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this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. the las vegas paiute indian tribe is moving ahead with plans to build one of the largest medical marijuana facilities in nevada. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now anchor paul joncich says plans include at least two dispensaries and three huge greenhouses needed to grow the weed. ((paul joncich)) the paiutes are jumping into medical marijuana game with both feet. they are going big. once built, their facilities, which will include greenhouses larger than a couple of football fields, will be bigger than any medical marjuana facility in nevada, arizona or colorado. ((paul joncich)) calling it an economic development plan, the paiutes plan to open two medical marijuana dispensaries. one will be near their exisiting las vegas smoke shop on main street. the other, on the paiutes snow mountain campus in the northwest. where they'll also build three 28-thousand square foot
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10-thousand squre foot warehouse and kitchen to formulate it, and a stylish dispensary to sell it. the tribe which has fewer than 100 members, voting to move full speed ahead. ((10:23 benny tso/tribal chairman: "as you guys may or may not know, a few years ago, this would have been chuckled at .")) ((10:43 tso: "i was shocked and surprised that the tribe overwhelmingly accepted and wanted to go forward with this venture.")) ((nat indian dancing??)) ((paul joncich)) the paiutes are mixing business with tradition. partnering with a company called ultra health. who's also in discussions with at least 20 other tribes in three different states who're considering using their soverien nation status to get into the medical marijuana business. but they think nevada is the hottest market in the country. ((19:12 duke rodriguez/ultra health: "this facility is a large facility. it is as large as anything you'll see in quality in colorado , arizona or new mexico. this is a much larger facility ,
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visitors here ultimately this may be one of the largest canibus markets the largest canibus markets in the u.s.)) ((paul joncich)) rodriguez and the paiutes aren't worried about there being too many dispensaries here. ((18:20 duke rodriguez/ultra health: "based upon the experience we have in arizona and new mexico, right now, you're able to sell just about all the medical grade cannabis you can grow, there's not been an overabundance. "))/// ((paul joncich)) the paiutes' medical marijuana facilities will take between 6 and 9 months to build, at a cost of roughly five million dollars. this is extra competition for all the other dispensaries, but the c-e-o of ultra health says he thinks there will be sufficient demand for every grower in the state./// ((paula francis)) > metro police are investigating a serious crash in the northwest part of town. this is a live look at the crash near buffalo lake mead ulevard. police say a motorcycle and a vehicle crashed just before 4:30 this afternoon. the motorcycle rider was taken to u-m-c in critical, but stable, condition. right now it's not clear who was at fault...
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back up to traffic soon./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more than 300 construction workers walked off the job at the tesla gigafactory near reno earlier today. they're objecting to the use of non- union wororers being brought in from out-of- state. patrick walker explains the conflict... and if faraday future could see similar objections in southern nevada. ((protestors)) ((patrick walker)) construction workers- turned- demonstrators. .. outside the tesla gigafactory site in northern nevada. the issue? a problem with the requirement that only 50 percent of the workers have to be nevada citizens. ((unidentified protestor: "we would have hoped there was a little better protection for local workers when this went through the legislature, what they ended up getting was 50 percent local workforce on the job, we don't think that's enough.")) ((patrick walker)) tesla's contractors are exceeding that 50 percent quota. the most recent filings with the governor's office of economic development show three quarters of the 900 construction workers building the manufacturing plant...
