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dollars of tax increases for educational programs that are now in place. paul nelson talked one-on-one with the governor today about how things are looking for the silver state. paul? he's pretty optimistic, landon -- especially with the improvement in our state over the past five years. the governor says he expects that upward movement to continue -- whether it's improving the economy or education. gov. sandoval "how many of you like to read, every day?" speaking to a group of second graders -- governor sandoval reiterated the importance of literacy. this is the first year for many of his educational reform -- funding things like english language learning, all-day kindergarten, read by three, and several other k-12 programs. gov. sandoval "all of it's coming together and it's going to take awhile to see these results as they come through but i'm really pleased. in my conversation with educators, they're pleased as well." the new programs are paid for with new businesses fees. while the move was controversial -- sandoval says there hasn't been much fallout from the tax hikes.
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component of that was all these new dollars, with regard to the commerce tax, were tied to education, and everyone in nevada knows that we need to do better by our kids." businesses also have the option to donate money to a scholarship fund -- and write that off their payroll taxes. the education savings account pays 5-thousand dollars for students to go to a private school -- but that's on hold as it goes through the courts. gov. sandoval "i'm hopeful that the nevada supreme court rules on it expeditiously because there are a lot of parents and kids out there that are wondering what's going to happen." construction the silver state's economy is also continues to recover. economists say the jobs lost during the recession could be completely recovered this year. and the unemployment rate is down to 6.4 percent -- the lowest in nearly eight years. but the governor's not satisfied. gov. sandoval "we still have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. so i, every day, am going to continue to work to diversify our economy and bring more jobs to nevada." while companies like tesla and switch have come to nevada -- many solar companies have left
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rate hikes are too much to overcome, despite previous incentives. sandoval says that industry needs to rebound to help make nevada the capital of renewable energy. gov. sandoval "we have solar resources. we have geothermal resources. we have wind resources that we can capitalize on and rooftop solar is an important component of that." you might remember plans to build a veterans home in reno. the state is putting 14-million dollars into the project -- and waiting for the federal government to match it. sandoval says nevada's financial commitment to the project has bumped the home up on the priority list -- and construction could begin this year. covering the big story live, paul nelson, channel two news. turning to campaign 2016... the presidential candidates aren't wasting any time as they focus on new hampshire - one day after iowa's caucuses. ted cruz won the opening round of the republican presidential race - beating donald trump by four points in iowa. trump finished slightly ahead of marco rubio... who greeted voters in new hampshire today. "we need to beat hillary clinton
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best candidate to do it." donald trump has a big lead in the polls in new hampshire, but ted cruz will look to make a dent in that lead - after yesterday's win. on the democratic side, hillary clinton narrowly defeated bernie sanders... winning just two more delegates than the vermont senator... the closest victory in iowa democratic caucus history. sanders is predicting a big win in new hampshire sen. bernie sanders/ presidential candidate: "last night we began the political revolution. not just in iowa, new hampshire, but all over this country." and the presidential field shrunk slightly after iowa's caucuses. both mike huckabee and martin o'malley dropped out of the race yesterday. so what does the iowa caucus mean for nevada...and our upcoming caucuses? erin breen joins us from the newsroom tonight after talking with local political experts about it today. erin.... well kristen....as you know our
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weeks away now.....democrats on the 20th and republicans on the 23rd. and as the candidates plan ahead...nevada will likely be a focus for campaigning. for some...the results in iowa may have seemed surprising last night....but not for those who have pretty much seen it all. eric:"if i had any surprise i guess it would be that donald trumps folks actually showed up." and some established candidates thought to have a brighter future.. seem to be fading fast. like jeb bush who didn't even get 3% last night. lokken: his campaign is... i think... stumbling to a close. it was just the wrong time for him the wrong election for him and the wrong campaign for him. " eric: jeb bush's campaign never took off i hear someone say it was a failure to launch...ha ha it was the wrong candidate for this electorate. " but the closeness of the first contest...has candidates focusing on the future..which ups nevada's stock. lokken:"so as a result of iowa...nevada has risen in importance. for rubio it's
