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((paul joncich)) >> and i'm paul joncich... dave has the night off. today... the state supreme court reached a decision... that effectively puts the 'school choice program" on hold. ((denise valdez)) >> we have team coverage tonight... sharie johnson talks to parents about what today's decision means to them. but let's start with patrick walker. he has the latest step in this drawn out debate. ((patrick walker)) even though the program has been halted... it looks like there will be another step forward from the state... although the timing on that is somewhat murky. the state suprc constitutional... affirming a lower court's decision. but the court found issue with the funding... siding with a separate lower court ruling in northern nevada that temporarily halted the program. the argument from education advocates -- that money from the distributive schools account ... which funds k-12 education statewide... can't be diverted from public education. the court agreed -- finding that part unconstitutional. ((amanda morgan/legal director, educate nevada now: "the program has completely been halted, that money is not going to leave the hands of public school children." dan schwartz/state treasurer: "the esas are about money, and if they've approved
funding, then we have a problem.")) ((patrick walker)) >> so... opponents are happy... but what about the treasurer's office, which administers the account. how would they fix it? treasurer dan schwartz tells me if lawmakers approve a new source of funding... the program could move forward. he'd like to see that addressed during the upcoming stadium special session. but that's up to the governor. we received an indication from the governor's office about an houn special session. sandoval says he'll be working with legislative leadership on the issue... leading into the 2017 session. in the newsroom... patrick walker... 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> although the program is on hold -- attorney general adam laxalt weighed in today -- calling the nevada surpreme court's decision "a landmark win for the families and children in nevada." he says the decision makes it "crystal clear" that e-s-a's are constitutional... and that lawmakers can find
((paul joncich)) ...over 4,000 parents were already pre-approved for the vouchers. and some of those parents took things a step further by registering their child in the private school of their choice: sharie johnson is live outside the jim rogers foundation, where they wrapped up a press conference on the ruling a little earlier: >> many parents are back in limbo... and dr. sylvia lazo's , educate nevada now's policy director say it's a position they did not have to be in. (( dr. sylvia lazos, educate nevada now: have been more responsible to have been up front and said you know, we're not sure whether this is gonna happen or not instead of saying please pre-apply for esa $5,000 dollar vouchers )) ((sharie johnson)) lazos says state treasurer dan schwartz was not upfront with parents about the nature of this program. she says schawartz advertised the program without giving people all the warning signs. the treasurer responded to the
worked to communicate the most accurate and updated information about the program with parents. he said he sees no problem with encouraging people to enroll in the program because it is constitutional meanwhile lazos says what she believes parents should do if they are still not happy: ((dr. sylvia lazos, educate nevada now: we're not against private schools, if you wanna send your kid to a private school, you need to find a budget and if you want the legislature to provide for private school vouchers then you need to lobby the legislature to come up with a funding stream, a separate funding stream that doesn't come off the public school kids )) ((sharie johnson)) while thousands of parents may be disappointed, many parents are satisfied with the high courts decision. they are confident a budget is in place this year. >> and some parents are looking forward to holding our public schools accountable to stretch the dollars they have./// ((paul joncich))
on our news at 6:30... we dive deeper into the school choice debate... as we hear from a non- profit think tank about what this ruling means for parents and their children./// ((denise valdez)) ((tedd florendo)) ((( skies are starting to cloud up a little from the south and we see some moisture come in from mexico. some points south seeing a few light passing showers rig for the region tonight. we see temps cooler than yesterday and winds remaining light for now. dewpoints and humidity still remain quite low but will go up tomorrow as more moisture works its way up from the south. ..... .............................. .................. tonight expect temps staying warm to mild. cool by wednesday morning with more clouds developing and
and cave was shot by police. he died at the scene. the officer was taken to the hospital -- he's listed in serious but stable condition./// ((denise valdez)) ammon bundy's lawyer wants to stop the trial underway in oregon. he says the court should postpone the federal conspiracy trial until a court rules on their pending appeals. despite that... the trial resumed today. ammon bundy and six co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to impede federal employees from doing standoff./// ((denise valdez)) police say a las vegas man convicted of killing his fiance back in 2009... attacked an officer at the clark county detention center. 53- year- old david frostick was just convicted last week... a jury decided he should serve at least 20 years in prison for stabbing his fiance with a butcher knife. shortly after the conviction... police say frostick hit an officer in the face with a flashlight and used his legs to try to choke him last week. the guard was treated at a
