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in washington over the open supreme court seat. arianna bennett joins us now from the newsroom with the story... ari? both the white house and governor sandoval's office won't confirm the story. the governor's office told channel 2 in a statement today: "neither governor sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the u.s. supreme court." however-- we do know that the governor met with senator harry reid in washington on monday. senator reid says... he would support a sandoval nomination... but he isn't pushing it with the president. reid: "i've talked to the president. i've talked to his chief of staff many times. i talked to his political guy today. and he should pick who he thinks is the best." reid went on to say-- that he'd prefer a more progressive appointee... but he still had many positive words for nevada's governor. reid: "he's a good person. he
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been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there." as for president obama-- he has said he's looking for a nominee with "impeccable legal credentials." and he hopes senate leadership will reconsider its position on blocking a hearing. obama: "my hope and expectation is that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing, to show the courtesy of meeting with them." you may recall that governor sandoval served as a judge for the us district court before he was elected governor. covering the big story live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. meantime nevada's first in the west caucus results are in the books.... donald trump secured a whopping 46-percent of the votes in last night's g-o-p caucus. finishing in second... was florida senator marco rubio.. with 24 percent of
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senator ted cruz was in third.. with 21 percent. then it's doctor ben carson with 5 percent of the votes... and ohio governor john kasich with 4 percent. the disorganization with both caucuses this year had a lot of voters talking about going back to a primary system. so we sent erin breen out to see what's involved in such a move for the state. for the past week the questions have been hillary or bernie.... trump or cruz...or rubio? and the process of picking those candidates has a lot of people asking a new questions.... caucus or primary???? and a lot of caucus-goers we talked to this week.... republicans and democrats.. agree on their preference there. reece: primary..without a doubt." lee: i'd like to go back to the booth just check in and vote for a nominee." beryl: a primary definitely i just wanna be able to go in and vote!" just going in and voting is a primary. it's run and paid for by the state and it's what we did up until 2008. but our
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that gave us no say in selecting the presidential nominee. so senator harry reid lobbied the national democratic party on our behalf - republicans followed suit. eric:"reid got nevada on the list of early states in the nominating process. with him gone..there's nobody in the state with that kind of clout to keep us there if the parties decide to move away from it." both parties had organizational challenges with this caucus. but party officials say the growing pains are worth it to be the first in the west to vote. going to a presidential-only primary in february - in addition to our regular june primary - would take a referendum. and turning it over to the state would cost the parties some control. eric:" for republicans they have to swallow hard to turn this over to the government which does know how to do this right....which i find amazingly ironic." but some caucus-goers are motivated to try.
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legislature about going back to a primary." darlene isn't the only one considering that....but it will largely be up to the parties to decide. covering campaign 2016 erin breen channel 2 news. as the republican candidates look ahead to super tuesday, the democrats are still focused on south carolina and today hillary clinton picked up a key endorsement from nevada senator harry reid. sen. reid: "i think the middle class would be better served by hillary. i think my work with her over the years is something i've looked upon with awe. when she was the first lady she started the trend toward doing something about health care." clinton attended a luncheon at south carolina's oldest black sorority alpha kappa alpha this afternoon. meanwhile senator bernie sanders spoke in columbia today and criticized clinton for supporting the welfare reform bill her husband signed in 1996. sen. bernie sanders/ presidential candidate:"i spoke
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reform because i thought it was scapegoating people who were helpless, people who were very, very vulnerable. secretary clinton at that time had a very different position on welfare reform, strongly supported it." sanders says his campaign has closed the gap with clinton in the palmetto state and they are not writing it off. and with super tuesday less than a week away, please stay with channel 2 news and "cbs news" for continuing coverage of campaign 2016. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold
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chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. in crime beat... multiple vehicle burglaries in sun valley late last night have led to two arrests by the washoe county sheriff's office.
