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supreme court left by the passing of justice antonin scalia. spent the most time on was the vacancy on the supreme court left by the passing of justice antonin scalia. spent the most time on was the vacancy on the supreme court left by the passing of justice antonin scalia. supreme court left by the passing of justice antonin scalia. "the longest contested supreme court nomination of clarence thomas lasted 100 days. president obama has about 340 days left so he has plenty of time. and then the other arugment they make is "oh my gosh it's an election year." now last time i looked the constitution did not have a
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nominates "parentheses" except an election year. that's not the way our system works." clinton called on republican senators to confirm a new justice... calling it their "constitutional duty." republican senators to confirm a new justice... calling it their "constitutional duty." clinton also spoke at the university of nevada about women's healthcare issues. we'l show you what she had to say coming up at 5-30. live at truckee meadows community college, terri russell, kolo 8 news now. meadows community college, terri russell, kolo 8 news now. the death of supreme court justice an-tuh-nin antonin scalia over the weekend has touched off a political firestorm. republicans are threatening to filibuster any nomination by president obama. but democrats are fighting back.
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think that mitch mcconnell has it right on this issue. the constitution is pretty clear and that is, it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms." democrats have been quick to accuse republicans of ignoring the constitution. but g-o-p presidential candidates argue the vacancy should be filled by the next president, giving -voters a chance to have a voice. "i think president obama's going to submit a nominee and in all likelihood this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be rejected by the senate." scalia's death will also play a big role in cases already before the court. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent alex miller takes a look at how the court will operate moving forward. it's been a whirlwindthe last 48 hours have brought mourning for justice antonin scalia---- "the justices have lost a dear friend and colleague and one of the most vocal important voices on the court." but also ignited
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replacement. the 79-year-old was in the midst of a highly profiled supreme court termwhere controversial issues across the board were set to be decided. scalia was viewed as a concretely conservative justice --- his viewsobvious. so what happens to his vote? the court takes a preliminary vote in the days after argumentsbut until the opinion is issued--- votes arent officialso any case that hasn't been decidedlike sturgeon vs. frost//fisher vs. texas won't include scalia's vote. and that might leave won't include scalia's vote. and that might leave some decisions in a split. "either they will do whats called affirm by a higher court. wherere the lower courts decision stands or they will reargue the case after a new justice is confirmed." "if youre going to have potential for these 4-4 decisions
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9th seat so the court can go about its business." but theres a small problem--- its called the 2016 presidential election. republicans are banking on retaking the oval office and want 2016 presidential election. republicans are banking on retaking the oval office and want to wait. but the democrats say it's the president's duty to nominate a replacement. "getting enough republicans to move the nomination is going to be very very difficult." and so yet another political battle begins --- bringing all three branches of government into play for republicans and democrats this year. the oval office and want to wait. but the democrats say it's the president's duty to nominate a replacement. "getting enough republicans to move the nomination is going to be very very difficult." and so yet another political battle begins --- bringing all three branches of government into play for republicans and democrats this year. reporting in washington, i'm alex miller. another storm system is headed our way... but it won't be long before we return to this spring-like weather. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. jeff? wind advisory in effect for the sierra front and tahoe basin wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-35 mph is likely with gusts to 55+ mph. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild through early wednesday. tuesday highs will likely be the warmest temperatures of the year to date. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, as a pacific trough pushes inland. it will be warm and windy to start, with gusty southerly wind east of the sierra crest and snow levels above 8000'. by wednesday night, temperatures and snow levels will fall rapidly as a cold front moves through. expect winter travel in the sierra, with some slippery spots thursday morning down to 5000'. dry
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return friday through next weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 37. south wind around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 68. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 41. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening. wednesday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 55 mph. wednesday night: rain before 1 am, then rain and snow between 1 am and 4 am, then snow likely after 4 am. low around 36. windy. chance of precipitation is 90%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. breezy. chance of precipitation is 60%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 53. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 55. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 29. sunday: sunny, with a high near 59. cam 3 - wx mic
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the person or group who shot a man in sparks. it happened at the 7- eleven on pyramid way, near victorian avenue late friday night. the victim was taken to the hospital where he died. no information about the victim has been released. call the sparks police department or secret witness with tips. the number is 322-4900. ### the carson city airport is back open after a helicopter crashed near the runway over the weekend. says it crashed during take off saturday afternoon, right after an engine failure. the pilot and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the airport was shut down for about an hour. investigating.### a northern nevada farm is going the extra mile to protect the earth. peri and sons farms... was named first onion farm in the u-s to earn a as kolo 8 news now's colin lygren reports... this designation covers a lot more than you'd think. nats - factory. of this yerington
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new designation. certified sustainably grown. "we all live in one environment and one world and we should be concerned about the resources that we are utilizing." peri and sons... just recently named the sustainably-grown onion farm... by scs auditor "we went through a rigorous certification process where people have come and verified that our practices match up with our sustainable standards for aspects." instead of flood irrigating... peri and sons uses drip irrigation which reduces water use by over 50 percent. they also closely monitor soil nutrients... adding only what is necessary... that way nothing runs off into the walker river. "we're making sure that we are always doing our best to become more efficient in conservation of our water to our materials." the sustainibly-grown certification is one "peri and sons" has been working toward for years. it not only looks at their growing practices... but also... their quality of product... working conditions... and worker quality of life. the farm actually houses most of their
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charge. all of these aspects seem like they'd be expensive but... that's not the case. "you are saving more money. you are conserving your energy usage, your water usage, you are treating your employees better, and therefore having less turnover." in yerington... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. while this is not a state or federal designation... the nevada department of agriculture is commending peri farms-- on this accomplishment. ### las vegas is now a top choice to host competitve video games. chinese gaming company "our-game international holdings" has an arena in beijing, and is looking to expand to other countries. the chinese facility has a 200-seat arena, a broadcast studio and hundreds of gaming stations. with casinos taking interest in e-gaming, las vegas could be a key spot for expansion. ### the governor of hawaii signed an emergency proclamation, because of the threat from zika virus, and other mosquito-borne illnesses.