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and brookings mountain west director robert lang expects that ratio to be much higher for the faraday future project at apex industrial park. ((dr. robert lang/director, brookings mountain west: "one thing i'm pretty certain of, is that we will build the faraday plant, because we've been doing big projects, if you could build city center, you can build anything.")) ((patrick walker)) faraday's billion-dollar electric car manufacturing plant is supposed to employ between 4-thousand and 45-hundred employees. ...at least half must be from nevada for the company to get all of the 335- million in tax breaks and incentives. lang says there should be no problem meeting that threshold. ((dr. robert lang/director, brookings mountain west: "in our case, the interesting thing is people would almost have to move here, because we're so far away from the other population centers, there's a lot of open desert between us and the next big city.")) ((patrick walker)) if faraday does not meet the local hiring threshold... the company would lose millions of dollars in tax incentives. 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) lawmakers passed a bill specifically addressing recruting local workers... during the faraday future special session last december. prospective workers will be
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enroll in a training program to work at the electric car manufacturing plant. /// ((paula francis)) > big changes are on the way for the clark county school district. superintendent pat skorkowsky made that announcement during his "state of the district" address. he says the changes are needed to ensure the district is meeting the students' needs. one way to do that... is with "franchise schools." that's when principals are assigned to more than one under- performing school to help improve student achievement. another big change is adding nine new zoom schools: ((superintenden t pat skorkowsky - ccsd: to ensure that our students not only get the language skills that are necessary but those students who are falling behind with reading can get the essential reading skillss so that we can make them proficient as they move forward through our system.)) ((paula francis)) those new zoom schools include five elementary and four secondary schools. and when it comes to "turnaround schools", five have been removed from that list because of their
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< tedd florendo ((>warm outside today and we already broke a record high by beating the previous 76 degree high set back in 1972. staying warm right now and through this evening should be mild and comfy. mostly clear skies ............................... ... regional temps warmer in phoenix and cool in southern california and the bay area. colder up in the reno with warmest temps in the desert southwest. ............................... .. evening planner calling for pleasant evening temps in the 70's early then nice 60's through the nigh under mainle clear skies. 67 by 9pm and nice at 64 for 8 newsnow at 11. we'll have more on your weeklong
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includes some shower chances. ((paula francis)) > a busy month ahead for las vegas. from sporting events to pizza conventions... what's drawing so many tourists to the valley in march. ((chris maathuis)) one of those big events is fight week. miesha tate is here to muddy the waters in a dirty fight on saturday. i'll explain in 15 minutes here
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(baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed. but there's something you can do.
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because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering)
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((dave courvoisier)) > the man accused of going more than 100- miles- per- hour on boulder highway last year... crashing and killing two teenage girls... took a plea deal today. seong lee pleaded guilty to two counts of felony driving while under the influence. police say the 22- year- old was going 117- miles- per- hour when he crashed into a car at boulder highway and russell road last march. 17- year- old kamesha gilmore
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thomas both died. lee was already in trouble for a previous drunk driving arrest prior to the deadly crash./// ((paula francis)) > after logging millions of miles on the road... google's self- driving car crashed... but this time, it was the fault of the computer. previous accidents were always the fault of a human. this latest incident happened on valentine's day in mountain view, california... google's hometown. according to google... the car got over to make a right- hand turn... when the sensors noticed sand bags in the road. that's when it tried to get back over to avoid the sandbags... and it side- swiped a city bus. according to google... the test driver inside didn't take control because he thought the bus would slow down to allow the car to get back over. that's the same assumption the computer made... but instead the bus kept going. the damage to the vehicles were minor... and no one was hurt./// ((dave courvoisier)) > it's leap day... and that means a new group of babies will join an exclusive club today.
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babies born right here in las vegas... and find out how his parents choose when he'll celebrate his
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five-time world champion evander "real deal" holyfield versus the $4 real deal from carl's jr. a charbroiled double cheeseburger, and a crispy spicy chicken sandwich, plus small fries and an ice-cold coke. go round, after round, after round, after round. it's the heavyweight champion... of deals. the $4 real deal.
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> high fashion at rock bottom prices. and it's available on facebook. ((paula francis)) more and more companies are advertising or selling their products on social media. but are these fashion finds really a deal? ((dave courvoisier)) 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to find out for us. ((michelle mortensen)) dresses for 10 bucks or less. jackets for less than 20. and all of it comes with free shipping. if you saw an ad like that on your facebook feed would you click it? a lot of people do. here's why? the clothes look amazing. and with prices so low ... you could fill your entire closet with couture copies for less than a couple hundred bucks. but beware ... looks can be decieving.
