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while the sun wasn't out much today - any bit of sunshine will keep one corridor company's future looking bright.nesper sign advertising in cedar rapids just finished installing more than one hundred panels - making the company almost entirely powered by solar. 2 news reporter steffi lee explains the impact this will have. in his condition of the state
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branstad praised iowa's push for renewable energy.nesper sign advertising is now part that modern movement - after realizing their business could help the environment and save some big bucks. bucks. you can't miss their funny jokes and amusing sayings driving down i-380. 380.nesper sign advertising crafts electric signs like its very own iconic billboard. billboard."we've automated a lot of our manufacturing facility"ongoing energy use throughout this building - means higher electricity costs. costs. "small businesses medium sized businesses usually pay somewhere near 11 and 14 cents per kilowatt hour" hour""mainly because we're doing things now automated that used to be done by hand." president phil garland says monthly bills averaging near two thousand dollars motivated him to go solar. solar."to not have ever rising cost - that at some point is paying us back which we think is amazing."after working with cedar rapids-based sitegen solar - nearly two hundred solar panels now cover the company's roof.
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close to 100 percent of the electricity they use in their shop."after eight years - - "you're saving all of that money that you would otherwise be spending on electricity." nesper will actually make money from designing and making these signs. signs."plus the state incentives and the federal incentives that paid - we just felt that this was the right thing to do."as the lights shine bright down i-380 to brighten up your day - it's also about the power keeping the sign alive. alive."i slowed down to read the jokes - but now i also slow down and look at the solar on the roof." nesper sign advertising says it always tries to stay modern with renewable energy.they'll continue other efforts such as recycling all the products they use to make their signs. steffi lee, cbs 2 news. there is a campaign event going on right that highlights the very close contest in iowa between democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. former president bill clinton
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second time in as many weeks. this is a live look at coralville's northwest junior high school, where people continue to gather to hear president clinton speak on behalf of his wife tonight. following his visit to cedar rapids last week, clinton started his second swing through iowa earlier today in sioux city. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in a neck-and-neck race as we sit just over two weeks away from the caucuses.the most recent des moines register iowa poll shows clinton and sanders in a virtual tie - seperated by just two percent.the former president is stressing that the next president has to make sure washington works together across party lines. "where ever there's a system, i'll borrow hillary's words, works for the struggling the striving and the successful, and we work together across the lines of divide, good things will happen. people spend all their time fighting, good things are not happening. this is not rocket science. science.the former secrtary of
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big names with her on the campaign trail when she returns to iowa next week.just a few hours ago, it was announced pop-star demi lavato will campaign with hillary clinton next tuesday in iowa city. in linn county, absentee ballots are now available for some *local special elections. community school district and the springville community school district are both looking for approval for their general obligation community also is electing a school board can vote absentee by mail or in person-- we put the information on our website. special election day for both districts is february second. stocks on wall street just had their worst two week start ever. ever.the dow jones dropped 390 points today to close under 16- thousand points, after crude oil slipped to under 30 dollars a barrel.just two years ago, oil trading was at more than 100 dollars a barrel. the nasdaq also took a big
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the s-and-p 500 finished the day with a 41-point loss. adding a bit more stress right now--it's tax season. and this year, tax preparers are warning us to beware of people who are *stealing identities before taxpayers even file. cbs 2 news reporter joy howe has the top 5 tax tips for the year. it's tax time - or as office leader denny fitz at the marion h&r block calls it: refund season says tax time doesn't need to be stressful - and has some easy tips to make sure this year, everything goes smoothly. number one - beware of increased fraud. why? who knows. some people are just evil i guess! says nationwide, about 3 million people are being subjected to tax fraud, and if someone steals your identity, it'll cause *you headaches with the i-r-s. they don't accept your return, that's how we often find that out or someone used a different wife. we had a guy come in and say 'i'm not married to this person.' so denny says, a quick fix is *number two file *early - beat the fraudsters to the punch - and change
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often, and make them *tough. 13.17.39 just protect your own data, you know? as much as we hate changing passwords and making them long and unintelligible and we can't remember them, but yeah, use the password and change it. **tip number insurance form changes:you may have another tax document in your hand, and it's just to insurance. you'll need your w2 *and most likely a 1095a to prove you have prepared for a penalty. denny says the average family of four without health insurance, could pay a fine of 2-thousand dollars. the incentives could be a little bit more, they've ramped that up each year tip number four: get the most out of student loans, by getting a second look. maybe it's best for the student to file, maybe it's better if mom and dad do. 13.21.17 there's about 3 ways we can take education credits and it just depends on your situation. so the best thing to do is to run it by someone and say 'ok, what if i do this, what if i do that'and finally, tip five, you aren't guaranteed a refund, but there are some things you can do - like changing the amount taken out of your paycheck, to increase that refund next year. we at least make sure that you're looking at everything you have, and whether it will help your tax situation. there are several forms that will help speed up the process, so take a look online before you head in, to get your taxes done, as quickly and painlessly as possible. covering the corridor in marion, joy howe, cbs 2 news. cedar rapids police need your help in a theft case involving a stolen identity. identity.if you know the
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picture, police want you to contact them.police say this man has been involved in several thefts at local businesses using a stolen credit card.the photo was taken november 20th at one of the wal-mart stores. newbo city market has a new man in charge. charge.scott kruger has been named the new executive director of the cedar rapids organization.kruger, a jefferson high and u-i graduate, has spent many years fundraising and managing other local nonprofits like k-c-c-k radio and the university of iowa law foundation.he'll get started at newbo later this month. today, just across the river at the national czech and slovak museum and libriary, the community welcomed 80 new u-s citizens.this marked the museum's first naturalization ceremony since 2 news reporter dora miller attended the ceremony and joins us now live with details. scott, it was amazing to see the smiles on everyone's faces...and the relief after everything they've gone
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point..organizers say it was appropriate to hold the ceremony here...because they just rolled out a new plan -- one that aims to celebrate human rights, the culture and freedom for all citizens.what better way to start out the new year than acknowledging new citizens?the vice president says she hopes the museum serves a greater purpose for the families here today. "we see ourselves as a safe place to have conversations about issues that are very critical in today's society and immigration is one of them and it's wonderful to be able to provide a platform for people to interact interacttonight on cbs 2 news ten at ten, we talk to some of the new citizens and hear their stories of living the american dream.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller cbs 2 news live at five still to come at 6 6how a u-i student's job to create a poster for a martin luther king event, turned into
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honor the cival rights leader. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education.
