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many said they were still debating their choices as they arrived. the presidential candidates were out in force today, making their last-minute pitch to voters at diners and polling sites. we'll have a live report from new hampshire coming up in about 15 minutes. preparations are also underway this month.. that's right...both parties are training in the days leading up to the democratic and republican caucuses. amanda ketchledge is live at the washoe county democratic party headquarters for their mock caucus. amanda, why are these training sessions so important? kristen-- both parties tell us is that the caucuses are one way for nevadas to show who they want to see on the november ballot. so here at the washoe dems, people are training for the real thing coming up in less than two weeks. pam dupre, washoe county democratic party: "people just come in, they decide, okay who do i want to caucus for at this
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what they call their preference groups. if someone's undecided, they get to stand in another area of the room. then something called viability." on caucus day, voters will head to their nearest caucus site where they will meet other members of their vote. for those wanting to participate, you must be party. democrats have same day registration, while the republicans require voters to register by february 13th. both parties also have different styles for their caucuses. adam khan, chairman washoe county republican party: "ours is you go in there, you talk, and try to persuade your neighbors, you try to persuade them. and then you make a secret ballot. so no one actually knows what your choice is. now if there's only two people in your precinct, of course you know what the other person voted. but we like to keep that to ensure there's no voter intimidation." to find out how you can get involved with the democrats or republicans for caucus training, just head to our website and
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and remember the democrats will caucus on february 20th, while the republicans are scheduled for february 23rd. covering campaign 2016, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. thanks amanda. and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders will thanks amanda. and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders will reportedly visit reno this weekend. "acting in community together in organizing northern nevada" -- or actionn -- says sanders will attend its "real solutions to real problems" summit at the university of nevada's jot travis buidling starting at 8:30 a-m saturday. organizers say the event is almost full - but they still have a few spots open. and republican presidential candidate carly fiorina will be visting northern nevada next week. fiorina will be speaking at the 2nd flood ballroom of the atlantis - a week from tomorrow - for an event being organized
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doors open at 11 a-m... and the event begins at 11:45. the event costs 25 dollars for washoe republican women members and 30 for non-members - if you register by friday. for links to both these events, head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue "news links" button. also in campaign 2016... the nevada democratic party has unveiled a spanish-language version of its website to try and reach more members of the latino community ahead of the caucus. pam dupre/executive director, washoedems: "we are really the bellweather for the western united states as well as minority communities in the united states." the website is designed to help spanish-speaking voters get information about the upcoming nevada caucus. for a link to the website head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue "news links" button. and with just weeks to go before nevada's caucuses... stay with channel 2 news on the air... online and on facebook and twitter for campaign 2016 continuing coverage.
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look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" while variable amounts of cloudiness will break over the strong high pressure ridge that is planted over the west coast, said ridge will also result in dry conditions and very warm temperatures throughout the rest of the week. highs will climb into the mid-60s wednesday and stay there until the weekend, where they will fall only slightly into the low
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at this point, the next chance of precipitation doesn't come along until mid to late next week. in crime beat... lockdowns were issued for three schools in stead for a few hours today -- while police searched for someone suspected of stealing a vehicle in the area. police tried to stop the vehicle near stead boulevard late this morning, but the driver took off. officers eventually found the vehicle near mt. baldy, but the suspect had already left the scene... police with the help of raven helicopter searched for him but called off the search after 1 p- m. investigators have not released a description of the suspect. if you know anything that can help police... call or text secret witness. and the washoe county school district says a handgun was confiscated on the spanish springs high school campus
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the school's prinicpal sent out a voicemail alerting parents about what happened and saying police are still investigating. she also encouraged parents and students to report suspicious activity to school secret witness at 3-2-9 66-66. and reno police say they have arrested a woman in connection with a robbery at a convenience store in stead on sunday. police say around 2-30 in the morning... a woman demanded money from the clerk at the jacksons store on stead boulevard, showing the clerk a gun in her waistband. she left the scene in a silver 4-door passenger car. detectives say they located the vehicle in stead and detained the driver. she was identified as 18-year-old kassandra portillo. she admitted to the sunday robbery and was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. the district attorney's office is warning people about a scam - involving someone claiming to be an actual d-a investigator... and requesting payments for fees
