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Enterovirus may have reached Central Oregon

An unusual enterovirus called EV-D68 that has caused severe respiratory illnesses in over 120 children in 22 other states may have arrived in Central Oregon, officials said Friday.

Sisters schools looking for bond money in November election

Decision 2014: $14 million Sisters school bond

The Sisters School District is taking on leaky roofs, split sidewalks and unusable athletic tracks at their buildings. And this November, they’re taking on an election to try and change that.

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Russian planes intercepted near U.S. airspace

Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD reported.

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train stations and airports as soon as they cast their last vote.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green algae covering a stretch of the Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

Bill targets 'worthless, predatory' degree programs

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., colleague Tom Harkin introduced legislation this week that they say would crack down on worthless degrees peddled by unscrupulous academic institutions, many of which are for-profit colleges.

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Senate passes bill to combat child sex trafficking

The U.S. Senate approved bipartisan child welfare legislation Thursday night aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections.

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Springfield council to debate pot sales tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters won't decide until November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but some cities are already looking for ways to capitalize.

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'Sharing economy' creates insurance challenges

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Typical insurance policies won't cover people participating in the "sharing economy" by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon's insurance commissioner warned Friday.

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Oregon schools warned of 'school supply' scam

A number of Oregon school districts have reported receiving requests for purchasing data that could be related to a suspected nationwide string of fraudulent billings from a company calling itself "Scholastic School Supply," officials said Friday.

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Exec found guilty in salmonella outbreak

A federal jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a groundbreaking case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

The guilty verdict marks the first federa...

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Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

Bend debates vacation rentals

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term…

For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

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The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that…

Bend clinical trial targets deadly 'super-bug'

Bend trial for super-bug vaccine

C-Diff, or Clostridium Defficile, is now the most common cause of infections associated with health care in the U.S.  Bend…

Feds sign off on Bend N. Highway 97 project

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ODOT announced Wednesday that Federal Highway Administration project managers have issued a "record of decision" for the U.S…

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has…

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For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

Bowman Dam, Prineville Reservoir on Crooked River

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that…

Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

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A study released Thursday shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent in the year ended June 30th.

Bend residents react to vacation rental debate

Bend debates vacation rentals

The city of Bend has found itself in the middle of a debate between homeowners who want to make money with short-term…

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

Bend council reviews vacation rentals

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came…

Who is the English speaker in ISIS video?

New ISIS propaganda video

It's a slick production with a nefarious goal: A 55-minute video released by ISIS, praising its victories and warning the…

NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

Roger Goodell news conference

Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic…

Russian planes intercepted near U.S. airspace

F-22 Fighter

Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday and Canadian planes…

Police get break in missing VA student case

Hannah Graham missing Virginia student

Investigators have pieced together the movements of a missing University of Virginia student the night she went missing,…

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac…

Exec found guilty in salmonella outbreak

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A federal jury in Georgia convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in…

Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

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The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved --…

Police: Man who killed 7 had gun illegally

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A man who killed his daughter, six grandchildren and then himself in a shooting in north-central Florida was a convicted…

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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

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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…

Elizabeth Warren to campaign for Merkley in Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be in Eugene next month to campaign for Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

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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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Boom: Alibaba surges 38% in huge IPO debut

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Alibaba, the biggest IPO to ever hit Wall Street, made a huge splash when it started trading Friday.

Shares of the Chinese…

Apple's iPhone 6 goes on sale, and the lines are insane

iPhone 6 goes on sale, Tokyo

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit stores Friday, with Apple fans around the world camping out in line to become some…

Russian brewer buys Pabst Blue Ribbon

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A Russian brewer is taking over American icon Pabst Blue Ribbon.

First iPhone 6 buyer in Australia drops it on live TV

Buyer drops iPhone 6

Homer Simpson would give this a double "Doh!"

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

US Capitol

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved --…

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Chelsea Clinton

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global…

Syrian Kurds warn of crisis as ISIS advances

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The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with…

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

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The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

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Willamette toxic algae confirmed; alert expands

Willamette algae Keely Chalmers

The Oregon Health Authority said Friday it is expanding a health advisory after preliminary test results showed blue-green…

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…

8 killed in Guinea town amid Ebola fears

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They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered…

As open enrollment nears, ACA website still isn't totally safe

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HealthCare.gov still isn't as safe as it should be, and the annual open enrollment period starts again in just two months.

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

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The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

Teen told to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

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Does the word "virginity" evoke discussions of sexuality or religious belief? That's the question residents in Fayetteville,…

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.

Marking the…

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

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In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire…

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First iPhone 6 buyer in Australia drops it on live TV

Buyer drops iPhone 6

Homer Simpson would give this a double "Doh!"

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

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A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

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A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their…

Amazon releases new Fire tablets, e-readers

Amazon Voyage

Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company's new e-reader…

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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

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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…

Halliburton in $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

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Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

The settlement,…

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.

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NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

Roger Goodell news conference

Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic…

Chinese trailblazer Li Na retires at age of 32

Li Na, 2014 Australian Open

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

Hagel looking into military ties to NFL

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military's relationships with the…

Flyers' D Timonen holds off on retiring

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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen said Thursday that is not retiring, but the chances of playing again appeared…

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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…

Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire

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A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

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…

Obese dog donations probed by attorney general

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After thousands of dollars began to pour into the donation coffers for an obese and famous Dachsund,…

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2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Audi self-driving car

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have…

Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

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Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed ignition switch should have been taken…

World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive

3-D printed car

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car --…

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Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers blurb

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac…

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Chelsea Clinton

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global…

Shonda Rhimes bites back at 'angry' label

Shonda Rhimes

Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

A Twitter firestorm erupted Friday…

Matthew McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

Matthew McConaughey at 2012 Magic Mike premiere

Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" sequel has lost one of its star players.

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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

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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.

Actors who make us laugh

Amy Poehler Tina Fey Globes

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

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Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

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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…

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

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A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

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An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire.

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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.

Are these the world's sexiest accents?

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily…

The ultimate first-class perks

Luxurious jets

We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

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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.

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

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

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…

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Fire ignites on Umatilla Indian Reservation

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a fire burned 80 to 100 acres on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Fire E. of Sacramento threatens 2,000 homes

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials say more than 2,000 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.

Officials: C.O. wildfire threat remains high

Fire danger remains threat on High Desert

Fire officials said Wednesday that wildfire danger remains high on the High Desert, but lessening activity in September has allowed for reduction of fire crews.

New human-caused fire in Ochocos nearly contained

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A human-caused wildfire spotted Tuesday afternoon on the Ochoco National Forest 40 miles east of Prineville burned about 55 acres and was 95 percent contained by Wednesday, officials said.

Officials: Weed wildfire destroyed 110 homes

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90.

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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

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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

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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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