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alert forecast, kaj... plan on another decent day across eastern iowa with many areas making it back to the 70s again. one thing we are watching is the potential for fog development over the southern half of the region this morning. should the fog develop, it will likely be out of here by 10am. plan on sunny sky once the patchy fog leaves the area . wednesday should be another good one with highs in the 70s, followed by cooler weather on thursday and friday. our rain chance continues to be on track, and mainly centered on thursday night, though there may be a lingering shower on friday morning. temperatures will return to november normals by friday and saturday. have a great tuesday!today : am fog south, m/sunny high: 67-73 winds: s 10-15 alo: 71 dbq: 70 iow: 72tonight: patchy fog low: 47-53 winds: s 5-15 alo: 51 dbq: 50 iow: 53tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 69-75 winds: s 10-20 alo: 72 dbq: 70 iow: 72tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 51-57 winds: sw 5-10 alo: 57 dbq: 55 iow: 56 thanks kaj.
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today is election day, and across eastern iowa voters will choose city council members and make other local decisions. one choice for voters... is if the cedar rapids public library see additional funds. the library wants voters to approve a levy of 27 cents for one thousand dollars of the assessed taxable valuation of a home. that would cost the owner of a cedar rapids home valued at 150- thousand dollars an extra 23 dollars a year. this levy would raise an estimated one-point-six million dollars each year for the library. board members say if they don't get the funding, the library could close one day a week. also on the ballot in cedar rapids are those vying for the at-large and district candidates for city council. voting officials in johnson county will be extra watchful during today's city elections. they want to make sure "poll watchers" are following state law. johnson county auditor travis weipert says he's heard some candidates in university heights and iowa city will have poll watchers at voting locations. these people can contest a
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person who filled it out is not eligible to vote. weipert told tv-9 earlier yesterday that he was waiting on some paperwork from some those poll watchers who will be write-in candidates for mayor and city council. but he contacted us later to say no write-in candidates turned in poll watcher applications. waterloo voters are headed to the polls today to decide whether to support the grout museum district. the cultural and scientific facilities levy is a new property tax for the district's five facilities. a few of those include the grout museum of history and science, the imaginarium, and the sullivan brothers iowa veterans museum. project leaders say this is the second time voters will take up this issue. it didn't get enough support in 2013 and left the museum to make tough spending cuts. those behind this effort say this is their way of supporting the district's five buildings and keeping new programs and exhibits coming. "19:55:31 when we added on the vets museum and acquired all of these properties it was built
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funding and this has been the most reliable source of funding that we can look for." the committee says if this passes, it would mean an extra dollar-25 per month for those owning a 100- thousand dollar home. it would bring in about 600-thousand dollars a year. as voting closes tonight, you can catch the results on tv-9 news at 10 and kcrg dot com. with now an even stronger lead in the polls, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton comes to iowa today. she is hosting two town hall meetings today with one in eastern iowa. the first town hall will be in coralville at 3 o'clock. clinton will speak to a crowd at s.t. morrison park. then she heads off to grinnell for another town hall at 6:45 tonight. both events are open to the public. on the republican side, ohio governor john kasich is also in eastern iowa today. he will speak at a town hall at 11 this morning. kasich will be at loras college in dubuque.
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in the recent wall street journal/ nbc poll kasich republican primary voters. governor branstad says he would be okay with using eminent domain for an oil pipeline. but he says he'll let the iowa utilities board make bakken oil pipeline. the pipeline would stretch from north dakota, through much of iowa, to southern to 570 thousand barrels of crude the utilities board will hold hearings later this month on whether to allow eminent domain. "branstad - they're not taking the land. they're only using the land to put a pipeline through. we've had thousands of miles of pipelines put through this state " the board could make a decision next month or in january. today, a legislative oversight committee meets to review the privatization plans for the state's medicaid program. critics are raising questions about the projected cost savings... ..... how the state awarded the contracts... ..... and what the effect will be on medicaid patients.
