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like c-peven oxygen-- may put money in state coffers. but, patients and dealers of those devices, are calling foul. kolo 8 news now terri russell has been looking into this story today, and shows us efforts to stop the tax. nevada's department of taxation notified medical device dealers and others about the tax last may. it went into effect last month. devices like c-pap machines or oxygen tanks are commonplace in some households. often patients leave the
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a medical device to help them throughout the home. that's where occupational therapist leslie sargent comes into play visitng the home to make sure the patient is safe leslie sargent/occupational therapist: when i was working in home health, a lot of them couldn't afford the equiptment at that time. such practices, sargent believes are only going to become more common in nevada after a medical devices tax went into effect last month. essentially a sales tax patients are now being taxed devices that can be used on a new born, all the way to a hospice patient. doug bennett/bennett medical services: who may need oxygen, a wheelchair, a hospital. bed. they have and average, according to our estimate, 11 days of life. left, and that is all taxed, bennett says his company along with 35 others statewide is circulating a petition to have voters decide on the medical devices tax this november. he says they are already half way through getting the required signatures they need to get the measure on the ballot. so
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reception area, as well on his oxygen delivery trucks. he hopes the signs will bring awareness to what leslie sargent sees, all to often. sargent: in deep. one: emtional stress, two heal care expenses that aren't covered, you know they are already suffering. the petitions were circulated earlier this week during candidates visits to northrn nevada. bennett says they want a ban on medical equiptment tax as part of the constitution. if it ends up on the ballot and passes, voters will have to approve it again in the next two years. for more information, go to this story on the web, i will have an email posted. terri russell kolo 8 takata is accused of faking test results, to cover up their exploding air bag issue. u-s lawmakers are documents, from the corporation-- over the last 12 years.
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test results-- of inflation quality, and safety, were manipulated. the exploding airbags, have resulted in one of the largest safety recalls in u-s history. ### environmentalists are suing the federal government to force them to impose stronger restrictions on sage grouse habitat. those restrictions could have wideranging impacts on oil and gas drilling... and grazing across eleven states, including nevada. the lawsuit claims the government's conservation effort has tons of loopholes and won't protect the bird from extinction. but mining companies, ranchers and officials in utah, idaho and nevada say the administration's actions will impede economic development. the rules are part of an expensive effort to keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list. the southern california gas company leak, is now being reported as the largest methane release in u-s history. more than 100-thousand tons of methane was released in los angeles county, in just 16 weeks. that's equivelant to the
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the release was measured-- by flying a plane through the methane fumes, on 13 flights, over the san fernando valley. ### a washoe county school district police k-9 has died. "amis" was born in the czech republic and trained in texas before starting his official duties in washoe county. he worked and lived with... officer mark szabo. amis specialized in drug detection on campuses. he died of natural causes. amis was ten years old. a former guard is accused of smuggling cellphones and drugs into a southern nevada prison. 41-year-old michael james was arrested last month on suspicion of bribery, and potentially supplying a phone to a prisoner. he's no longer employed as a guard, and his bail is set at 11- thousand dollars. ### a california lawmaker wants to put an end to daylight saving time in the state. the sacramento bee reports assemblyman kansen chu believes the one-hour difference does more harm than good.
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says the time change correlates with an increase in workplace accidents and greater energy usage. if the bill passes, california would join arizona and hawaii.. in opting out of resetting their clocks. a traumatic injury... especially one received during service in the military... can drastically restrict someone's ability to be physically active. but this week... a group of vets are learning their disabilities don't define them... and they can do anything they set their mind to. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren reports from tahoe. nats right now... virginia city's jim kempner is getting ready for his first run of the day. "i used to ski when i was younger up in tahoe, when i was in my late 20s, early 30s." but back then... skiing was a lot different. back then... jim... could stand up. "you do a few things different, but you are still skiing down the hill." nats - monoski reverse. today.. jim will be in what's called a monoski.
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standard snowski. he'll steer with outriggers. nats - the first few practice tries? pretty successful. "there you go," and the first fall. nats - laughing met with a big laugh. nats - moving nats - chairlift nats - off chairlift. a quick ride up the chairlift... and it's time for a full run. nats - a few runs later... nats and jim's a pro. "you just lean into the corners and come down the hill and get ready for your next run. it's great." at the time of his accident... jim never thought he would do anything like this again. boy was he wrong. "definitely not something i thought i would ever be doing, but i am glad i am." "once they get out here and try a high challenge sport, we are hoping they can go away and do other things in their lives so they can embody our motto "if i can do this, i can do anything"." for the folks at achieve tahoe... giving these vets a little bit of confidence... and a lot of fun... is the least they can do. "these guys... they are very very special because they are our american heroes and we owe them a lot and it is a great chance to give something to these guys who have put forth a lot in their lives for our country.." at alpine meadows... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. there's a new sports lounge opening in downtown reno that's
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experience for sports fans. "the stick" is not a traditional sports bar. instead it will cater to all ages and offer an upscale dining experience. rather than the traditional pub fare ... the business will serve items like steak, seafood and pasta. the stick also pays homage to bay area sports teams ... with pictures of iconic players ... and even a pair of seats from candlestick park. and on any given day ... you can watch just about every sporting event that's happening. "we will offer every sports package you can imagine. everything that will be televised that we are available to have, we will do our best to have." the stick is located near the corner of first and sierra in downtown reno and will be open seven days a week. their grand opening is saturday, march 5th. whether it's during yoga class or after a run, stretching is a key aspect of your health. in tonight's medical minute... the safest and most effective ways to make sure you're staying
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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. arguments have finished in the trial of a lyon county man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. that's coming up on kolo 8 news now at 6-30.