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the d-a's ofice does not charge people for services related to court appearances... and does not call asking for money. looking around the world... at least 10 people have been killed and dozens of others injured when two trains collided head on in germany this morning. germany's transportation minister says the two the trains were on a curve and neither had time to break before the crash. they were traveling at speeds of up to 60 miles and hour. the track was fitted with a safety system designed to automatically stop trains to prevent such a crash and it's not clear why it didn't function. in health watch... as the zika virus outbreak continues, concerns are growing. president obama is asking congress for nearly two billion dollars to fight the zika virus. as john potter reports, officials warn it could spread here in the united states. the centers for disease control
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operations center is functioning at its highest alert level in the fight against the zika virus. schuchat: "we are working 24-7 to understand this virus. time is really precious for this kind of emerging infection." most zika is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito -- which in the u-s is seen primarily in southern states. at least 57 cases of zika have been reported in the u-s... in 12 states and the district of columbia. spraying the virus is spreading rapidly through latin america... nats: crying and its connection to the birth defect microcephaly has led to warnings and travel restrictions for pregnant women. furuya: "any illness that's mosquito borne that people might get overseas might then be brought back to the united states." doctor yoko furuya says there's one simple way to fight mosquito-borne illnesses: furuya: "mosquito repellents are a good way to try to avoid it." consumer reports recently tested 15 insect repellents now on the market. testers stuck their arms
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mosquitoes. byrne: "we found that the insect repellent that was most effective against the type of mosquitos that carry the zika virus were the ones that contained twenty percent picaridin and twenty-five percent deet." sue byrne says repellents with 100 percent deet are no more effective at fighting zika... and carry troubling side effects. but products with natural ingredients were not effective. byrne: "the products made with natural plant oils just did not do the job against mosquitos." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. paul: "this chunk of land will eventually be a major roadway, stretching from sparks to south reno. i'm paul nelson, i'll show you how work on the southeast connector is going, coming up at 5-30." ----fiery inferno crackling----- ever thought about learning the art of blacksmithing? the infinity forge in west reno not only offers community forges
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teach you how it's done. we'll have that story for you at 5:30. presidential candidates will keep an eye on tonight." "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, and mike alger's pinpoint two forecast!" welcome back... republican they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in
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and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. welcome back... republican donald trump and demorat bernie sanders were heavily favored in polls - going into today's primary in new hampshire, but this is the only poll that
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danielle nottingham has more on the race and where things stand with the polls. she joins us live now from derry, new hampshire.... danielle? kristen and landon... most polls closed just over an hour ago new hampshire voters cast their ballots in what's expected to be a record breaking turnout. donald trump holds a comfortable lead in the polls - something granted. "katrina pierson/trump campaign spokeswoman: a win is going to be a win for this campaign, we're very excited to have a marco rubio, jeb bush and ted cruz are in a virtual tie. neil levesque/exec. dir., nh institute of politics: "this race is all about who comes in second in new hampshire on the republican side..." neil levesque is executive director of the new hampshire institute of politics. he says the a bulk of the votes are cast in the
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southeastern part of the state. neil levesque/exec. dir., nh institute of politics: "that's where most of the candidates have spent the last few days, and that's really - when those number start coming in, that's what you need to keep your eye on." danielle nottingham/ manchester, nh" early exit poll data shows the most important quality in a candidate for republican voters is that he or she shares their values. for democrats, it was that the candidate is honest and trustworthy. some voters in at this polling site in derry knew exactly who they wanted.... dn: "why did you vote for chris christie?" nancy: "because i think he has the leadership skills..." "hillary." there were others, who came with a particular strategy. "if it takes a vote away from trump, then that's why i'm here." either way, we'll know the winners and losers later tonight. senator bernie sanders, from neighboring vermont, is widely expected to win for the democrats. but hillary clinton won there in 2008, and is
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landon and kristen back to you. thanks danielle. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. the city of reno now has it's own license plate. i'm ryan canaday and coming up next i'll tell you how the new specialty