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"preventative measure." the proclamation will free up state funds, for personnel and resources. but officials made clear the proclamation didn't mean residents or tourists should be alarmed. no one has picked up the zika virus in hawaii. the governor says the proclamation -- "is about getting in front of the situation across the state." the world health organization declared a public health emergency over the zika virus, earlier this month. ### forecasters expect more than 85-million people from the midwest to the -eastern seaboard to get walloped by freezing rain and snow. mary maloney explains how the winter weather could melt your savings by spring. more snow means more cold hard cash lost. snow removal expenses and canceled flights add up. but the snowy weather can impact your bottom line too. among the things driving up the cost of your snow days -- the ease of ordering things online.
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expert: "a lot of us engage in impulse shopping this time of year, as we are sitting around the couch doing nothing. and it's particularly easy to do so when you have all of your credit card information stored on some of your favorite sites. it's become too easy to do so." the same goes for ordering comfort food. multiple meal deliveries can eat away at a budget. being snowbound can also mean a new year's gym membership goes to waste. consider online workouts at home until mobilization and motivation get better with warmer temperatures. and when you've cooled down from that workout -- try throwing on a sweater. vera gibbons, financial expert: "and if you turn the thermostat down 10 - 15 to save about 10 percent on your heating bill potentially every single year. so there are small things to do around the house to stay home and reduce your bill." little things so your savings don't melt away by spring. i'm mary moloney. ?do you ever wonder how safe you are in a passenger jet? we have the answer. and we're going to share the results. and--- severe weather is slamming a huge portion of our nation. we're taking you to some of the hardest hit areas. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah
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thompson, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8
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amanda a new art gallery just opened in reno ... and this month's artist has a unique story to tell. dave a look at how this man's life is inspiring his work ... and how he's using it to give back. amanda that's tomorrow on
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daa major winter blast is hitting a huge part of the country on this presidents' day severe weather is spreading snow and ice from the midwest, and south-- to the northeast washington d-c is under a winter storm warning.. bracing for up to 6 inches of snow. seven inches already fell in parts of kentucky... and up to 5 in virginia. ""it's whipping you at the back of the head.. it hurts.. it's like being on the roller coaster." in north carolina-- officials are blaming winter weather for nearly 12 hundred crashes since midnight. and in boston, sunday's
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shattered a 60 year old record.. and marked the coldest valentine's day in new york, in 100 years. forecasters say relief from this dangerous cold is coming. a storm from the south will bring warmer temperatures by midweek. ### wind advisory in effect for the sierra front and tahoe basin wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-35 mph is likely with gusts to 55+ mph. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild through early wednesday. tuesday highs will likely be the warmest temperatures of the year to date. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, as a pacific trough pushes inland. it will be warm and windy to start, with gusty southerly wind east of the sierra crest and snow levels above 8000'. by wednesday night, temperatures and snow levels will fall rapidly as a cold front moves through. expect winter travel in the sierra, with some slippery spots thursday morning down to 5000'. dry weather and a warm-up will return friday through next weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 37. south wind around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 68. southwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: partly cloudy,
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wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening. wednesday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 55 mph. wednesday night: rain before 1 am, then rain and snow between 1 am and 4 am, then snow likely after 4 am. low around 36. windy. chance of precipitation is 90%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. breezy. chance of precipitation is 60%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 53. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 55. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
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wind advisory in effect for the sierra front and tahoe basin wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-35 mph is likely with gusts to 55+ mph. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild through early wednesday. tuesday highs will likely be the warmest temperatures of the year to date. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, as a pacific trough pushes inland. it will be warm and windy to start, with gusty southerly wind east of the sierra crest and snow levels above 8000'. by wednesday night, temperatures and snow levels will fall rapidly as a cold front moves through. expect winter travel in the sierra, with some slippery spots thursday morning down to 5000'. dry weather and a warm-up will return friday through next weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 37. south wind around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 68. southwest wind around 5 mph.
