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with the progress, kristen. we're standing right in the middle of their work area. there's about a mile of construction to the north of us -- and another mile to the south. and as you can see -- there's been a lot of changes here the past few months. trucks, excavator, dozer it might not look like it -- but someday, this chunk of land on the rosewood lakes golf course will have a bridge on it. one of five on phase two of the southeast connector. garth "the power poles that you see off in the distance, that's on the left side of the roadway or the eastside of the roadway. so, we're just going to follow on through here, going fairway to fairway, trying to avoid as many of the wetlands as possible." that roadway is starting to take shape on a two-mile stretch between clean water way and mira loma drive. oksol says the 20-17. garth "a lot of earth work, a lot of environmental care is being done and then we do have two winters within that time period, that obviously, we have to slow down a little bit for what we're doing with construction." up to 250 people will work on the southeast connector during
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right now -- the crew is down to about a hundred on a daily basis. garth "obviously, when there's snow on the ground, and we get a lot of moisture, we've got to change our operations a little bit, but the nice thing is that we're still able to do construction throughout the winter time and that's just helping keep people employed." the project is expected to improve water flow and quality in the steamboat creek -- and create an 80-acre wetland complex. crews have already removed nearly 470 million pounds of invasive weeds and infested soil -- and 3.8 million pounds of trash. garth "that was anything from old box spring mattresses, car parts, barrels of stuff, just a tremendous amount of trash was out here, laying underneath the weeds that people may not see from the road." the project also includes a 10- foot-wide multi-use path -- but oksol says the new six-lane road will have the biggest impact on traffic. garth "it's going to really greatly alleviate congestion, not only that we have today on a lot of the arterial roadways that we have down in south reno, but also to help get traffic out of sparks." the public can learn more about
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it's at the best western airport plaza hotel, this thursday from 11 to 7. and starting this month -- you can sign up for guided tours every fourth thursday of the month, weather permitting. covering the cone zone live, paul nelson, channel two news. 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
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along until mid to late next week. preparations are underway in nevada for our caucuses later this month. republicans and democrats are both holding training sessions in the days leading up to the caucuses, so voters are prepared for the real thing. adam khan, washoe county republican party: "it allows people to not just cast their ballot and go home. it allows them to go in and really engage in the process, ask their neighbors, see what they think." pam dupre, washoe county democratic party: "this is how we decide in the state of nevada who we want to see on the ballot come november." on caucus day, voters will head to their nearest caucus site
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members of the community before casting their vote. for those wanting to participate, you must be registered as a member of a party. democrats have same day registration, while the republicans require voters to register by february 13th. the democrats will caucus on february 20th, while the republicans are scheduled for february 23rd. 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 by the washoe republican women.
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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. in crime beat... lockdowns were issued for three schools in
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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 today. 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
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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 for failing to appear in court. the d-a's ofice does not charge people for services related to court appearances... and does not call asking for money. still to come on channel 2 news at 6-30 the city of reno now has it's own license plate. we'll tell you how the new
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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 campaign contributions and speaking fees.
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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.
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welcome back, 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. these plates will support the enhancement of parks, recreation, facilities and programs in the city of reno. the city tells us a minimum number of one thousand
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must be 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. and the art of using an open forge is seeing a rennaisance across the country right now. and we have one here in reno. it's called infinity forge. ---nats ---- on monday and wednesday evenings owner...brett moten opens his commercial forge on dickerson road to others
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age-old art. he shows you the ropes and teaches you how to achieve whatever it is you are making. brett: these are all artisans in their own right. they come in to work on their own projects or maybe they need help. that's where i come in. i can make the tools to make whatever it is." he charges $50 a session but all the tools and supplies you could need are there in the shop. and if he's not helping you he's working on his own art pieces. for more information you can find a link to his webpage on our webpate at ktvn.com. mike will have a look at your
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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... ...protecting social security... ...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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the mom...who dresses two kids, gets to work by 8:00... and always manages to give them a healthy lunch. the newlyweds seeking out wholesome meals and exciting flavors for their new cookware. the guy who finally decided to kick
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you inspire us to do everything we do... ...for goodness' sake. hate having to pay to get money out of the a-t-m? we spoke to bank employees about how you can avoid those outrageous charges at casinos, gas stations, and in money watch tonight... it's hard not to notice... those low prices at the pump. 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 market now than we've seen in years... and it's causing a price drop all around the world. the national average right now is $1.72 per gallon. in nevada... the average is $2.18. it's good news... for drivers. jorge: "it's actually made it
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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." and federal officials predict that we could see prices below two dollars a gallon for all of 2016. you may notice prices are higher in washoe county... that is because of different taxes charged on gas. 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. 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
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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 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
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60s. 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
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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. dallas: the nevada wolf pack return here to lawlor events center
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"now here's sports director garrett dearborn with channel 2 sports." the wolf pack men's basketball team is looking to bounce back from that loss at colorado state. dallas colodny caught up with coach eric musselman this morning to talk about air force. the nevada wolf pack mens basketball team is looking to rebound from last weekends 9 point loss to colorado state their next game will be right here at lawlor events center they will host the air force academy... the last time the pack played the falcons they beat them by 23 points.
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getting ready for air force has been our main theme, is doing some of the things we did well when we played on the road against air force and then also anticipating the changes they made. in the last couple games they are playing really good basketball... every game takes on its own identity. so we got our work cut out for us. momentum we have to worry about 1 game at a time. we are 5-5, playing better basketball than most people expected. weathered injuries, weathered a guy quiting. we have to worry about winning between 7-9o'clock on wednesday." so it will be the wolf pack and the falcons right here tomorrow night tip off set for 7pm. dallas colodny channel 2 sports.
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wolf pack baseball team is getting set to open up the tj bruce era and the team had media day today. while it was an off-season of change the mountain west champs do return the reigning conference player of the year, trenton brooks and the pitcher of the year mcqueen grad christian stolo... the pack opens things up with northestern next friday and and we'll hear from them coming up at 11 thanks garrett. next, mike will have a final look at your weather. you're
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mike is here with a final check of the weather 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 60s. at this point, the next chance of precipitation doesn't come along until mid to late next week. your next newscast starts at 11 until then you can stay informed
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>> pelley: campaign 2016 update. the new hampshire primary and the night belongs to the outsiders a big comeback win for republican donald trump after finishing second in iowa. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders defeet hillary clinton. a comfortable margin of victory for sanders who narrowly lost in iowa. a big second-place finish for republican john kasich. iowa winner ted cruz, jeb bush, and marco rubio are battling for third. major garrett is in new hampshire tonight. major. >> reporter: scott, donald trump routed his republican rivals and heads to south carolina for an epic confrontation against ted cruz, the iowa caucus winner. kasich gets to fight another day. marco rubio lost momentum and limps into south carolina, and
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have to see just how much longer
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