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northern nevadans can now support the city of reno's parks and recreation by ordering a new specialty license plate from the d- m-v. the reno city council approved the reno specific license plate design early last year. ryan canaday joins us live in the newsroom. ryan, we understand the plates will benefit charity... where exactly does the funding go? well guys, these plates will support the enhancement of parks, recreation, facilities and programs in the city of reno. officials with the city are hopeful that people will register with these plates.. to support the cause. andy bass- director of parks and recreation- "it's critical for us that we can start to catch up and look at the projects that have been delayed for many years just due to the lack of resources, we're hopeful that we earned from the license plate to directly impact the public. the city tells us a minimum number of one thousand
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must reached in 20-16. if this number of registrations is reached, the city of reno would earn twenty five dollars for each plate..that's a minimum of twenty five thousand dollars towards parks and recreation in just a single year. dave bobzien-reno city councilmember-kids enjoy them our seniors enjoy them, our families depend upon them and to have this additional creative funding source for those and the ability to express pride in our city through license plates, it's just a great, great story." to order one of these plates or for more information you can visit our website k-t-v-n dot com and click on the web version of this story. covering the story live in the newsroom, ryan canaday channel two news. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american
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while variable amounts of cloudiness will break over the strong high pressure ridge that is planted over the west coast, said ridge will also result in dry conditions and very warm temperatures throughout the rest of the week. highs will climb into the mid-60s wednesday and stay there until the weekend, where they will fall only slightly into the low 60s. at this point, the next chance of precipitation doesn't come along until mid to late next week. while variable amounts of cloudiness will break over the strong high pressure ridge that
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planted over the west coast, said ridge will also result in dry conditions and very warm temperatures throughout the rest of the week. highs will climb into the mid-60s wednesday and stay there until the weekend, where they will fall only slightly into the low
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at this point, the next chance of precipitation doesn't come along until mid to late next week. while variable amounts of cloudiness will break over the strong high pressure ridge that is planted over the west coast, said ridge will also result in dry conditions and very warm temperatures throughout the rest of the week. highs will climb into the mid-60s wednesday and stay there until the weekend, where they will fall only slightly into the low 60s. at this point, the next chance of precipitation doesn't come along
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ky: "you guys hungry? this was once barley used for great basin brewery beer. now, it's for the cows. i'm ky sisson. that story is coming up." arianna: gas prices are hitting lows we having seen in a very long time... i'll look at prices around the nation and here at the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women...
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...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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in money watch tonight... it's hard not to notice... those low prices at the pump. prices across the country... and here at home... are hitting lows we haven't seen in more than a decade. arianna bennett joins us now live with a look... ari? gas prices are the lowest we've seen since 2004... and a lot of that has to do with a major increase in domestic oil production. there's more american oil on the
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years... and it's causing a price drop all around the world... and around the nation. on the low end-- we have parts of oklahoma... missouri... and indiana... between $1.22 and $1.26 on the higher end-- arizona... alaska... and california... between 2.99 and 3.14 a gallon. in case you're wondering-- nevada's average now is $2.18 a gallon. and that's great news... for local drivers. jorge: "it's actually made it pretty helpful-- saving me quite a bit of money now." jim: "a truck this size, that's about a $15 a tank difference, so it's a huge difference for me." at this gas station in carson city prices were well under two dollars a gallon today... you may notice prices are higher in washoe county... that is because of different taxes charged on gas. and federal officials predict that we could see prices below two dollars a gallon for all of 2016.
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arianna bennett, channel 2 news. thanks arianna. also in money watch... today save mart announced two of its value grocery stores will be expanding to northern nevada. two existing save mart stores will be converted to foodmaxx locations... the one on highway 50 in carson city and the location on prater way in sparks. both save mart stores will close on march 26th to make way for the new stores... which are set to open this summer. erin:"i'm erin breen...wanna know what really hot in hobbies these days? we'll show you after the break." paul: "i'm paul nelson -- after years of planning, permitting, and litigation -- construction is moving along phase 2 of the
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