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5 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

First fall prescribed burns set to begin

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Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.

Deschutes County lifts fire-use restrictions

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With cooler weather at hand, Deschutes County commissioners have rescinded their fire use restrictions on unprotected lands in the unincorporated county.

C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest led the nation in wildfires this year.

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Celebrities who have battled breast cancer

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Celebrities such as Edie Falco, Christina Applegate and Richard Roundtree have fought against breast cancer.

Are the things you eat linked to cancer?

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Besides the usual suspects we worry about when it comes to our diets, should cancer be something we should add to our list of food worries?

Groups support minority cancer patients

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Cancer rates are higher in some minority groups, but some organizations now offer aid specifically to people with those backgrounds.

Ways to be proactive against breast cancer

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If you think you are at risk for breast cancer there are some things you can do to try to be proactive against the disease.

Lumpectomy vs. mastectomy

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When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer one of the decisions she might have to make is whether to have the tumor removed through a lumpectomy or a mastectomy.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

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



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.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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Find out what foods you should avoid during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

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With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

15 healthiest foods for your kids



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.

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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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