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it's important for trump." lokken: and to do bad in nevada would look really bad for cruz. and he really doesn't have much of a ground organization right now. and a horse race for the democrats would fuel nevada's importance too. eric:"i think it does up the stock of nevada because...now every race counts on the democratic side....if you win one and i win and it unfolds that way. i don't see sanders running away with this...its pull away." campaigning here. lokken:"so i think we'll be seeing a lot more of some of these candidates than we have as the position of the states has changed in terms of the importance to their candidacies." so let's review...new hampshire is next...then south carolina....and then nevada. democrats caucus on saturday february 20th...republicans on tuesday february 23rd. covering campaign 2016 erin breen channel 2 news. thanks erin... the number of
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nevada last month. there are now more than one point two million active registered silver state voters- up nearly 16-thousand from the previous month. breaking that down... more than 471 thousand are democrats... about 423 thousand are republican.... 234-thousand are nonpartisan and more than 75- thousand are registered with a third party. february 13th is the last day to register as a republican to participate in the february 23rd caucuses. democrats can register on site the day of. for links to register for either party head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue "news links" button. and with nevada's caucuses just weeks away... stay with channel 2 news for continuing coverage of campaign 2016. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" we have one more round of some light scattered showers on
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go into a prolonged dry period. a weak low pressure center will push a frontal band through the region wednesday afternoon, giving us in the valley a slight chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. temperatures will warm slightly into the low 40s. after the front passes through thursday morning, a ridge of high pressure will build
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out for the foreseeable future. some residual cloudiness will stay through the work week, but should clear out by sunday finishing the week on a sunny note. look for high temperatures to climb into the low 50s by saturday. in crime beat...a 30-year-old arizona man has been arrested in nevada on charges of killing two federally protected golden eagles... and illegally possessing more than 120 eagle and hawk feathers. the nevada department of wildlife says dana mcivor faces six counts of unlawful possession of raptor and raptor parts... and one count of unlawful kill of an eagle. mcivor was arrested in elko sunday - following reports of a reckless driver on i-80. wildlife officials say deputies
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two hawk wings and 124 separate eagle and hawk feathers. "reno's culinary scene is booming so how are restaurants bringing new flavors and new experiences to the table? i'm ky sisson, that's coming up." john: "tv sales jump every year the week before the super bowl...a lot of new innovations out there to buy. i'm john potter, we'll take a look at them, coming up." terri: "two superstar quarterbacks with very different styles of play. i'm teri okita in san francisco with peyton manning and cam newton's road to super bowl 50, coming up." "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, and mike alger's
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welcome back... when the broncos and panthers take the field on sunday for super bowl 50...two very different players will be leading the teams. teri okita is in san francisco . with the tale of two quarterbacks, terri? kristen and landon... these two quarterback couldn't be more different except in one area... they're both facing a lot of scrutiny. panthers q-b cam newton is brash, bold . with a unique style. . fans of the 26-year-old love his signature celebrations showboat. newton is
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cam newton/panthers quarterback: "from being labeled this player, that player. for me, i have always viewed things differently, played differently. not in a prototypical way." at 6'5, 245-pounds, he's built like a linebacker but moves like a running back . a deadly combination for defenses. "hopefully i get the better end of the stick on sunday." teri okita/reporting"this is newton's first super bowl . peyton manning's fourth. it comes off a challenging year for the 18-year veteran." mid-season, manning was benched for poor play and injuries. but, the five-time league m-v-p is the comeback kid. peyton manning/broncos quarterback: "even with all the different challenges, i felt like i had a peace about it the whole time." just a month away from age 40, manning hasn't decided if he'll hang up his cleats after the super bowl, but he will have to deal with a possible n-f-l investigation over a media report linking him to human growth hormone. "i welcome that investigation. i
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to find. a big fat nothing." track: despite their different styles, there's a mutual respect between manning and newton, a shared love of the game, and talent few others will ever know. manning believes newton should be named league m-v-p this year. for his part, newton says it's just an honor to have his name associated thanks teri. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. john: "hosting a super bowl party. do you really want to john: "hosting a super bowl party. do you really want to
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neighbors? get the latest and greatest in tvs. i'm john potter, we'll show you what's on you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off.
