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amazon-dot-com now has competition; both on the internet
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jet-dot-com officially announcing today it's opened a fulfillment center at u-s-a parkway. right now-- the company provides about 140 in northern nevada. but, this number grow to thousands. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren joins us. ?what does this mean for our area? sarah and noah... this is just one more indicator that northern nevada has become the west coast hub for warehouse fulfillment. jet dot com is the latest company to join the ranks of major online players like amazon... zulilly... and walmart. nats - unveiling. another good day... for northern nevada. "this is the best place in the nation to do business." governor sandoval and edawn... welcoming jet dot com. an online retailer with plans of making storey county... its west coast hub. "we've grown to ship over 200-thousand packages since
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and we expect to grow pretty agressively over the coming years." c-e-o mark lore lorry created the company to be an alternative to amazon. instead of sourcing products from across the nation... jet suggests you buy products from fulfillment a center near you. they also allow you to remove perks like free returns... to get your your cost down. "really there has only been one major player in amazon, and we think there is room for another player, i think it is a really big opportunity and we think we are approaching it in a very unique way." the company is already up and operating at u-s-a parkway... employing 136 people... but looking to grow. by year five... there will be 500 jobs... beyond that... who knows... "they plan to get much bigger than that. certainly 500 is easy, as many as thousands in the years ahead." "if you have an amazon and a jet, it really makes a statement." governor sandoval today... saying jet's arrival... driving home the point that nevada is growing more and more attractive to expanding companies. "at the end of the day when we have the opportunity to show what we have, we win." jet offers nine million different products... mainly household goods but also some clothing and home improvement products. they are currently operating out a 160- thousand square foot facility at u-s-a parkway..
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people who have already installed solar systems on their homes, -may be getting some good news from state regulators. earlier this month, the nevada public utilities commission voted to lower buyback prices from retail to wholesale for both current and future customers using net metering. but yesterday, commissioner david noble submitted a draft order calling for reconsideration of the so-called "grandfathering" issue. the commission is expected to decide monday whether to proceed with noble's proposal. ### there are growing calls for armed protesters to leave the oregon federal wildlife refuge, that they're occupying. that chorus of voices now includes the state's governor. jamie wilson reports. "it is time for you to go home." another community meeting was held in burns last night-- and this time, some of the protesters showed up -- including the group's leader, ammon bundy. they're occupying the malheur national
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use policies. while some community members support the cause-- others are upset with how the armed group has taken over. "thank you, i guess, you know. but i can't thank you the disruption to our county, to my home." oregon governor kate brown spoke about the standoff today. she says-- the feds are not doing enough to bring this situation to an end-- and she's calling on them to take action. gov. kate brown: "the residents of harney county have been overlooked and under- served by federal officials response thus far. federal authorities must move quickly to end the occupation and hold all the wrongdoers accountable. the spectacle of lawlessness must end." the wild sheep foundation convention is underway. it's been going on at the
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center. this marks the 39th year of the event. there are more than 400 exhibits and six- million-dollars worth of online and live auctions. more than ten thousand people are expected to attend. the convention runs through saturday.### a team of students and professors is developing technology to help the blind at the university of nevada. as kolo 8 news now's paul harris reports, their work could help a lot of people. nats in the robotics lab at the university of nevada students and staff are encouraged to dream big. dr. yantao shen, unr college of engineering, "we try to make the device and also the equipment for the people with disabilities. the robotics lab is using brainwaves as research to help develop products like a robotic glove. "in the glove we will have sensors" sensors that would allow a blind person to pre locate and grasp an object. they are also working with camera and laser technology to help translate text. it is in the translation of text where officials
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major breakthrough in helping the blind. paul harris, paul.harris@kolotv.com , "one of the things staff and faculty at the unr robotics lab are really excited about is this little device right here." mehdi rahimi, student, "the camera would capture the text and simultaneously convert it to braille signals.the blind person would feel the sensation on his or her finger.that person can read almost any text." and the research being done is starting to get noticed by businesses. dr. sami fadali, chair, unr college of engineering, "we have had some discussion with some companies about some of the products that our facility have produced." however it is the notion that his work can improve someone's life is motivation for mehdi med-he rahimi. " that's just outstanding because you get the feeling that you are working on something however it is the notion that his work can improve someone's life is motivation for mehdi med-he rahimi. " that's just outstanding because you get the feeling that you are working on something that can benefit thousand or millions of people." paul harris kolo 8 news
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virginia city's new spirit: "cemetery gin" was introduced on last year's nevada day. now some of the proceeds are being used to maintain-and- preserve comstock cemeteries. the spirit is nevada grown and distilled by frey ranch estate distillery out of fallon. a portion of the sales are donated to the comstock cemetery foundation for restoration efforts. one building being restored is a home that was relocated next to the courthouse. it will be a stopping point before people visit the museum. proceeds also go to cemetery upkeep. "never really know how many poeple or who is buried up there so they're always doing reserach and trying to keep that up working with families on identifying their loved ones." cemetery gin is sold in saloons, restaurants and liquor stores all over the region... and is now the offiical sponsor of virginia city saloon crawls.
