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as they work to regulate the budding medical marijuana industry in the state. thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((paul joncich)) >> and i'm paul joncich... dave has the night off. lawmakers will also address the possibility of voters approving recreational marijuana in nevada. safety is also top of mind. ((denise valdez)) >> as patrick walker explains... lawmakers are hoping to keep edible marijuana products out of kids' hands... before it becomes a problem. ((patrick walker)) in the two and a half years since recreational marijuana sales began in colorado... an unforseen problem bm colorful packaging has attracted children to edible marijuana products around the house... like brownies and candies. at the university of colorado hospital in aurora... doctor andrew monte says his emergency department sees around 15 marijuana- related patients a week -- many of them children. ((dr. andrew monte/university of colorado hospital: "if a child eats an entire edible brownie with 100 mg of thc, then that can actually be quite dangerous." )) ((state sen. patricia farley/(r) las vegas: "i'm a mom, i have a 10- and a 6-year-old, and to my 6-year-old, a brownie's a
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)) ((patrick walker)) republican state senator patricia farley... along with colleague democratic state senator tick segerblom... are sponsoring several proposed marijuana- related bills this session. one of those bills is intended to keep canabis-infused edibles out of kids' hands. it would require edibles to only be square-shaped... and packaged in non-descript, child-proof cases. and -- there would be new curriculum for middle- and high schoolers. ((state sen. patricia farley/(r) las vegas: "we're also looking at a youth prevention and intervention program, partnering with roseman university (henderson) to make sure that gets offh ((patrick walker)) some dispensaries are already following the proposed packaging requirements. las vegas releaf dispensary investor ed bernstein... a father of a medical marijuana patient... says its important for the industry be good stewards. ((ed bernstein/father of medical marijuana patient: nevada is the gold standard of regulation, we have the toughest, strictest regulatory scheme of any state in the country." )) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> the edible marijuana bill is one of about a half-dozen currently being drafted. the final bills will be filed
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before lawmakers return to carson city next february./// ((denise valdez)) las vegas metro police have been playing catch up for years with high attrition and a big spike in recent retirements. today they swore in sixty new recruits from the police academy's second graduating class this year. katie boer is in the newsroom with the latest. ((katie boer)) denise... metro says even with the sixty officers that graduated today they still have 300 more positions to fill...they told me they still have a long way to go the force makes a difference. (( 00:23:45 nats of students taking oath)) officer andre mcfarland was one of sixty men and women sworn in today. ((00:32:41 andre: i want to say it was overwhelming at times knowing what you came from :44 )) mcfarland wanted to be a police officer ever since starting college. his goal? become the change he wanted in the community where he grew up. ((33:40 andre: i grew up in the inner city and where i
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not really prevalent there :45 i wanted to do something different :47 show the kids there's something different out there :48 )) the diverse group of men and women make up the second las vegas metro police academy to graduate this year. it's the beginning of a wave of new hires the department hopes to make over the next year. (( 01:30 we're certainly happy to get these 60 officers but we have a huge gap to continue to fill :35 )) aside from today's graduating class... metro still has aproximatley want to fill. (( 02::34 we're really playing catchup from all those years we were just not able to hire officers :38)) that combined with a big spike in retirements this past year... (( 01:53 we've been down for a number of years in our numbers :57 we're well below the national average for police to citizens :01 per capita :02 so it's needed all over the valley :05 )) a need that officer mcfarland is glad to help fulfill... ((33:59 i'm ready to get out there and do something :02 )) ((katie boer)) those sworn in officers still
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classes before hitting the road for 24-weeks of field training with senior officers. denise? ((denise valdez)) katie you mentioned a high attrition rate...do we have any idea how many officers have have retired recently? ((katie boer)) well metro told me told they've already had 118 retirements--just so far this year! here's the thing... i just found out they have an additional twenty-three retirements they're still anticipating. ((paul joncich)) ((tedd florendo)) helped. we have seen less smoke today than over the weekend. still a slight haze in the air, but the winds also not as strong as yesterday. temps this morning dropped as low as 69 at mccarran. we haven't seen that temps since may, so the unofficial end to summer felt like it this morning. plenty of sunshiine and cooler
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......................... .......... let's take you through the the eveing with your planner. temps stay warm tonight but not hot. we have light breezes but not windy. looking at clear skies again with only a slight haze in the air for this evening. we have a detailed look at what to expect the rest of the week, coming up in your weathernow forecast.