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brogran and a female minor...who burglarized at least four cars yesterday. take a look at where the thefts happened-- residents reported suspicious activity in the area of tornado drive and thorn berry court in sun valley. amanda ketchledge is live in east reno after talking with sheriff's deputies about safety measures you can take to lessen your chances of becoming a victim of car theft. amanda, what'd you find out? landon-- the best advice deputies gave to us today, is to report any kind of suspicious activity you may see...like someone looking into windows of a car. that's exactly what the residents did in sun valley. deputy jeff mccaskill, washoe county sheriff's office: "in this instance, we had some great advantages to help us put two people behind bars. and that was alert citizens in the community. even in the middle of the night, they saw something suspicious, they didn't hesitate. they called us." deputy jeff mccaskill says you'd be surprised by the type of items people leave in their cars. from loose change, to purses, electronics, all types of
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several car burglaries in sun valley, investigators say the suspects were specifically targeting cars that weren't locked. deputy jeff mccaskill, washoe county sheriff's office: "all the cars were unlocked. so the first step is to just lock your doors. next step would definitely be to remove the valuables from your vehicle. anything of value to you is probable of value to others as well." always take your keys with you. and lock your items in the trunk of your car if you have to... for criminals, out of sight is out of mind. deputies believe the suspects may have been involved in other car thefts, so if you were a victim of a recent vehicle burglary or you know anything about this case, call the washoe county sheriff's office at 3-2-8-33-50. covering crime beat, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. angela: "it might feel like spring now, but we've had some snowy marches before, i'll tell you more about it comingup."
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some of their bills will make the community a better place" what does it take to pass a law? some reno middle schoolers learn... by becoming lobbyists for a day- that's story still ahead. ky: the washoe county school district is holding a national conference for one of the ways they are teaching kids social and emotional skills. i'm ky sisson, that story is coming up. but first... a deputy was gunned down in rural colorado today. what investigators know about the suspct so far, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington,
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looking around the nation... three sheriff's deputies were shot as they served an eviction notice in a colorado mountain community today - leaving one deputy and the attacker dead. investigators say the shooter.... who lost ownership of his home two years ago - fired at the deputies with a rifle... and was killed when deputies returned fire. one deputy had life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery... while the other's injuries are not life-threatening. the deputy who was killed had been with the park county sheriff's office for a decade. the violence happened in bailey - about 45 miles southwest of denver. there's a new chapter today in the ongoing legal saga of kennedy cousin michael skakel. prosecutors in connecticut are
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conviction for the 1975 death of his teenage neighbor reinstated. skakel was convicted in 2002 of the decades old murder of his teenaged neighbor martha moxley. he had been serving more than 10 years in prison when a lower court threw out his conviction saying skakel received an inadequate defense from his lawyer mickey sherman. prosecutors say that's not true. "this was far from a slipshod defense this was a well thought out defense." but lawyers for the nephew of ethel kennedy say sherman cared more about fame than winning the case. if prosecutors lose their bid, skakel will get a new trial. he is currently out on a 1.2 million dollar bail. the texas court of criminal appeals has dismissed the indictments against former texas governor rick perry. rick perry/former texas governor: "i've always known
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were right." perry was indicted in 2014....on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. the case came about from a threat to veto money for travis county's public integrity unit - unless a district attorney resigned for her d-w-i conviction. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. "the washoe county school districts goal is a graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. how are they going to do that? i'm
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washoe county superintendent traci davis wants to bring the graduation rate which currently stands at 75-percent to 90- percent by 2020. but how? one of the ways is the implementation of social and emotional learning and this week, the district is being recognized for their work at a national conference in reno. ky sisson reports. ten school districts and 150 representatives all gathering around one idea... furthering the development of life skills in students. "good morning!" "we've been working a lot on our relationship skills and our teams right?" it's called social and emotional
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teaching skills such as self and social awareness, responsible decision making, and how to deal with adversity. "there is so much excitment in the room!" its the reason the washoe county school district is being recognized by educators from across the nation at this conference at the silver legacy for the way they have implemented s.e.l. into every class and in every grade level. shaffer- "we've trained over 100 schoools, over 4,000 teachers to reach over 64,000 students. that in itself is very notable even across looking at other districts that have been doing this same type of work." the school district has not only set a standard for s.e.l. in our community, but they have become a national model for assesing how students percieve social and emotional skills. shaffer- "we're pleased to announce that that assessment was adopted by the state of nevada, the state of alaska and austin, texas." the implementation of social and emotional learning is one of the ways superintendent traci davis says
