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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. participate in the republican debate tomorrow in des moines. what he says he's going to do instead. and who's telling americans it's enough for us to tell trump you're fired. hawkeye heartache... we're learning more about tyler sash's tragic death... hear why the football star's condition is surrounded by hollywood buzz this year. "iowa leads the nation in graduation rate and the people out there are working their butts off.." but will lawmakers work their's off to reach a timely decision on school funding..? hear where the decision stands now... and what hurdle today holds. it's wednesday january 27th... today in iowa starts now.
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on iowa's last debate stage before caucus time... but this morning the podium lineup is growing shorter... trump said yesterday during a stop in marshalltown he's
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here in des moines. his campaign manager later confirmed the decision to the washington post. trump says it's because he doesn't respect fox news anchor megyn kelly.... after she questioned him about controversial comments he'd made against women. now trump says he'll host a separate event in iowa as the debates go on without him. it would be a fundraiser event for wounded warrior, but no other details have been announced. already that decision is drawing punches from trump's top rivals... "i want you to think how you would react if you were interviewing someone for a job and they said 'you know what? i'm not willing to show up for the interview. if someone did that...didn't show up at the know what you'd say? 'you're fired.'" tomorrow's debate will be the last before monday's caucuses. it's being held at the iowa events center. coverage starts
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earlier this week, ted cruz got an endorsement from former rival, rick perry... yesterday, the two appeared together in osceola. cnn reported that while perry had never been a fan of cruz's in the past, cruz had been calling him for weeks to ask for his endorsement and perry finally relented. perry calls cruz "an outstanding listener." meanwhile, another former presedential candidate has endorsed marco rubio. the nod comes from former new york mayor george pataki. but a quinnipiac poll released just yesterday shows rubio lagging behind in iowa... it has donald trump and ted cruz neck and neck at the top... then rubio comes in third, with 13 percent. no other candidate received double digit support. a new quinnipiac democratic poll of iowans is set to be released later this morning. here's what it showed just two weeks ago... senator bernie sanders was pulling 49 percent over hillary clinton's 44 percent. we'll bring you the
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as they come in. both sides are hoping for a good caucus turnout... but so are local businesses. channel 13's josh nguyen is live in capitol square this morning to tell us what the rush of reporters and campaign parties means for des moines. good morning josh. caucus economic impact: the caucus increases restaurant traffic before and after the caucus. national outlets will run stories about restaurants and tourists seek out these restaurants when they travel into town. it's helping put dsm on the map. smaller restaurants especially will see a big increase. things have changed drastically over 30 years. restaurants used to be nervous about accommodating caucus crowds but now business is up enough throughout the year, that they don't do much to change. hotel occupancy rate: usually hotels are filled to about 60 percent, during caucuses it's up to 88 or 90 percent occupancy. 1,600 credentialed media for the media filing center.
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pushes on this morning... today state senators will vote on a controversial bill to increase funding for k-12 education... it would increase the state's contribution by 2 percent in 2017. monday the republican-led house passed it... but it likely won't pass in the democratic-led senate... that's because democrats are hoping for a four percent increase. and a poll of educators shows 88 percent of them are as well...
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the programs the district can continue and their ability to have competitive pay for employees..." if today's vote doesn't pass it, the bill goes back to the house education committee for revision. we're awaiting autopsy results in the death of a prominent des moines architect this morning. 62 year old kirk blunck was found dead sunday... police are trying to figure out if it was an accident.. or a criminal act. with several historic renovations in des moines... including the teachout building in the east village where blunck died. an autopsy was performed yesterday morning... results have yet to be released. we now know what led to the early death of former hawkeye tyler sash... sash died from a lethal mix of pain meds at the age of 27... yesterday boston university and the concussion legacy foundation announced he had c-t-e... the
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the movie "concussion." sash had at least five concussions in his 16 years of football. cte can only be detected after death. in high school hoops... roosevelt hosting east last night... the rough riders come out strong... jeremiah chandler nails the three. they go on a 20-3 run, and roosevelt wins again, 68-54. and another loss for the drake men... drake falls at illinois state... 76 to 64. the bulldogs are winless in the valley
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car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions.
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is responsible for the content of this message. 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,
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i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. patchy fog is think along the western border of the state this morning. this afternoon will be windy and warmer with highs above the freezing point. there is a chance for a brief light wintry mix this afternoon across northern iowa. temperatures will begin trending upwards in the days ahead. we'll go to the mid-30s today to the mid 40s by the weekend. the storm everyone is
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state hard by late tuesday of next week. the storm is still pretty far out for exacts, but there could be some asurable sn.el continue
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coming up next, david geiger
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report. then... turning down niagra falls. what the state of new york is considering... that could impact one of america's most famous tourists sights. and democrat bernie sanders is said to be meeting with president obama today... what the
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iowa is now tracking how much local food goes toward local schools. as president, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition
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it's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east. as president, i will. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. (phone ringing) (phone ringing) you can't deal with something by ignoring it . but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard and pay into it, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates!
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the iowa department of agriculture and land stewardship announced today that it's the first in the nation to track how much food iowa school services buy from local farms.the most recent data shows by november 2015, schools had purchased about $35,000 worth of local food, the most from frozen dairy products at about two thousand pounds worth around $5,500. the least was broccoli at four pounds for about three bucks. idals partnered with the usda's agricultural marketing service on these reports, which are set to be released at the end of every month for the school year. the numbers are submitted voluntarily and the department of agriculture looks to add more names to the reporting list. you can find the full report
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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
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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 has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton,
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our top story... the republican debate lineup is growing slimmer this morning.. donald trump's campaign has confirmed he will not be at tomorrow's des moines debate. trump says it's because of anchor and moderator megyn kelly, the two sparred in fox's first debate... now trump says he'll host a separate funraiser event in iowa during
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no location or time for the event has been announced. the race to fund iowa's schools reaches a hurdle today... state senators are set to vote on a controversial bill to increase k-12 funding... it likely won't pass the democratic-led senate... because democrats are hoping for a four percent increase. this would only increase funding by two percent. we're following a developing story out of new orleans this morning... a massive fire has broken out at a commercial building there... take a look... this is on canal street. you see flames billowing out of the building there... the six alarm call came in around three am... no word on what caused the fire or if there are any injuries at this point. we'll keep you updated as we get more information. president obama is getting in on
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the president is meeting privately with democratic candidate bernie sanders at the white house today... no word on what they'll discuss... but the two are calling the meeting informal. that comes just days after obama praised sanders' main rival -- hillary clinton -- in an interview with politico. obama has not endorsed a potential successor. a popular tourist attraction may soon be in jeopardy... today new york state officials meet to decide whether or not they'll temporarily slow the raging waters of niagara falls to just a trickle. the move would allow crews to replace century-old bridges that linking the mainland to islands nearby. coming up in the next hour of
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mystery. a bizarre story. business owners around the famous tourist spot say the iowa fight song has been blasting from a vacant building for months. why they say it needs to stop... and how they're hoping to find out who is responsible for it. you've called women you don't
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george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
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