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if their vehicle is nine feet or higher that means that they are prohibited from traveling through washoe valley an updated wind system in washoe valley hopes to reduce the amount of road restrictions by adding warning signs and weather monitoring stations. what drivers should be aware of is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 for two decades ndot has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous for drivers. good evening i'm landon miller thanks for staying with us tonight. and i'm kristen remington but this year, ndot has enhanced this safety protocol by adding additional signs that include flashing lights to warn drivers ryan canaday joins us live in washoe valley to give us a closer look at some of the changes that have been made. ryan what will drivers notice? well kristen one of the first things drivers will likely notice is the increased amount of signage. ndot used to have nine
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behind me, but they now have 34. ndot hopes this will make it easier for drivers to recognize the wind restrictions and plan their travels accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either delay their travel or they can reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." in addition to more signs...ndot has also raised the wind threshold at which drivers are allowed to drive through washoe valley. this means high profile vehicles will now be able to continue on u.s 395 when wind speeds reach up to 50 miles per hour...the previous wind restriction was 35 miles per hour. we also spoke to nevada highway patrol, who says they'll be on the look out for drivers violating the wind speed laws. duncan dauber-nhp-pio-fines that come with it are substantial, it's considered disobeying a traffic controlled device and
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200 dollars and after all the admin fees and everything added up on top of that, you're talking, it's just over a 300 dollar fine." both nhp and ndot say this system is just another way they are enhancing safety for everyone traveling between reno and carson city. covering the story live in washoe valley, ryan canaday channel two news thanks ryan... it looks like the wind could be picking up tomorrow. chief meteorologist mike alger is in the weather center... mike how much moisture could this next storm bring? strong winds associated with a cold front have kicked off a high wind warning for western nevada, in effect throughout the day wednesday. those winds will create an initial rain shadow for the valleys, but late in the day as the winds ease a bit we could see some rain reach the reno area. as the front moves through wednesday night snow levels will fall from 7,500' all the way down to near the valley floors, although all the heat
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temperatures should limit valley accumulations. high temperatures in the low 60s will crash down to the upper 40s on thursday. for the mountains, a winter storm warning will go into effect wednesday evening, with the heaviest precipitation expected to occur overnight. possible accumulations are in the one to two foot range above 7,000', with significantly less at lake level. by friday, the storm system should be out of the area, and it looks like things will warm up and dry out in time for the weekend, with valley temperatures approaching
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by sunday. thanks mike. and you can keep track of the weather...wherever you are... with our free channel 2 weather app. you can get the radar... forecast... and watches and warnings in the palm of your hand... and you can customize it to where you live. just search "k-t-v-n" in the google play or apple store. today governor sandoval joined 16 other governors across the nation... who are voicing their commitment to renewable energy. arianna bennett is live in the newsroom with a look at the governors accord for a new energy future... ari... what exactly does it do? that's a good question-- based on the discussion today... the accord seems to be mostly an avenue for governors from both parties to share ideas and learn from each other's energy policies. sandoval: "it truly is an opportunity for all of us to share best practices, to work together to broaden the
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throughout the nation." the bipartisan group of governors... signed onto the accord as a commitment to promote clean energy, clean transportation... and a more modern electrical grid. of course... this has been a hot topic in nevada... with recent changes to net metering... which have pushed many rooftop solar companies out of the state. governor sandoval briefly addressed that issue on the conference call today. sandoval: "frankly, i'm proud of our record on net metering. i'm the one who signed three bills that stood up the solar industry in nevada." sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm confident that it will be a topic that will be discussed throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers... so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week.
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of governors has not been set yet. covering the story live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. a political fight is brewing in washington over who could replace justice antonin scalia, who passed away over the weekend. justice scalia's bench and chair at the supreme court are draped in black to honor his service to the country. he will lie in repose in the court friday and will be laid to rest saturday. president obama says he will nominate a replacement in due time. pres. obama: "we're going to find somebody who is an outstanding legal mind. somebody who cares deeply about our democracy and cares about rule of law." senate republicans - lead by majority leader mitch mcconnell - are insisting they will block any nomination because they say that task should fall to the next president. some experts say because of the tension in washington -- this could end up being the longest vacancy of the supreme court's history. paul nelson talked to experts
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latest political battle -- and how long it could last -- paul. landon -- jimmy carter was the last president that did not appoint a supreme court justice -- showing how important elections are when it comes to our third branch of government. as you know -- whoever is appointed to fill scalia's seat could have an influence -- decades after the president leaves office. . the federal government will have plenty of changes in the next year. one that wasn't expected was an empty seat on the supreme court. schmucker "we have a third branch. we expect that branch to function. you can't expect it to function without a person in there." schmucker expects an appointment and a vote for a possible replacement. whether that person is confirmed or not is hard to say. schmucker "both sides will spend a lot of time trying to prove their case that this person is well-qualified or is unqualified. the stakes seem to be much higher now." one reason the stakes are so high is because the next judge could potentially serve on the bench for the next 30-plus
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president makes the appointment -- finding a replacement could take 13 to 16 months. hall "the constitution doesn't have any time limits. this is just true politics, i guess at it's best or worst depending on how you look at it." while many argue there is an unwritten rule that the president should not appoint a supreme court justice in the last year of his term -- hall says there's nothing in the constitution about that either. hall "the president who is in office should be able to appoint, whether that person is a republican or democrat. that is his, or maybe eventually, her constitutional right and constitutional duty." even if the republicans succeed in blocking an appointee -- hall says it could end up hurting them in the longrun. hall "it is them sending a message that they don't care about whether our government functions or not. they only care about getting their way and the american people are really tired of that message." schmucker says scalia believed in a strong and well-educated judiciary -- and that the court cannot function properly with possible 4-to-4 decisions. schmucker "i'm sure he would
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would be the best person to replace him but i think he believes that seat needs to be filled." schmucker says the pool of potential candidates is fairly small. most supreme court justices come from the appelate courts -- and went to a top-20 law school. in fact -- including scalia, all nine supreme court justices attended harvard or yale. covering the story live in the studio, paul nelson, channel 2 news. thanks paul. and please stay with channel 2 news and "cbs news" for continuing coverage of the aftermath of justice scalia's death... in the days and weeks to come. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. is there really a difference between regular and organic milk -- aside from the price? new research looks into the nutritional value of each - coming up in tonight's health watch. amanda: about a dozen leaders from the community learned medical education at unr today.
