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john kasich hasn't spent a lot of time in iowa, but today he held a town hall this morning at the national czech and slovak museum and library in cedar rapids. grassley also made it there, along with iowa g-o-p chairman jeff kaufmann. carly fiorina held a town hall meeting in marion today, and she met with supporters at the sweet spot bakery in independence. and marco rubio will be attending an event tonight at the hotel julien in dubuque. it starts at 6:30. this is video of rubio campaigning earlier today in burlington. on the democratic side, bernie sanders was in washington today at the caf dodici to organize with volunteers. this is video from him earlier today at another stop in mount pleasant. and hillary clinton met with supporters at the five flags center in dubuque today. in just a few minutes, she's planning to sit down with kcrg for an exclusive interview. today, the white house confirmed 22 of clinton's emails sent from her home server while she was secretary of state included
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information. the state department is planning to release more of clinton's emails today. however, the department is withholding several email chains with top secret information. we'll ask clinton about that new development today, and have her interview tonight on the kcrg news at 10. iowa law requires the state to hold its caucuses at least eight days before any other state in the country. as washington bureau chief jacqueline policastro reports, that first-in-the-nation status makes the iowa caucuses very important. jacqueline policastro/de s moines, iowa @ :01 iowa is a place where you can find presidential candidates at the local coffee shop. it hosts the first nominating content in the nation. but why iowa? presidential candidates stump across the state of iowa ahead of the monday's caucus sot dennis goldford/dra ke university professor @ :15 "the iowa caucuses are a completely meaningless event with tremendous political impact." dennis goldford is a professor of political science at drake university in des moines. he
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sot dennis goldford/dra ke university professor @ :30 "the caucuses force candidates to treat individual voters as real and not simply as campaign props for photo ops." delegates aren't selected to the national convention, and the caucus doesn't always predict who will be president. sot dennis goldford/dra ke university professor @ :43 "it's a preference vote no different from you asking people you're hosting at a dinner party you're having whom do you prefer as the nominee." and being first to the table .makes all the difference. sot dennis goldford/dra ke university professor @ :55 "iowa isn't first because it's important, it's important because it is first." jacqueline policastro/de s moines, iowa @ 1:01 so this is where the candidates are vetted . will they show unexpected strengths or weaknesses? the entire country is watching - who will iowa choose? reporting in des moines, jacqueline policastro the iowa democratic party says it's ready for caucus night. and it's working with the republican party to organize and report the results. in 2012, the republican party declared the wrong winner. this year, the parties say they're working together on a reporting system involving mobile devices. it will let us
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results almost as soon as they come in from local precincts. and the iowa democratic party's chair says she expects a lot of first time caucus goers. "i do think we'll have a very good turnout. it's the one time you can have your voice heard so well. it's a really great time in this state to be able to have our voices heard. " remember to stay with kcrg t-v nine monday night for complete caucus coverage. we'll have reporters live in des moines and across eastern iowa, along with expert analysis. we'll broadcast live from eight to nine p-m on kcrg nine point two. then from nine all the way through our ten p-m news, we'll be live right here on our main channel. let's turn now to meteorologist joe winters. joe, we had some very mild weather today. and those mild temperatures will continue tomorrow? we need to take time to enjoy
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more active weather on the horizon with a partly cloudy sky and highs near 40 expected. a mix of rain/snow develops saturday night and continues into sunday. with a mix some slick conditions are certainly possible. in case you missed it, the iowa caucus is monday and the weather remains quiet. a rain/snow mix develops late monday night into tuesday morning followed by snow, which could be heavy, lasting into wednesday morning. strong winds will accompany this system meaning significant travel impacts are likely. stay with kcrg for updates throughout the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: w 5-15tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 39-45 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow night: light mix late low: 30-36 winds: s 5-10 bruce and beth... we have an update on a shooting yesterday in cedar rapids. cedar rapids police say the shooting at 385 15th street southeast happened as part of an attempted robbery. police say they found a man at the home there with a gunshot wound and took him to the hospital with non-life threatening injures. officers secured the home and blocked off
