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Tragic crash in Bend canal

Bend woman dies in crash into canal

A 21-year old Bend woman was killed Friday when she lost control of her pickup truck east of town and it overturned, coming to rest on its top in a narrow irrigation canal, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Tumalo toward Sisters lightning

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Campground near Lake Billy Chinook evacuated

Friday was another busy day of new blazes breaking out across Central Oregon, including one on the Sisters Ranger district that prompted evacuation of a campground near Lake Billy Chinook and an alert to campers at a second to be ready to leave should the fire draw closer.

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss

Jefferson Co. treasurer charged with forgery, theft

Jefferson County Treasurer Deena Goss has been indicted on 36 counts of forgery, theft and official misconduct following a state Department of Justice investigation into apparent check-altering and discrepancies in the county’s books, the agency confirmed Friday.

Family remembers Culver man one year later

Hammack family reflects, one year after tragic loss

A year ago, John Hammack of Culver died after part of a burning tree fell on him in the Mt. Washington Wilderness while he helped fight a wildfire. On Friday, his sister tearfully reflected on the impact of the loss on their family

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Bend OSP trooper honored for heroism in fiery crash

A Bend-area Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received an ward from the agency on Friday for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. Also on hand: The mother and daughter he rescued.

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Infant found dead at Cannon Beach resort; mother sought

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Clatsop County, Oregon, say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead at a Cannon Beach inn, a 13-year-old child was injured and the mother is being sought.

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Oregon Senate candidates push dueling narratives

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to talk about taxes and the middle class. His Republican rival, Monica Wehby, would love to talk about the federal health care law.

Bryant Fire

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Lightning bad - but most wildfires human-caused

While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

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Kitzhaber mobilizes trucks, people to battle blaze

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber is opening the door for crews battling wildfires in Southern Oregon to call use local fire engines and other resources.

House Speaker Boehner immigration vote

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House approves $694 million border security measure

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted 223-189 Friday night for legislation authorizing $694 million to deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States.

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Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding public meetings and has extended the comment period on a plan to protect endangered salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River estuary by shooting thousands of double-crested cormorants.

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Two more arrests in Prineville-area home burglaries

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A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic…

Bend woman traveling to turn trash into hope

Bend woman turns trash into hope

What looks like trash to many is plastic waiting to become art for Sara Wiener of Bend.  She has been making bags and…

Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

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As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is…

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric…

Update: Wilderness camp walkaway found OK

Kevin Robert Mulert

Searchers on horseback Thursday morning found an Illinois teen who walked away without shoes from a remote wilderness camp…

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Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

Andrew Tahmooressi

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been…

West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington state say they don't want the possibility of any…

Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA…

Report: Fired Prineville police chief unethical, fraudulent

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

Falsifying records, misusing city equipment and bad leadership -- in a nutshell, that's why Prineville Police Chief Eric…

Arizona execution took 15 injections

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

A single lethal injection was supposed to speedily end Joseph Wood's life last week. When it didn't, Arizona executioners…

MH17 crash: A roundup of the latest news

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A passenger jet shot out of the sky two weeks ago brought the world's attention to eastern Ukraine, where government forces…

Report: Bae feels abandoned by U.S.

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Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea for almost two years, said he feels like the U.S. government has…

China: 9 terror suspects killed in Xinjiang

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Nine terror suspects were killed and another was captured in the volatile northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday…

Ebola outbreak affects African soccer tournament

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Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus has caused the cancellation of an African Cup of Nations football match.

The…

Tropical Storm Bertha rolls through Puerto Rico

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Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward Puerto Rico early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm had maximum…

Friend honors teen pilot, dad's goal of raising $1 million

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A California entrepreneur is helping salvage the dream of a father and son from Indiana who died trying to pilot a plane…

Voyager 1: 'The little spacecraft that could'

Voyager 1 entering interstellar space

Hurtling across the Milky Way like an eternal explorer -- the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to nonchalantly reveal the…

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Oregon Senate candidates push dueling narratives

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to talk about taxes and the middle class. His Republican rival,…

Seven measures make Ore. ballot

Seven measures make Ore ballot

IOregon's. Nov. 4 ballot chock-full of hot-button issues, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal reports.

