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we do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom. craig the cornerstone of the : president's plan expands background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and the internet while requiring dealers to be licensed. he also called on congress to increase funding for mental health care, gun safety technology, and hiring more background checkers and atf agents. getting money out of a republican-controlled congress may be toughm many of whom say the president is overreaching his executive power. sen. rubio: what he is basically doing is issuing these things and is ignoring the legalities of it. greg barbara and andy parker who : lost their daughter allison when she was gunned down on live television last august say they are encouraged but will fight for more. >> they haven't been closed completely. we still have work to do but i like what i've seen the nra dismissed the president's announcement as -- like what i have seen. craig the nra dismissed the : president's announcement as political rhetoric. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. cynthia: here in central iowam some iowans say president
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at central iowa impact indoor shooting range in boonem people are talking about the president's announcement on gun control. some of them tell us his actions infringe upon their second amendment rightsm the right to bear arms. >> overall, who is going to be affected is the law abiding citizens. they're already following the rules and it's just going to make it even harder. cynthia: iowans against obama's executive actions say the second amendment is important because they should have the right to protect themselves. so what about you? , do you support the president's move to expand background checks for gun purchases? an almost even split in our now poll. most of the day. but the no's have moved ahead. to vote, call or text the number on your screen or vote on facebook, twitter, or steve: presidential candidates on the campaign trail in iowa are weighing in on today's announcement. republican marco rubio says
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undermining the 2nd amendment. sen. rubio: he's obsessed with burdening law abiding citizens who are going to follow the law no matter it is. if he was serious about gun violence, he would be focused on violence, on what it is that's happening in our culture that is leading people to commit violent acts, not laws that will do nothing to prevent violent acts. steve: the florida senator made the comments following a town hall meeting in cedar rapids. fellow republican jeb bush is also critical of the president's executive actions. he says they won't work. mr. bush: it's not going to solve any problems by having the so-called gun show loophole be taken care of by executive order. the president doesn't have the authority to do it. if there's an issue related to federal gun laws, then he ought to go to congress and try and forge consensus to make it happen. he doesn't have this power. steve: the former florida governor also released a new online video defending the 2nd amendment. bush is campaigning today in new hampshire. cynthia: on the other side of the aisle, democrat hillary clinton speaking out in favor of the president's announcement, saying she's very proud of his actions.
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enough as a country to protect the rights of responsible gun owners consistent with our constitution and to do more to keep guns out of the hands of felons, fugitives, stalkers, and for goodness sakes, potential terrorists. cynthia: the former first lady and secretary of state spoke today at a campaign event in osage. clinton is also unveiling a new initiative directed at boosting autism screening, treatment and research. she says the plan will push states to require private insurers to cover autism services. steve: evangelical preacher franklin graham kicked off his new pre-election 50 state tour today at the iowa state capitol. he plans to visit each state capital to encourage christians to pray about the election cycle. kcci's emmy victor is live in studio with more. emmy: a chilly afternoon did not stop thousands of believers from attending the hour-long prayer rally. out of a bus that says decision
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2016 native franklin graham. not a candidate, but an evangelical christian calling on others to take part of the political process. graham says our nation is crumbling and and wants christians to run for office to bring resolutions. he also asked the crowd to vote for a candidate based on their biblical value before their political affiliation. >> let's elect men and women in office who will lead this nation back to really being one nation under god. ,that can truthfully say once again, in god we trust. emmy: graham has not endorsed a candidate and recently left the republican party. his next tour stops include florida, new hampshire, and south carolina. cynthia? cynthia: governor branstad has announced what he calls his biggest and boldest initiative ever to help fund schools and improve water quality. school superintendents, farm leaders and secretary of agriculture tom vilsack joined the governor to support his
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it extends the one cent state sales tax for another 20 years which will help schools with , construction projects. part of the new revenues will improve water quality in the state. >> we're trying to do something big and bold, but we are trying to do it in a way that really unites the state, something really great for education and something really great for water quality. this is the most enthused i've been about any issue in a long time. it is because i really see a chance to make a differece in this critical year when the state is facing some really big financial challenges. cynthia: the proposal will be debated in the legislative session that begins next week. des moines water works says it set a record in 2015 for the number of days it operated equipment to removed nitrates from water. the utility provides water to a half million customers. it says its nitrate removal equipment ran 177 days last
