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for sanders, much of the focus about that topic.. centered on a "no" vote in 2007.. on an immigration reform bill by senator ted kennedy... which hillary clinton voted for. sanders says he voted no because he felt it wasn't a good bill.. but said yes to similar bill in 2013: ((sen. bernie sanders/(i) democratic presidential candidate "under senator reid, we did pass comprehensive immigration reform, unfortunately, the house did not, as president, i will do everything that i can to pass immigration reform and a path toward citizenship for those today who are undocumented." jose diaz-balart: "even if it it's not to your best liking? sen. bernie sanders: "of course.")) ((kirsten joyce)) as for hillary clinton... she says she wants to "go even farther than the president"... with regard to using executive actions for immigration reform.. if it stalls in congress. clinton later answered a question... whether if bernie sanders' criticism on some of former president bill clinton's policies... were out of bounds: ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "i just don't know where all this comes from, because maybe it's that senator sanders really wasn't a democrat until he decided to run for president, he doesn't even know what...
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presidents did" (crowd boos) "it's true, it's true, you know it's true, i mean it happens to be true.")) ((kirsten joyce)) both candidates now have less than 48 hours to try to convince voters. later tonight, hillary and former president bill clinton... along with their daughter chelsea... will be at a "get out the caucus" rally... at the clark county government center amphitheater at 7:30. bernie sanders will be at a concert/rally... at the henderson amphitheater at six-pm. /// ((brian loftus)) > the republicans also had their own town hall last night. candidates donald trump, jeb bush, and john kasich attended. trump took a few swipes at marco rubio... and also spoke about his small feud with pope francis on twitter. right now, he holds a two- to-one lead over cruz... ahead of tomorrow's south carolina primary. /// ((brian loftus)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for everything relating to the caucuses and the presidential campaign... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk clouds have cleared out and the winds have calmed down. it's a little cooler this morning, too. ............ but this storm has passed on now and it's back to spring weather
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........ right now temps are in the low 50s and upper 40s around the valley. ................ we will dry out quickly after some brief showers yesterday and a little snow in the mountains. ........ more sunshine today and highs in the low 70s. < > /// >
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hotel are experiencing some problems with their slot machines. a viewer sent us these photos of the blacked out machines. we called the hotel to ask about the issue... and a manager simply told us "no comment". we'll update you as soon as we find out what caused the glitch. /// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating two separate crashes... that killed two people. the first crash happned near washington and michael. police say an 18-year-old driver pulled out in front of a stop sign... and collided with a 19-year- old motorcyclist. the driver did remain at the scene... while the motorcyclist was taken to u-m-c, where he later died. police are investigating if speed was a factor: (( sgt. richard strader/ metro fatal detail: "the facts of the matter of this is that we have two people who shouldn't have been driving vehicles.//had they been doing what they were supposed to be doing which is not driving cars without people and not riding a motorcycle because they shouldn't have been, we wouldn't be standing here today. " )) ((brian loftus)) police say the 18-year-old driver had an instruction permit and was driving alone. the law requires a licensed driver over the age of 21 to be in the car... if someone is learning to drive. ///
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> a second crash was reported near eastern and tropicana... where a pedestrian was hit by a pick-up truck. police say the pedestrian was not in crosswalk... and was not crossing at an intersection. the victim was taken to the hospital where they later died. this was metro's 16-th and 17-th traffic fatalities in their jurisidiction. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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> that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > we're only a few months into the new year.. and metro already has a growing problem on their hands. ((brian loftus)) the number of car thefts they've been called to... and what advice they're giving out so it doesn't happen to you.
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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here in the valley -- vehicle thefts. so far this year, 970 cars have been reported stolen in metro's jurisdiction. the areas hit hardest saw a 10-percent increase from last year. police visited apartment managers... advising residents to be more careful. they warn simple things can easily be taken... like change, phones, purses, and wallets. police urge people if they see something suspicious, report it: (( sgt. fred haas/metro police: "if they see somebody walking by a car looking in the windows or checking the door handles please call so we can respond and check and prevent citizens from becoming victims in our valley." )) ((brian loftus)) police also urge you to always lock your cars... and take any valuables out to avoid temptation. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a tour helicopter in hawaii suddenly crashed into the water... sending all five people on board to the hospital. witnesses who saw the crash say.. something looked wrong with the helicopter. they say it looked like the helicopter was about to touch
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but the pilot suddenly pulled it (( amber moncrieff - visiting from two loud bangs. we thought it was gunshots and we saw people running which obviously made us scared, particularly in such a high profile destination." )) ((kirsten joyce)) hurt... and one is reportedly in critical condition. a total of five people were on board the helicopter. it's not clear yet what caused /// ((kirsten joyce)) > students are getting ready to showcase their music skills... at the 24-th annual orff festival: (("i kind of like having an audience because it gives me something to actually perform for.")) ((brian loftus)) what they're being taught first before they can play... in this week's what's cool at school. /// anchors
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i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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weather service in kansas city, missouri... is warning people to dispose their cigarettes properly... after this massive 50-acre grass fire. multiple fire departments were called to put the fire out. the fire line spread all the way up to the missouri river. thankfully no one was hurt or injured... but a witness nearby the fire... watched as these two fire tornadoes spun up.