((paul joncich)) it's official... aliante casino and hotel... is now part of boyd gaming's growing portfolio. that means boyd now has 10 properties here in the las vegas valley. the company agreed to buy the resort for 380- million- dollars... and that deal is now finalized. we're told the property will remain pretty much as is for the time being./// ((paul joncich)) gaming revenue took a pretty big dip on the las vegas strip last month. according to the nevada gaming control board... revenue across the state was down five percent in august. that was mainly because of a 15- percent drop n from the same time last year. downtown winnings was up 7 percent... while reno stayed flat. in all... the state collected 48- million- dollars in tax money from last month's winnings./// ((paul joncich)) meanwhile... more people are traveling through mccarran. in august... just over four million people flew in and out of the airport. passenger traffic is up nearly 5 percent for the first eight months of the year. so far... they've seen nearly 32- million passengers... that puts us on pace to host more than the 45- million
year./// ((denise valdez)) get ready for some fancy fixin's! cracker barrell announced the opening date for its second southern nevada location. go ahead and mark your calendar... for october 24-th at 6 in the morning. you're looking at video from the first location that opened near the silverton over the summer. the north las vegas location is at craig and losee./// ((denise valdez)) this had plenty of people talking on our facebook page. don says "i hope it eases up on the one in vegas, but i doubt it." jordan simply said "my life is col "more bland, over-rated commercial boxed heated food. oh boy." but richard was the exact opposite saying "o-m-g, o-m-g, o-m-g! i'm gonna go stand at the front door right now so i can be the first one in!!! you can share your comments by going to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((paul joncich)) evacuations are lifted... but the fight is far from over. the progress being made on a wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains...
of rain on parts of the state overnight. all that water sparked flash flood warnings around raleigh. flooding closed roads, knocked out power and delayed or canceled some schools for the day. major roadways have been washed out and a dam in one county caved in. we're told officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads if possible because they've run out of cones to block off flooded road ways. local meteorologists say the storm could stick around for another day./// ((paul joncich)) the wildfire burning in the to grow... it's now scorched nearly 39- hundred acres. the fire started on monday... crews are slowly getting the upperhand... it's now 22- percent contained. evacuations were lifted yesterday afternoon for people living in santa cruz county... but there are road closures in effect for people not living there. in all... there are about a thousand firefighters working to get ahead of the flames./// ((paul joncich)) ((weather toss))
the region we're expecting more through the evening as well as moisture continues to sneak in from the south and east. showers have been mainly light for m expecting better chances tomorrow. ................................ ... ........... temps stay warm to mild on this tuesday but most of the area seeing light winds and temps close to normal today. dewpoints and humidity are up with slight chances this evening with maybe a few spits of rain in the forecast for this evening. temps stay mild through the evening as well. ................................ ... ............ temps have been close to 90 for
the eastside had the warmest temps this afternoon but they stayed just near our normal 90 degree temps for this time in september. far west side of the valley stayed cooler with temps in the high 80's and far northwest part of town along with kyle canyon stayed coolest today. .......... ......................... ............. temps across the u.s. looking cool up in the pacific northwest with warmer temps in the desert southwest. northern tier states cooling off for the twin cities and mild for the southern plain states. gorgeous with low humidity for the mid-atlantic staes and warm and muggy in orlando this afternoon. ..................... .............. ................ radar images show showers moving in from the south probably brining some spits of showers this evening to some isolated areas. the bulk of rain coming in from the upper level low will reach us wednesday
looking at temps staying in the high 80's tomorrow and could be cooler depending on cloud cover. ................................ ... ............ tonight expect a low of 70 degrees with plenty of clouds and light winds. could see a slight chance of a stray shower tonight as we stay cool overnight and clouds in the a.m. tomorrow expect a high of 87 with partly sunny with chances for showers and t'storms and more scattered. ................ ................... ................... extended forecast shows temps stay near average with another chance of showers/storms again thursday. drier by friday with wind increasing for the weekend. we'll warm up to the low 90's by the weekend with slight chances for showers returning again next week.
style with a special guest. ((denise valdez)) >> las vegan steven jackson was today's guest speaker. ((chris maathuis)) >> after eldorado high... he played at oregon state and still holds a las vegas bowl record. and do you think he'd like an nfl stadium? plus... having some fun at the ryder cup
with a fan from the gallery. you've got to see this... coming up here on channel 8.
