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normal. that's up from a 110- percent of normal snowpack that was measured at the beginning of january. hydrologist say... we're well on the way to ending the year with an above average snowpack. the snowpack ofcourse is our largest reservoir. right now... its holding a good amount of water. "right now we are standing on 100 inches of snow, but if you were to melt that down to just water, it would be 28.8 inches of water." "i would like to see another half dozen or so more of these type or storms, and that would put a serious dent in our drought storage deficit that we have." the problem we are still facing is shortages in our reservoirs. they've been depleted in the drought... and have not yet refilled. still... current projections have the truckee river flowing normally through august. traci davis, the washoe county school district superintendent, will present a state of the schools address tonight at six p-m at damonte ranch.
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repair and construction needs in that meeting. the advocacy group build our schools dot com says the district needs about 250 million dollars to repair w-c- s-d schools. plus hundreds of million dollars more to build new schools to deal with the overcrowding issue. failure to address these issues in a timely manner could impact students in the district. "double sessions in all of our junior highs and high schools and all of our elementary schools will be on year round calendering." tonight at five kolo 8 news now's paul harris will have more on the repair and construction issues. including how to fund the projects including possibly raising sales tax and property tax. all eyes are on iowa this evening. the hawkeye state is holding the first caucus. our kolo 8 news now washington d-c bureau chief jacqueline policastro reports from des moyne moines. right now we are just hours away from the beginning of the
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are still campaigning across the state. volunteers are out making calls, hitting the pavement trying to convince undecided voters to vote for their favorite candidate. after the results roll in the candidates will hold victory parties tonight. right now donald trump and hillary clinton are in the lead. but here in iowa, anything can happen. reporting in des moines, i'm jacqueline policastro. it is just hours until the race for the white house officially begins, as voters decide who they want to win the iowa caucuses. a lot is resting on the millennials. for some, this year will be the first election they'll have a say in. washington correspondent kellie meyer finds out what is important to millennials this election. it is the question every student faces when going off to college. "you kind of have to be involved in politics when you live on drake's campus." as drake university becomes a stomping ground in the 2016 presidential race. advantage of the opportunity to ask the minds. kevin maisto: "it is important the political conversation and we are given the skills and opportunities to do well." kevin maisto says they
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has been a big topic the presidential rallys on campus, from sanders to trump. but kevin likes hillary's plan of reducing the cost. "while bernie sanders does talk a lot about free public institution. i think it is really important that students have a little bit of an investment in their future." in kevin's generation, seven out of 10 seniors graduate with student loan debt. it's something political science professor gayle alberda hears all too often from her students. gayle has a son of her own, who she hopes one day to send to college. but she says with student loan interest rates rising, it's making it more difficult for many to go to school. "we take out 100,000 but we're paying back double that almost in interest rates so what does
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family and pay back their loans. it's overwhelming for them at the moment." a lot can change tonight if these young voters come out. gayle tells me hopes the student debt crisis is one of the things addressed in 2016 so her students and her son can have a bright future. reporting in des moines, i'm kellie meyer. nevada's caucuses are slated for later this month, and both parties are doing their best to get residents to participate. the democratic caucus takes place on saturday, february 20th-- beginning at eleven. the republican caucus is on tuesday evening february 23rd beginning at 5:30. both events are closed. only registered voters of each party can participate in the caucus. you can go to respective websites and find locations, training sessions, and even register to vote. two big differences in the events. as a democrat you can register at the event. for the republicans, the deadline to register as a republican and participate is february 13th. adam khan/washoe county gop: february 13th is the last
