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candidates are doubling down their efforts in key battleground states. thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) >> and i'm dave courvoisier. while donald trump is in florida... hillary clinton made her way to las vegas today. >> politics now co- host patrick walker was at her rally today... patrick? ((patrick walker)) >> hillary clinton rallied to her base perhaps one final time... speaking in front of a union crowd here at the plumbers and pipefitters union training center. catherine cortez masto... stressing the importance of early voting and getting people to the polls. the union crowd took to the streets to canvass for clinton after the rally ended. clinton's theme was "imagine a world with donald trump as president." she told the crowd his insults against women... minorities... veterans... and others are a preview of how he would act as president. clinton then told the crowd she is ready to be president.: ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "on the day that we brought osama bin laden to justice, i was in the situation room, monitoring what our brave men were doing, to make it clear
awhile, but we will keep going after them. donald trump was hosting 'celebrity apprentice.'" )) ((patrick walker)) >> clinton is tied with trump 45-45 in our klas-jmc analytics poll released today. she had a slim 43-41 percent lead in our last poll two and a half week ((patrick walker)) did clinton say enough today to help her pull away and win in this battle ground state? my politics now co-host steve sebelius and i will discuss... coming up at 6:30. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) both candidates are hoping to get minorities to the polls. donald trump stepped up his outreach to black and latino voters today... making three stops in florida: ((donald trump: "i see all these signs, "cubans for trump." cubans! i love cubans." "thank you fellas, that's so good.
((dave courvoisier)) >> the increased attention comes as trump and his allies are doing their best to pull in black and latino voters who traditionally vote democratic. arizona and florida are two of the final four states cbs news still considers a tossup...and hispanics could be the deciding factor in both states./// ((dave courvoisier)) and we're your local election headquarters keeping you up to date on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) ((tedd florendo)) mostly clear skies and calmer winds. breezes earlier have subsided around the region giving way to a nice halloween day and night. expecting temps to cool off to the 60's by nightfall and temps are actually 10 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of the cold front and now cool north breezes. ................. .................. .... here's your evening forecast tonight dropping to the 60's after 70's this afternoon.
ongoing. but there are signs of improvements. 8 news now reporter karen castro takes a closer look at what's being done to close the gap. ((barbara carson - parent: my child came home and told me she her math teacher had been switched. )) ((karen castro)) barbara carson moved to the valley from indianapolis just few months ago. carson says her daughter, who attends eldorado high school has already been affected by the teacher shortage in the clark county school district. ((barbara carson - parent: i've been learning a lot about the district since i've been here. um, i am a concerned parent. i have a child that will be in the district for three more years) teaching positions affecting some 2-hundred students. according to ccsd's website there are more than 4-hundred vacancies district-wide. that is more than the number of openings at the beginning of the school year... but it's about half compared to last august. ((lisette partelow - dir., center for american progress: anymore and so we have seen that the shortage in clark county has been reduced quite a bit. )) ((karen castro)) lisette partelow is with the center for american progress, which launched the teach strong campaign. nevada joined the national movement last year. ((lisette partelow -
similar idea of developing a coalition to try to think through issues of teacher pipeline.)) ((karen castro)) the campaign has 9 principles focused on a teacher's professional life-cycle starting from preparation... all the way through their years as educators. ((lisette partelow - dir., center for american progress: we've really raised expectations for teachers and rightly so and we think in order to, to be holding teachers to these high expectations we also need to be providing them with the support and the training and the compensation that they deserve.)) ((karen castro)) partelow believes the campaign, along with other state d to attract teachers to nevada so parents like carson don't have to worry about their children's education. ((barbara carson - parent: i am hoping for the best. )) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> according to the teach strong campaign, getting college students excited about majoring in education has been challenging. they say, since 2009 there has been a 33-percent decline in teacher preparation across the state. /// ((denise valdez)) here in clark county, we are on track to set a record for the number of pedestrians hit and killed on our roads.
worse. ((dave courvoisier)) >> paul joncich is here with a new program designed to stem the tide of fatal accidents. ((paul joncich)) dave, safety advocates just came out and said it, they've tried everything. from dressing up cops like turkey's and having them cross the street - to investing in high tech crosswalks, and nothing has worked. so now, instead of ticketing jaywalkers and drivers who fail to yield, they'll be will be required to attend class on how to stay aware in traffic. ((paul joncich)) they'll be taught simple stuff like look both ways before you cross the street. be aware of pedestrians. so far this year, 40 pedestrians have been hit and killed on our roads. judge janiece marshall is spearheading the class through las vegas justice court. (( judge janiece marshall: "make sure you look both ways, make sure that you make eye contact with the driver when you are crossing the street because if you make eye contact withthe driver, that driver is going to not hit you because they see you." )) ((paul joncich)) basic stuff right?
