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it's the 34-th annual martin luther king junior parade in downtown las vegas. people were lined up along fourth street for hours today watching locals celebrate dr king's memory and dream. victor loveless / watching the parade "martin luthor king was a very special man, he tried to unite people to stop the violence, stope fighting, can we all get along and i guess when he died it kind of subsided, not like it used to be when he was living." anne browne / watching the parade "you could feel the excitement, all the kids and the anticapation, it's a fun great event, family event." carrie dillard / watching the parade "it's keeping his dream alive, it's what he always wanted, the table of brotherhood, that's where we're at now." there were some politics in today's parade .. including a giant bernie sculpture. many enjoying a mountains today. what they found was the magic of people were
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thousands. fox5's les krifaton fought the traffic and managed to get to resort that looked like it was running at near- capacity. yeah people managed to book ahead for activities like tubing which was sold out again today. it's been a banner year so far at lee canyon. this isn't something you see often heading up to mount charleston especially the last few years where snow conditions were not the best. but this is an el nio winter and the conditions on the hill couldn't be better there have been some trails that have finally opened this season with the snow we've got that haven't been open for 2 or 3 seasons. the resort has already has more snow than it had all of last winter and that has our winter weather enthusiasts charged up. meantime down the road where
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the mess left behind over the weekend of broken sleds and plastic was in dumpsters rather than left all over and people were having fun there too the highway patrol had a very visible presence on mount charleston... controlling traffic flow and parking around the rest-stop at lee meadows. january means convention season is getting underway. this week alone - we've got six conventions bringing tens of thousands to the las vegas strip. fox 5's ophelia young is at the welcome to las vegas sign after speaking to some of those pouring in from around
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closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning will resume shortly "baggage lines are insane just making it through from denver was nuts almost everybody on the plane coming
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conventions." closed captioning will resume shortly closed captioning will resume shortly the calls are growing louder... for the governor of michigan to step down. how a water crisis developed in the town of "flint"... after a decision by the state - two years
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us.
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women who live near major highways - could be more likley to have fertility problems. that's due to the pollution from vehicles. researchers followed more than 36-thousand women over a decade... analyzing the air pollution and traffic exhaust near their homes. women who lived within a tenth of a mile of a major roadway were eleven percent more likely to experience fertility issues - compared to those who lived further away. the authors of the study say more research is needed
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medical recommendations. mothers-to-be who eat three servings of fish each week during pregnancy... may benefit their children's brains for years to come. researchers followed nearly two-thousand women from the first trimester - through their child's fifth birthday... finding improved brain function in the kids whose mothers ate the most fish while pregnant... the team notes even when these women averaged twenty-one ounces of fish weekly... there was no sign that mercury or other pollutants associated with fish had a negative effect that offset its benefits. to be safe - health experts warn against fish that are highest in mercury... like catfish, shark, swordfish and giant mackerel. some of hollywood's biggest stars are boycotting the oscars this year. why the academy awards is feeling a backlash... over a lack of diversity. a ski instructor has been missing for days - in an area prone to avalances. why helicopters had to call off their search. your fox5 weather
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a search is underway in northern california.... for a ski instructor - missing since friday. police say it's possible... that he's still alive. crews are trying to track down "carson may"... near a mountain that's seen recent avalanche activity - at the "sugar bowl" ski resort - about an hour west of reno. that's where may's cell phone was last traced. the weather has been so tough... even helicopters had to turn away from the area. "we ordered up 2 helicopters one from the national guard, they actually tried to make it up here and they hit a wall a ceiling of weather they couldn't make it past. chp tried to make it up as well they weren't able to pass in." dogs are being used to sniff out anyone trapped beneath the snow. may's brother is also a ski instructor - and said to be searching the mountain on his own. the national guard is arriving in flint michigan... as the town copes with an ongoing water crisis. on sunday alone - troops visited five thousand homes to provide free bottled water and filters for families. state officials as the town copes with an ongoing water crisis.
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troops visited five thousand homes to provide free bottled water and filters for families. state officials switched the flint water source two years ago in an effort to save money. after the change - residents complained about the water but the state repeatedly said there was nothing to worry about. that is - until august of last year when researchers found high levels of lead in the drinking water. "supplies are constantly ongoing. have immediate contact with all the sites if they run low, we know. we can push out the product immediately. president obama has declared a state of emergency in flint. some are calliing for michigan's governor to resign over the crisis. british lawmakers in parliament debate whether to ban donald trump from entering the country. more than five- hundred-thousand people have signed an online petition supporting the ban. under british law, any petition supported by at least a-hundred- thousand people
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debate. paul flynn/ labour party member of parliament "the great danger by attacking this one man is that we can fix on him a halo of victimhood, we give him the role of martyrdom, which can seem to be an advantage among those that support him." paul scully/ conservative party member of parliament "i've heard of a number of cases where people have been excluded for incitement, for hatred. i've never heard of one for stupidity and i'm not sure that we should be starting now." tulip siddiq/ labour party member of parliament "his words are not comical, his words are not funny, his words are poisonous, they risk inflaming tension between vulnerable communities." the debate comes after trump called for a temporary ban on all muslims entering the united states. making note that it's martin luther king junior day... two well-known entertainers say they're skipping the academy awards this year. an emotional video by actress jada pinkett smith explaining her decision has been viewed online millions of times.
