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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. gov. sandoval "the important 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
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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 the silver state, saying recent 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
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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. the results of last night's caucus in iowa were no surprise to local experts. they say the close results make nevada even more important for both parties. nevada's 'first in the west' status could really set candidates apart. lokken:"so as a result of iowa...nevada has risen in importance. for rubio it's important. and 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. 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 possible clinton could start to
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and they say as a result - we'll probabaly see the campaigning in nevada really start to pick up. thanks erin... the number of active registered voters grew in nevada last month. according to the secretary of state's office... 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. 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
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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 the low 50s by saturday. in crime beat...a 30-year-old arizona man has been arrested in nevada. he's accused 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 hawk, two hawk wings and 124 separate eagle and hawk feathers. still to come on channel 2 news at 6-30, a new program is going to help young adults battling mental illness in nevada. find
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders.
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we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. welcome back, in health watch tonight young people suffering with mental illness will now be able to get the help they need. that's right the new program is the first of its kind in the state and it's called "enliven" the state of nevada and the children's cabinet formed this program to help individuals between the ages of 15 to 25 who are dealing with psychosis. dr. tracey green with the department of health and human services says that 18-thousand nevadans suffer with disturbances or mental illness. dr. tracey green, chief medical officer for dept. of health and human services: "we're going to do fully integrated services to look at whether you need housing services, whether you need a job, whether you need an education. and it's not just for the individual, it's for the individual's family or the individual's support system."
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their first client and organizers say they're ready to accept even covered. an online service started right here in reno... is celebrating a big milestone this week. alert-id is an online crime and safety alert system... it hit 500 million alerts sent out to its users today. here's how it works... you type in your address... we used the address for the station... and all of the little icons that pop up... represent crimes... sex offenders... or things like car accidents and fires. it's a free service... with millions of users nationwide. the founder says... it's basically a virtual neighborhood watch. keli: "people really love knowing what is going on really close to them, around their home. you feel like you have kind of the inside scoop, you know, 'oh, there was a car break-in around the corner...'" to check out alert id for
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ktvn.com... we have a link for you there. in school watch... a local company has made a big donation to northern nevada children. "dr. taylor: do you promise that you're going to read your books? kids: yes!!!" today us tyme teamed up with the washoe county school district and governor sandoval at kate smith elementary to unveil their billion ebooks gift initiative... which gives 50 free children's ebooks to every child who wants them. nevada is the first state to launch this program... and students at kate smith elementary seemed to appreciate them. riley mashall/second grader, kate smith elementary: paul: "what do you think it'll do for you by being able to read all these books, what it's going to do for you?" riley: "make my brain get smarter and smarter and smarter." the ebooks are available on any desktop computer... smart phone or tablet. all you need to get them is a valid email address. for a link to sign up for the
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and click the blue "news links" button. also in school watch... today demolition began on a dorm at the university of nevada to make way for a new one. construction equipment crews began tearing white pine hall down today to make room for great basin hall... which is designed to hold 430 students. the 130-thousand square foot building is set to open in the fall of 2017. reno restaurants are changing the way you experience dining, i'm ky sisson, that story is coming up next." and mike will have a look at
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students from reno high are heading to vegas this weekend... to win a spot in a nationwide science competition. we'll show you how the team is has become an up and coming hot spot for all you foodies out there with several new resturants throughout the area 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 experiences they are offering guests and the concepts that they are bringing to the community." traygash, with yelp.com says this risk is paying off for resturantuers who are stirring the appetites of "foodies" with 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 cloths and art on the walls, but serving things a different way." ky sisson- "not only are local chefs capitalizing on the
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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 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 las vegas its home for half a century has now expanded to reno. the location on 8th street and north virginia in reno just opened and is the first in northern nevada. the chain started in reno in 19-64 and now has about 20
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to las vegas with about 40 more. they decided to come here after hearing from university students who wanted the food here. reynaldo robeldo/family owns roberto's taco shop: "they lived in las vegas so they know us from las vegas, or the other way around, students that live here but went to school in las vegas." robert's taco shop is open 24 hours a day... 7 days a week. 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
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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 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
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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 out for the foreseeable future. some residual cloudiness will stay through the work week, but should clear out by sunday finishing the
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high temperatures to climb into the low 50s by saturday. "coming from the university of nevada to the denver broncos... in the super bowl again hear
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brandon marshall and virgil
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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. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. 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.
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morning, a ridge of high pressure will build across the finishing the week on a sunny "coming from the university of "now here's sports director garrett dearborn with channel 2 sports." we certainly have a little wolf pack flavor at super bowl 50 with brandon marshall, virgil green and reed alum kyle roberts on the broncos. we heard from roberts last night he is a practice squad
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are impact players for denver....but as they told dallas colodny getting on that field was a long, tough journey. super bowl 50 is this sunday between the denver broncos and the carolina panthers and of course it will feature former nevada wolf pack stars virgil green and brandon marshall... i caught up with them on monday nights super bowl opening night where they told me they have had incredible journeys as football players. "percerverance is key, every one will have bumps in the road and trials and tribulations but if you belive and stick to your plan and keep working hard you will definetly achieve your goal." "it has been a long journey, but when you look back on the hard me into everything i need to be a pro football player." green
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coming full circle this week as they return to the bay area nearly 5 years after the kraft fight hunger bowl victory. "it feels great, me and virg actually won a bowl game here back in 2010 we played boston college so it feels great to be back here." "it great, the moment those guys got in the locker room i was so excited. i have been pumping up nevada for many years and to finally have a lot of other guys not just with the broncos but with other teams too is a huge accomplishment." so super bowl 50 is this sunday and you can watch the game right here on ktvn kickoff is set for about 3:30... dallas colodny channel 2 sports. and of course you can see the game right here on channel 2....the panthers and broncos will go at begins at 8am
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that doesn't eat too much of their paychecks. the cash-strapped college student who simply wants organic and local produce. the parents...who may not have a healthy budget, but still make sure their children eat healthy. you inspire us to do everything we do...
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>> hey, everybody. it's "bachelor" fan favorites week. every day we're playing with your favorite people from my other shows, "the bachelor" and "the bachelorette." today, arie luyendyk jr. is back with is. he's already $50,000. let's see how far he can go, on "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] hi, everybody. i'm chris harrison. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play
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