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statistics on voter registration and on how some say nonpartisans are adding to trump's success. landon...kristen...donald trump seems have struck a chord with voters tired of washington politics and focused on change. and some say that's why his unexpected success continues to snowball. and in the end... our nonpartisan voters could have more power than either party. cheering his statements have been outrageous...yet his popularity continues to grow? donald trump is a political anomoly...one that has stumped the pundits. eric:"four months ago i would have said trump will fade...implode...whateve r. but he's captured what i call the anger demographic. it's i'm mad at government..i'm mad at washington...i'm just mad." and it seems to be in all categories... trump :"we won with the young...we won with the old....we won with the
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the poorly educated...i love the poorly educated!" and...he's pulling in the indepedent voters. new hampshire allows non partisans to vote in their caucuses...and herzik says ... they made quite a statement there. eric:"they voted disproportionately in the republican party...and for donald trump...he won that demographic." in nevada that demographic is growing. comparing last month's registration to january of our last presidential election....registration has grown equally for both main parties. but the non-partisan registration has outpaced the parties...by three times. and check this out....the difference between republican and democratic registration right now is 18- thousand. the 234- thousand nonpartisans currently registered are expected to make themselves heard. eric:"one reason so many independents...or non-partisans ...especially those who have registered recently....are just: i'm fed up with washington...i'm fed up with you guys...that's the
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capturing it." now whether that trend will continue is still a question. and whether trump will get the nomination is still up in the air. but i think we'd all agree it's all been entertaining to develops. covering campaing 2016 erin breen channel 2 news. thanks erin. the republican candidates are debating tonight in texas for the last time before super tuesday. donald trump walks into tonight's debate in houston as the frontrunner. but it's the battle between senators ted cruz and marco rubio...that could turn ugly. the pressure is on cruz to win his home state of texas if he wants to stay in the race. but the polls vary.showing cruz either ahead by 15 points.or tied with trump. another poll shows rubio trailing trump in his home state of florida by 16 points among likely gop voters. today governor sandoval issued a
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the white house he does not want to be considered for a supreme court seat. the governor said he also notified senators reid... heller... and mcconnell of his decision. in a statement he said, in part, quote: the notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and i am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned - end quote. yesterday c-b-s news confirmed the governor was being vetted for the position. in crime beat... a jury in yerington is deliberating the fate of a silver springs man accused of abusing and murdering his girlfriend's son. today prosecutors and defense attorneys presented closing arguments. "paul quade/defense attorney: "if the state hasn't show you that cody wallace intentionally inflicted child abuse on tom tom, you can't find felony murder." "these injures are too widespread, too massive, too serious to happen from a normal fall." cody wallace was arrested in
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with the death of thomas o'connell "the fourth" in november of that year. reno police are looking for two men involved in a home invasion near reno high school. let's show you where it happened yesterday on our pinpoint map. police responded to foster drive - for a possible burglary in progress. there... they found an elderly man injured inside a home. he was hosptialized with non-life threatening injuries. police are looking for a white car with a black stripe on the driver's side, a sunroof, and a spoiler. the suspects are being described as light-skinned black or hispanic men. one is about 6 feet with a thin build...the other is 5-foot-8 with a heavy build and a tattoo on one arm. police believe they are connected to other burglaries in the area. if you have any information that can help police, contact them or secret witness at 3-2-2-4900 and sparks police are looking for two suspects who stole an
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the theft happened at greg street and spice island drive... around 4-30 p-m. the victim told police she was hit from behind by another car. she got out to check the damage, and when she turned around a man was in her s-u-v. after demanding money ... he left in her vehicle. the man was white, in his 30s, with a bald head and tattoos near his left ear and on both arms. the driver of the other car, who also fled the scene... is a white woman in her 30s... with blond hair. she was driving an early 90s dark green g-m-c or chevy yukon... with a u-n-r sticker on the back window. if you have any informaton that can help police... call or text secret witness. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of
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will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes
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thanks mike. along with warmer weather comes allergy season. this year will be a little bit different than years past - due to more snow and cold weather. angela schilling joins us live from southeast reno with more. angela? kristen, a sign of a good allergy season or a low pollen count would be if we still had snow on the valley floor. while our lawns are dry here in reno, there is still a decent amount of snow up at mt. rose and other ski resorts. so the allergy forecast this year is not quite as early or straight forward as last year. lots of people will probably be getting allergy shots in the months to come. dr. lokshin is one of those people. dr. lockshon: "the counts will escalate rapidly and so far just starting." dr. lockshin knows alot about
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dr. lockshin: "right now looking at the pollen count, it just came up. not only do we have juniper but we have deciduous trees. i see forty five percent elm, twenty two percent ash, and sixteen percent maple." this puts us in the medium category for trees. so far, no sighn of weeds or grass allergies. dr. lockshin: "we didn't have that many problems with allergies until now pretty much." dr. lockshin: "juniper is the first plant to bloom here." wendy hanson mazet is a master gardener and knows alot about plants. wendy hanson mazet: "we do not have enough moisture yet but we've gotten some moisture so one of the things that we're seeing in landscape right now is there's on a normal routine right now, and they're on a time clock that is appropriate." unlike last year where lots of trees and plants were already blooming in february. this year will be closer to average but not one hundred percent. wendy hanson mazet: "this year if we stay on a normal path we're going to to be dry, things will start blooming, start getting winds, and people will start having bad allergies
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and it's not only the pollen in reno we have to be worried about. wendy hanson mazet: "when a storm comes in, depending on where the wind is coming from, you're dealing with allergens the warm up and weeds and are already growing and blooming in california." so while we're getting a taste of it already in reno, the brunt of it is just around the corner in the months to come. the allergy forecast keeps pollen in the medium category through the weekend. covering the story live in reno, angela schilling, channel two news. john: "welcome to reno's 'tower of tranquility.' what do you think, is the best spa in reno? i'm john potter, we'll show you what one national award says, coming up." ky- "teachers arne't the only ones with tremendous impact on students. im ky sisson part two of our series on social and emotional learning is coming up." "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington,
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yesterday, we told you about how the washoe county schol district is being nationally recognized for their social and emotional learning program. and today we're talking about how this curriculum doesn't just effect students, but the entire school community. ky sisson reports. when it comes to the integration of teaching life skills such as empthay, managing stress, and dealing with adversity in washoe county schools... social and emotional learning isn't only integrated in the class room.
