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first elected clark county commissioner in 1974 and served for more than two decades. during her tenure - she oversaw a mccarran international airport expansion and flood control projects. she was also later elected to the nevada system of higher education board of regents and served on the las vegas valley water district board. democratic poltical leaders... are honoring "the union movement" on labor day. senator harry reid says - quote - "the labor movement secured better wages, reasonable hours conditions for all americans." "it's tireless efforts put an end to child labor and built the american middle class." catherine cortez masto also took labor day as an opportunity to blast congressman joe heck for not supporting a minimum wage increase. the two are locked in a tight election battle to take over reid's job as u-s senator. the national mall has been undergoing a historic multi- year restoration project... that is now in its final stages. lauren blanchard is in washington - with more on a
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which is just months away from being unveiled to the public. nats say: "this is america's front- yard and we want it to be available to everybody." stretching from the steps of the u.s. capitol to the banks of the potomac river, the national mall - also known as america's front lawn... leaves a lasting impression on tourists. the mall sees an estimated 30-million visitors each year ... making it one of the most heavily trafficked grounds in the country. so, how exactly do they keep it looking so great all year long -- year after year? well, as we learned -- it hasn't always looked this great after years of wear-and-tear ... the lawn area has been undergoing a years-long intense restoration project ... in an effort to preserve it long- term ... townsend says: "over the course of the last 45 years, since the last turf panels have been repaired ... it was a much needed repair ... both just to sustain it for durability ... for better irrigation ... better long-term resilience."
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task ... the effort started in 20-07 ... and is now nearing completion .... the final phases involve the mall's turf restoration. one of the leading forces behind it is michael stachowicz -- head of turf management ... he and his team meticulously seed, monitor and manicure the grounds as each stage is completed. stachowicz says: "as for as construction goes, this is a huge collaboration" also helping to make it all come together is john deere manufacturing. from the beginning ... their equipment has played a key role in giving the iconic landscape a needed facelift ... stachowicz says: "the donation of the ... important for a lot of reasons ... operating equipment that was 30 years old ..." the main goal of the project was to ultimately improve the park's ability to serve the public need for national celebrations, demonstrations, festivals - and a
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special events. an undertaking to this degree requires big bucks ... those with the "trust for the national mall" credit investments from the united states congress ... among others ... for helping to make it all happen ... townsend says: "to accomplish our fundraising goals .. the trust relies on the generous contributions of corporations such as john deer ... as well as contributions fro individuals to enhance and restore the national mall." and, after years of collaborating ... all teams involved are happy to report that the mall's fully restored turf should be ready and open to the public in time for their next big event -- the inauguration! vietzke says: "the national mall has been host to all the inaugurations ... and this year will be no different .... what will be different is the turf is looking magnificent." blanchard (on-cam tag) says: "and if you want to help preserve america's front-yard -- or find out the latest events going on there -- head to nationlmall-dot- org to learn more. in washington, lauren blanchard, fox news." most people think
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grassy area from the lincoln memorial to the capitol building. that is part of it. but it also encompasses land along the potomac river - near the white house and other areas - adding up to about 770 acres in all. firefighters... police officers and paramedics - enjoyed some free salad and breadsticks today-- all thanks to olive garden. the restaurant chain has made it a labor day tradition to thank our first responders for their work in the community. they've served over ten thousand free meals since they started the tradition in 20-. and women don't even have to leave the workplace. olive garden employees deliver the food wherever they are. we had no idea of how many hours they actually put in in a work day. the captain was just telling us they basically got no sleep even from last night because of all the emergency calls. their service just goes... they're just amazing!" more than 800 stores participated around the nation. an athlete makes a bold
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than ten miles in frigid waters. coming up -- how she's trying to bring back a long-neglected sport. and - two street performers are facing charges. why they're accused of strong-arming a woman... into paying them money. this is fox5 news at 5:30, your only choice for live local news right
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hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bob kidder, owner, new england shirt company: this factory has been here since eighteen eighty-three. we have over sixty people here making shirts labled made in america. but donald trump's brand of shirts come from china, his suits from mexico, his coats from india. trump's products
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erica that he can make them. well there is. you know donald trump says he'll make america great again while he's taking the shirts right off our backs. who pose for photos for money on the strip are accused of robbing a tourist. the las vegas sun reports that leonard and rashad richardson face one count each of robbery - and conspiracy to commit robbery. the report says the brothers regularly appear on the strip - only
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camouflage pants - while taking pictures for tips. according to charging documents - they approached a woman and her friend on august 28-th. the woman says the men demanded 20-dollars after taking two photos... and one grabbed her by the arm when she tried to walk away after paying ten- dollar. she told police she felt coerced - and the brothers were later arrested. they are free on bail - and due to appear in court in december. you can stay up- to-date... with fox five using your mobile device. just head to fox five vegas dot com... and download our app. it's the best resource... for breaking news... weather... and traffic. and... it's... free. a new survey is out - on "black lives matter". how young white people appear to be conflicted... in their support of the movement, "north korea flexing its military muscle during the g-20 summit. i'm benjamin hall in london with that story next." your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is coming up next
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north korea has fired three ballis into the sea off its east coast... flying about six hundred miles - hitting japan's air defense identification zone. as benjamin hall reports - north korea's move is in direct violation of u-n policy. south korea's military says north korea fired three missiles from the town of hwangju. the missiles flew six hundred miles across the country before splashing into the sea near japan. the action seen by