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ceo bill stowe blames the high nitrate levels on upstream farm drainage systems. steve: switching to weather, it is nice out there. kurtis: good day to see the sunshine. a little bit of a thought out there. ottumwa, 34. 32 in ames. it was a bit colder to the north . clouds will steadily be on the increase. there is a shot coming in from our you local page. you can see those closets steadily move in. 7:00 a.m., 29. it looks like a light wintry mix tomorrow. could be some slick spots even of the temperature should top out around 36 degrees. heavy rains to the california's. snows will continue across the
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we will look ahead in your 8 day forecast to see what happens when the whole system moves our way. steve: no criminal charges in the stabbing death of man who broke into a des moines home. police say 31-year-old travis williams was killed on december 5 during an altercation with 2 people inside this eastside home. prosecutors say the homeowners acted in self defense because williams had a gun with him when he broke in. police say williams knew the 2 people. williams' death was one of 21 homicides in des moines last year. police say that's the most since 1990 when there were 23. the highest number in department records is 27 in 1978. authorities have now identified a nashua man found dead from a gunshot wound. 56-year-old karl white was shot in his home on saturday afternoon. no charges have been filed in the case. a preliminary investigation
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have accidentally shot white. cynthia: u.s. senator joni ernst is the featured speaker at a fundraiser benefiting veterans in north carolina. senator ernst will speak tonight at the airborne and special ops museum foundation in fayetteville. she is the only female combat veteran to ever serve in the us -- in the u.s. senate. next at 5:00, education. it's the next topic in our 8 issues 8 weeks series. , why it's a big concern for parents but not politicians. steve: plus, car salesman kidnapped. how he managed to escape his armed abductors. and later, slick street. how number 2 is the number one reason why crews were forced to shutdown this road in rome.
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5:00. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: 8 issues in 8 weeks. it's our special series focusing on the topics that are on your mind in the run-up to the iowa caucuses. cynthia: today, education. a big concern among parents, but so far, not a big talker in the race for president. kcci's nikole killion is in washington to explain why. nikole: when concerns of terror
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headlines, education is still ahead of the class for many voters. >> people care about social security, they hear about -- they care about health care, they care about roads and bridges, and they obviously carry live up schools and colleges. but how much they focus on these things really depends on how the election plays out. >> when we look at data on how satisfied people are with public schools, they tend to assign quite favorable ratings to their schools in their local community, even as they express concern with schools nationally. egg --nikole: topping the list of concerns, the cost of higher education, charter schools, and controversial academic standards like common core. >> republicans are hugely concerned about obama-era overreach. democrats have generally been lukewarm on it or split over it. nikole: something else to watch, the re-write of no-child left behind, signed into law by president obama this past winter. >> that really should be where
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2016 election cycle. nikole: another issue, standardized testing. president obama has already recommended limits while an annual education survey finds a majority of democrats and republicans agree there's too much emphasis on it. in washington,, nikole killion. cynthia: a gallup tracking poll finds education only ranks in the single digits as the most important issue facing the country. you can see where the presidential candidates stand anytime at just click on the 8 issues/8 weeks tab on our home page for a closer look. steve: the situation appears calm at a national wildlife refuge in oregon where a small armed group of self-described patriots has been occupying the remote area since saturday. so far authorities have not , taken any action against the group. the activists seized the refuge as part of a decades long fight with the federal government over public lands in the west. one u.s. service member is dead,
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southern afghanistan. the combat comes after intensified efforts by the u.s. and its afghan partners to push back against recent taliban gains. and another big powerball jackpot is now up for grabs. tomorrow night's drawing will be for an estimated $450 million. it's the largest lottery jackpot in nearly a year and the 4th largest powerball jackpot of all-time. cynthia: right now, a volcano a rupture near indonesia on high alert. the volcano is one of the most active in the area and interrupted in march of last year. steve: probably some serious heat coming out of that. kurtis: nice sunshine across the state. good to see the january son.
