovery of some items taken from that home and another residence, police said Thursday. The second suspect has not been identified.

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Store video leads to Bend burglary, theft arrest

A Bend sporting goods store’s surveillance video helped police identify and arrest a suspect in last week's theft of a purse from a car parked in the garage of a northwest Bend home, police said Thursday.

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Surgery on wounded Klamath County deputy delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors have decided to wait a day before operating on the Klamath County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face during a traffic stop involving a Jeep Cherokee.

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Oregon spotted frog gains 'threatened' protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday its decision to extend protection to the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Southwestern Advantage faces criticism for sales tactics

Door-to-door children's book sales spark concern

The door-to-door sale is a dying art, but for the past few summers in Central Oregon, it’s found new life with an educational sales company based out of Tennessee.  However, an aggressive sales approach has led to controversy on the High Desert and beyond. 

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Friends: Man killed by police was Marine veteran

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Friends say a man shot to death after he opened fire on Medford police was a veteran of the Marines who served in the Gulf War.

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Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

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'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the…

Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a…

Redmond-area stolen-car chase leads to arrest

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A car stolen in Bend on Monday was spotted in Redmond Tuesday afternoon but the driver refused to pull over, sparking an…

As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

Teachers spend own money for supplies

Teachers spending own money for supplies

If you have kids, you've probably felt that dent in your wallet recently. Studies show on average, families will spend $100…

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'Redmond 5' killer returns, may get new sentence

'Redmond 5' case returns to Bend

One of the notorious 'Redmond Five' teens convicted in the brutal 2001 killing of Barbara Thomas has been returned to the…

Teachers spend own money for supplies

Teachers spending own money for supplies

If you have kids, you've probably felt that dent in your wallet recently. Studies show on average, families will spend $100…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

Sheriff s Association sponsors marijuana talks

What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big…

Official says Russian forces invading Ukraine

Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up…

Doc: Inmate in botched execution died from IV

Clayton Lockett

A team of medical examiners has ruled that Oklahoma death row prisoner Clayton Lockett died from the state's lethal…

Daughter: Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably'

Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory…

Man arrested after Hoffman death avoids jail

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier…

Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

Ferguson protests

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and…

US probes how Americans are lured to Syria

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The FBI is scrambling to track a growing number of Americans who have left to join the fight in Syria, including…

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Sen Mary Landrieu

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable…

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

"I…

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As campaigns heat up, what to make of the ads?

Finding the facts amid campaign ads

With election season right around the corner, already in full swing are those political ads -- and sometimes the special…

Timber co. donors boost Richardson campaign

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Large contributions from timber company executives helped state Rep. Dennis Richardson improve his…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

Oregon Republican Party logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

Sheriff s Association sponsors marijuana talks

What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big…

Recall fails over medical marijuana dispensaries

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GOLD HILL, Ore. (AP) — Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over…

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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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Twitter suspends fake @JPMorganCEO account

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Twitter is known for short-lived phenomena, and here's another one: a parody account for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon only…

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

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Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.

Apple sets event for Sept. 9

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Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.

For Apple, will bigger be better?

Apple iPad Air

After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had…

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Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Sen Mary Landrieu

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable…

Mitt Romney's 'Dumb and Dumber' scenario

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney says he's not running for president again. Mind's made up. No chance of changing it. Well, except for his "Dumb…

151 years later, Medal of Honor for hero

Medal of Honor for hero at Gettysburg

More than 151 years after his heroic service at Gettysburg during the Civil War, 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the…

First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data…

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Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

Working with Ebola virus

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid…

Why ab workouts are a waste of time

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You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads…

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

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Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

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If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

John Sperling

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study…

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Massive bank hack: What you need to know

JPMorgan

Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.

For Apple, will bigger be better?

Apple iPad Air

After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had…

FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

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The FBI is investigating hacking attacks on multiple American banks, including one against JPMorgan Chase that caused a…

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

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Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who…

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

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Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

Dead zone, Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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.

