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for the governor to take such a bold statement and when i listened to the statements that he made i wish hed been listening to someone other than his son when he was getting his information on ted cruzs positions and policy.' king is referring to the comments branstad made during the iowa renewable fuels summit. branstad's son eric has led a bi-partisan group of renewable fuels supporters who believe cruz's previous opposition to renewable energy puts him at odds with the interests of iowa's alternative fuel efforts. king said cruz supports renewable fuels and introduced a broader plan that would eliminate subsidies for petroleum and open up the e-p-a. he also asked for the governor to correct his statement but branstad is sticking by what he said. "im the governor of iowa and renewable energy is really important to our state and mr. cruz introduced legislation in 2013 to eliminate the renewable fuels standard and he opposes the extension of the property tax credit for wind energy this is a lot of jobs to iowa, its income to iowa farmers so obviously im going to stand up and defend the
of iowa and the jobs of this state, im proud of that. im not taking sides in the campaign but i think iowans need to know where the candidates stand on issues that are important to this state.' congressman king also suggested the governor's comments could hurt the future of the iowa caucuses....the governor disagreed saying he thinks iowa voters need to know where the candidates stand on issues important to our state speak out against cruz. the governor... along with lieutenant governor kim reynolds also spoke to the iowa board of education today... to outline their priorities for education this legislative session... branstad says he's committed to pushing iowa's education system forward. that includes raising
funds for summer projects to literate. reynolds talked about the continued success of the stem initiative. she says it brings business to create programs that will benefit the workforce. she says there's also increased interest in the classroom, after school programs, summer camps and clubs.. "we were able to reach over 100,000 students across the state of iowa almost all 336 schools have been impacted by the scale, scale up programs in some form or another and we're seeing results." the governor also wants 70-percent of high school graduates to have enough vocational training or college education to be prepared for the jobs of the future. he wants the state to reach that goal by 20-25. this afternoon at the state capitol, a protest lead by iowans against the proposed bakken oil pipeline
the pipeline, also called the "dakota access pipeline," or "dapl," would carry oil from north dakota through the state of iowa. the bakken pipeline resistance coalition is a group of nearly thirty state groups who are against the pipeline. in their rally today, protestors called on state lawmakers and governor branstad to reject the pipeline due to environmental concerns. they weren't the only advocates in the room, though... supporters of the bakken pipeline were in the back of the capitol rotunda, arguing the pipeline will create jobs and improve the state's economy. but as one protestor told the crowd, the decision to put the pipeline in the ground would be "permanent." "not only does the bakken pipeline threaten our land and our legacy, but it threatens our futures. it threatens my future, it threatens my friends' childrens' futures. it threatens all of our futures. this pipeline is forever - once it's in the ground, it's there and we know that. we know from the contracts we've seen from landowners it's there." :01-19 the iowa utilities board hasn't
pipeline the go-ahead yet. they're expected to hold public meetings on the issue next month. a des moines restaurant is in financial trouble, and those who love it the most are chipping in to help. steven james and his family opened "fat tuesday cajun restaurant" on south-west ninth street seven years ago. many consider it one of the best places for "authentic" cajun- style food in the metro. some members of the community have launched a go-fund me page... but the owners are also planning several events to raise money.... to keep the doors open and keep cajun food in des moines. nearly 75 - percent of students in the des moines public school district qualify for free or reduced lunch. but a new program is helping to ease of burden of childhood hunger. 253617 - there have been nights where i have legit gone without food and weeks without food and i want to make sure i can help out people who are in the same situation - jeffery robinson lincoln high school opened a food pantry for the districts low income students and their
students... but the iowa food pantry supplies fresh produce, frozen meat and other grocery items, along with hygiene products. organizers say launching this program was community effort... 321002 - we have our food science classes working on recipes to go home with some of the pantry items so famjilies have an idea of how to put items together for a meal, and we had woodshops students come in and build all these wonderful shelves and make sure everything is level so we can hold all of the items pantries at east high school and scavo high school opened earlier this month. for ways you can contribute to the pantries. we have the information on our website, w-h-o tv dot com a high-speed chase in urbandale of two people. an officer tried to pull over an suv at 54th and douglas on a seatbelt violation. but police say the driver took off... reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour. the driver lost control at meredith and 83rd, smashing through the back of
23-year-old conor forrest is charged with eluding... police say additional charges are pending. stocks on wall street finished higher today.... after a sharp decline wednesday... this as a sharp rally in oil prices helped the main indexes rebound from wednesday's rout. the dow closed up 115 points the s&p rose 9 points. and the nasdaq closed flat after briefly dipping into negative territory. millions of people are bracing for a huge winter storm that forecasters say could break all the records. meteorologists say some areas around washington, d.c. could end up buried under two feet of snow. dianne gallagher has a look at how people are preparing. from the north... it is crucial for people to stay off the streets.to the south... winter has finally arrived in north carolina.millions are prepping for a wicked winter weekend. in washington d.c. it was chaos before the storm. less than an inch of snow, turned highways into parking lots wednesday. you don't know how long this will take. one hour, two hour, six hours?
