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Lines hold on lightning-sparked fire in Maury Mtns.

Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the bulldozer lines around the 48-acre fire that broke out two days ago, officials said Wednesday.

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Deschutes SO warns of 'deputy' jury duty scam

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the public Wednesday after a citizen reported being called by someone falsely claiming to work for the agency who said an arrest warrant had been issued -- and to send money to clear it.

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'Polite' Bend bank robber gets 30 months

A Deschutes County judge tried and convicted a 46-year-old Mitchell man Tuesday, then sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in prison in the June holdup of a northeast Bend bank.

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Obama condemns ISIS as airstrikes resume

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GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni said Wednesday that the family of James Foley received an e-mail from his kidnappers a week ago, "full of rage," and stating their intention to execute the journalist. "Obviously, we h...

Bend La-Pine School Projects wrapping up

Finish line: Bend La-Pine school projects on schedule

With about two weeks left before ushering in the new school year, a few Bend-La Pine schools still look more like a construction site, with torn-up halls, heavy equipment and a track stripped to the bare ground.

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

'One-way' signs vandalized along, near Phil's Trail

A total of 18 one-way trail signs have been tampered with or vandalized over the past four months along or near the popular Phil's Trail mountain-biking area west of Bend, according to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance said Tuesday.

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Prineville police Capt. Michael Boyd retires

There is another change in the ranks of the Prineville Police Department, as Capt. Michael Boyd has announced his retirement.

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Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend police issued eight tickets and gave 12 warnings during a two-hour pedestrian safety operation Tuesday -- and also witnessed a rear-end crash involving a vehicle stopped at the crosswalk.

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail plan draws critics

A planned paved trail that would start right on the outskirts of Sisters and go seven miles along Highway 20 to Black Butte Ranch would pass a quiet community where some neighbors aren't very happy about it.

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BBB: Lottery scam lures with 'Mega Millions'

“You’ve won millions!”  That’s the bait from the latest Jamaican lottery scam hitting the Northwest, the Better Business Bureau warned Wednesday.

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U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a video showing the beheading of an American journalist.

U.S. forces carried out 14 airstrikes, destroying or damaging six ISIS H...

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Reed Market Rd. work affecting SE Bend stores

Construction affects businesses on Reed Market

Southeast Bend's Reed Market Road construction project enters its third phase on Sept. 8th. It has been going for over a…

Ore. DOJ: No criminal charges against Eric Bush

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

An Oregon Department of Justice investigation found insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against fired Prineville…

Officers' use of deadly force not always reported

Stats unclear on police shootings

After an unarmed Missouri teenager was shot and killed by a police officer, the question now is: Was the officer justified…

Vintage WWII bomber flies into Madras

WWII history flies into Madras

As the Airshow of the Cascades approaches next weekend, a special vintage visitor landed Monday at the Madras Airport, and…

NW Riverside Blvd. reopened after gas leak

Bend natural gas leak

A city crew working to fix a water leak hit a natural gas line Monday morning in northwest Bend, and the resulting leak…

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Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is…

2 cougar cubs killed; Prineville neighbors on alert

Not one, but two cougar cubs were roaming a southeast Prineville neighborhood over the weekend. Because of the danger,…

Lines hold on La Pine wildfire despite winds' return

Firefighters worked Sunday to hold and improve the lines on the 168-acre Burgess Road Fire near La Pine and officials said…

Extensive search locates missing SE Bend man

Searchers find missing Bend man

Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers were called out and  automated emergency phone calls were made late…

Obama condemns ISIS as airstrikes resume

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GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni said Wednesday that the family of James Foley received an…

Social media deals with James Foley beheading

James Foley

When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

News organizations have…

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of…

Military jet shot down in Ukraine

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A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and…

US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling, which means gay and…

Report: Up to 30,000 would need Ebola drugs

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If scientists were to develop the cure for Ebola, how much would they need to stop the largest outbreak in known history?

U.S. defies ISIS threats with Iraq airstrikes

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The United States resumed airstrikes Wednesday against ISIS targets in Iraq, a day after the jihadist militants released a…

James Foley: 'Brave and tireless' journalist

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When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour,"…

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Pot campaign announces $2.3 million in TV ads

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it's buying…

Richardson claims $350,000 in one month

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dennis Richardson's campaign says the Republican has raised $350,000 for his gubernatorial…

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone faced off with challenger Jodie Barram at debate hosted by COCC students.

