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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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it is important to have good quality care...and good education for young children, those are... they are inseparable." "i think the key is to make a commitment to the policy itself of early education... and making sure that our kids are school ready." at the u-n-r event today... clinton spoke mostly to medical students. many of them saying.. this event has helped them choose which way to vote in saturday's caucus. before coming to reno... hillary clinton made a stop in eastern nevada. "we've got to make it a voting issue in this election. the future of the supreme court affects practically anything you are concerned about... women's rights voting rights, worker's rights, you just go down the list." the supreme court vacancy--- left by the death of antonin scalia, was a major issue for clinton, as she
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adobe middle school in elko. clinton said the president should put pressure on senate republicans, by putting up a nominee that would be hard for g-o-p lawmakers to reject. ### 50-to-60-thousand dollars. analysts believe that's the median household income in washoe county. which makes a house costing around 225-thousand-dollars affordable. but is there -enough affordable housing? kolo 8 news now's paul harris takes a look at what's out there in the housing market. nats of skyline paul harris, paul.harris@kolotv.com "it sure is a beautiful skyline, a place where dreams and fortunes can be made but is owning a home for many of the residents of washoe county a fantasy as according to the website zillow.com home prices have risen 16.1 percent in the last year." transition "analysts believe housing prices will rise 4.9 percent this year as well. so what can you buy for $225,000 in our community. well, take a ride with me and let's find out." nats of car starting in the south
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park... you can get a half acre of brush for about $125 thousand dollars moving up north near huffaker park this three bedroom , two and half bathroom home goes for roughly 168 thousand dollars. closer to the airport and near longley lane there is this three bedroom three bath home for 205 thousand dollars due to rise of construction costs there are not a lot of home in that price range richard keillor, realtor, coldwell banker select," it is hard for builders to make money for $200,000 and under." "as we are experiencing this
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housing in the north." for 210 thousand dollars there is a 3 bedroom 3 bath home on university terrace. on rodger circle in sparks there is a 14 hundred square foot home with four bedrooms and two baths for 205 thousand dollars. and in sun valley there is a 5 bedroom two bathroom 17 hundred square foot home for 189 thousand dollars. "but once you find that house you really like for 225 thousand or less can you really afford it?" dean lucich, loan originator, axia home loans, "it is very common for people to be renting a single family home for maybe 13, 14, $1,500 dollars a month and if you are buying at 225 for many people that new mortgage payment will be about the same ballpark between 14 hundred $1,450 something like that." "but whether you want to live in the north, the south or even places like carson city or fernley i think we all can agree that we need more affordable housing... paul harris... kolo 8 news now." environmental lawyers are now part of the legal battle over protections for sage grouse habitat. the wilderness society,
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watchdog group earthworks-- won the status in lawsuits, filed last fall, by nevada and idaho. this complicated case has many different groups and government officials involved. the lawsuits are centered around the land regulations, to protect the bird. a lawsuit filed last week by utah's governor, claims the restrictions around sage grouse habitat-- are unnecessary. the current restrictions prevent things like livestock grazing, and road expansions. the case is expected to drag into this summer. ### washoe county voters will be asked to approve a sales tax hike in november to pay for repairs and construction at washoe county schools. voters will be asked to raise the sales tax to eight-point two-six-five percent in washoe county. currently our sales tax is seven-point-seven- two-five percent. according to the reno gazzette-journal, this would make washoe county's sales tax the highest in the state. right now? clark county has the highest sales tax with eight- point-one-five percent. the tax is expected raise 781 million dollars for school repair and
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next nine years.## the california highway patrol is investigating a bizarre attack on the golden gate bridge over the weekend. someone armed with a blow gun, shot darts at two visitors walking across the bridge. sergio keen-t-on-ah quintana reports. both blow darts are about four inches long. according to the california highway patrol - one of them penetrated one victim's thigh pretty deep. ofc. andrew barclay / california highway patrol: "and was able actually to go through his jeans and into this leg by about two inches." as paramedics arrived to help the first victim - a second walked up and said she was also hit. "she had been struck in the knee cap in the knee cap. it had actually gone into the skin." so far, investigators believe the darts were launched from a car driving northbound on the bridge. they're working with the golden gate bridge authority to see if they have any surveillance video to help catch the culprits behind this attack. vista point is one of the most popular places in the bay area. bobby rai was here showing his family from london - this view.
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cousin a picture of the dart. bobby rai / newark resident: "it is scary but then again you can't hide, like i said. you just gotta look out for yourself." indy rai / newark resident: "that's very crazy, these days you don't know what's going to happen, especially in sf." according to the chp, neither dart seemed to be poisoned. investigators will return to the scene with the two victims to pinpoint exactly where they were hit. that way they can figure out when this suspect car was on the bridge. when it comes to working out... ?what do you think is a bigger motivator... ?punishment or reward? 300-people were tested, and we have the results in tonight's medical minute. 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.