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the legislative oversight committee meets at 10 this morning. the governor claims the move will streamline services and reduce costs. he says iowa is doing the same thing many other states have done. "the dept of human services has shared with me the spreadsheet and the citeria and the approach that they used. i think that we acted in an appropriate way. and we feel confident. and just as 25 other states have been able to move forward with this." iowa's medicaid program provides care to poor children, families, and disabled people as well as low- income adults. its state and federal funding totals more than four billion dollars. on december 14th, governor branstad will become america's longest- serving governor. that date will mark his seven thousand 640th day as governor. branstad's official office at the iowa capitol will be open for tours from ten a-m to four p-m that
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"where's the matter" .... is what's the matter. of iowa matter and conduct some potentially ground breaking research. us at the desk this morning. forrest this professor is looking for matter that can't be found? what exactly do you mean? here's some simple science for universe should be which is people, of protons and neutrons. the rest is dark energy and dark matter. trouble is when scientists start adding things up, only about half of that normal matter can be found. so where's the rest? ui professor philip kaaret is a man looking for missing matter.a sherlock holmes of space who, instead of using a magnifying glass, will be making a satellite for nasa after receiving $3.7 million from the group. "i made a very sophisticated
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actually be slightly smaller than this box."it'll be what's called a cube sat. inside its small body, a few of these x-ray detectors. you see, the professor is looking into whether all that missing matter is actually giant halos of hot gas, circling galaxies like ours. the detectors are a way to see the gas and help measure just how much there is. "our project is to try to see how big that halo is. is it enough, is it big enough, that it solves the missing matter problem or is it smaller and we have to go look somewhere else?" the plan is to have the satellite assembled and ready for a ride to space by 2018. it'll also provide grad and undergrad students a chance to work of something for nasa which, if you're an aspiring astrophysicis t, is a dream come true. "when you start here as an undergrad, you start taking classes, you never expect to be working on stuff that is actually going to go up into space."but, in a few years it will, starting it's 520 day mission to give us back on terra firma a little better understanding of what's going on
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up there. "it'll give us a better understanding of our galaxy, our own home galaxy." this is the third time the professor has applied for the grant. he said he's really excited about the opportunity, but the pressure is on. his cube sat will be one of the first of the tiny satellites to look outside the solar system. here's hoping it works out. yeah, thanks a lot forrest. alliant energy has teamed up with the city of oelwein to help people reduce their energy costs. together they're offering energy audits and will weatherize any home for free. it's part of the "hometown rewards" program that offers incentives to cut energy usage. so far, 60 oelwein home owners have signed up to get the free help. "we have newer windows, we have
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a newer roof but i'd like to see them come in and let us know what needs to be improved." alliant hired the green iowa americorps team to do the work. members can't do large jobs like adding insulation or replacing windows. but if the audit finds air leaks, the members will caulk, add weather stripping to doors, and energy savings. dubuque wants to buy a water and sewer service that could become a money maker. buying twin ridge water for one point three million dollars last night. the private company services about 100 properties in the twin ridge subdivision in the key west area. dubuque city leaders says having more customers means more money for the city. a new presidential poll shows doctor ben carson several points ahead of donald trump. the new numbers come as the republican candidates continue to duke it out over upcoming debate rules.
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recreational use of marijuana. but if it passes it won't be completely free range. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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plan on another decent day across eastern iowa with many areas
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70s again. one thing we are watching is the potential for fog development over the southern half of the region this morning. should the fog develop, it will likely be out of here by 10am. plan on sunny sky once the patchy fog leaves the area . wednesday should be another good one with highs in the 70s, followed by cooler weather on thursday and friday. our rain chance continues to be on track, and mainly centered on thursday night, though there may be a lingering shower on friday morning. temperatures will return to november normals by friday and saturday. have a great tuesday!today : am
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high: 67-73 winds: s 10-15 alo: 71 dbq: 70 iow: 72tonight: patchy fog low: 47-53 winds: s 5-15 alo: 51 dbq: 50 iow: 53tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 69-75 winds: s 10-20 alo: 72 dbq: 70 iow: 72tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 51-57 winds: sw 5-10 alo: 57 dbq: 55 iow: 56
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we're now taking nominations for our nine who care awards. each year, t-v nine and our show you care sponsors honor nine outstanding eastern iowa volunteers... our nine who care. you can nominate a
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volunteer by going to kcrg dot com slash care. nominations are due by december first. a website that started as an online bookseller is now going old school. they are opening a physical book store in seattle today. that's coming up in today's america's money.