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for the millions of tourists hitting the strip every year, uber and lyft have become one of the main ways for visitors to get to and from the airport to their destination. ((paul joncich)) >> plenty of locals also use the popular apps... and today county commissioners talked about the companies growth in our area and around mccarran. 8 news now anchor christianne klein has the story. ((christianne klein)) uber and lyft have been operating at the airport since late last year and both companies are growing exponentially... just last month more than 230 thousand people were picked up or dropped off at the airport by back in december of last year.. today the clark county commissioners met for an update on licenses and fees.. both uber and lyft are paying the maximum fee per year- 75 thousand dollar annually for a license for more than 7000 drivers.. currenly both companies have less than half as many drivers on their payrolls.. but that is changing rapidly.. it's a level of growth that even surprised the panel.. (( yeah that's incredible.. i mean the growth is amazing..
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companies have aspirational goals to ultimately get the total number of drivers past that 7 thousand mark that clearly is not the case today but i would expect that if we were to come back a year from now we'll see more drivers more licensed drivers : )) ((christianne klein)) >> the department of aviation has brought in more than 3 million dollars in revenue so far from uber and lyft.. the clark county director of business licenses said they're trying to make it easier to handle the volume of new drivers in the county.. beginning in october they're adding a driver's component to the online application form where applicants will be able to apply and pay for their license online.. ((christianne klein)) if you've tried taxis and uber or lyft you may have noticed a different fee for your airport shuttle service.. taxis are charged a 2 dollar pick up fee that is passed on to the consumer while uber and lyft are required to pay a 2 dollar 45 cent pick up -or- drop off fee.. ((denise valdez))
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lyft and uber? ((christianne klein)) >> one other company was mentioned in the meeting today- get me llc.. it was described as a delivery service geared towards senior citizens with about 23 drivers./// ((paul joncich)) the vocational school, i-t-t tech, announced today its closing all campuses nationwide... including two locations in the u-s department of education handed down sanctions against the school for mishandling federal grants. we told you about that in a report on friday. today... 8 news now reporter karen castro found out the options for students who have outstanding loans. ((karen castro)) a small group of itt tech students gather outside the north las vegas campus after learning their school is permanently closed. ((grant cooley - itt tech student: i got an email this morning saying that we were no longer in business, that the
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student: we have a lot of students that are very disappointed because first of all, we weren't given any information as to this transpiring.)) ((karen castro)) more than 8-hundred students are affected by the closure of the two valley locations... most are low income single parents and military veterans. many of them also have student debt but according to linda montgomery of the learning center, they may qualify for loan forgiveness. ((linda montgomery - president, the learning center: because their training, their training in their education was stopped through no fault of their own.)) ((karen castro)) the u-s department of students currently enrolled and those who left the school within the past 120 days can apply for a loan discharge. students who have completed the coursework but haven't received a diploma... do not qualify. ((linda montgomery - president, the learning center: there are a lot of moving parts to this and it will be very important for the students to take and do a lot of due diligence to make sure that they end up in the right place.)) ((karen castro)) the federal government is encouraging other vocational schools and community colleges to allow itt tech student to transfer their credits.... but there's no guarantee.
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tech student: my education might be at a halt. jerold adams - itt tech student: i feel like it's gonna put me back.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> the learning center in las vegas is hosting a seminar tomorrow at two in the afternoon for students who want more information on loan forgiveness and transferring to another school. we have more information on las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) coming up on the valley's news leader -- we get an update on the favored 'game of the week'... to see which local high school game will be featured this friday night./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader wid ise valdez, tedd floren i pledge allegiance, to the flag [continues in background] they're bringing drugs, they're brigning crime, they're rapists... you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes... blood coming out of her...wherever [pledge continues in background] you gotta see this guy; "oh, i don't know what i said. ah, i don't remember." i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters... get him the hell out of here... get him out of here! get out!
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this is 8 news now at six." tomorrow marks 20 years since rap legend tupac shakur was gunned down. ((paul joncich)) >> that night - and what followed are a series of events many around the world and here in las vegas won't forget. the i-team's vanessa murphy talked with a former channel 8 reporter about what he remembers. ((vanessa murphy)) >> we talked to several people who remember the shooting death of tupac shakur 20 years ago.... and the overall feeling...they didn't realize how significant this was at the time... this was a 25 year old rap icon
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but for some who didn't follow his music or keep up with pop culture - what unfolded near the las vegas strip was another crime scene....until what followed. we talked with a former channel 8 reporter via skype. ((kyle iboshi/former channel 8 reporter: clearly we didn't understand the significance of it. i mean we didn't realize that within a few hours the world would be watching.)) crews from m-t-v and news agencies around the world gathered outside u-m-c where tupac shakur died six days later the murder remains unsolved. ((vanessa murphy)) tonight at eleven, more on this story. we're going to bring you exclusive interviews with the paramedics at the scene... they've never spoken about this publicly before....but 20 years later - they are breaking their silence.// ((weather toss))
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((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter today than yesterday with triple-digits around the region. winds increased as forecasted as well but still remain below windy criteria. we still are dry with single digit humidity readings. and we're a few degrees warmer than yestery. .. afternoon highs hot around the valley with temps hottest over to the east side of town where we're lower in elevation. especially for the east and southeast neigbhorhoods. not-as-hot for the locales on the west side of town especially the foothills and certainly the mountains where it appears to be coolest. ................................ ....
