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that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 the desert research institute in reno just launhced a virtual fire research center. good evening i'm landon miller and kristen remington, thanks for staying with us tonight. the new center brings together scientists from different discplines to study fires. angela schilling stopped by dri today to learn more... and joins us from there live. angela? landon, i was able to talk to a couple different scientists. one is an optical physicist and the other is an organic chemist. with the new virtual fire center they can now collaborate to see how fires effect our health and the environment. the fire lab is a great tool for fire research. hans: "simulates essentially a wild fire but on a very small scale." but this is not the only lab at the desert research institute in
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different scientists with different fields of expertise who work at dri. hans: "and most of the people do not know about each other and didn't work together." but through the virtual fire research center they are starting to delve into other discplines when it comes to fire research. just like a machine where each part has a different role and each part has to work together in order for the machine to work properly. hans: "vera here is an organic chemist, an area i don't know anything about. i'm an optical physicist and have joined together for projects funded by nasa and the national science foundation." vera: "it's a huge benefit for us." they each have their own separate lab for their own discplines. but they also share the burn lab now. in the burn lab they have a new instrument for vera to use for her organic chemistry. it works in tandem with the burn chamber itself. which has been around for a couple years now. hans: "fires are very important
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aspects are related to both organic chemistry and chemical compounds and smoke. but they are also related to to particle physics." the organic chemistry side will help us understand anything from how deep particles can penetrate into the lungs to the effect smoke and haze has on our vision. the new virtual research center also brings together ecologists and hydrologists. they've been collaborating since the fall. vera: "so we will work together much more over the next few years." more than ten million acres of land were scorched last year in the united states from wild fires. a number the new fire research center in reno hopes to lower. covering the big story live, anglea schilling, channel two news. if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... with less than a day before nevada's democratic caucus begins... the campaigns are pulling out all the stops. former president bill clinton
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at her campaign headquarters in reno today.... and senator bernie sanders held campaign events in elko this morning... and in sparks this afternoon. bernie sanders: "it looks like nevada is ready to lead the country in a political revolution." clinton:"this whole election here could likely come down to if you here can get everyone in this part of the world to turn out and caucus...and if you can also turn a few people." nevada's democratic caucus starts at noon tomorrow. for much more on the last-minute campaigning, stay tuned for channel 2 news at 6:30. "now here's mike alger's first
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it looks like we will go back into an extended dry stretch again as a broad ridge of high pressure builds back across the west coast. clouds will decrease throughout the region saturday, and the skies should be mostly clear for a few days thereafter. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s saturday to the low 60s on sunday, and will likely continue to rise into the
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week. looking to our community... today leaders from local religious communities came together to announce an effort to build homes for habitat for humanity. truckee meadows habitat for humanity, local faith groups and the nevada clergy association... announced northern nevada is joining a national movement called "build for unity", which builds homes for local families in need. religious leaders say helping others is a foundation of faith. shariff al fas/president, northern nevada muslim community: "all religions they're telling you that you have to help those who are in need. you won't find any religion that doesn't say that. and we find our common ground and we stick together and we help each other." after sacramento... reno is the second community in the country to commit to a "build for unity" home.
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off! in fact it's on our list of things 2 do. so are jefferson starship....robot competitions....and eagles. erin breen has this week's list of things 2 do this weekend ---eagles and ag------- calling all nature-lovers photographers and anyone interested in seeing birds of prey including bald eagles in person. it's calving season in carson valley and that always draws the birds of prey with carson valley celebrates with their eagles and agriculture event. it goes all weekend but includes photography workshops, historians birders and owl prowl. check their website for exact tour times and events. ----divas night out------ once you've experienced the great outdoors you can do some shopping....the annual divas day out is this weekend. it's tomorrow from 10-4 at the grand sierra resort. 130 businesses will take part and they expect a thousand women. feather boas are encouraged! the proceeds will go to the renown children's hospital.