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the 20-16 race to be the g-o-p presidential candidate is getting interesting. ben carson is ahead of donald trump in the latest national poll. the campaigns are duking it out over upcoming debate rules -- many now saying they won't sign on to a plan that they agreed to just one night before. abc's lana zak has more from washington. "they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators... overnight. president obama poking fun at gop presidential candidates and their the republican debate demands... "if you can't handle those guys, you know then i don't think the chinese and the
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be too worried about you." and after initially banding together, the republican alliance is coming apart at the seams.... donald trump says he prefers to negotiate for himself telling bloomberg tv sot "we should be like basketball players?go on strike...demand money for charity." also refusing to sign on: john kasich, chris christie and carly fiorina, whose campaign has opted out of the debate controversy, choosing - quote- " dinner at the applebee's in pella, iowa instead." and now ben carson, abandoned by many of his fellow contenders, on the defensive when asked if his campaign-led debate reforms are backfiring.... "that's a bunch of garbage. i don't deal with that type of stuff." carson pushing forward with demands that include: -no "gotcha" lightning rounds -no show of hands questions - and a requirement that the temperature remain below 67 degrees. as republicans debate the next debate... anotehr poll shows carson in the lead. six-points ahead of trump nationwide.
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marco rubio is in third place with 11-percent. ted cruz and jeb bush... a rounding out the top five. based on this poll, the same 10 candidates are likely to be on the main stage for the next debate, whatever form that takes? but the results are particularly concerning for gov. bobby jindal, who may not make even the undercard debate, with less than 1% support. lz abcn, w ohio residents will vote on marijuana legalization today. this is the first time voters in a state election will decide whether to approve recreational and medical marijuana at the same time. under the measure, residents would be able to grow their own four plants for personal consumption. if, approved, ohio would be the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. cleanup efforts are underway after severe storms rolled through several southern states over the weekend. there have been at least 18 tornadoes in the past three days, from texas to georgia. the national weather service says it's the largest outbreak since july.
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parts of texas also experienced flooding, which has killed at least six people. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara. stay with tv9. it's . now, one last look at this
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plan on another decent day across eastern iowa with many areas making it back to the 70s again. one thing we are watching is the potential for fog development over the southern half of the region this morning. should the fog develop, it will likely be out of here by 10am. plan on sunny sky once the patchy fog leaves the area . wednesday should be another good one with highs in the 70s, followed by cooler weather on thursday and friday. our rain chance continues to be on track, and mainly centered on thursday night, though there may be a lingering shower on friday morning. temperatures will return to november normals
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by friday and saturday. have a great tuesday!today : am fog south, m/sunny high: 67-73 winds: s 10-15 alo: 71 dbq: 70 iow: 72tonight: patchy fog low: 47-53 winds: s 5-15 alo: 51 dbq: 50 iow: 53tomorrow: mostly sunny high: 69-75 nds: s 10-20 alo: 72 dbq: 70 w: 72tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 517 nds: sw 5-10 alo: 57 dbq: 55 iow: 56 c's reena ninannkendisbson have this hey, good morning topping "america's money" -- more trouble for volkswagen. >> accuse of cheating on diesel emissions tests for the second time. software to rig tests on 10,000 new audis and porsches in the u.s. amazon going retro, opening a bookstore today, the first amazon book locations opens in seattle. >> each book will face out, today is national sandwich day and a couple of the major chains
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>> subway locations offering a free sub today to those buying a subway and a drink and at ashy's the classic roast beef sandwich, cost 99 cents. >> everyone. daddy gator couldn't push the throttle on his little boat any harder if he tried. he's beached here, gazing out on an unforgiving landscape. for while the people who come in here use quilted northern, a toilet paper that works so well they completely forget their experience... daddy gator sees all and forgets nothing. "i've got to motor out of here," he thinks. "this is no place to raise a child."
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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. an anonymous texting system alerted police to a school threat in moticello. but the process does have a major downfall. landlords in waterloo say people aren't leaving quick enough after they've been evicted. they are blaming police for the slow process. scientists don't know enough about matter. now a university of iowa professor has the chance to learn about it thanks to nasa. good tuesday morning. just after 5 o'clock on
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