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weeks from today. yesterday, trump made his first visit to the white house before meeting with republican congressional. analysts expect house speaker paul ryan and majority leader mitch mcconnell to move quickly on long-stalled republican policies. "when donald trump says, 'we're gonna do tax reform,' what does that mean? it means paul ryan has been slaving away on the ways and means committee that were never going anywhere. now he's thinking, 'wait a minute, trump could sign this into law.'" weijia jiang, cbs ns ((christianne klein)) this morning... departing senate minority leader harry reid lashed out at trump.... calling him quote "a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate." the nevada democrat continued... "if trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately."/// ((christianne klein))
his rounds in the capitol... hillary clinton supporters are finding solace in this photo. margot gerster was on a walk with her daughter... and ran into bill and hillary clinton walking their dog. gerster says it was a special moment... given her heartbreak after the election./// ((christianne klein)) noise, dust, and an alarming smell. that's what residents in one valley neighborhood are experiencing.. an asphalt plant and gravel pit is right across the street from their homes. residents are concerned about a proposed expansion to the wells cargo site. they were told it would shut down their homes... but the area is working to get county permission to create a bigger site. some residents have called the county air quality department.. when the dust becomes too much: ((steve williamson/resident: "it's not just a thin layer, it's a heavy layer. i've never seen anything like it." "you get a plume coming out of the pits. it'll linger for a while then go away. if they come out in two hours they're not going to see a thing." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> wells cargo issued a statement about the location that has been operating since
taken aggressive and proactive approaches to minimize impact and to ensure that dust and operating emissions are within allowable limits and do not exceed the federal, state and county regulations." they say they've moved the location of the proposed expansion on their property.. which is further away from the homes to minimize impact. the issue goes before the clark county commission next wednesday. /// ((christianne klein)) the weekend is upon us- let's check in with sherry for a look at our forecast ((sherry swensk)) blue skies and above normal temps for this veterans day friday. high pressure continues this trend of above normal temps and beautifully sunny days. temps are already into the 70s and have passed the normal mid-november high of 69 degrees. .................. the weekend will be only slightly cooler, but staying nicely above normal. i see a cool down
to normal and even below. ............ temps will steadily rise a few more degrees right back up to 80 degrees for your veterans day afternoon. i do see a cool down coming next week and check that out in our full weather now forecast./// ((christianne klein)) >> tens of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown las vegas this morning. it was all to honor the brave men and women who served our country. 8 news now reporter nia wong has been at the annual veterans parade all morning. she joins us live on the parade route. nia? ((nia wong)) >> christianne. the parade wrapped up moments ago.
>> cheers were so loud the only thing that broke through was the sound of the f-35 jet that roared as it flew overhead. it's the first time the air force has let this happen since 20-12. organizers chose "saluting women in uniform" as the theme for the parade. so it was ladies first as they led more than 150 floats....bands and military vehicles through downtown las vegas. they were followed by my - former mayor oscar b. goodman. today....veterans i spoke with say they are so proud to be here and say seeing all this support makes their service worth it... especially for 96 year-old colonel charles mcgee....the last of the tuskegee airmen of the 302nd squadron. ((col. charles mcgee/tuskegee airman, 302nd squadron: even though there was segregation at the time in the timeframe that i served, stitch 24 our service helped dispell some of these biases because of color we couldn't do technical things and it did help bring about a change in the country."
>> this is the second largest veterans day parade in the country.... according to cnn the largest west of the mississippi. ((nia wong)) >> organizers tell me the crowds continue to grow each year. we've got photos for you on our website. head over to las vegas now dot com. reporting live from downtown. nia wong 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) still ahead on the valley's news leader... plus.. a cutting-edge technique is changing the surgeons repair scoliosis. we've got an in-depth look... from the doctor credited with the medical breakthrough... next./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and
((christianne klein)) surgeons have been correcting severe scoliosis for decades. they straightened the spine... but didn't have the ability to correct the rotation.. so patients still suffered from side-effects from corrective surgery. but as martie salt reports, one doctor found a way to address all of that in one operation... without adding time or cost.
she can sit or stand without discomfort, after scoliosis surgery to correct a 62-percent curvature. audrey beaman "there was a lot of other stuff going on at that point, but having feeling that immediate release was everything. it was amazing." audrey wanted a straight spine, but not the rib hump, the bulge that often remains after surgery. audrey beaman "i could see it in all the pictures we would take and i just felt not just curved in this direction, but it's also rotated, and that rotation is what causes the rib hump." doctor robert rovner (rowv-ner) devised a way to fix the rotation. he puts two screws in each vertebrae and using extensions like these, straightens each bone into neutral until the whole spine is aligned and de-rotated,then secures it all with rods. here's how it looks in audrey. robert rovner, md orthopedic spine
like to at least fix the cosmetic part of it as well, and that's never been ignored, but has never been allowed to be addressed as well as we can right now." audrey recently celebrated her "spine-versary," one year since her procedure. audrey beaman "i stand differently, i walk differently, and just seeing the way it looks makes a huge difference." i'm martie salt, reporting. ((christianne klein)) >> doctor companies to improve the hardware for his technique. his hope is that other surgeons will be trained to use this procedure to get better outcomes for patients./// ((christianne klein)) up next.... technology.. that's good for the environment. see what these colorful benches are being used for... all around the world. the valley's news leader is back in 2 minutes./// ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
the "soofa benches"... named after the boston company that makes them... use a square solar panel in the middle to power two phone chargers on the front... and the wifi signal, which is free and doesn't come with a password. they're being sold to cities for about 7-grand each./// ((sherry swensk)) we'll have plenty of sunshine... and day... as we're waiting for the haze to disappear and that will go away when we get some breezes next week. ear and that will go away ...................... it's going to be a very mild veterans day and the weekend will be only slightly cooler, but staying nicely above normal. i see a cool down coming next week with temps back to normal and
elm or cheno or sage bothering you during the fall months. ............. an area of low pressure will head north and our high pressure will stay over the great basin to deliver the extra mild weather in the desert. ....... then next week a colder and windy system blows in and temps will drop back to normal and below. highs in the 60s and much chillier 40s.
coming up today on eight news now at four... a new charter school... from a local man who graduated from c-c-s-d. we find out why he decided to open his own school... and what sets it apart from the rest. >> plus... it's movember! several of the men here at channel 8 are taking part... but what is it? we run down the reason you're seeing so many mustaches on air... and around town.///
grand for "google glass"... when you can get similar features from a much cheaper pair of glasses? enter... the smart sunglasses. they come from snapchat... by way of these funky yellow vending machines. the first one has been installed in venice beach,near the company's headquarters. the glasses run about 130-dollars and feature built-in wireless video cameras. no word on where the next vending machine will show up./// live at noon.. the valley's news leader. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and
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