the las vegas bowl kicked off its annual fundraiser... it's the 15th oldest bowl game in existence. the game is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. maybe that's why they invited las vegan steven jackson. nats; "there goes steven jackson." ((chris maathuis)) steven jackson was the headliner at today's bowl game kickoff. that's nothing new... he's been a headlining since 2003 when he scored 5 touchdowns for oregon state in the las vegas bowl. it's a record that still stands. steven jackson/former nfl rb; 'it was a very good night for me that night ya know five touchdowns." ((chris maathuis)) it was the bowl game that really got jackson noticed.. he spent 12 years in the nfl... nats; "rams select steven jackson." ((chris maathuis))
to others... although convinced he could still be productive, he's back in vegas... waiting for a call... although not counting on it.... although he his counting on las vegas landing the oakland raiders. steven jackson/former nfl rb; "we'll i'm staying in shape just for that possibility, i think las vega is ready and prime for sports team to come in and not just one, we could support multipleteams that bring in extra revenueto the city and creates more notority outside of what we're known for." ((chris maathuis)) the former eldorado high school star is running in a differt a more valuable score... he's helping homeless las vegas veterans. so while the gathering at hard rock hangs on his every word as he talks football. this 3 time pro bowler hangs his hat on the fact that he grew up in las vegas. nats; "steven jackson. steven jackson/former nfl rb "being a kid from las vegas nevada, when you say it people are still thrown back and taken away that someone is from the area and for me over the year to wear in on my sleeve and after every touchdown, i rolled the dice because i was just very proud of where i'm from and who has shaped want me to be."
of fame inductees and those going in includes announcer brent musberger, former running back marshawn lynch and lvcva's rob donero. ((chris maathuis)) the runnin' rebels basketball team officially opens practice tomorrow. coach marvin menzies is hoping to build a strong foundation with talented and high character kids. i recently asked menzies to pick his top three runnin' rebels... his favorite players from basketball, you might be interested in his top 3. (( )) marvin menzie/unlv coach; "stacy is in that mix because he's a friend having spent time with him, he's such a great human being... from an athletic standppoint and showmanship standpoint shawn marion was another one of my personal favorites just on how he played.. one of the guys also i thought is the type of kid i'd want to recruit that i might put in my personal favorite is joel anthony."
anthony always worked hard...never took anything for granted. ((chris maathuis)) california gov. jerry brown is approving legislation that puts taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if los angeles is awarded the 2024 olympics and the games go over budget. la olympics boosters say the guarantee is needed to bolster their case against rivals seeking the games in paris and budapest, hungary. critics argue there is a better use for the money. action tomorrow... it's the u.s. vs. europe. the europeans have dominated over the last half decade.. .maybe that's why they're having so much fun. this guy in the red shirt from the gallery was heckling rory mcillroy.. so what does he do.. invites the guy out to try to sink a the putt rory missed.. and low and behold... beat the pro.. knocks down the putt. high fives from everybody. that's great stuff... having fun at an event that should be all about comaraderie ((chris maathuis))
will take us to arbor view this friday night. the fans have spoken. green valley at liberty came in second, while st. thomas at gorman came in third. so jon tritsch will be live at six from arbor view. get a selfie with jon and send it to me and i'll put it on the air that night. send those selfies to pix at las vegas now com. ((denise valdez)) check out ferrari's latest rides....
cars at the paris motor show today. the first is a convertible version of its hybrid extreme supercar -- the other is a less expensive version of its four-seater lusso. the convertible cost a whopping 2- point- 2- million dollars... and was sold out before it was even announced. the four-seater lusso is meant for drivers who want an every-day vehicle. it comes with a lower priced tag of 260- thousand- dollars... thanks in part to the smaller v8- engine./// ((denise valdez)) 8 news na coming up next... paul what are you guys working on? ((paul joncich)) >> it's definitely the big story of the day... and we're digging deeper into the injunction today... that puts the 'school choice' program on hold. plus... brace yourself for higher gas prices! why you'll likely start seeing a steady climb at the gas pump... that's coming up next on 8 news now at 6:30./// ((christianne klein))
have been to blame... that led to the train slamming through a station. ((paul joncich)) another gaffe... by the libertarian candidate for president. his honest response... after gary johnson failed to name a world leader he looks up to. ((christianne klein)) plus... an eleven year old gets political... years before he can even vote. how he's hoping to get donald trump elected... despite differing views within his own household./// and i'm paul joncich. this debate has been going on for months... and some people still might be a little confused about what today's decision means. ((christianne klein)) >> joining us in studio to help us clear things up... is michael schaus with 'the nevada policy research institute'... thanks for coming in tonight.