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after a workout routine. but the advantages go far beyond that. mary maloney explains in tonight's medical minute. flexibility is important at any age. and one of the bests way to improve your joint range of motion is by stretching - and doing so regularly. experts from the mayo clinic say adults should do flexibility exercises
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times a week.. and can do so at home, the gym or even at work. some tips to consider while trying to improve your flexibility.. focus on major muscle groups.. when you're stretching.. focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. and make sure that you stretch both sides. hold your stretch.. try to hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds .. and remember to breathe normally. don't aim for pain.. you should expect to feel some tension but not pain. if the position you're in hurts, ease off until it no longer feels painful. bring movement into your stretching... the gentle flow in yoga or tai chi can help you be more flexible in specific movements. experts warn to always use proper technique. stretching incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. i'm mary moloney.
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warmth one more day, with some spots in western nevada flirting with record highs by friday afternoon. clouds and wind will increase by the end of the day into friday night, as a weak front approaches. this system will bring mainly light showers to the sierra and north of i-80 east of the sierra crest. temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend . another fast-moving, weak system will bring a breezy sunday afternoon-night, followed by cooler temperatures on monday. little precipitation is expected with either change. dry, mild conditions will return early next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 35. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 43. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. west wind around 5 mph.
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with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 65. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. monday: partly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 69. high pressure will pump up the warmth one more day, with some spots in western nevada flirting with record highs by friday afternoon. clouds and wind will increase by the end of the day into friday night, as a weak front approaches. this system will bring mainly light showers to the sierra and north of i-80 east of the sierra crest. temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend . another fast-moving, weak system will bring a breezy sunday afternoon-night, followed by cooler temperatures on monday. little precipitation is expected with either change. dry, mild conditions will return early next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 35. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 43. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. west wind around 5 mph.
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sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 65. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. monday: partly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. a high near 69. your stretching... the gentle flow in yoga the day into friday night, as a weak front approaches. this system will bring mainly light of i-80 east of the sierra crest. over the weekend . another fast-moving, weak system will bring a breezy sunday afternoon-night, followed by cooler temperatures on monday. little precipitation is expected with either change. dry, mild conditions will return early next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 35. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 43. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a has a name
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community, and it honors the city itself. plus...the state tournament is underway up at lawlor events center. and one game is already in the books
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reno's minor league soccer team -- has a name... reno 1868 f-c...chosen by fans in a popular vote.. it beat out the other two finalists... reno united and reno fc.. the "1868" honors the date that the city of reno was founded... it is the only soccer club in north america to have a date as part of their name... it's a common practice in europe... edelstein: "it's awesome to have a name. it's awesome to have an identity, especially because that identity was chosen by the community. you know popular vote. someone asked me who chose the name, and i said you did. the community chose the name. and so we get to go forward building this club the way that northern nevada wants to see it." this is just the first step... the team next will have to decide on their colors, then build the crest that will appear on their jerseys...
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soccer league, a top minor league affiliate of the mls. the division one state tournament began today... four semifinal games... each one of them involving a local team ben ross is standing by live over at lawlor events center... ben, a huge test for the reno girls tonight. josh, that's probably an understatement. the huskies taking on the centennial bulldogs, ranked number 5 in the nation. the bulldogs 29-1 on the season -- and they actually beat reno earlier this year 91-56. so the huskies trying to pull off a monumental upset let's get to the highlights... reno hanging around early... mallory mcgwire -- follows her own miss and puts it back. led the huskies with 14 points. then it's dominique harding -- down the lane -- look at that shot. she finished with 12 points. just before halftime -- huskies heat up from the outside. mikayla shults for 3. then it's defense leading to offense -- mcgwire with the swat.
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get it ahead to daranda hinkey -- she drains the 3. reno only down 10 at the half. but the bulldogs would pull away in the 2nd half. terrific passing -- inside back out. eboni walker hits the jumper. and centennial advances to the championship game 82-53. now on the court, the reno boys -- and they have just as big a challenge -- facing bishop gorman. we will have highlights at 6:30. reporting live from lawlor events center, ben ross, kolo 8 sports. colin kaepernick may not be back with the 49ers after all...
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that his agent has requested a trade. this comes just a day after the 49ers general manager said they had no plans to release kaepernick... his agents want permission to try and seek a trade with another team... no word yet on the 49ers response... he still has five years left on his contract kaepernick is 27-and-20 as a starter with 67 career touchdowns
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the omaha, nebraska zoo. take a look at this rockhopper penguin chick. for now, the chick staying in a playpen in the penguin exhibit. zoo officials say it will give the chick the chance to become familiar with the other penguins and allow its feathers to fully grow. since hatching in december the chick has grown to about four and a half pounds.
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the zoo will let visitors name the penguin. jeff is back with another check of your forecast.
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breaking news. we're on the scene, the deadly tornado outbreak. at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old.
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to pennsylvania. homes destroyed. this truck blown over on the gw bridge in new york. the coast guard trying to save this boat. the showdown tonight. is this the last chance for the other candidates to try and take down donald trump before super tuesday? and the eye-opening new poll tonight from marco rubio's own state of florida. is trump unstoppable, even there? just 24 hours after our exclusive with apple's ceo, tim cook, the fiery moments on capitol hill today. and just in tonight, apple answers the judge. new reporting tonight after a passenger jet slams into a runway. the emergency evacuation. and sylvester stallone, coming back into focus. will he deliver a knockout punch at the oscars? we have stallone, right here tonight. good evening. as we come on the air in the west tonight, we'll get to those headlines in just a moment. but we begin tonight with breaking news in the heartland

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