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let's let the academy do them, with all grace and love, and let's do us differently in a video posted to facebook... actress jada pinkett smith says she is boycotting the academy awards - and wont be watching from home either. she made the dramatic announcment in the wake of a growing controversy over the lack of diversity among this year's oscar nominees. begging for acknowlement, or even asking, diminishes dignity, diminishes power, and we are a dignified people. her husband, will smith, is one of the actors of color who did not get nominated this year despite critical acclaim for his performance in "concussion" pinkett smith now says -- it's time to re-evaluate things: maybe it's time that we pull back our resources and we put them back into our communities, into our programs. pinkett smith is not alone in her
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many have vented over the lack of oscar diversity. for the second straight year the hashtag "oscars so white" has been trending online. spike lee meanwhile says he's boycotting the ceremony as well. in a post on social media the director asks quote "how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white?" both stars said they wish their friends involved with the oscars production the best -- and pinkett smith praised chris rock -- who will be hosting the show next month. i'm jeremy roth reporting. at 6:30 on more access -- will host chris rock drop out of the award show? plus - perspective from a local film insider on why a boycott will do nothing to change hollywood. a mission two years in the making... is coming into bloom... for astronauts aboard the international space station. u.s. astronaut scott kelly on saturday tweeted a photo of what he says is the first-ever flower grown in space. the space garden
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flower follows a few failed growth cycles. a recent nasa blog detailed kelly's effort to bring them back to life after mold developed on some of the leaves. plants have been grown in space before. in 2014, space station crew members began a veggie plant system. efforts included growing red romaine lettuce. scientists say this new breakthrough allows for better understanding of how to grow plants in microgravity. sub-zero temperatures not keeping ships out of port in minnesota... but making for a picturesque arrival. temperatures were at a low of 15 below zero! with the wind child around 35 below. steam could be seen rising from the surface of lake superior as the vessels made their way into port. the arrival of ships into the harbor is marking the end of the 20- 15 great lakes shipping season in the twin ports. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted
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increasing clouds on tuesday with mountain shower chances. we'll see a high of 58 with south breezes to 15 mph. we'll be in the 60s wednesday through the weekend with partly cloudy skies. we wl sea brief increase in clouds on saturday with south breezes to 25 mph and slight mountain chances of showers. the average high for this time of the year is 58. increasing clouds on tuesday with mountain shower chances. we'll see a high of 58 with south breezes to 15 mph. we'll be in the 60s wednesday through the weekend with partly cloudy skies. we will see a brief increase in clouds on saturday with south breezes to 25 mph and slight mountain chances
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this time of the year is 58. increasing clouds on tuesday with mountain shower chances. we'll see a high of 58 with south breezes to 15 mph. we'll be in the 60s wednesday through the weekend with partly cloudy skies. we will see a brief increase in clouds on saturday with south breezes to 25 mph and slight mountain chances
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this time of the year is 58. closed captioning
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a girl turns down christmas gifts... for something more important instead. how she's helping feed to hungry animals... a month
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girl has been asking for donations instead of presents for christmas. this year... she decided to use her money to buy pet food for animals in need. kent erdahl has the story from denver. love is never in short supply... when kyra dooley is stocking the shelves... (nats - "'s exciting.") exciting becau even though it's mid-january... (nats - "here's this." "alright!") these are kyra's christmas gifts... and if you couldn't tell... she's pretty proud... it all started when she asked santa for donations to help pawsco, a denver non-profit that rescues and fosters dogs... (nats -"and cats too." ) ...and they also collect dog and cat food, which is what kyra set out to buy with those donations. dooley says: "i thought maybe 50 or 60 bags." but it turns out 12 hundred dollars will buy a whole lot more than that.
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didn't imagine us getting that much." it was actually more than pawsco could handle. nelson says: "we'll be giving some of the food to our fosters and to our rescue animals, like lucy here, but then we'll also be donating to the food bank of the rockies so that they can help families in need." g. dooley says: "you know, it put it into... (dog lick) thank you... it puts it into perspective, even more, what she's accomplishing." dooley says: "that is better than any present i could have gotten. to make an animal, or even someone, happy. it's better than maybe that's why kyra has made it a habit... for her summer she and a friend raised money an aurora fire (nats - "this is so this marks the third year she's given back for christmas... and she's now feeding a trend... sherwood says: "i think i'm going to do this for my birthday too." that's what kyra really wants... whether it's her friends... (nats - "come on baby!") ...or her baby sister... she wants the giving to be contagious... dooley says: "i hope that she's learning from it and that
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learning from it too so it just keeps going and going." how could it not... when you have so much love to give. thanks for joining us.. fox5 news at 6 o'clock is straight ahead. someone just got a free 6" subway sandwich. just text offers to 782929
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live in las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. we're beginning one of the busiest weeks of the year in las vegas.. with hundreds of thousands of people coming to town .. we explain what's happening that has so many people here. the city turns out in force to honor the legacy of martin luther king junior. and we tag along
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