Group launches ads in Oregon Senate race

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative political group is attacking Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley over spending and budget…

House Dist. 54 candidates square off in early debate

Candidates for State house square off in debate

The two candidates fighting for Central Oregon's seat in the Oregon House squared off Tuesday night during a debate at…

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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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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of…

Income is on the rise ... finally!

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The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

Macy's to pay $650,000 for racial profiling

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Macy's must pay a $650,000 fine to settle complaints that it's staffers wrongfully accused minority shoppers of stealing.

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The babysitter costs HOW much?

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It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a…

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US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling, which means gay and…

George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder…

Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

Police in Ferguson

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some…

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Are myths making the Ebola outbreak worse?

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information…

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

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No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

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Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Ore. judge's ruling big win for autism community

Big win for autism community

A federal judge in Portland ruled this week that health care providers cannot deny coverage to autistic children for applied…

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Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

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Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food…

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

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Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from…

The awkward transition to middle school

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Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

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Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

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Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

Twitter removes images of James Foley's death

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Twitter is taking down images and video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

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No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.

Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft is thinking about changing the name of Internet Explorer.

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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

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

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

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The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

So General Mills has unveiled…

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

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If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers exponentially more in the future to deal with…

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Forbes: Cowboys valued at NFL-best $3.2 billion

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The Dallas Cowboys lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list for the eighth consecutive season, rising in value by 39 percent to…

Kent State's Bitsko found dead in his room

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Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko has died from an undetermined medical condition, the university confirmed Wednesday.

Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

Mo'ne Davis

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League…

Selig: Oakland A's need new park

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Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig says a new ballpark must be on the frontburner for the Oakland Athletics to remain…

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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.

Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

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If it's true that cats have nine lives, this cat just used all nine -- one for every story he fell after slipping of an…

Springfield police shooting of dog sparks protest

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department.

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New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

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When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you might worry that those guys will be tempted…

Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

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Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and linkshaft.

Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

Ferrari GTO Berlinetta

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000, the most ever paid for a car at auction.

Consumer Reports puts some dings in Tesla's reputation

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Consumer Reports has called the Tesla Model S the best car it ever tested. But perfect, it's not.

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Happy 25th anniversary, 'Saved by the Bell'

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We're so excited -- and so scared: "Saved by the Bell" is a quarter of a century old today.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are expecting

Jill Duggar Derick Dillard

Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"?

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

Netflix

Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers.

Taylor Swift releases new song and video

Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

Are Taylor Swift and country music never, ever, ever getting back together?

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'The Giver' stars receive valuable insight from Jeff Bridges

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver'

"The Giver" stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk about their roles in the big-screen adaptation of the classic novel.

Images of Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Take a closer look at Amy Adams, who celebrates her birthday Aug. 20.

Bruce Willis through the years

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As Bruce Willis stars in "The Prince," take a look back at the actor's life and career over the years.

Jessica Alba through the years

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As Jessica Alba stars in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For", take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

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Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

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A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named…

Man fakes death to avoid marriage

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OK, we know some view marriage as a "death" of sorts. But one man took things a little too far.

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

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A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern…

Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

Zoo Jeans

Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and…

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9 great new US beach hotels

Hotel Zamora

Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach…

No charges for accused airport security scammer

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A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be…

World's best cycling cities

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If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish…

Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya

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Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the…

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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…

Kellogg's echoes rival in green initiative

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Two weeks after rival cereal maker General Mills, Kellogg's says it, too, wants to help save the environment.

The company…

Orders pour in for retirees' hickory syrup

Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup

Travis and Joyce Miller might have the most fragrant garage in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Lines hold on lightning-sparked fire in Maury Mtns.

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Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, about nine miles southeast of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the bulldozer lines around the 48-acre fire that broke out two days ago, officials said Wednesday.

New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

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About 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result of Sunday's thunderstorms, and while most have been stopped at less than an acre, crews were fighting two Tuesday.

Wildfire picture quiets down, but danger remains

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Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported Sunday, but the fire danger remains high.

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is fueling the costly blazes and the costs of fighting them.

Wildfire managers: Drones a threat to firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildfire managers say unmanned drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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