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live to be 100? answer here turns our more people are hitting this mile- stone. we're looking at this growth, and the new problems it brings. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. ?could a resolution to nevada's legal battle over school choice be coming soon? the attorney general hopes so. that's coming up on
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?dbe 100? a new report shows more people than ever are reaching that milestone. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's medical minute. reaching your 100th birthday.. that's something that many may hope for... but few actually achieve. now, however, it looks like the number of americans who will blow out the candles on their one hundredth birthday cake is increasing. in a new report out today c-d-c researchers find that between 2000 and 2014 the number of americans 100 years and older spiked by nearly 45 percent. most of them are women -- more than 80 percent of those who live a hundred years or more. but a sobering note as well. alzheimer's disease is the fastest growing cause of death in this group, up nearly 120 percent in the past decade and a half. another sign of the importance of getting to the bottom of this deadly disease. so take care of the body you've got -- you may be living with it for quite some time. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. winter weather advisory for
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basin, from 4 pm friday through 4 pm saturday. storm totals of 8-14" above 7000' and 3-8" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. stormy weather will move back into the region on friday, with precipitation chances increasing friday night and saturday. valley wind and a few rain showers can be expected on friday, with sierra snow showers. friday night, sierra snow will become heavy into saturday. expect road controls and winter driving conditions. valleys will see rain develop and change to snow early saturday, with accumulation most likely above 5000'. expect windy conditions at times area wide. by sunday, skies will start to clear, and benign, chillier weather will settle in through midweek. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph
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the evening. winds could gust as high as 45 mph. friday: rain likely, mainly after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. windy, with a south wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 60%. friday night: rain. low around 37. south wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: rain and snow likely, mainly before 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 44. sunday night: a slight chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 46. monday night: partly cloudy,
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tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 49. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 51. winter weather advisory for the sierra, including the tahoe basin, from 4 pm friday through 4 pm saturday. storm totals of 8-14" above 7000' and 3-8" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. stormy weather will move back into the region on friday, with precipitation chances increasing friday night and saturday. valley wind and a few rain showers can be expected on friday, with sierra snow showers. friday night, sierra snow will become heavy into saturday. expect road controls and winter driving conditions. valleys will see rain develop and change to snow early saturday, with accumulation most likely above 5000'. expect windy conditions at times area wide. by sunday, skies will start to clear, and benign, chillier weather will settle in
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totals of 8-14" above 7000' and 3-8" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. stormy weather will move back into the region on friday, with precipitation chances increasing friday night and saturday. valley wind and a few rain showers can be expected on friday, with sierra snow showers. friday night, sierra snow will become heavy into saturday. expect road controls and winter driving conditions. valleys will see rain develop and change to snow early saturday, with accumulation on the road at wyoming.. their second win over the cowboys this season plus...the buffalo bills
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"you're watching kolo 8 sports now with josh little." the wolf pack won at wyoming last night... a place the cowboys had won 38 of their last 46 home games... it was a gutty win for the pack, just their third road win of the season... cameron oliver had a career-high 19 points... but he was ejected after a pair of technical fouls... it was also a good night for tyron criswell... his second double-
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19 points and 10 rebounds... wyoming jumped out to a 10-point lead in the second half... but nevada came back to win it 75-69 up next, the big rivalry game on saturday... the wolf pack hosts unlv.. that game will air live on espnu and both teams will be wearing their primary colors for that game... unlv and nevada will each wear their road uniforms... the pack in their blue, the rebels in red.. they will wear those same uniforms for a next month the wolf pack women also beat wyoming last night.... nyasha lesure had the career-high 29 points for the reed high school grad... it was also win number 499 for head coach jane albright... they could make it 500 on saturday at rival unlv it's championship weekend in the nfl... and here's your atlantis picks of the week
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the broncos getting three points at home against the patriots... they beat new england earlier this season... he also likes the cardinals, on the road, getting three points in carolina... the buffalo bills have made history, hiring the first full-time female assistant coach... kathryn smith will be the their special teams, quality conrtol coach... she was an administrative assistant under head coach rex ryan the last seven seasons... she spent 12 years with the jets before coming to buffalo the wolf pack's hosting open tryouts on february 12th.. it's for any current, full-time nevada students.. it's for all positions except quarterback, and special teams... those who want to take part are encouraged to rsvp.... you can get more info at kolo tv dot com the reno aces are getting one of their pitchers back this season matt stites has cleared waivers, and been assigned to triple-a by the d'backs... he has pitched in reno
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he appeared in 23 games out of their bullpen last season, going 1- and-1 with a 3.86 era and three saves... stites also pitched in 11 big league games with arizona the crowd favorite, and local icon, walked off the court today for the final time at the australian open. lleyton hewitt playing in the final match of his career... he never won the open, and was eliminated today in straight sets by david ferrar... hewiit remains the youngest number one in the history of men's tennis, rising to the top spot back in 2001... he did win two majors... the 2001 us open, and at wimbledon the
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taken from above the earth. astronauts scott kelly and tim peake shared
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aurora borealis from the international space station. the natural light display happens when a burst of the sun's gas and magnetic field causes a solar wind-- which is the stream of energy specks from the sun. that stream hits the earth's atmosphere... and lights it up. peake called their view of the aurora "magical." jeff is back with another check of your forecast. tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
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we have breaking news tonight. bracing for impact. states of emergency. blizzard warnings already in effect. more than two feet of snow
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icy roads already leading to
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