5 years ago, our pedestrian crashes were half of what they were in 2015. ((paul joncich)) and this is the time of year that pedestrian accidents dramatically increase. it's getting darker earlier and there are more impaired drivers on the road. let's hope these classes, or the threat of having to go to one...will help save lives./// ((denise valdez)) it's the age- old question... should you rent or should you buy? after t consumer advocate michelle mortensen joins us to break down the pro's and con's of each decision in today's housing market./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news
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this is 8 news now at six." ((dave courvoisier)) buying your first home is one important financail decisions you will make in your lifetime. but how can you know whether you're ready to buy? ((denise valdez)) >> consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to help. she's come up with a "before you buy" checklist in tonight's debt destroyer report. so ... you want to buy a home. you're in a good job ... you like the schools your kids go to ... and you don't see yourself transfering or leaving the state anytime soon. it might be a good time to buy. but before you start looking ...
boxes on the debt destroyer buyers checklist. first on the list. do you have the cash? ((it's not just the matter ofhaving the down payment and closing costs but the savings to back up the costc that are going to come as a homeowner. )) that's michele johnson. she runs the financial guidance center in southern nevada ... and helps thousands of people with their money management, debt and with buying homes. she suggestes you have a 6 month emergency fund in place ... and the cash set aside forthe down home before you even start looking at homes. so if you want a 200,000 dollar home. the minimum down payment is 3..5 % ... or 7 grand. and the avergage closing cost in nevada for a 200,000 home is $1994. that means ... you need about 9 grand in cash ... just to think about buying. then it's time to qualify for a loan. and even if the bank qualifies you for more than you expected
afford. ((the recommendation is that you don't spend more than 36% of your monthly gross household income )) if your gross monthly income is 4 grand ... your mortgage... hoa ... insurance and utilities shoudl be no more than $1440. so once you find a home you love ... look at the estimated utility costs ... plus what your mortgage payment will be on the home. and if you plan on making home improvements ... or buying new furniture ... you'll needo michele's last piece of advice... don't forget the lessons of our past. ((we shouldn't have short memories .. remember where we were 7, 8 years ago. //7:50 how many people lost thier homes? so look longer term and as with every finacial decision take the emotion out of it look at the black and white before you ever begin looking for a home. )) ((michelle mortensen)) >> and if buying a home is something you want to do... our debt destroyer partner .. the financial guidance center
through many parts of the valley, with mildest temps over to the eastside where we're lower in elevation and typically warmer. west side not as mild and cooler than the rest of the valley with temps only in th 50's for the mountain this afternoon after a chilly morning start near the freezing mark. ................. .................. ................ regional temps also stayed mild especially down the colorado river down to laughlin and bullhead city. warmer n chilly temps exist up in the central great basin and far north portions of the state. ................................ ... ................ cool here to the pacific northwest, but warmer weather continues in the southern plains over to the southeast where they're breaking records for heat for early november. ................................ ... ...................... satellite and radar shows clearer skies than yesterday and
and arizona. we'll begin to see that low wrap around moisture tomorrow towards northern arizona but we should remain on the dry side with some cloud cover. could sneak in slight chances in east county but otherwise mostly sunny with breezes still continuing down the colorado river. ............ ....................... ................. tonight expect lows in the mid to high 50's and chilly again under mostly clear skies. evening breezes will be il evening but still remain breezy down the colorado river. tomorrow milder near 80 tomorrow and should remain that way for several days. winds not as strong tomorrow, but could be breezy still for those northern sections of the valley. ................................ ... ...................... neighborhood by neighborhood temps will be mild tomorrow with many neighborhoods
closer to the high 70's for the west side of town and coolest. . .............................. .... ....................... extended forecast shows mild 80's for a several days even as we head into your weekend. breezes return late weekend but otherwise plenty of sunshine. could see more clouds develop by the weekend but otherwise should be mild and pleasant.> that's right this is the place to have a good time tonight... the pbr world finals is here and at a new home. more on that. plus... boxing business.. they've talked the talk and now