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i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. in case you haven't heard.sunday's super bowl is kind of a huge deal. and it just happens to coincide with one of the top weeks for tv sales. john potter has more on why super bowl week, has become the best time of year to update your entertainment center. it's the big 5-0 for super bowl,
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are expected to watch it. tom willardson will. he's been in the tv-selling biz for 18 years...11 in reno. he calls the big game...the showcase for new tvs. willardson: "it's a great way to show off the new technology and be able to have a clear picture for the super bowl." at rc willey, black friday is first for sales, super bowl second. purchases jump every year the week before the game. fatwallet's survey says 26% of americans will buy a new tv this year. and the national retail federation predicts 8% will buy their a new tv just to watch the big game. that amounts to 9 million new televisions. willardson: "you wanna show off? you bring people into your home, what better way to do that than with a brand new big tv?" john: "the super bowl isn't just the primo event of america's sporting obsession.it's also at the top for tv viewing. and with so many eyes tuned in to the big game, it serves as a technical showcase.for the very latest and greatest in the tv world." siegrist: "much better color, better motion...its just a much
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the greatest this year.is the 4k ultra hdtv.8 million pixels. siegrist: "better color and more resolution. it's going to basically have more dots than a standard 1080. it;s four times the resolution. so basically its going to give you four times a better picture." like most anything else the tv world has come up with.the longer you wait, the cheaper it gets. 4k came out in 2012. it used to cost in the thousands. how much is it now? siegrist: "we have 55-inch 4ks right now down to 599, so they're really affordable." and 4k prices are plummeting so far and so fast, that regular hd tvs are getting hard to find. over half of the tvs here, are 4k. siegrist: "its just not going anywhere. 4k is here to stay." and so are the big screens. for super bowl parties...even great guacamole can't make up for anything less. covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. and of course you can watch the super bowl right here on channel 2... this sunday. coverage starts at 8 a-m and the
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"channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" we have one more round of some light scattered showers on wednesday before we go into a prolonged dry period. a weak low pressure center will push a frontal band through the region wednesday afternoon, giving us in the valley a slight chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. temperatures will warm slightly into the low 40s. after the front passes through thursday morning, a ridge of high pressure will build across the west coast, drying us
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some residual cloudiness will stay through the work week, but should clear out by sunday finishing the week on a sunny note. look for high temperatures to climb into we have one more round of some light scattered showers on wednesday before we go into a prolonged dry period. a weak low pressure center will push a frontal band through the region wednesday afternoon, giving us in the valley a slight chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. temperatures will warm slightly into the low 40s. after the front passes through
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high pressure will build across the west coast, drying us out for the foreseeable future. some residual cloudiness will stay through the work week, but should clear out by sunday finishing the week on a sunny note. look for high temperatures to climb into the low 50s by saturday.
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our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out for heavy traffic getting onto 395 northbound from i80 west and on east preater and north mccarren luckily though there are no traffic. reno restaurants are changing the way you experience dining, i'm ky sisson, that story is
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congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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welcome back... reno has become an up and coming hot spot for all you foodies out there with several new restaurants that are offering more than just great food... ky sisson reports on how local restauratuers have found a new
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ever have an awful awful at the little nugget in downtown reno? it's a staple amongst renoites and casual dining at its core. but with over 525 food permits issued by the washoe county health department in the last fiscal year, new spots in town are redefining casual dining. michael tragash- "we're seeing a lot more business owners take a community." traygash, with yelp.com says this risk is paying off for resturantuers who are stirring the appetites of "foodies" with more diverse food and exotic ingredients. michael tragash- "you just see more chefs taking more risk and putting forth better food and a better concept." a leader in the culinary community, chef clint jolly is the owner of great tyhme catering and a recent winner of the food network show, "chopped" he has proven this recipie for success. clint jolly- "i think people in the restaurant world need to focus more on managing the experience and something a little bit more than nice table
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serving things a different way." ky sisson- "not only are local chefs capitalizing on the 'foodie' movement, restaurants are revamping the way you dine." "heritage" at the whitney peak hotel is an example of how casual dining has been elevated to more than just tasty eats, but creating an untraditional enviroment. with the changing culinary culture affordability can be a challenge, but it's something chefs work toward. ben deinken- "what we're doing here is that we make sure people walk away happy and full and it doesn't break the bank." so whether it's this reno classic or the newer place in town. there's a lot of variety in the reno culinary scene. covering the story, ky sisson channel 2 news. speaking of good eats... a long-time taco shop -- that's called san diego its home for a half-century -- has now expanded to reno. robertos opened up shop at 8th street and north virginia in reno... and is the first in northern nevada. the chain started in san diego in 19-64 and now has about 20 locations there. it also expanded to las vegas with about
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the owners decided to come here after hearing from university students - who wanted the food here. roberto's taco shop is open 24 hours a day... 7 days a week. amanda: a new program is going to help young adults battling mental illness in nevada. find out about the services
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