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important that you register. because a lot of people are excited about our republican candidates, but they are not registered to vote. pam dupre/washoe county democratic party. under the democratic party rules, not the republican, but democratic party rules you can register as a democrat on caucus day and then proceed into the precinct caucus location and particiapte as a fully registered democrat dupre says the democrats also offer a fast track system where if you register before the caucus, you will receive a code that will get you into the event faster. if you don't feel comfortable registering to vote on line, you can do it at party headquarters, or go to the washoe county registrar of voters. go to our website for links to party information on the nevada caucuses. searching for justice in the murder of a 13- year-old girl. two virginia tech college students faced a judge today - both accused in connection with the girl's death. megan hughes has more on the investigation. 18 year old virginia tech engineering student david eisenhauer appeared in court today-charged with the
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lovell. police haven't said much about the motive-- lt. mike albert, blacksburg, va police dept.: "we have determined that eisenhauer and nicole were acquainted prior to her disappearance?eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her." 19 year old natalie keepers, also arraigned today, is facing charges of transporting or concealing a dead body. after police arrested eisenhauer saturday morning for abduction, they found lovell's body 80 miles away in north carolina. her family said she'd pushed a dresser against her door and possibly climbed out of her window wednesday. lovell's mother told the washington post her daughter was bullied online and at school. she was a liver transplant recipient who needed daily medication. sarah bradbury, friend: "she was always the cutest little thing." the investigation continues with police searching a pond on the virginia tech campus for a second day. in court documents eisenhauer reportedly claimed "i believe the truth can set me free." eisenhauer was a high
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school principal is shocked. james lemon, principal: "he was a very pleasant young man, very goal driven but focused on academics and focused on his running." eisenhauer's parents live in a quiet maryland neighborhood. neighbors say they moved to the area from washington state within the past few years. ronnie stanfield, neighbor: "it's always surprising when you hear something like this." there are still a lot of questions about how lovell died. court documents indicate that a firearm was not used. megan hughes, abc news, washington. the world health organization held an emergency meeting on the zika virus outbreak. officials warn there could be as many as 4- million new infections this year. plus-- "we're going to be like...oh my god, there he is!" a woman is going to marry a man she's never seen in person. the couple calls it a modern day romance. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 4:30 with sarah johns and weather with meteorologist jeff thompson this is kolo 8 news now at
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the world health
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today that the explosive spread of the zika virus in the americas is an "extraordinary event". they are declaring it an international emergency. the world health organization says the zika virus is a public health emergency of global concern. the agency says the mosquito-borne virus is spreading rapidly. the lack of a vaccine or population immunity spurred the w-h-o into action. "i am now declaring that the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities reported in latin america following a similar cluster in french polynesia in 20-14 constitutes a public health emergency of
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the w-h-o said last week that there could be at least 3-million zika infections over the next year. zika is linked to a birth defect that leads to babies being born with abnormally small heads. there are also reports of a serious neurological condition in areas where zika has been confirmed. however, there is no conclusive link between zika and that condition. a modern romance was in full display over the weekend in california. erica harris and artie vann planned to get married-- only minutes after they first met in person. jennifer kastner was there when the couple came face-to-face. erica harris, bride-to-be: "we're going to be like...oh my god, there he is!" erica harris of murrieta anxiously waits inside the nearly empty ontario airport friday night. she's about to marry the man of her dreams, who she has never met in person. erica harris, bride-to-be: "you
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love. you leap into that like there's no tomorrow, and that's what we're doing," a year ago, she and artie randomly connected over instagram. call it love at first click. but artie lives in new york - hashtag 'problem.' so for months, their romance grew through original poetry, along with videos. artie then bought a one-way plane ticket, and the two planned to elope minutes after he lands. we've been patiently waiting for the past hour. erica is getting very nervous, but we just got the call artie's landed and any second he's going to come down that escalator. travelers look on in anticipation ... then ... "nice to me you...hi, i'm erica, don't drop me, it's nice to meet you." artie pops the question... "will you marry me?"