Bend could join 'carbon neutral' effort

Carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend

Is carbon neutrality a possibility in Bend? A visiting California city's mayor thinks it is -- his city is closing in on…

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Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt track race earlier this month,…

NFL toughens domestic violence policy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL Draft

In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a…

Suspended wideout Josh Gordon eyes CFL

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns, October 2013

Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon wants to play football, even if that means prying his way into the Canadian Football…

Peyton Manning fined $8,258 for taunting

Broncos Peyton Manning

The NFL fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,258 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, ESPN.com…

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Crook County eyes new rules after dog bites girl

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The case of 6-year old Kaylee, who got attacked by a dog at the Ochooco Reservoir in July, shook Crook County -- and now,…

Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

Pit bull saves boy from bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

Pit bull shot by arrow

A pit bull in Utah is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive.

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Spider webs cause car recall again

Suzuki

Apparently spiders like Japanese cars a little too much. Suzuki became the fourth Japanese automaker forced to recall cars…

GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

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General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far,…

Highway with the top speed limit is ...

Highway, traffic

As America gets ready to head out on the highway next weekend for Labor Day, it might be a good thing to remember those…

Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

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Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just…

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Daughter: Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably'

Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory…

Man arrested after Hoffman death avoids jail

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier…

Singer Ray J takes plea deal in battery case

Ray J Norwood

Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car…

John Lennon's killer denied parole again

Mark David Chapman, 2012

The bullets that killed Beatle John Lennon were given to Mark David Chapman by an Atlanta police officer who was his friend…

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Actors who direct

George Clooney

Some actors like to work in front of and behind the cameras. Take a look at some actors who have tried their hand at…

Movie star siblings

Elle Fanning Maleficent

Sometimes talent runs in the family. Take a look at some movie star siblings here.

Actors who make us laugh

Melissa McCarthy, March 2012

As Melissa McCarthy celebrates her birthday, take a look at some of the best comedy actors and actresses of all time.

Famous fathers who raised famous children

Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus

As Billy Ray Cyrus celebrates his birthday, take a look at other celebrity dads who raised equally famous kids.

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Cops: Meth suspects threw toilet at imagined attackers

Meth suspects toss toilet

Three people in Florida were so high on meth that police say they imagined their home was under attack, tossing a toilet…

The people who create their own 'countries'

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Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as an independent country and split away…

Police: Woman tried to burn down ex's house with bacon

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A woman faces arson charges after police say she drunkenly started a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house with a pound of bacon…

Giraffe tries to ride motorcycle (and fails)

Giraffe tries ride motorcycle

Watch this giraffe try (and fail) to ride a motorcycle in South Africa.

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2 face charges after plane returns to Canada

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Airborne for white, sandy beaches, turquoise Cuban waters and swaying palms, two women apparently broke out their duty-free…

Malaysia Air posts $97 million loss

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines now knows more about the financial cost of its horrifying year.

Gored expert to run with bulls again

Running of the bulls

Just weeks after a Chicago writer known as a veteran, expert bull runner was badly gored in Pamplona, he's back at other…

A chocoholic's tour of Zurich

Aeschbach Chocolatier

"I just love it when I get milk-to-dark converts," says Kerrin Rousset, as she prepares to lead a small cocoa-hungry crowd…

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints…

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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The maker of the beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity…

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Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

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After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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With wildfire danger still high and hunting season looming (deer and elk archery seasons kick off Saturday, the message from state forestry officials is clear: “Be part of the solution, not the problem.”

Oregon wildfire season fading? Not so fast

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Dry lightning potential may fade as fall approaches, but human-caused fires still threaten as dry conditions continue over much of Oregon, the state Department of Forestry warned Monday.

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

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WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.

Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

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SEATTLE (AP) — As wildfires burn hundreds of homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.

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How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

Fishing methods for using artificial lures

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When fishing with artificial lures, take a look at some fishing methods that can help you succeed on your next fishing trip.

How to plan a successful canoe trip

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Going on a canoe trip can be a great summer getaway. Before you head out take a look at these tips for a successful trip.

Tips for biking to work

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Biking to work is a great way to get to work, benefit the environment, and get you outside before you start your work day.

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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Rock climbing can be a great summer activity. Follow these tips to make sure you stay hydrated during your climb.

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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.

Back to school: Healthy lunch line, after-school snacks

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As kids prepare to head back to school, take a look at some healthy snack options.

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

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.

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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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