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information on keota hopes for hillary--a twitter campaign launched in effort to bring the presidential candidate to the small rural town.it started in a sociology class of three students. students.former senator rick santorum already visited the school earlier this school year.and at a coralville event in november, clinton gave them a verbal commitment to sit. now, they're awaiting her official apaparance - and their school is getting more attention for what they're fighting for. for.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee explains the issues sparking the passion. passion. proud history may be lost as school say budget cuts and the shift to online classes hurt the quality of education and they're only facing more cuts. wanted to heardemocratic presidential candidate martin o'malley's ideas in response to their town. "it's going to put 3 million on us that we're going to put on the citizens." keota mayor tony cansler says his town facecea financial crisis with epa regulations
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"the dnr contacted us saying we rent in standard or in compliance and changes were going to have to be made." that's one of many problems they face in the heartland. keota sociology's project to bring presidential candidates to their high school - already put these concerns on the campaign trail.on tuesday - it was democrat martin o'malley's turn.students say they want the next president promise dollars will be divided into the right programs. maybe something like ap courses that we dont offer. i mean they're available to us but our school doesn't offer them. chemistry is a class a aot of pepele need for college and we dont have a science teacher to teach chemistry.freshman brianna duwa wants to study nursing after graduating - but shakes her head at how lab time doesn't exist. "i like to learn with a teacher showing me what to do so that kind of scares@me yes "i have a younger brother and it's just interesting because the reason i took physics was to try to get a head start.but the idea of getting a head start in this town is just dream for many down the road - no matter
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small town atmosphere. "having a small community like this, presents opportunities that you can't get anywhere else." "i dont know if it's a first - but for quite some time this is the most attention that we've had." had."the students from#keota sociology say they want to launchchnother twitter campaign s sn - with the hashtag studentssavingschools. this would be statewide where they would bring state officials into the conversation.steffi lee, cbs 2 news. tele-caucus is the new buzzword coming to this presidential election cycle. cycle.the iowa democratic party is creating a virtual caucus location intended for those in the military serving out-of-state, as well as for iowans living abrbrd.it will take place the evening of february first, the same time people here at home are heading to their caucus locations. locations.more information on requirements as well as a link to register can be found on cbs two iowa dot com. new at six, six,this is computer science education week and to promte the subject,he cedar rapids
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partnering with imagination iowa to teach code. code.throughout the week, students from several schools will have the opportunity to participate in hour of code events.organizers say while coding is easy for some, it's a challenge for others. nevertheless, the language of computer science is an all-around important topic. "so it looks like a game and ititooks like it's just fun but the reality is there is a lot of learning happening. so you can see the code that's being written and really connect the dots." dots."the students are also getting the opoprtunity to go on tours of local businesses and receive guidance for their college planning.
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40s skies are aostly cloudy cloudysome spotty showers northeast northeast partly sunny weather is expected wednesday with readings climbingngrom 35 at 3pm now a cbs 2 news follow-up, up,the 14-year-old boy who killed 15-year-old aaron richardson this summer, has pleaded guilty. guilty.as part of a deal with prosecutors, robert humbles pleaded guilty to a aharge of luntary manslaughter.he was originally charged with first-degree murder.humbles is now in the linn county juvenile detention center. he'll be sentenced in @uvenile court.humbles will be held in a juvenile detentntn centnt until he's 18, at which point
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the first-degree murder trial for 47-year-old edward cusic is now in the hands of jurors. jurors.cusic is charged in thehe death of his mother three years ago after allegedly hitting her with a crowbar. crowbar.cbs 2 news reporter the latest. prosecutors argued today why first degree murder. murder.prosecutors said cusic was well aware of what he did on the nighghof his mother's murder. prosecutors said cusic *thought* about it while he walked to the garage to get the crow bar that they say he used to kill her. the prosecution also played cusic's 911 call, showed footage of cusic in the back of the police car and showed a picture ofofanita cusic-labkons body for the jury. prosecutors reminded the courtroom what cusic had done and what he admitted to in the 911 call. cusic's s wyer denied the prosecution's claims that he *intentionally* committed such
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psychologist's diaosis. test shows he has neurocognitiv e impairment cusic was not about to form specific intent this idea that he thinks.... is ludicrous the jury started deliberations today but has not returned a verdict. cbs2 news will continue to followowhis case and bring you any updates. stephanie johnson...cbs2 news.