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year--- you can freeze your pints off this weekend by taking part in the annual freeze your pints off beer festival in reno. it's hosted by the under the rose brewery... it's saturday from 1-5. 13 breweries are taking part. here's a throwback to the 70's....jefferson starship is hoping you.... ---jefferson airplane---"find your way back........find your way back..... find your way back to that era...at harrah's in tahoe this weekend. they've aged....haven't we all? but the music is classic. you can find them on stage tomorrow night at 7:30. ---robots---- and from a blast from the past....to a lunch into the future....on sunday you can see how high schoolers in the area are putting engineering to use. the first local team of high school robotics engineers are building robots like this to make life easier and to compete. you can check them out yourself sunday from 4-6 pm at arlington towers in downtown reno. with a few things 2 do this weekend erin breen channel 2
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and of course you can find details on all those events and more on our website at ktvn.com and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. have a cough? lots of people do right now... but when should you worry? what different kinds of coughs mean - coming up in tonight's health watch. but first... have you ever posted a negative review online? how one couple is being sued for it and what one lawmaker in washington is doing to try and protect their speech, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike alger's pinpoint two forecast!"
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i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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welcome back... a couple is being sued for thousands of dollars, over a review they posted on yelp. john potter takes a look at whether consumers have a opinion online. michelle: "i don't do anything wrong and here's my husband...he said there is a police officer coming to the house to serve
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when michelle and robert duchouquette sought out a pet sitter for their dogs and a fish... they chose the dallas company "prestigious pets." but their experience was not positive. michelle wrote an online review, giving the business one-star on yelp. michelle: "i saw the fish water was getting cloudy and i was getting worried so i sent an email about that." the couple got slapped with a cease-and-desist order, then this lawsuit. the company claims the one-star review caused "irreparable and continued... libelous and slanderous harm." and the business is seeking more than 67-hundred dollars in damages. a hearing is set for april fourth. robert: "i was surprised that the business owner took it that far." it's all because of a non- disparagement clause...on the second page of the service contract signed by the couple. the fine print says "...this agreement prohibits you from taking any action that negatively impacts..." the
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called the "yelp bill" renders these clauses null and void. senator john thune co-sponsored the "consumer review freedom act"... which passed the senate and is awaiting a house vote. thune: "this is essentially online bullying. i mean, you're infringing on people's rights, their freedom." but the business owner says "fair and honest feedback is not the issue here..." and he's "...only asking for a judge to make his or her decision." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. ...coughing... hacking, barking, wet or dry... there are all kinds of coughs this time of year. what your
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health watch cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it.
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and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. it's a familiar sound this time of year - that hacking cough. colds and congestion can take over in the winter. but not all coughs are the same. when to worry in tonight's health watch. ...coughing... mariel felix has had it with her nagging cough. "i've been ill for a week or so now and i haven't gotten any better... bronchitis." so what exactly does your cough mean. mount sinai urgent care doctor judah fierstein says this
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a cold and cough from post nasal drip. "what starts out as nasal congestion and a mild cough that gets deeper into chest and causes drawn out illness." ...coughing... if a person has a dry cough that ends in a rattle it may be asthma. when the cough is wet with colored mucus, that can be a sign of pneumonia. "coughs that are particularly concerning and should prompt someone to go to a doctor earlier are coughs associated with real difficulty breathing." other coughs to watch out for: a dry cough that gets worse when someone lies down or eats.. can mean reflux disease.. . and a severe hacking cough followed by a high pitched whoop could be pertussis.. or whooping cough. ...coughing... mariel suffers from asthma. a chest xray ruled out pneumonia and determined she has bronchitis. "unfortunately not uncommon for bronchitis to last two to four weeks." dr. fierstein recommended an
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passageways.. and dark honey to soothe her throat and cough. doctors say coughing up blood... or experiencing pain - when trying to breathe - indicates a need for immediate medical attention. that's health watch for tonight, for a closer look go to k-t-v-n dot com and click the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. expect to see some heavy traffic getting on to 580 from i80 west as well as on i80 eastbound near the nugget. and look out for a couple of accidents, in carson at 580 and arrowhead southbound in sparks on mccaren and wedekind. and on 580 at south meadows southbound. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american
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it looks like we will go back into an extended dry stretch again as a broad ridge of high pressure builds back across the west coast. clouds will decrease throughout the region saturday, and the skies should be mostly clear for a few days thereafter. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s saturday to the low 60s it looks like we will go back into an extended dry stretch again as a broad ridge of high pressure builds back across the west coast. clouds will decrease
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saturday, and the skies should be mostly clear for a few days thereafter. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s saturday to the low 60s on sunday, and will it looks like we will go back into an extended dry stretch
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pressure builds back across the west coast. clouds will decrease throughout the region saturday, and the skies should be mostly clear for a few days thereafter. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s saturday to the low 60s on sunday, and will likely continue to rise into the mid-60s by the middle of next week.