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today ahead of the nevada democratic caucuses. terri russell spoke with her one-on-one about her campaign. that's coming up on
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how's your new year's resolution to exercise more holding up? if you need a tip to keep going... we may have the answer. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's medical minute. looking fitter, feeling healthier. sounded good right around january first. but relying just on will power is only one way of holding fast to your last round of new years resolutions. if you're looking for motivation, look to your wallet, and ask yourself this question:
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work: being paid to work out? or having to pay someone else if you don't? you may not like the answer. researchers at johns hopkins studied nearly three hundred obese people to see which of the two strategies made them more likely to meet their daily exercise goal: seven thousand steps. some received a cash reward when they met the goal. others had to pay a penalty... if they didn't. the penalty situation was significantly more motivating. it's just what behavioral economists have long claimed... people are most strongly motivated to avoid feelings of loss or regret. so when it comes to your exercise goals consider asking a friend or loved one to hold you accountable... and come up with a penalty so it will cost you to be lazy. less carrot, more stick -- a bit of financial pain? might pay dividends for your health. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. wind advisory in effect for the
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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, with a low around 41. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening.
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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.
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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 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.
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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 player has been honored by the mountain west. a 20-20 game will do that... so will a conference single-game record. plus...five other local athletes also picked up some honors. we'll run it all down for you.
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it was an honor that we all saw coming... named the mountain west player of the week he averaged 14.5 points, 17 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during the pack's two wins last week... game against fresno state.... he scored a career-high 20 poiints, and set a conference record with 24 rebounds against the bulldogs...
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11 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots... he's the first freshman this season to earn a weekly conference honor. the wolf pack heads to san jose state on wednesday... the spartans have the worst record in the conference nevada's evan mcmahan has been named to the watch list for the stopper of the year award he is one of 70 pitchers in the county up for this honor, which goes out to the best relief pitcher in college baseball... mcmahan pitched in 19 games last season, going 5-0 with three saves and a 2.32 era... he was 3-0 in conference play, with an era of just 1.27... a midseason watch list will be announced the final week of april... the pack opens up their season on friday against northwestern in arizona. reed high school's julia jensen has been named a preseason all-american by maxpreps... she led the raiders to the state championship last season, going 34-2 with a 0.80 era...
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just 211 innings... she was also good at the plate, batting .477 with seven home runs and 43 runs batted in... former reed pitcher jackie sertic has been named the summit league pitcher of the week... she went 1-and-1 with north dakota state, with 12 strikeouts and a 3.00 era... she pitched a complete game in the bison's win over north carolina... sertic was named all- star three times with the raiders another week, another honor for nevada's krysta palmer... named to usa diving's high performance squad she's one of just 14 women in the country on the team, which features america's top olympic hopefuls... she's already qualified for the olympic trials this summer... palmer holds all three of the conference's top dives this season.... she was an all-american, and the mountain west diver of the year last season... south tahoe's jamie anderson won another gold medal over the weekend
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the big air competition in quebec city... she scored 178.75 total points...more than 50 points higher than the second place finisher... anderson has won 10 career x games medals, including four gold... she also won the gold medal at the 2014 olympic games. the wolf pack football team is hosting open tryouts for quarterbacks and special teams... it's open to all current, full-time nevada students... you must first undergoe a physical and bring a completed form... the tryout is on thursday, march 3rd... and you're encouraged to rsvp... you can get more info at
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forecast. tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 37. south wind around 5 mph.
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here tonight at kolo- tv-dot-com. we'll be back right after world news tonight with david muir. sarah's hair by: kyra meinzer manibog / salon platinum -----
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hair salon. breaking news tonight. the travel chaos at this hour. a deadly mix of snow, ice and rain. more than 2,000 accidents. major travel delays. and at least six tornadoes reported. as this major system moves through, winter alerts from georgia all the way up to maine. trump's tirade. taking aim late today at jeb bush and his brother, the former president, who was out on the trail for the first time. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> and what donald trump is now threatening to do. an epic battle under way over the supreme court. the death of justice antonin scalia, and now, the fight over
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the scare in the air. the passenger jet headed to new york, 252 people onboard. and the emergency in the cockpit. and, going to the dogs. seven new breeds competing at the westminster dog show tonight, and we'll take you right there. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and it's a good thing for millions of americans this was a day off from work, because at this hour, a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain is making driving treacherous. a storm 1,200 miles long, from the south, all the way up to the northeast. a pileup in pennsylvania on i-78. fedex trucks and cars mangled outside lebanon. 17 states under winter weather alerts at this hour. a semi-truck jackknifed outside raleigh, north carolina. more than 2,000 accidents today alone. and there are several reports of tornadoes at this hour. this image of a funnel cloud in centerville, mississippi.

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