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violation of u-n resolutions. june-hyuck says: " north korea again has committed provocations amid concerns over the country's nuclear and missile threats, as expressed by leaders of countries participating in the g20 summit. abe says: "north korea's missile launch) it is an intolerable and reckless act of jeopardising the peace and stability of the region. it is strongly condemned and is unforgivable. it is a clear violation of the un security council resolution. this is a clear provocation international community." even though china went to extraordinary lengths to ensure a smooth g-20 summit... they are standing by north korea while urging a peaceful resolution. chunying says: "we hope that all parties can avoid taking actions that might lead to escalation of tensions and make joint efforts to maintain peace and stability on the peninsula." the united states also condemning the launches.. saying they are discussing the proper response
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raise the issue not only at the u.n. .. but also the east asia summit in laos later this week. in london, benjamin hall, fox news. a senior u-s official said the launch was "reckless" and could pose threats to civil aviation and maritime commerce in the region. israeli emergency services say two people are confirmed dead - after a building collapse in tel aviv. one person is in critical condition. rescue teams are looking for several people that could still be under the rubble of what was a four-story parking garage. it was under construction when the collapse took place. the cause is under investigation. the party of german chancellor angela merkel has handed a third place finish - in merkel's home state - following a regional election over the weekend. the party was pushed out of second place by supporters of the "alternative for deutschland" party.... or a-f-d... who campaigned on stopping the quote - "islamification" of germany. we want that the german government
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that topic in the states as well. we don't want a new border in germany. but we need controlled borders. it was the first of five regional votes before a national election next september. the chancellor's popularity has plunged after germany took in more than a million refugees last year. a poll finds support for the "black lives matter" movement has increased among young white adults. the survey also indicates that a majority of white, black, asian and hispanic young adults now support the movement calling for acun for police in the deaths of african-americans. fifty-one percent of white adults between the ages of 18 and 30 say in a "gen-forward" poll they now strongly or somewhat support black lives matter. that's a 10-point increase since june. most young whites also think the movement's rhetoric encourages violence against the police. the vast majority of young blacks say it doesn't. a seattle woman is trying to bring back a swimming tradition this labor day weekend. erika norris swam ten-point-four
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sound sunday. it took the 31- year-old about four hours and nine minutes to make the journey. her goal is to make marathon swimming popular again in the northwest. the sport used to be common in the 19-50's... but interest has dramatically died down. norris is only the second person to cover that route. the first one was amy hiland - in 19- 59. we're continuing to enjoy labor day - here in southern nevada. little bit of haze - but plenty of sunshine. let's check back in with fox five chief meteorologist ted pretty - live from sunset park. closed captioning will resume shortly we will stay very close to average over the next few days before warming back up into triple-digit territory for next
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average high for this time of year is 97, we'll be between 96-99 through friday. for saturday and sunday, we'll see highs at 101 and 100. right now it looks like southwest gusts to 25 mph will be with us on sunday and monday. overnight lows warm back up to the mid and upper 70s for the weekend and into next week. we will stay very close to average
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days before warming back up into triple-digit territory for next weekend. the average high for this time of year is 97, we'll be between 96-99 through friday. for saturday and sunday, we'll see highs at 101 and 100. right now it looks like southwest gusts 25 mph will be with us on sunday and monday. overnight lows warm back up to the mid and upper 70s for the weekend and into
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rehab is over... and now - an injured hawk is
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flight. "we put the fingers in like that and she put her hands there and she let go and then the bird was ready to soar off." coming up - how a majestic return to nature... was
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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 -- privatizing social security, t 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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here's a look at some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at six. clark county officials are remembering thalia dontero. what senators are saying about county commissioner's impact on the community. plus... animals in northern nevada are testing positive for the west nile virus. what officials are recommending to keep horses safe. a young red-
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now back in the wild in colorado. it's all thanks to the work of the "nature and raptor center of pueblo". listen to this. "go on baby... go fly... (cheers) i didn't want to let go, it was so pretty i wanted it to last longer. it really was quite nice. it was very calm and i don't know i just looked at it's eyes and it was just, it was beautiful." that's the voice of an outdoor enthusiast.... chosen to help the bird fly free. the young red- tailed hawk was hurt in a storm a couple months ago... now - she's nursed back to health and back in her natural environment - where she belongs. the nature and raptor center of pueblo sees as many as 250 injured birds every year... ...and tries to help as many as possible return to the wild - after getting the help they need. thanks for joining us.. fox5 news at 6 o'clock is straight
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live from las vegas fox5 news at 6 starts now. a murder suspect is still on the loose after escaping police custody.... tonight we hear from a man who had a violent encounter with the dangerous suspect. today is not a day off for many people around our 24-hour town. hear from people on the job today on one of the busiest holidays of the year. and a lot of folks in the valley woke up to a hazy sky. how long our city will be under an air quality advisory...and where all the smoke is coming from. this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas more than three days since his escape from police custody.... a suspected murderer is still on the run. i'm adam herbets .. john huck has the day off. i'm christine maddela. officers with the north las vegas police department tell us perez shot and killed mohammad

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