couldn't escape the d.c. disaster. his presidential motorcade -- stuck in the snow with everybody else. i would have hoped they would have anticipated this a little better and treated the roads the city, admitting this morning, it messed up, we are very sorry for inadequate response.mayor muriel bowser says, despite the failure overnight, her city will be ready for the big one this weekend. we will treat this event as a homeland security and emergency management event in the district of columbia.the nation's capital is expected to get the worst of it. a staggering 30 inches of snow possible but the reach of this storm is massive. in pennsylvania, crews are using technology to help drivers keep track of safe streets. we've equipped some of the trucks with tracking devices so the public can see where some of our trucks are.tens of million of people from the southeast to new england need to be prepared. in washington, dianne gallagher
governors in maryland, north carolina, pennsylvania and virginia have already declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. it's a story that has touched people all over the world. and it just keeps on getting better... coming up... how one little girl's wish has spawned the support of millions.... meet the celebrities joining the effort... but first... the iowa caucuses are just less then two weeks away... what it means to be 1st in the nation. and a closer look at the impact
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abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. as president, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote.
isis must be destroyed, but we should
not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east. as president, i will. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. one year from today we'll have a new president in the white house... inauguration day 20-17 is only 364 days away. hard to believe, right? the countdown to the caucus is much smaller though... and as it approaches, the political spotlight shines brighter on the state of iowa. jim mertens shows us why our state -- and voters -- are in a very powerful position. "it seems that every four years iowa has to educate the nation about... iowa. and like our fellow little brother new hampshire, our political spotlight goes away very quickly. there are times donald trump can't
stupid are the people of iowa to believe this crap? but he does share one common hope for february 1st. i want to win in iowa. iowa is setting the stage to become a kingmaker... it could make or break more than a dozen presidential campaigns. if you're usually not in the top 3 coming out of iowa, that has an impact going forward. and that proves true for republicans and democrats alike. i think we do a really great job of vetting people and i think the national media is beginning to realize that." and this campaign year we've seen iowa become a test market. what works better? a candidate's big political rally? or the small, intimate one on one time with caucus goers? it's an opportunity for candidates to really test their organizations, to test the message, it's a way for us to winnow the field. i think iowans want to really see you and want to shake your hand and have you listen to what's bothering iowa families and the kind of issues they have. and iowans have had
chances to do just that. candidates have flooded the state from the missouri to the mississippi rivers since this spring... answering questions from thousands of voters. i think they're really taken aback by how engaged we are in the political process and i think that takes them by surprise when they see them not afraid to ask the candidates the tough questions. and those questions are just part of the cold, tough campaign road through all of iowa. you have to earn iowa. the clintons know that, the sanders know that, and the o'malleys know that so they're getting out and talking about the issues with iowans and that's how you win iowa. and here's another tradition of the iowa caucuses here in des moines. it comes the day after the caucuses that tuesday morning. good luck trying to find a rental car. they're all at the airport as campaigns, staffers, and the media head next for new hampshire. and we will have complete
and on our web site, whotv.com... eleven days before the caucuses, republican presidential candidates donald trump and ted cruz are essentially tied in polling among likely caucus-goers. according to the loras college poll released this morning, donald trump has the support of 26 percent of likely caucus goers. ted cruz came in second with 24 percent... marco rubio has 13 percent... followed by ben carson with 8 percent... and jeb bush at 6 percent... the gap between the two front- runners is well within the poll's margin of error. seven percent of voters remained undecided. a poll on the democrats will be released tomorrow. sports icon billie jean king will campaign for hillary clinton in iowa next tuesday. king will make stops in des moines, ames, and iowa city. she plans to talk about both women's
still be a few degrees cooler and in the middle 20s. clouds will quickly clear by early saturday and temperatures will be a bit nicer as well. we'll see the lower 30s for saturday afternoon and the upper 30s on sunday, which will help melt a bit of the lingering snow cover. by monday a new system will move in and
the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
it's a story that has touched people all over the world. 8-year-old safyre terry was severely burned in an arson fire that killed her father and three siblings in 2013. in december, safyre told her aunt that all she wanted for christmas was enough cards to fill her christmas card tree. that wish went viral on facebook and people all over the world to send cards to safyre. she has gotten more than 2-million pieces of mail and volunteers are spending hours each day sorting through all of it. teresa weakley has the story. "we can't get over how many countries are represented. "we got stuff from iceland, australia, russia, you know just about everywhere big that you can think of we have stuff."ryan
an operation that looks like a post office or a company's sorting facility. but this is all for one girl. safyre terry. "this little girl, we remember when this happened. we just wanted to do something for her,and her
family. we figure it's the least we can do right?" diane and the other volunteers read each and every card they open. "my name is rachel block. hope you had a very nice i live in collierville, tennessee.hope you write back, love rachel. isn't that adorable?" for others, this is their first volunteer experience. "what were you expecting coming into this?" "a lot of mail. i wasn't really sure what to expect becausei'd never really done anything like this before. it's really inspirational" with the horrible ordeal safyre went through, the people who are here now to help her see the messages in all these letters, as a sign of hope. "there are so many good people in the world, and we're seeing
these people and with these millions of cards, at least 2 million cards plus. not counting gifts, so that's a lot of love."
there are still thousands of cards left to open and even more packages. "it al has to be opened it all has to be touched by human hands,we're gonna do the best that we can. it's gonna take a while, we know that." lorey knows people will keep coming in to help the little girl who's story has touched the world. safyre has gotten cards from the first family, dolly parton, katy perry and a host of other famous names. her family also setup a trust for safyre because she has received so many donations from around the world. stick around, we'll get another
watertown is trying to turn this lot into an outdoor ice rink. the town's usual spot for skating-- the fairground arena-- is closed for renovations. so workers
for the city's department of parks and recreation was out at the j-b wise parking lot wednesday... spraying it down with water. the water will then freeze because of the cold temperatures. workers say it will take a few days to get the rink ready for skaters. states of emergency tonight. a blockbuster blizzard