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the shooter yesterday. police took took two men in handcuffs from the home. however, police haven't said whether they've made any arrests. leaders from the republic of kosovo opened a diplomatic office in des moines today. it's iowa's first and only foreign consulate. it's in the saddlery building in downtown des moines. kosovo's deputy prime minister said the european country chose iowa because of the state's hospitality. iowa's relationship with kosovo started in 2011 when the iowa national guard worked with the kosovo security force through the country's state partnership program. a university of iowa researcher is studying the zika virus as it spreads through central and south america. the world health organization is getting ready for an emergency meeting monday to address the mosquito-born disease. it estimates between three and four million people could be infected. researchers believe the virus may increase the risks of a rare birth defect that causes babies to be
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heads. brazil is the hardest hit country. it launched a nation-wide effort today to eliminate pools of stagnant water where the mosquitoes that carry the disease breed. kcrg-tv9's dave franzman joins us now. dave, some travelers have brought the virus into the u-s. do researchers say we should be worried? bruce, the word right now is be cautious and pay attention to some of the health recommendati ons. pregnant women under care at the university of iowa hospitals and clinics will be urged not to travel to a list of about 20 countries in south america, central america and the caribbean. so far, the number of zika cases from mosquito bites in infected countries that have come to the u.s. number just a bit over 30. none have been reported in iowa yet. about 80 percent of people exposed to the zika virus show now symptoms. for the rest it's a mild case of low fever, rash and joint paint. should a case get referred
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plan based on the ebola virus will be used. "we then have a protocol in our clinic, asking them about that asking about symptoms any mosquito bites and illness related to zika like fever, aches, rash malaise...offer them testing for zika and them schedule a fetal ultrasound" dr. greiner says type of birth defect called microcephaly, characterized by a smaller than normal head of a newborn, is by far the most serious complication apparently connected to the mosquito-born virus. some of the countries most heavily involved in the zika outbreak are also countries where groups of iowa go on mission projects. one of those countries is haiti, and one cedar rapids church group just returned from a trip without hearing about the health concerns until they got back. we'll hear what one participant thinks about the risks now that he's back at six.
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authorities say they've captured one of three inmates who escaped from a california jail last week. orange county's sheriff says police arrested 43-year-old bac duong today. he says duong flagged down someone on the street and said he wanted to turn himself him. he and two others escaped early last week after cutting a hole in a metal grate then crawling through plumbing tunnels and onto the jail's roof. then, they rappelled down using a rope made of bed sheets. all three were being held for unrelated violent crimes. president barack obama says the country has a long way to go to ensure equal pay for women. today, he marked the seventh anniversary of signing the lilly ledbetter fair pay act, which addresses the gender pay gap. obama also announced he's expanding a data collection program to identify companies violating equal pay laws. before, the government only tracked government contractors. but now, it plans to collect data from all businesses with 100 employees or more. companies must file their first pay reports by september
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one iowa city high school teacher is taking learning to a whole new level. she says she hopes a new kind of desk helps students focus better in the classroom.
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more active weather on the horizon with a partly cloudy sky and highs near 40 expected. a mix of rain/snow develops saturday night and continues into sunday. with a mix some slick conditions are certainly possible. in case you missed it, the iowa caucus is monday and the
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a rain/snow mix develops late monday night into tuesday morning followed by snow, which could be heavy, lasting into wednesday morning. strong winds will accompany this system meaning significant travel impacts are likely. stay with kcrg for updates throughout the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: w 5-15tomorrow: partly cloudy high: 39-45 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow night: light mix late
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winds: s 5-10sunday: sct. rain/snow showers high: 39 - low: 33 monday: slight chance of mix late high: 36 - low: 27 tuesday: heavy snow high: 32 - low: 29 wednesday: am snow, windy, cold high: 16 - low: 15 thursday: partly cloudy high: 17 - low: 0 friday: partly cloudy high: 21 - low: 0
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now here's katie wiedemann with a look at what you'll see tonight on kcrg t-v nine news at six. "dozens of dubuque students are wearing glasses for the first time. find out how that's helping them in the classroom." students at a cedar rapids middle school partner with police officers to raise money for police dogs. school administrator s say building relationships with police is good for the kids, and the k-nines. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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for the times whenmother nature bring on winter storms. but have you ever wondered what happens to all of the materials they put onto city streets? cities sweeps up much of it to prevent it from going down the into the storm sewer system and into bodies of water nearby. but crews in cedar rapids recently came up with a way to recycle that leftover road sand and salt. the nearly 3-thousand tons of road material that workers swept up from last winter recently went to a project here on seminole valley trail northeast. the roadway, just outside of usher's ferry historic village, had a dangerous slope on each side of the pavement. "3:51:26 after the winter is over we go out and sweep up all of our streets of sand and there is