Clark County to ask voters on 3rd Columbia bridge

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — With a 2-1 vote, Clack County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's…

High time for legal pot? Oregonians to vote

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At The Medication Station in Bend, Ryan Garcia has been selling cannabis to Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patients for…

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for Nov. ballot

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's official: an initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has…

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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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Could Snapchat really be worth $10 billion?

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"Dumb move." "Zero sense." "Remarkably stupid."

That's just a sample of the reaction last year to news that…

Small stocks sink -- bad sign for economy?

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Bigger is better in the stock market this year.

The Russell 2000, an index of smaller stocks, is down 4% this year and is…

Procter & Gamble dumping 90 brands

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Procter & Gamble is cleaning house.

The nation's largest consumer product company, will be dumping about 90 of its smaller,…

USB Flash drives have a fatal, universal flaw

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It's time to start thinking of smartphones and USB Flash drives like toothbrushes or razors -- for personal use only.

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Ben Carson moves toward presidential race

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Ben Carson is taking a significant step toward a 2016 presidential run by forming a political action committee, CNN…

Judge orders new congressional map in Florida

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A circuit court judge on Friday ordered Florida's state legislature to redraw congressional district lines before the…

Congress did something: Helped 1,000 Afghan interpreters

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Nearly lost in the chaotic last few days, the dueling House and Senate gave fast-track approval to at least one immigration…

Congress OKs money for Israel's Iron Dome

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Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million…

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Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

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The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after…

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

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Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in…

Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have set 2015 rates for individual and small employer health insurance plans in…

Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA…

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Students, parents borrowing less to pay for college

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While college costs and student loan bills have soared over the past decade, some students and their families are finding…

Man fired from language school over ‘homophone’ blog post

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A man claims he was fired from the English learning center where he worked because his boss thought a blog post about…

How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

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If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.

Grieving parents drowning in student loan debt get relief

Lisa and Darnelle Mason

Steve Mason and his wife Darnelle have been struggling to pay their daughter's six-figure student loan debt ever since she…

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Voyager 1: 'The little spacecraft that could'

Voyager 1 entering interstellar space

Hurtling across the Milky Way like an eternal explorer -- the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to nonchalantly reveal the…

Could Snapchat really be worth $10 billion?

Snapchat on phone

"Dumb move." "Zero sense." "Remarkably stupid."

That's just a sample of the reaction last year to news that…

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

Hitchhiking robot

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a…

Facebook goes down for some users

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Did you have trouble logging onto Facebook on Friday? You're not alone -- the social networking site briefly went down for…

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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…

US aims to make oil transport safer

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47, destroyed 40 buildings and sent thousands…

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

Anchovies at California beach

Who ordered the anchovies? That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the…

Settlement reached in chemical spill

West Virginia residents line up for bottled water

A settlement was reached Friday with the company at the center of a January chemical leak that contaminated the water supply…

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Ebola outbreak affects African soccer tournament

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Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus has caused the cancellation of an African Cup of Nations football match.

The…

Injury puts Nadal's U.S. Open title defense in doubt

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Rafael Nadal's hopes of successfully defending his U.S. Open title have been dealt a serious blow after the Spaniard…

Dustin Johnson to take leave of absence

Dustin Johnson

American golfer Dustin Johnson has announced he is to take a break from the sport and will seek "professional help" to…

Rose, Reinsdorf disagree about Bulls' cohesion

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After Derrick Rose said his camp is experiencing friction with his team, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf vehemently…

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

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As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is…

Goats' guard dog shot to death in Terrebonne

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Big, white, fluffy dogs watch over Terrebonne rancher Ed Barnes' hundreds of goats, protecting them from coyotes and cougars…

Hikers find dog lost in woods for 22 days

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A dog that apparently wandered lost in the woods for 22 days has been reunited with her owners.