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wind chill, 23. knoxville had 34. you head to the north, there were some 20's. and, your high of 32 degrees. clouds settling in. not as cold as the past couple of nights. i forget 7:00 a.m., we will be around 29 degrees. probably between 34 and 36 degrees between noon and 3:00 p.m. here are those clouds moving in. not expecting any precipitation with the initial clouds. that will slide in here as we move into wednesday. tomorrow, could be a few slick spots.
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40's in st. louis through indianapolis. wintry mix will again -- wintry mix moving in at 8:00 a.m. i will switch computer models. we will extend the view. on thursday, i think we will season drizzle, maybe some patchy, freezing drizzle. precipitation later on thursday mostly in the form of rain. some snow in northwestern iowa. early saturday morning, that will be all snow. the first round on wednesday kind of a combination. most locations see under an inch.
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south winds, 5-15. tomorrow in the mid 30's. combination should be less than an inch. 8 day forecast. thursday, generally rain. friday, rain changing over to snow except for northern iowa. then the wind's pick up and we could have some problems with blowing snow. look at sunday starting out at 4, a high of 10. winds chills could be below zero, especially in northern iowa. the cold stays around much of next week. steve: we do have one rack at -- one wreck at 70th street. on the southeast side, a water main has broken at army post road. watch out for this, because it
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it is very slippery westbound between southeast fifth and southeast third. drive times to your mix master's , eight to the west and six to the east. cynthia: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. we told you about governor's branstad bold new initiative to help iowans have clean water and new schools. at 6:00, hear why secretary tom vilsack and local school districts support the plan. plus -- vanessa: hear how central iowans are divided on if they think president obama did the right thing with gun control. why some iowans say his executive actions won't make a difference. mark: lolo jones on national tv today talking about training, celibacy, and her latest shot at earning that elusive olympic medal. a lolo update tonight at 6. scott: the hawkeyes'
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steve: today in the buzz, kidnapped at gunpoint. cynthia: two men in texas took a car for a test drive then kidnapped the salesman riding with them, shoving him in the trunk. that's when the salesman's survival skills kicked in. >> he was able to open the trunk using the emergency latch. the two suspects got out, tried to put him back in the trunk. he didn't feel like he wanted to go back in the trunk, got in a fight with them, was able to get the pistol away from one of the suspects and shoot one of the suspects. cynthia: the suspects took off. authorities found the salesman along the freeway. they used the cellphone he'd left in the stolen car to track it. steve: the suspects led police on a chase, but they wrecked the car and then escaped on foot. they are still on the run tonight. cynthia: steve harvey's post holiday return to his radio show meant addressing the miss universe controversy. steve: harvey described the
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he announced the wrong winner. he denied it was a publicity stunt saying, "i'm already famous, do you really think i wanted to be famous like this?" cynthia: a new eye in the sky might be able to pick up on how you're feeling. steve: a new university of iowa study involves cameras in ceiling tiles that scan the faces of people who pass by. advertisers could one day use it to push products, depending on if you're happy or sad. i don't know if i like that. cynthia: how about this? a smart fridge from samsung. the company released pictures of the new gadget at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. steve: the fridge has a nearly two foot touchscreen. it's equipped with cameras that let you see what's inside without opening the doors. cynthia: so you wouldn't have to open it and stand there and stare. excessive bird doo-doo is
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steve: apparently, the birds are bingeing on olives, then bombing the city. it's so bad on some streets, police have shut them down. crews are being brought in to clean off the streets because they're too slippery for people or cars. imagine trying to explain that to your insurance guide. cynthia: the snow and cold are coming to the streets here pretty soon. steve: out east in new york, it's so cold the fountains are freezing over. wind-chills are making it feel like the temperature is below-zero. just 11 days ago new yorkers were enjoying 72-degree weather. cynthia: when we can expect some
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iowa win america is not just electing a president, we're also electing a commander in chief. that choice matters. because strengthening the economy, making healthcare more affordable, raising incomes. all of that depends on us being both secure at home and leading the world. i will get up every single day and do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe and strong.
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kurtis: eventually this system
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this will slide our way in pieces. one have has huge -- won't have as huge of an impact here. late snow friday into saturday and then huge cold as an arctic blast. much of next week will be very cold. steve: they give joining us this
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