golf, boxing and bulls headling in las vegas. golf begins tomorrow, boxing saturday and tonight the best bull riders in a brand new stable are here. jon tritsch comes out of the chutes with more on the world finals. (jon tritsch: "the most extravagant boots and extraordinary bulls are back..but this year the pbr world finals saddles up in a new arena.") ("ea president: "well the party just got a little bit bigger than any year in the past. it's pretty exciting, it's a fantastic venue, great amenities. we got it set up. there isn't a bad seat in the house and we are going to throw a pretty nice party out here in the parking lot.") jon tritsch: somehow the toughest sport on dirt inside the world's most sparkling arena..is a match made in big belt buckle heaven (cooper davis/bull rider: "to be in an arena with this much bling on it is eye opening to us. it's something new and something
the pbr has ridden into tennessee..okla homa..missouri..n orth carolina..idaho.. oregon..californ ia and arizona..but the buckin stops here in vegas when a champion is crowned (jb mauney/2 time champion: "pretty much you separate the men from the boys when you get here. i love it. the pressure, all the lights, everything going on. i love it.") (cooper davis/#2 in world: "to think, if i win this event i'll be a world champion. that's something i've dreamed of since i was little. but i have to take it one bull at a time and stay on jon tritsch: it's the 23rd year of the pbr..the fan following is as as passionate as ever..but the sport has plenty of room on the bullriding bandwagon the next 5 days (sean gleason/president: "if they come to one event and experience us one time. they are fans for life.") jon tritsch..8 sports now ((chris maathuis)) four championship fights takes place in vegas this weekend... the thomas and
showdown. headlining the fight card is las vegan jessie vargas , who meets the challenger manny pacquiao. its odd to call manny the challenger... but he is... he once stood in the shoes that vargas now stands in. (( )) manny pacquiao/former champ; "i hear a lot of fighters say i'm going to do that i'm going to do that.. .but when action and actual they can not go about it, so that's a problem." jessie vargas/champ; "he knows that i'm hungry and i worked very hard to be victorious this night and he basically said it, i just wa ((chris maathuis)) the tpc summerlin is hosting some of the best golfers in the world. members of the u.s. ryder cup team are here... so are former champions.
action tomorrow and the course is in great shape. (smiley kaufman/defending champ: "winning here was the start of my career. it really changed my life for the most part this last year and a lot of great memories coming back. it's my first pga tour win and everybody has a piece of their heart for vegas.") ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 is next. ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with paul to see what they're working on. ((paul joncich)) hillary clinton makes another push to get voters to the polls... right here in las vegas. what she had to say at a local union hall...
and a new report shows allegiant's planes are four times more likely than other planes... to break down. what the local airline says its doing... to try and make their fleet more reliable. those stories and more coming up at 6:30./// news music (( there definitely was no opportunity for the se officers to defend the desert is where bad guys go when they want to make evidence disappear. but hiding the evidence won't help danny tarkanian. sure, he can bury all those property taxes he skipped out on for years... ...or all those fake charities he helped set up... ...or the scams against seniors he formed... or the $17 million judgment he never paid. he can try, but he can't make his record disappear.
as you make up your mind, remember -- congressman heck voted 10 times to defund planned parenthood. he even threatened to shut down the government over it. heck took all that
money from wall street and predatory payday lenders and voted their way. he even wanted to privatize social security, risking it on the stock market.
attack. )) ((christianne klein)) now at 6:30... a man accused of gunning down two officers... is behind bars. what police say the suspect did at hs football game... that had him on their radar. ((paul joncich)) 8 news now has exclusive new poll numbers... showing who nevadans would vote for if the election were held today. we'll let you know if clinton or trump is ahead right now. ((christianne klein)) and a local man wins a whopping 8 millions dollars... in the world series of poker! we let you 'sound off at six'... to find out what you would spend that cash on!///
we are inside of 6 days until the election... and las vegas is still a major campaign stop in the presidential race. thanks for joining us... i'm paul joncich. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein. this time it's hillary clinton... making a stop at the plumbers and pipe fitters union training center. that's where politics now co-host patrick walker joins us live with what clinton had to say. ((patrick walker)) >> paul and christianne... the candidates time becomes more and more valuable in the final day hillary clinton spent some valuable time here this afternoon as union workers prepared to canvass on her behalf. this has been a very tight presidential race in nevada as of late. over the last week and a half... clinton has lost ground in nevada... if you're one to strongly believe the polls. the real clear politics average of polls over that time shows trump with a point and a half lead. they're tied in two of the polls... clinton is ahead in one and trump is ahead in one.