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from custodian. to secretary. to principal. the school district requires sel training for all 8,000 staff members. this what tells what self awareness is. toni rader is a professional learning cordinator for the washoe county school district and trains staff members on social and emotional learning. she says that this training teaches practical skills for staff members to use such as how to develop relationships that students can emulate. rader- "some of these people, these custodial staff and secretarys these are the people that our students develop the strongest relationships with." and that is just the case at lemmon valley elementary school. head facilities manager and soccer coach, juan velasquez is probably the most popular guy on the playground. velasquez- "how to approach, not just come, what's going on, no you go through those steps that they show you, its been helping me a lot all this training they've been giving me." principal denise hausauer of damonte ranch high school is
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educators from around the country today on the importance of teaching social and emotional learning in all aspects of the school. hausauer- "it becomes something where students see that it is real and it does exist in our community." and they become much stronger citizens for the community." with all of these resources being poured into total integration of sel in washoe county schools, how is it all being paid for? the district tells us that they have been able to secure 250 thousand dollars in grant money yearly. as the program reaches every washoe county school by this fall and the curriculum permiates throughout, the training is becoming internal. shaffer- "having it present in everything that we do has been a way that we have mitigated the financial burden." covering school watch, ky sisson, channel 2 news. to learn more about social and emotional learning and to see how the school district has been honored, the first part of ky's story is on our website ktvn dot com.
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at your forecast, coming up next. but first... we'll take a look at the thursday evening
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welcome back... let's check in
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chaison dean joins us in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center, how's it looking out there chaison? watch out for some light traffic slowdowns getting onto 580 southbound from i80 east and on 395 northbound mccarren blvd. and luckily there are no "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through
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it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through sunday night.
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friday. thanks angelina! it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through
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angelina gives the weather for
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it's never too late to be yourself... that's what one reno woman tells us. here her story,
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we bring you a story about bravery, and being true to
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you never know where you might find a story... in this case, it's at virginia and mill street in downtown reno. i first met michelle dumont several months ago right here, she comes to this spot several time a week... michelle- "at least five days a week." taking pictures click click and documenting the construction of the new bridge. but as it turns out, there's much more to this story than a woman and her camera. michelle- "well growing up, i knew i was different." april 1, 1952 michael dumont millhollin was born at st. lukes hospital in iowa. he looked and acted like any other young boy... michelle- "when you are born to a mother, proud of her son, you do the sonly things." but deep down, he knew something was off. michelle- "i didn't know what i was." micahel grew up , and did the man thing... joining the military, serving 6 years in vietnam, getting married... and
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michele- "i decided to persue this before it was too late." but a few years ago, when michael turned 60, he needed to find a solution to that thing... that thing that made him feel... off. michelle- "i was concerned that if i didn't do it then, i would probably die before i did experience the transition." 32 months ago today.... she started hormone replacement therapy.. michelle is still 6-4, and 190 lbs. michelle- "when i utter words, because of my voice, i get this startled look." mimielle knows that people's reaction will not always be positive... simple bus rides are a vivid reminder that she's... different. michelle- "9 times out out 10, people will not sit next to me." but michelle has found ways to cope with the reaction. michelle- "i sort of laugh it off." and michelle has a message for people who are in a situation similar her... michelle- "they have to be true
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nay sayers get you down." when michelle looks into the mirror today, she knows that this is her true self... michelle. " i'm still the same person. i don't do anything differently. edit michelle- -" and whether i want society to accept me? i don't really care if they do or not. i am who i am." click. click. michelle is a woman. with her camera... and so much more. by the way, it's estimated that there are about 700,000 people in the united states that identify themselves as transgender. if you know somebody who has a story worth knowing about, email me lmiller at ktvn.com or message me on facebook. it's ktvn landon miller. paul: "i'm paul nelson in south reno -- where neighborhoods like these are attractive places for coyotes -- especially if you have small pets. after the
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" beth "our dog got pretty beat up."
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gotten used to seeing coyotes in their neighborhoods -- but some of those animals have had some recent conflicts with people's pets. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 if you live on the edges of town -- chances are you have either heard or seen coyotes in your neighborhood. good evening, i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington -- thank you for staying with us tonight. while coyote activity tends to increase during the spring and summer -- we've already had multiple reports of the animals attacking dogs, since new years. paul nelson joins us live from the damonte ranch area. paul -- this is just one area that is seeing this type of problem right? that's right, kristen -- you would expect to see coyotes in areas like this, out in the brush. but if you look over here -- there's nothing but houses. and that is where a lot of these run-ins are happening. coyotes live all over nevada -- and that's why it's not surprising to see them in town -- especially on the outskirts. beth "i don't know if they're getting a rabbit or what but we can hear them yipping and

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