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teaching them the ins and outs of being a medical student. coming up next. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike alger's pinpoint two forecast!" today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way thth are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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welcome back... imagine cramming four years of medical school
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what it's like to be a medical student. that's what a group of community leaders did today at the university of nevada school of medicine....with a program called 'project medical education'. amanda ketchledge joins us live at the health sciences building where the event took place. amanda, what's the purpose of this project? landon-- this day-long program lets leaders in our community experience hands on what it's like to be a medical student going through school ....and the hard work that goes into becoming a doctor. melissa piasecki, executive associate dean, university of nevada school of medicine: "i think what this really gives people the insight into is just how complex it is to be fully trained in medicine. you need so many skills, you need so much support. it gives them a chance, it gives us a chance to really understand what goes on when you do medical education." the school of medicine also tells us that this program was designed to create a more accurate knowledge for leaders in the community, so they make insightful decisions about
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education in the future. the clinical shadowing experience....to learning patient care with this life-like manican, the participants got to learn many of the school experiences a med student goes through. they also learned how to give bad news to a patient-actor. of strategic initiatives: "even though it was a simulated patient, it was kind of heart wrenching to be able to have to tell somebody that they had had complications from a surgery. and so it really gives me new appreciation for what our doctors have to go through everyday." the school of medicine holds this event once every year. covering health watch, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. coming up in sports...the wolf pack baseball team may have won the conference title last season, but you might be surprised where the guys were
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plus, in tonight's health watch... studies show some retirees have much better odds of living longer than others. what
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. milk and meats. in tonight's health watch... new data about the
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researchers in britain found organic milk and meats contain about 50-percent more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional products. omega-3's are linked to improved cardiovascular health. people with chronic pain such as fibromyalgia may benefit from acupuncture. that's according to researchers in europe. they say patients with at least nine consecutive weeks of acupuncture sessions reported significantly less pain even up to a year later. and retirees who belong to book clubs and church groups may live longer. british researchers tracked the habits of hundreds of people after they retired. they found belonging to social and community groups was as good for health and wellbeing as regular exercise. that's health watch for tonight, for a closer look go to k-t-v-n watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. expect some heavy traffic slowdowns getting
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east near sparks blvd, and on 395 from i80 to north mccarren. also watch out for an accident on 395 and red rock southbound. and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" strong winds associated with a cold front have kicked off a high wind warning for western nevada, in effect throughout the day wednesday. those winds will create an initial rain shadow for the valleys, but late in the day as the winds ease a bit we could see
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as the front moves through wednesday night snow levels will fall from 7,500' all the way down to near the valley floors, although all the heat left over from our recent warm temperatures should limit valley accumulations. high
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crash down to the upper 40s on thursday. for the mountains, a winter storm warning will go into effect wednesday evening, with the heaviest precipitation expected to occur overnight. possible accumulations are in the one to two foot range above 7,000', with significantly
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by friday, the storm system should be out of the area, and it looks like things will warm up and dry out in time for the weekend, with valley temperatures approaching 60 degrees
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kristen and landon thank mike. coming up in sports, the wolf pack basketball team will be looing for it's third-straight win tomorrow night..we'll hear
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the wolf pack basketball team did exactly what it was supposed to this past home stand, going
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look to continue the win streak on the road for a couple games beginning with san jose state tomorrow night. the pack was out at practice this afternoon getting set for the spartans....and nevada has had some pretty good success against san jose state winning 24-of the last 26 games and the last 2- matchups in a row. but this year's spartans squad might be a little diffferent than year past, while they're still towards the bottom in the mountain west, they've won 8- games overall as opposed to the 2- total last season. the pack talked a bit about the spartans this afternoon. "uh well they seem much more athletic they move the ball around very well and they like to get out and run so they've improved in a lot of different aspects. they play a lot harder than they did last year."
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game 1 of a 2 game road trip... they will visit san jose state on wednesday at 7pm..... you can stream the game on the mountain west netowrk or on nevadawolfpack.tv. despite winning 41-games and taking the mountain west conference title last season, the wolf pack baseball team is not expected to do much this year...at least according to the preseason poll just released. despite having 3-guys seniors christian stolo and bryce greager and junior trenton brooks were named to the preseason-all conference team as nevada was one of three teams with at least three players honored. nevada, who won 41
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expected to occur overnight. the area, and it looks like >> pelley: an election prediction from president obama:to >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> pelley: also tonight, violent weather in the south, including a tornado on an interstate. >> >> it was, basically, like the "twister" movie.y: e >> pelley: extreme weather iso, being fueled by el nino, and tonight we'll look at the effects from the u.s. to africa, where millions are threatened with famine.en >> people haven't been able to plant the crops that they need to survive. >> pelley: and, it's show time for america's top dogs. >> it doesn't get any better. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. late today, the president weighed in on the political

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