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a new spaceavailable to students. students.the schoooohopes it will help in the continuing fight against sexual violence. violence.cbs 2 news reporter mellaney moore is live in iowa city to explain what it is. its called the soft space at the university of iowa police department.university police hope it helps them get more information about sexual violence that occurs. occurs.the department used the new room for the first time in late november, thanan to partnerships with other university organizations.local experts say a police station atmosphere isn't always the most conducive to victims of crime.uipd says they want to do everything they can to encourage survivors to come forward and express themselves so these crimes can be prosecuted.there are 12 elements in the soft space design that agencies hope will make that eeier to do.....ke dimmed lighting, weighted blankets and white noise. "if we can create an environment that is warm, compassionate and empathetic
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counter that neurobiological response, which is a high trauma, high anxiety, also with some memory recall issues." issues."u-i-p-d says the room is open to other surrounding law enforcement if they need that kind of space.covering the corridor in iowa city, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. & state officials e continuing to review contracts of private companies wishing to manage the state's five billion dollar medicaid program. program.at the same time today, federal officials from the centers for medidire and medicaididservices began ththr four-day tour of iowa.they are the ones who will make the final check of governor terry branstad's privatization plan. many iowans, specifically ones with health conditions, or who have family memeers living with health cocoitions, have been seeking to delay the together. the holiday season is here and that means there are plenty of packages being delivered and set on doorsteps.there's also
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looking to snatch them.porch pirates.where it's happening and how you can prevent it from happening to you, you,coming up tonight on the cbs 2 news ten at ten. radio personality bob bruce is headed back to eastern iowa's airwaves. airwaves.next month, newstalk radio o -40 k-x-e-l in waterloo will add the bob bruce radio experience weekdays from two to five. five.bruce had long been on the air at newuradio six hundred w-m-t in cedar rapids. he left for a job in omaha less than a year ago.k-x-e-l program director jeff stein says adding live, local programming is one of the station's top priorities. coming up next on ththcbs 2 news at six, rose bowl sell out. out.the latest on the ticket frenzy and what it will cost if you still have hopes of
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cbs 2 this morning.it's the great christmas debate, real or fake treeeewe'll see which one experts believe is better
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might surprise you, tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. rose bowl fever still has hawk fans packing for pasadena. pasadena.ticketmaster started selling tickets this morning at ten a-m and they went fast. a quick chececshows only a few tickets left starting at around 18-hundred dollars.stub hub still has some tickets available starting at 575 dolalrs.university of iowa athletic department offifials say season t tket holders can expect to pay about 150 dollars.they can apply online to request tickets. more clouds and cool today. today.chief meteorologist terry swails tries to bring us some sunshine now with your
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temperatures are mild in the 30s and 40s 40swe are going to be mild with temps 15-20 above normal normal a few light showers
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tomorrow highs wednesday wiill be near 50 50 highs were in the mid totoupper 40s with a few sprinkles sprinkles current tes are in the 30s and 40s
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week next storm showing over the west for the weekend weekend up to 1 inchchpossible possible some accumulation possible
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monday mostly cloudy and mild with lows in the mid 30s 30spartly sunny and mild with highs 46-50 46-50temperatureseswill warm into friday before it turns much cooler and wetter over the weekend weekend it's cy-hawk week -- coming up in sports
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about playing the hawks s why he thinks thursday will be win number 3 in arow for the cyclones -- next on cbs 2. 2."cbs 2 news connects with you.calls at 1-800-222-kgan email us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot comconnect with us on
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for lynn's family, the big stress is papang four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding*up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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"if i only went two and two with iowa, i mean, what's the
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the goal is to three-and-one and we obviously want to bebe streak." must be rivarly week on the hardwood -- the cy-hawk series tips off thursday -- and for the past two years it's been a cyclone state -- in fact iowa state has beaten iowa 5 out of the last 6 times george niang is 2 and 1 against the hawks -- averaging just under 18 points per game -- he loves the rivalry so much so -- last year he blew a kiss to the hawks nest and as mia o'brien found out has much more to say about the cy-hawk series "let's cut right to the chase and ask for your thoughts on the iowa game--- how subdued you want to be or how flamboyant? flamboyant?"uhhhhhh" it's not that george niang doesn't respect the hawkeyes... hawkeyes...they really have a rhyme or reason for everything that they do and everything i i precise.e.it's just.... well... i feel like a lot of us aren't even from the state of iowa and we feel the rivalry
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but ... dislike towards.. that other school they're just different different"we're sorta like free flowing... our coach isn't really getting on us to get in a certain position like fran mccaffrey would be. they heckle more than other fans i think that's the biggest thing that gets me riled up. and niang has responded accordingly -- it's all out of good fun, i feel like i just have a competitve nature and that's just me -- i don't really hold back on anything --but knows the hawks won't be holding back either -- --i expect them to come in and try and make it a blood bath to be honest with you. and i'm sure you guys are gonna put all this trash talk that i'm doing now everywhere so it's gonna be great bullllin board material -- i'm sure they're gonna give us more than their best shot in 1981 -- kirk ferentz was 26 years old -- and in his first
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hayen fry -- that was the the first time the head hawk made it to the rose bowl -- he's back again but it's another first for capitan kirk this trip -- is his first as a head coach -- which is pretty crazy to think about considering all the success he's had -- and this team there. "we have a special team with these guys and we are happy we could do that for coach ferentz. we know he's been here a while and hasn't got to be the head coach of a rose bowl team and hopefully we can get that win on january first and make it even better better.""it's like your kids, they have all been great, but this one's pretty good. we thought we were going for sure in 2002, every one thought we were going and it didn't work out . so, to finally get that invitation, it's really special." special."what a year it's been for kirk ferentz -- a perfect regualar season, the big 10 west title, a trip to their first big 10 championship game -- and along the way he was named the big 10's coach of ththyear -- yesterday he took home the a-f-c-a region 3
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he added another -- the head hawk was named the woody hayes coach of the year -- and the accolades continue to pile up for desmond king as well -- the big 10's defensive back of the year was tabbed by u-s-a today -- as a first team all-american -- king was one on the first team. we will be right back to take
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for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles,, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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