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several stores advertising or selling on facebook .. and they liked what they saw. ((13:42:28 chelsea: i thought they were really cute 13:48:00 mariah: they're good prices they're affordable for me for my budget so i relaly love that. 18:03:01 tianna: it's really really cheap :02 )) ((michelle mortensen)) we snagged 3 dresses and a jacket for less than 40 bucks for all my interns. so how did it all look? was it really a deal after all? ((michelle mortensen)) i will tell you ... tonight at 11. it's a story no fashionista ... or penny pincher will want to miss.
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< tedd florendo ((>warm again today with also warm overnight. normal 65 with no record temps but still warmer than average. weather headlines calling for temps to stay warm for a little while. another day of near record temps this week. but it will become windy and cooler with shower chances. when? we'll show you coming up in your full forecast. ................................ afternoon temps also in the high 70's through the valley today but still above average near 80. warmest over the east side of the valley where we're lowever in elevation. cooler but mild for the west side of the valley and foothills of las vegas.
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regional temps warmer down on the colorado river valley with warmest temps south county in laughlin and bullhead city. warmest over to death valley late today and cooler up in the central great basin. ............................... ..... warm in the desert southwest and southern plains. cooelr in the plains states after warming in the 60's yesterday. they'll be colder tomorrow there and warmer 50's over to the mid-atlantic. they love the 50's after some cold temps the past few days. ............................... ..... showers in the illinois and indianat with snow just due north there with snow in the upper great latkes region and canada. back over the west coast we have high clouds scattered over the region despite the high directly overhead. but no rain yet nor do we expect any. ............................... ........ it's a warm february indeed and dry too. 20 days of 70 degrees or more, beating last years record 19 days of 70 degrees or more. this will go down as the 3rd warmest february on record with an average temp of 57.3 degrees. last year was the warmest february on record. ............................... ....... tonight expect a low of 56 with
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winds less than 10 and staying light. tomorrow expect a high of 79 with clouds and sun. starting with clouds in the morning and clearing through the day. winds light breeze, but still gusty at times down the colorado river valley for tomorrow. ............................... ........ neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the high 70's tomorrow afternoon with some 80's over the to the east side of the valley and in southeast sections of the valley. cool in the upper 50's. ............................... ......... extended forecast near 80 this week. mostly sunny with north breezes tomorrow and breezy winds expected late week. cooler high 70's but still warmer than average. sun and more clouds by weekend. tourism officials are using their extra day this leap year to prepare for a very busy march. according to the l-v-c-v-a... nearly 4- million people will head to las vegas next month. there's plenty of reasons for them to come...
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which kicks off this wednesday. that's expected to bring in 150- thousand people. then there's the big one... march madness. plenty of people will be in town to places bets on the games... and there will be four n-c- double- a basketball conference tournaments drawing in more than 21- thousand people. and at the end of the month... major league baseball takes over cashman field. on top of all that... st. patrick's day is always a big party here... along with multiple major conventions like the international pizza expo and the nightclub and bar show./// ((paula francis)) > ufc fight week officially kicked off today ((dave courvoisier)) everybody knows the name ronda rousey, but get used to saying miesha tate.. chris caught up with the ufc challenger today. ((chris maathuis)) she has some interesting things to say... remember those suicidal toughts from ronda rousey. you'll be intersted to hear what tate has to say about that. also... something happened following the coronado game that is a little disturbing.