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with a low around 41. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening. wednesday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 55 mph. wednesday night: rain before 1 am, then rain and snow between 1 am and 4 am, then snow likely after 4 am. low around 36. windy. chance of precipitation is 90%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. breezy. chance of precipitation is 60%. little or no snow accumulation expected. mph is likely with gusts to 55+ mph.
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recalled because the arm-bar can detach, allowing children to fall. about 56-hundred of the nuna baby essentials high chairs are part of the recall. they were sold at several retailers, including norstrom, between 2013 and 2015. there have been 50 reports of arm-bars detatching. there are four reported minor injuries. if you have one of the high chairs? stop using it and contact nuna for a free replacement arm-bar. you can find more information about the recall on kolo 8 news now. just click on hot topics.### flying is now the safest its been, in the past five years. airline accidents dropped significantly last year. the international air transport association-- reported four accidental airline crashes, in 2015 with 136-deaths. in 2014... 641 people died in airline accidents.
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include two major plane crashes that were deliberate. 150 people were killed when a german-wings plane-- that crashed in the french alps. it was blamed on pilot suicide. terrorism was behind a metro-jet crash in egypt that killed 224 people. ### the united states is one step closer to punishing north korea for launching a satellite. we're taking a detailed look at the plans our leaders are talking about, and president obama's options. and, housing prices are on their way up. so we're taking you on a tour in reno, to show you what homes cost-- as of today. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh.
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congress has passed a bill to expand sanctions against north korea, following the country's satellite launch last week. the measure was approved by the house
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unanimous consent in the senate. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent peter zampa spoke with colorado senator cory gardner, about the importance of his legislation. senator cory gardner's bill to impose further sanctions against north korea is headed to the president's desk. gardner says recent actions from pyongyang require a response from the u.s., not patience. a satellite launch and multiple nuclear tests apparently have gardner and the rest of congress ready to strengthen sanctions against pyongyang. the senator says north korea has failed to learn its lesson from decades of global criticism. with hints of a legitimate nuclear program, gardner says now is the time to pay attention to north korea. the bill, among other things, applies sanctions to any person that has knowingly imported goods from north korea and specifically identifies people engaged in severe human rights abuses in the country. the bill also calls for sanctioning cybersecurity in north korea because of suspected cyber terrorism efforts from pyongyang. gardner calls north korean supreme leader
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'forgotten maniac', who can no longer go unnoticed. senator cory gardner: "the united states policy toward north korea is one that's been dubbed 'strategic patience'. well quite frankly that means that the united states is simply ignoring north korea, while they develop an atomic weapon. while they test what they have claimed to be a hydrogen bomb." the bill is currently sitting on president obama's desk - his signature is expected in the coming days. reporting in washington, i'm peter zampa. military officials say the u-s air force will send six f-15's to finland this spring for exercises. they'll operate out of a base about 100 miles from the russian border. the oregon air national guard says about 100 of its airmen will accompany the jets, for the deployment in may. the jets ll fly training missions, with finnish forces as part of "operation atlantic resolve." the u-s initiated the operation in 2014-- to reassure nato allies, after russian military intervention in ukraine. u-s air forces in europe say the u-s requested the finnish exercises. finland is not part of
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813-mile border with russia and has worked with the u-s several times in the past few years. ### hillary clinton is in reno tonight... fighting for more votes. we have team coverage of her visit. we've already heard from terri russell, kolo 8 news now's colin lygren joins us live with her womens health meeting. plus... home values are going up across reno. ?so what could you get for your money--- today? join us for a tour... and we'll show you.
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nevada caucus, and hillary clinton is making several stops across nevada today. paid family leave. planned parenthood. and early childhood education are among the issues she discussed today with u-n-r medical students. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren listened in on the event today. he joins us with attendees reaction. colin? sarah and noah... it was standing room only the event today. secretary clinton speaking to about 150 people on campus the topic today was women's issues. specifically... health care.... childcare... and paid family leave. nats - we caught a glimpse of her just as she arrived today. presidential candidate... hillary clinton. the person... more than 100 people lined up to see. "i am very excited to see her, definitely." this campaign stop... unlike others. clinton focusing exclusively on women's issues. "more than 20-percent of all american women have used planned parenthood. make no mistake, it is under brutal attack everywhere that republicans are in charge." she showed her support for the right to choose and planned parenthood... but also... research into women
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affordable health care for women. "if you are a woman, for the first time, you don't pay more for your health care than men.... that why i am so dedicated to building on and improving the affordable care act." clinton also took time to discount bernie sanders healthcare plan "he wants to move toward a single payer system, which i can tell you, will never pass the united states congress." aside from health... another women's issue... family... took center stage. clinton wants everyone to have paid family leave... "we're going to get it implemented, i hope, during my presidency, because i think it is one of the most important things we can do for families, particularly young families." finally... early childhood education was discussed. clinton wants kids to get a better start... long before they go to school. "it is not just caring about kids and families, although that has been my motivation. it is also the best investment we can make in growing our economy." these themes... hitting home for clinton supporters today.

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