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dallas:we have lots of high school basketball for you coming in sports. 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,
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america
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and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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the high school basketball postseason continues tonight, up at spanish springs the division 1 boys are tipping off semifinal action. dallas colodny joins us now live with more. yea garrett the division 1 north semi finals are just underway here at spanish springs... behind me right now is reno and mcqueen. lets look at some early highlights. rn karn goraya layup mcqueen garrett ill 3 so you will be able to catch the full highlights and results of rn karn goraya layup
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so you will be able to catch the full highlights and results of tonights playoff action on 2 the hoop that tips off at 11:15pm... and get involved with us... send us a picture... tell us about your team just hashtag 2 the hoop and keep it clean and we will put it on the show. from spanish springs high school dallas colodny channel 2 sports. the division 1 north playoffs of course, are not the only regional tourneys going on...up at north valleys the division i-a's are narrowing down the field. on the girls side, lowry was taking on elko. 1.early on.. buckaroos have possession...they give it to jillian albright...she hits the mid-range jumper and also draws the
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strong. 2.the ball in albright's hands again..this time she would get the assist..dishes it upcourt to kenadee jeppsen who put's in the layup...lowry starts this game with ten unanswered points. 3.but elko finally gets on the board with the help of siana carsrud..first the little spin move...then the high arching shot...count it. division iv semi's had mcdermmitt taking on eureka 1. start of the second half...mcdermitt is down get the ball... and freshman morgan thomas steps behind the three point line..and gets the shot to fall...eureka holding on mcdermitt advances to the title game 53-43 the wolf pack baseball team opened up the 2016 season with a loss to northwestern in mesa arizona....in game 2 is currently underway with the pack up 1-0 at last check. the wolf pack softball team is in las vegas for the desert classic, they knocked off uc davis 8-7 and are currently in the fifth tied with utep....
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sports, thank garrett. coming up... we'll have another look at your weather, stay coming up... we' i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody
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wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. 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. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation. fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope. open up the doors so that every child
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i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. pressure builds back across the west coast. clouds will decrease throughout the region saturday, and the skies should be mostly clear for a few days thereafter. temperatures will climb from the mid-50s saturday to the low 60s on sunday, and will likely continue to rise into the mid-60s by the middle of next week. that's the n >> pelley: pax romana. >> i think he's a terrific person. >> pelley: trump makes peace with the pope on the eve of a critical weekend for both parties in the presidential race.
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battle for access to the cell phones of criminal suspects. remembering author harper lee, and her american classic. >> it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. >> pelley: and steve hartman, when a young boy summoned the police, they responded in force. >> i didn't know it was going to be this big, really. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tomorrow could be a turning point in the race for the white house. democrat hillary clinton, who squeaked by in iowa, only to be buried in a new hampshire landslide, now faces even odds against bernie sanders in nevada. ted cruz is closing on republican donald trump, is looking to south carolina for a second win. the rest of the g.o.p. candidates are struggling to keep their campaigns alive. we're going to start with the democrats tonight.

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