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will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. the butterburger is made of just three cuts of fresh midwest beef. nothing more, nothing less. so we got the sirloin, the chuck and the plate. no fillers; that's it. all prized cuts, all well-marbled for richness and flavor. this is where those three wonderful cuts of beef come together. you can just tell that blend is working in there. and we sear them, and that seals in the juices of the burger. it doesn't get any better than that. and that's the culver's butterburger.
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today is dr. martin luther king junior's birthday.and starting monday--the mlk holiday--the university of iowa will celebrate the civil rights leader all week. student's art work will be on display at the i-m-u.senior graphic design student sam watkins is the artist behind the new exhibit.
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pieces the first day and more pieces will gradually be added through out the week.watkins says his pieces were inspired by listening to dr. king's speeches.originally, watkins was supposed to create just one poster for the event. "it started off as just as doing graphic design work for the event here and my boss erin fitzgerald who's the creative coordinator. she turned me on- well you have been doing so many paintings the design and stuff we can do a little exhibit and of course that was right up my alley." alley."the display can be found in the kendall gallery located on the third floor of the i-m-u. as terry mentioned earlier, we're in for some dangerously cold temperatures. he joins us right now with the bone-chilling details of his
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it was a stomping of the spartans... coming up in sports... after a big win in east lansing... iowa basketball continues to roll on in the big ten... hear from the hawkeyes next... next..."cbs 2 news connects with us at 1-800- 222-kganemail us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot comconnect with us on facebook at facebook/kgan cbs 2.
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for 23 years... the breslin center's been a house of horrors for hawkeye basketball... but it all changed last night... when iowa snapped an 18-game losing streak at michigan state...
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college basketball's big stage... the hawks moved to 4-0 in big ten play by stomping on the spartans for the second time this year... denzel valentine wasn't much of a factor in east lansing... instead... it was peter jok shooting the lights out... dom uhl pitching in off the bench... and the seniors finishing off one of the biggest wins of their career... i think everybody in that locker room... that's in there... believe that we can win this game... and compete with these guys.. we knew what they're gonna do... and what they want to do... they're gonna come out and be the aggressor... and we came out and threw the first punch... they fought us as hard as they could... i think they gave us their best fight both times... they came out and wanted to punch us in the face... it just goes back to toughness... we knew we were the better team from the get go... and we wanted to go out and prove it... and we did... as for iowa state and u-n-i... both teams badly need victories... and both teams will have a chance to get them
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have dropped three of four in the big twelve... they play at kansas state tomorrow... u- n-i's also lost three of four... they host loyola at the mcloud center at three o'clock on saturday.. . the nation's best college football programs *expect* to lose underclassmen to the n-f-l draft... places like alabama and ohio state... but not at northern iowa... so the news out of cedar falls on thursday night was stunning... junior linebacker brett mcmakin is declaring for the n-f-l draft... he's the first player in panther history to enter the draft with a year of eligibility remaining... mcmakin led u-n-i in tackles last season... with 123... the pack will be back in arizona on saturday... for a rematch with the cardinals... green bay got clobbered by the cards just three weeks ago... 38 to 8... but the packers got some mojo back last week against the redskins... and they feel like they're ready for a rematch in the desert... "for the most part, we just didn't show up ready to play.that's what's great about
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another opportunity -- and right now we're one-and-oh." oh.""anytime you get the chance to come back and play a team that the first game didn't go so well... it gives the guys a litle more drive to wanna go out and want to finish." the hottest team in the a-f-c meets the dynasty of the a-f-c on saturday in foxboro... the chiefs haven't lost since october 18th... but tomorrow... it's the ultimate test... against the patriots and bill belichick... the good news for k-c... rob gronkowski is questionable with a knee injury... the bad news is... they still have to stop tom brady... "he's gonna bring his a-game. he's a great quarterback. i'm just focused on making sure our guys are rready to go -- making sure we're focused on our game plan. and just understand that he's a top- notch quarterback." quarterback.""licking my chops it's a helluva quarterback who's back there -- it doesn't matter if tom brady's back there or not. as a whole, we got a goal in mind and that's
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we will be right back to take announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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bitter cold on the way for the weekend with temperatures below zero and wind chills as low as -20. tomorrow thanks for watching your cbs 2
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