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disbelief, quietly exchange vows. christine lee, witness in airport: "it's just very exciting, it's very surreal to be a part of this experience." an insta-wedding and insta-success. their advice to all those love-seekers out there... artie vann, groom-to-be: "don't listen to your thoughts, don't listen to your head, follow your heart...follow your soul." erica harris, bride-to-be: "so for anybody who doesn't believe in fairy tales anymore, who am i, and it can happen to you too." in ontario, jennifer kastner...k-cal 9 news. we're not the only area that felt the impact of this storm. strong winds caused severe damage down in the bay area. one family... having to leave thier home. and, all eyes are on iowa today in the first contest of this presidential campaign. but some locals are ready to be out of the lime-light. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner,
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the storm that brought
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leaving significant damage in the bay area. and for one family, that damage means limited access to their own front door. "it's pretty frustrating we have to jump the fence to get out of there " the next door neighbor's tree crashed down on sandra ceballes's yard in redwood city yesterday. making the problem worse? the family couldn't seek shelter in any hotel rooms. "they were all booked for the superbowl nowhere else to go." the national park service posted a picture showing winds reached 74-miles-per-hour yesterday. today's calmer weather made it easier to clean up, but according to ceballes, the tree- owner hasn't been cooperative, and didn't hire a crew. the people you see
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chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with a check of your forecast. jeff... a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although accumulation is not expected for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
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a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: sunny, with a high near 50. a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although accumulation is not expected for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
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jeff, thanks. commercials, billboards, fliers and phone calls... it's hard to escape the presidential campaign in iowa... and some residents are ready for the candidates to move on to the next state.
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what'next hour. we're working on several new and updated stories coming up on kolo 8 news now at 5. icy roads were a major problem for people on their morning commute today. the freezing temperatures overnight, created extremely slick conditions in most areas... leading to dozens of crashes. and, a missing snowboarder and skier were rescued after they rode out of bounds at mount rose ski resort. how rescuers found them. plus, chipotle's problems could be coming to an end. the outbreak could be declared over as soon as today. the final frenzy is underway... presidential candidates
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with just hours to encourage iowa voters to caucus for them tonight. and some iowans are ready to get it all over with. steve nan-iss nannes is in iowa with the locals. ok iowans, you've put up with the non-stop campaigning for more than a year. candidates everywhere. media everywhere. you've been inundated with commercials and mailers and robo calls. soon, you cast your votes... then its all over. are you excited? "pretty excited. i'm tired of all the traffic" "i'll be happy when today's done" "it's getting old" "its gonna be nice to watch tv again, see some different commercials. not have as much mail, i get a lot of mail from the candidates. are you excited that by this time tomorrow, it'll all be over? "yeah" "what are we gonna do? go back to normal life?" "it'll be nice to just have things back to normal" "the lack of phone calls will be nice, yeah." have the commercials and the calls..." "they're annoying. very annoying." "all over the tv" "it's just absolutely
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am so -- it's just too much." "you hear about it all the time. it's all anybody talks about" "a little overboard" "it's just a lot of phone calls, a lot of tv calls, stuff like that. it's nice when it first starts, but everybody at the end, it's ready to be done." "you know, iowa is in the spotlight for today. that's enough. then they can all go home." yes ma'am. we're outta here. jeff is back with your ..... forecast. tonight: mostly cloudy, with a ..... forecast. tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind
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of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy,
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"you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00." tonight on kolo 8 news now... all that snow is good news for the sierra snowpack. tonight an update on just how much snow is piling up. all eyes are on the hawkeye state.
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getting underway right now. and, we take a look at the state of our schools, and just how much money the district needs to repair them. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah johns i'm noah bond. heavy snowfall on the valley-- followed by freezing temperatures overnight... made for an icy commute this morning. roads were extremely slick in many places. there were dozens of crashes near the spaghetti bowl. no injuries were reported, but they caused major delays for people trying to get to work. while we didn't have the blinding snowfall we had yesterday, it was still dangerous out there. n-dot crews worked throughout the day to clear the roads. "the driving conditions for everyone involved, including our own drivers, is going to be slow. people need to plan ahead. leave a little bit early." weather conditions also created dangerous situations in the mountains. you can find a full list of traffic controls at kolo-tv-dot-com.### all these storms are good news for local lakes. here's a look at boca
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