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temperature of 2-thousand degrees fahrenheit. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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up as we rebound from that little winter storm yesterday. it brought us some nice showers, but not really enough and a little fresh snow up in the mountains. .......... temps are cooler this morning and dropped back into the upper 60s for highs so a nice break from the extra warmth, but it won't last long. ............ we'll warm right back up to low
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and continue warming up as the weekend comes and the ridge builds back for the week ahead. temps might even get back to 80 degrees next week. > ./// ((brian loftus)) fifth-graders finding the joy in music, before their big concert at unlv! ((brian loftus)) music makers
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elementary, as ten students prepare for the 24th annual orff festival over 200 kids from 22 c-c-s-d schools, will soon play u-n- l-v's artemus ham concert hall sydney smith 5th grade "a lot of my friends think there will be a lot of people there, and so it's going to make us nervous, but i think that it's going to be fun and exciting." ((brian loftus)) the kids, counting the days, until they take the stage before that welcoming crowd, including superintendent skorkowsky sydney smith 5th grade "i kind of like having an audience because it gives me something to actually perform for, and it makes me more bold about myself, and confident." ((brian loftus)) this is a formal stage performance with high-tech acoustics, lighting, even a green room! each student is primed for the chance to display their talent gabriella kutob 5th grade "some pieces we sing, some pieces we dance a little bit, and some
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((brian loftus)) they are taught from the orff method, based off the musical approach of german composer carl orff....to first find the joy in music, then....layer on the fundamentals ronda greeson music teacher "they experience their music through movement, through singing and dancing, and playing, and they learn all of this actively." ((brian loftus)) both focal points - the joy - and the tools of learning music - has taken hold with these fifth- graders ronda greeson music teacher "many is a child who' been saved because of music " josue aquino 5th grade "i like music and playing the instruments because it is really fun." ((brian loftus)) their skills now a result of countless hours of instrument practice sydney smith 5th grade "i like the xylophone a lot." "i like it has a lot of different notes that you can play, and it's really interesting." ((brian loftus)) their teacher has been moved by their positive response to learning performance pieces.... ronda greeson music teacher "i've been known to cry when my kids are doing fabulous things." "this music is pretty hard for ten year olds....frankly it's really very hard." ((brian loftus)) now to unlv, to the
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gabriella kutob 5th grade "be confident, smile, and have a great time!" ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school. ((brian loftus)) > to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school.. go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner.. and cool at school will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > and if you didn't get a chance to vote for last week's cool at school.... western high school. don't worry! we have western back on the on our website poll. so you can still vote for the western high school varsity quiz team... we had a technical glitch with our site last week.. so the poll wasn't active online. to vote.. just head to las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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demetria obilor here's a better look at the crash on the northbound 95 ramp to i-15 south in the spaghetti bowl. the ramp is blocked. use alternate routes < > < >
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((brian loftus)) > the new ikea store may look finished from the outside.. but construction is moving along... on the inside. ((kirsten joyce)) where the store's progress stands... as it gets ready for its summer
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((kirsten joyce)) > there could be a break in a disturbing case of animal cruelty. several ducks and swans were killed in the desert shores community last november. the group "nevada political action for animals" says... a teen may be responsible for the killings. 8 news now confirms there is movement in the case. concerned residents are very passionate about the birds... and say they're looking forward to getting more answers about the deaths: ((yolanda shaner/desert shores resident: they are not just animals. they know, they love us, they come to us and we just love em. they have feelings. why should they be killed? they're not harming anyone. )) ((kirsten joyce)) yolanda shaner says her husband and other residents..
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along with nevada political action for animals.... and state senator mark manendo. they put together a total of 5- thousand dollars... and that may have led to the tip that was received: ((state senator mark manendo: it's something that is near and dear to our heart and myself as well. and we felt this was just unjust. )) ((kirsten joyce)) the matter is expected to be handled through juvenile court... if the case continues to move forward. we'll update you if any new developments surface. /// ((brian loftus)) > the first ikea store opening in the valley... is still on track to open this summer. ((kirsten joyce)) we got the chance to take another tour through the building. you can see the walls are up... and... where the showrooms will display furniture and accessories more than 5- thousand panels were installed... which will help cut down the store's power by nearly half. now there's still lots of work to be done.. before opening day: ((amy jensen: the building is almost finished and sealed. they're finishing the painting .. drywalling .. electrical .. and then we'll start bringing our ikea product in and our co workers will begin to build all of the 10-thousand articles that
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((kirsten joyce)) ikea is still looking to fill 300 job openings... which you can apply for online. they have no yet confirmed an official opening date. ///
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((> multiple federal agencies were out in the valley... serving search warrants for three different areas. what the i-team found out about the investigation. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a non-profit hopes to get some help before their doors close. the hundreds of families they're caring for... with the help of therapy animals. ((kirsten joyce)) > and there's a cheesy situation surrounding some parmesan cheese. the extra ingredient being used as a filler. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us this morning, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. local and federal agents conducted raids in las vegas, henderson, and in boulder city... as part of a public corruption investigation. ((kirsten joyce)) the i-team first became aware of this investigation about a month ago. at the center of the investigation... is a financial manager for the bureau of reclamation... rick leavitt...
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henderson. the second place they went to... was the bureau of reclamation office in boulder city... where leavitt works. and finally... law enforcement went to a las vegas accounting firm.. on sunset near durango. ((brian loftus)) the i-team has learned through law enforcement sources... that one focus of the probe is a contract.. to manage the sale of electricity from the hoover dam. no one has commented yet on this investigation. /// ((sherry swensk)) > there were at least three avalanches in the sierra nevada mountains... right after the rain and winds rolled into the valley. one avalanche buried cars in the alpine meadows area of northern california. three people had to be pulled from their cars by emergency responders. fortunately, no one was hurt.... neither of the other two avalanches caused serious damage. drivers in the area had to throw the chains on their tires to make it through the mountains. ///

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