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it's goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. davis- "and i know we talk about graduation rates and my big push to 90 by 20 but we know kids are larger than just test scores." what as, bs, cs, and ds... "thank you for being my partner." can't do. shaffer- "it's preventative, and preventing substance abuses, bulling, risky behaviors." that is worth celebrating. davis- "the question is why what and what can we do to help them and i think this, social and emotional learning is going to be a key component to get kids to the finish line also. 90 by 20! 90 by 20!" covering school watch, ky sisson, channel 2 news. tommorow on channel 2 news, we will show you how from custodian to teacher, to principal, social and emotional learning is impacting an entire community. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american
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temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers. let's check in on the roads with temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80
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kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another temperatures will run well above average for the next couple of days as the west coast ridge of high pressure resists the attempts of offshore weather systems to break it down. variable amounts of high cloudiness will still come through the region thursday and friday ahead of a weak cold front that will give us a slight chance of an isolated shower north of i-80 friday night. the front will kick up some relatively strong winds friday, and will drop our temperatures from the upper 60s thursday and friday to the low 60s on saturday. another weak system moves through late sunday into monday bringing another slight chance of showers.
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sam "i'd like to run for
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lawyer some day." some reno middle schoolers get hands-on experience with creating new laws...we'll show
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welcome back... every two years, the nevada legislature decides which policies will be enacted in our state. this week a group of reno middle schoolers are experiencing what it takes to turn a bill into law andi guevara was invited to judge the student presentations and has this report. "studies show that children are much safer in the back seat" for their social studies projects this semester,the seventh graders at depoali middle school have to pitch a bill - just like a lobbyist would with our legislators. sam mouradian is proposing a law that restricts where young children are allowed to sit in a car.
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inches shall not be able to ride in the front seat." after teaching the constitution and bill of rights, social studies teacher fred williams wanted his students to have a deeper understanding of how a law comes to be. fred williams, social studies teacher: "what roles does the legislature have, what roles does the governor or president have? and so this is how laws are created." student: "we thought it could help our community"> mr williams knew the best way for his students to really understand these concepts, was to have them go through the process of creating a bill and then lobbying for their cause sashka koval "it's helped me learn that it's difficult to create a law, or think of a law, and there's a lot of research that you have to do." williams: "and so let's see if some of their bills will make the community a better place" the kids all worked in groups to create their multi-media presentations and were graded on factors such as having a clear and consistent focus and showing reasons why the
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their proposed law. judges were invited in to critique them. mr williams "...allows them to push themselves and so, inviting people from the community - we have two lobbyists, a sheriff,a firefighter creating a bill was a big challenge for some, but also inspiring sam "i'd like to run for government, or i'd like to be a lawyer some day." covering school watch, andi guevara channel 2 news still to come... facebook is expanding the way its users can comment on posts... what emotions you can now express online- coming up at 5:30. angela: "with the recent dry weather everyone wants to know our odds of having a snowy
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" dawn johnson: "we're not going to be seeing as big of storms that we would typically see in the middle of winter but we can definitely get some good snows
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with the current drought, we need all the snow we can get... and march could possibly be a good month for us. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 we've been dry for days now in northern nevada. and after a slow february we need a good march to further help our snow pack this year. good evening i'm landon miller . and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us. could march be our miracle month? we've had both dry and wet marches in years past. angela schilling joins us live from the national weather service with more. angela? kristen, it is definitly possible to have a good snow season in march. the past few years have been poor, but the climate books shows promise in some years. 2011 was a great year for us. dawn johnson: "so a miracle march is not out of the question." the year 2011 brought us a lot

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