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and death valley. although we definitely got hotter for the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to the searchlight. more tolerable temps in the 90's for the central great basin where they also had some wind develop too. ................................ ... ..... u.s. temps show get stay hot only in the desert southwest but the southern plains with feels like temps in the 100' also for the northern plains and the mid-atlantic states with muggy conditions there down to the deep south. ................................ ... .......... doppler radar looking clear again across the region with most of the precip up in the pacific northwest. looking at the high mexico/texas to continue to progress northward and
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looking at the next system to roll through the north part of the state to increase wind this weekend and especially next week. ...... ............................. ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies and winds finally calming down overnight. should be comfortable and clear by morning wit wake-up temps in the 80's again. tomorrow expect a high of 106 again and hotter. we could see some light breezes returning again tomorrow.
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football success is hidden in the offensive line. ((denise valdez)) they may not get the headlines, but they deserve a ton of credit. ((chris maathuis)) with the emphisis on 'ton' they're the big boys who block for the run and pass. much of unlv's success will rely about. their story coming up. also... the runnin' rebels may have found a hidden diamond in the rough. details next here on channel 8.
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we sent him here to fix it. but congressman joe heck became part of the problem. wall street invested over a half-million dollars in congressman heck's campaigns, and heck supports their agenda -- handing wall street billions in fees, but risking our retirement in the stock market, cutting benefits, putting wall street ahead of us. congressman heck -- what's wrong with washington.
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football nicknames...
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of the midway, fearsome foursome but there's only one name that stuck with the offensive lineman. and that was the hogs... from the washington redskins. the offensive lineman might be the most important group on the field. in fact generally speaking the three most important positions are the quarterback, pass rusher and left tackle. if unlv hopes to succeed this year, they'll do with with a bigger and better offensive line. tony sanchez/coach;"you're about 50 pounds heavier across." unlv's offensive line now five conferences. they average 6-3 and nearly 295 pounds. that's a lot of beef. will kreitler/center: " i think we'll be able to get a lot more movement on these guys... because they're pretty big , but i think that will be able to run... pass setting we'll be able to anchor down and bull rushes a lot better." unlv big five include kyle saxelid, he put on 20 pounds will kreitler, nathan jacobson
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really big and then go more fit. and mike chev-vahl-yay. "he's another guy 63, 310 last year they were undersized... this year they're just right... intelligent, tough, with a strong work ethic and quick feet... if it all comes together unlv will ride its success to the trough where the hogs have set the table. will; 'we'll lead you to the promised land." ((chris maathuis)) got to hand it to marvin menzies... because of hiring mess last spring, recruiting by ever other coach. but he's plugging away and today officially signed a legit recruit. troy baxter junior is a 4 star recruit from florida... it's also listed as a top 100 forward. last year for oldsmar christain academy he averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds a game. the 6-8 forward also won the high school slam dunk competition last april. sounds like a pretty good find for menzies... he'll be able to play this season. ((chris maathuis))
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t.j. rivera becomes the fifth player in las vegas franchise history to win the pcl batting title. the 51s' four batting champions since the pcl expanded to 16 teams in 1998 are more than any other club. rivera is the first mets' farmhand to win a title in the major league club's brief seven-year affiliation with the pcl the others title winners that rolled through las vegas are john kruk, james loney, terry tiffee and davide cooper. loney's batn highest of the group at 380. ((chris maathuis)) a program of state-sponsored doping in russia has cost all of that country's paralympic athletes a spot in the paralympic games in brazil. the banning of all russian athletes from the olympics and the paralympics was recommended by the world anti-doping agency. paralympic games open wednesday in rio. ((chris maathuis)) for the next two days, you have a voice here at channel 8. it's our 'fans choice game of the week'
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week. here are our three games... so far the numbers favor foothill at arbor view. but there is sunrise mountain at spring valley.. or desert pines at clark. go to our channel 8 facebook page and look for the fans choice game of the week and vote. ((paul joncich)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app .. ((denise valdez)) >> and don't forget... starting on monday 8 news now at six expands to a full hour. that means jeopardy is pushed back to seven... and wheel of fortune will air at 7:30. those changes take effect monday...
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so i'm really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood which thousands of nevada women depend on for cancer screenings. congressman heck even threatened to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. i hope the women of nevada remember that when it's time to vote. from washington, d.c., this is "power players" week on "jeopardy!" here are tonight's celebrity guests. he was elected lieutenant governor of maryland in 2003, and later served as chairman

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