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news now.////
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(baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed. but there's something you can do. talk to your doctor about heart failure treatment options. because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering)
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news music voice over: "from 8 news now this is sports with chris maathuis. > ((chris maathuis)) fight week in las vegas offically kicked off today with ufc's miesha tate getting out in front of the promotion. she's going to fight on the lady who took out the seemingly invinsible ronda rousey. tate will fight holly holm on saturday. ((chris maathuis)) nat's : "miesha tate is as tough as they come in women's mma> ((chris maathuis)) no war of words, or trash talking from meisha tate... she respects holly holm as the champion. miesha tate/fighter; 'most people didn't know who this holly holm was, she became a break out star and won four awards at the fighters only awards this year she's done
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fight and since that fight." ((chris maathuis)) tate will be the first person to meet the last and only person who beat up ronda rousey. miesha is on a four fight winning streak... she's won 9 of her last 12. two of those loses were to rousey, who following that loss to holm talked about suicide... a serious topic for fighters. even miesha says a loss can be devastating. miesah; "i have felt like i've wanted to die because of a loss, i can say that, did i want to think about taking my own life... no, but i felt like everything was dead to me." ((chris maathuis)) tate hopes to win by speak... she feels that's her best chance at a victory and hopefully another rematch with rousey. miesha;"i think it's easy for ronda to say i want to be the one to beat holly, but when i think about how devistating that loss was to her and how unexpected it was i have to wonder what seed of doubt his
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the first major sporting event in the new t- mobile arena will feature two guys parading around london. canelo alverez will fight britain's amir kahn in may. but the two are already out promoting the bout... walking the streets of london and hyping up the fans in england. ((chris maathuis)) (( )) amir khan/fighter; "i beleive that it'll be great britain taking over las vegas on may 7th, one thing about british, they support and back me they'll be support me for this fight, i'll be like mini england when you go to vegas." oscar de la hoya/promoter; "speed versus power the lighter guy coming up and trying to do the impossible which has been possible several times including mine with manny pacquiao, and we know what happend there he retired me." ((chris maathuis)) we talked about this being a big month for the city. this is a huge week for the city. four major events collade this weekend in las vegas.
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you've got nascar fans rollin in for the weekend, ufc's conor mcgregor headlines a fight with nate diaz. the international rugby event is going on this weekend at sam boyd stadium. and the west coast basketball conference tourney gets underway this weekend at the orleans. next week it's all basketball with the mountain west, pac-12 and wac tourney's all desending on the city. you'd think coronado's first trip to state would be a memoralbe one to build on, with hopes of doing something bigger and better next year. but it ended with a fight. four players from the same team were involved in fight... police were called, a report was filed. no word on suspensions or penalties. we'll continue to follow this story. but apparently 3 guys on the team beat up one of their own. tonight... we caught up with a very special newborn... who just happened to be born on leap day. this is little montana king- turner. he was born this morning... weighing in at five- pounds 3- ounces.
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due until march 17- th... but decided to come a little early: (( tamara king, mother: then we just made it all the way to the hospital just anxious, excited. i was nervous about the leap year then i thought about it... every four years a birthday.. it's special no matter how you put it )) ((dave courvoisier)) montana's parents say they'll likely celebrate his birthday on march first when it isn't a leap year... because his mother's birthday is february first... so they'll be a month apart./// ((dave courvoisier)) > most of our facebook followers say they would celebrate on the 28-th though. julie says "i'd say february 28th because the baby was born february 29th, not in march." elvia agrees saying "i'm a leap year baby... i've always celebrated in the 28th for the 3 short years. i'm 13 today." you can share your opinion or just send the family well- wishes... go to our 8 news now facebook page./// dave courvoisier > thanks for
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we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. paula francis see you tonight at 11. goodnight./// this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- a pathologist from buffalo, new york... a graduate student from long beach, california... and our returning champion,
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whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. well, as you just heard, david, our returning champion, won a lot of money -- $27,000 at the end of last week. not only is he a good writer, he's obviously a good reader. and he remembers what he has read. tyler and brigid, good to have you with us today. and good luck to all three of you. let's go to work now in the jeopardy! round, shall we? and today we have these categories... followed by... r-t-h -- those three letters coming up at the end of each correct response. david, off you go.

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