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we pick up and that sifter there is what we use to sift out that garbage and then we reincorporate that sand back into our road system to make it safer for the tax payers " crews say this is the first time they've used the leftover material for a project of this size. workers are already making plans for what to do with this year's winter street sweepings. kcrg-tv9's jill kasparie will take a look at how much money this project saved the city. today, middle school students took on cedar rapids police officers in a dodge ball tournament. harding middle school hosted the ninth annual kids versus cops tournament. the event raises money for the cedar rapids police dog unit. it cost three dollars to watch or to play. one school advisor called it a good opportunity for the kids to build positive relationships
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"it gets the kids to see the cops outside of their normal roles and it allows the police to see the kids in a totally different environment and everybody has a great time with this it's like i said it is one of the most popular events that we've ever done. " organizers say they've already raised two thousand dollars, and donations are still rolling in. last year, the tournament raised 22 hundred dollars. sit still in class. that's what teachers have asked of students for generations. but now, some students in an iowa city classroom don't have to sit at all. and their teacher hopes the change will help them learn. if you're in the mood to watch some high school sports turn to kcrg channel 9-point-2. tonight, we have girls basketball from williamsburg for their match up against benton community schools. the action starts at 7-30. stay with us here on tv-
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some students at iowa city's city high school are learning from a new perspective, so to speak. that's because they have standing desks in one english classroom. kcrg t-v nine's mark carlson reports that the teacher hopes the higher desks will help the students focus better on their studies. teaching nats ali borger-germann is trying something new in her classroom at city high... but it's not necessarily a new idea. "i think it's in its later stages in businesses, and it's in earlier stages in education. " last week borger- germann parted ways with the old desks in her classroom -- and with the help of craftsmanship from the iowa prison industries -- brought in these standing desks. that come complete with stools if students need to sit -- and even figit bars if they want to wiggle their feet. "i think they're great, it's really good to be able to sit if you want to, but then if you are coming from lunch like we are and you feel kind of heavy when you sit down, i think it's nice to be
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"i feel like i can move around a lot and i can focus a lot better and if i need to move i can, i'm not just sitting there. " "i think a lot of teachers are curious about how it's going to go, at this point it's really an experiment, like lets see what happens, how students respond, how affective they are. " borger-germann says research suggests students are more attentive when standing, and they burn more calories. plus she says it makes the classroom more open and easier to get around.... ultimately making it easier for her to connect with students. "i really like being able to conference with students about their work, so if a student sitting down and i come over to talk to them about a book they're reading or a paper they're working on we are both looking at the same thing, i'm not getting down on my hunches to be eye level with the students. " in iowa city, mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news. city high is in the process of ordering new desks to complete an addition to the high school. it will use the older, traditional desks elsewhere in the school, so this project came at little
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jackson county students who don't have the means to get vision screenings and glasses. the mother a local artist who recently passed away donates guitars to kennedy high school in his memory. tonight at 6.
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tonighrecapping today's top stories, at least six presidential candidates are campaigning in eastern iowa today ahead of the iowa caucuses. even more candidates are touring the rest of the state. iowa law requires the state to hold its caucuses at least eight days before any other state in the country. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. we need to take time to enjoy our saturday with more active weather on the horizon with a partly cloudy sky and highs near 40 expected. a mix of rain/snow develops saturday night and continues into sunday. with a mix some slick conditions are certainly possible. in case you missed it, the iowa caucus is monday and the weather remains quiet. a rain/snow mix develops late monday night into tuesday morning followed by snow, which could be heavy, lasting into wednesday morning. strong winds will accompany this system meaning significant travel impacts are likely. stay with kcrg for updates throughout the weekend. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: w 5-15tomorrow: partly
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