Dogs on vacation living in the lap of luxury

Diamond the dog

More and more animal lovers who aren't opposed to splurging on their furry friends are choosing overnight stays at…

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GM is still selling lots of cars

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General Motors can't seem to stop ordering recalls. But car buyers haven't stopped buying its cars.

The No. 1 U.S. automaker…

Today's cars are hackable, posing a threat to you

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Modern cars are increasingly controlled by computers. And where there are computers, there are hackers.

Tesla's new battery teammate: Panasonic

Tesla proposed 'Gigafactory'

Tesla has found a partner for its plan to mass produce batteries for electric vehicles: Panasonic.

Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a problem with its transmission that could…

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Avril Lavigne gets 17-carat anniversary ring

Avril Lavigne's husband, Chad Kroeger, has set a high bar for an anniversary gift.

Learn to speak 'Game of Thrones'

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"Hello," "Goodbye," "I will let you live."

Those are a few of phrases you'll learn to say in the warlike language of Dothraki…

Summer bummer: Hollywood suffers big slump

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It's been a rough summer for Hollywood.

Duff on separation from husband: 'Difficult'

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Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of…

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Choppy 'Get On Up' has some gold record moments

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Great acting carries "Get On Up." Check out the review before you head to the theater.

Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

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Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film, Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the…

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

Dave Bautista in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his character, Drax the Destroyer, in the new…

Coming soon: August movie releases

Guardians of the Galaxy

Take a look at what movies will be coming to a theater near you in August.

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Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

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As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a…

Drunk passenger throws prosthetic leg at flight crew

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A drunk passenger began using profanity and demanding cigarettes before she slapped a child, removed her prosthetic leg and…

Beer thrown at tiger during drunken zoo party

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The London Zoo is under investigation after complaints that drunken, rowdy after-hours parties are endangering the zoo…

Drone with drugs, phones crashes outside prison

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Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a drone trying to smuggle drugs and cellphones into a South Carolina prison.

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FAA restricts flights over Iraq

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The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq from flying at or below 30,000 feet, a…

Flight attendant to travelers: Flush your drugs now

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An Australian airline is apologizing after a flight attendant told passengers to flush their drugs before landing.

What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

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Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one…

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights?

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Some may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending…

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Asian rice and vegetable skillet

Use up the bits and pieces of vegetables in your fridge to make this winner!

Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

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Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel, announced his newest concoction: an ice…

Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

McDonald's unveils tofu and fish nuggets in Japan

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If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have…

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Campground near Lake Billy Chinook evacuated

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Friday was another busy day of new blazes breaking out across Central Oregon, including one on the Sisters Ranger district that prompted evacuation of a campground near Lake Billy Chinook and an alert to campers at a second to be ready to leave should the fire draw closer.

Lightning bad - but most wildfires human-caused

Bryant Fire

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While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

Kitzhaber mobilizes trucks, people to battle blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber is opening the door for crews battling wildfires in Southern Oregon to call use local fire engines and other resources.

Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon, including two new large fires in the southwest and central parts of the state.

Fire eases as it approaches Yosemite sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated.

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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.

What to hunt in the summer months

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While the summer months can be considered off-months for hunters, there are still some prey you might want to set your sights on over the summer.

GPS allows for modern day treasure hunts

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With GPS, hikers can participate in modern day treasure hunts while geocaching.

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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.

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

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As adults we get our cholesterol checked regularly, but should our children also be getting checked? Find out here.

Make the most of family time this summer

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Summer can be busy. To make the most of family time follow these tips to make time for family bonding.

What is autism spectrum disorder?

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Find out more about autism and how it impacts a child's life.

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Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Premier Art Show Coming to Bend!

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Come see why this event was recently ranked among the Top 15 shows in the nation

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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