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state be ready in time for a march 1st deadline? stephanie: our chief political correspondent amanda krenz was at the statehouse today to get answers. amanda/bam two things to keep in mind when you're watching this next story - when you hear cms, that's the federal organization that has to approve this change from medicaid to managed care. and two - the number 16. that's now many things cms said the state needed to fix before they would give approval to move forward. "what you see lawmakers looking at this meeting is a list a 16 items. these are criteria that the iowa department of human services had to improve before the state can switch from medicaid to managed care. senator bob dvorsky 5:08:36 i think we're misleading people, saying these things are completed when they're not. senator bob dvorsky says all these items aren't completed if they're still being worked on and monitored. 5:06:42 this is just some governor's smoke. where we're talking about everything that's rosy, don't check anything out here. but these legislators are checking things out. they don't think the state is ready for the entire medicaid system to switch to
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march first. liz mathis: 4:56:37 which ones have they said are completed to them? mikki stier 4:57:15 0 - 4.5.6.7 is a network, of those one they're monitoring is 5. the development of our network. that one of the biggest concerns of these lawmakers, the network. will the 560-thousand iowans on medicaid have the health care providers they need within a reasonable distance. republican senator david johnson who represents one of the most conservative districts in the state says the whole plan needs to be revisited. 5:15:10 why was the legislature left out of this last year? why? i really feel like we were just left out. " amanda/bam a couple of other important notes... we keep talking about march 1st - but there's a deadline coming up tomorrow - february 17th. day for individuals on
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which of the three managed care companies they want for their health coverage. also, still no word from c-m-s on whether this is all a go for march 1st. many expect to hear from cms in the near future. live in the studio - amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. jack: also at the statehouse today -- a bill that would change iowa's texting and driving law. right now texting while driving is considered a secondary offense... meaning officers can't pull you over for texting unless they see you breaking another law. the new bill would make texting while driving a primary offense. the sponsor of the legislation, senator tod bowman says its a way to toughen up iowa's distracted driving laws. "bowman 5:32:18 there's people that think it would provide police another reason to pull you over, it does! when you're doing soething harmful, it does give them another reason to pull you over but a legitimate reason to pull them over." jack: this bill passed in the senate and will survive
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the speaker of the house hasn't expressed interest in taking it up for debate. stephanie: just into our newsroom now... on cam a wanted woman in urbandale. police want to know if you recognize her. stephanie: they've issued a material witness warrant for kiara olson, who is 17 years old and believed to be a witness to the shooting of 29 year old ali yahia from des moines by urbandale police. it started as a drug call, around 4 a-m saturday at the holiday inn on merle hay road. three officers are now on leave while they investigate what happened. the officers say yahia fired at them first in the lobby of the hotel. none of them were hurt. jack/ots: playing politics... with a constitutional duty. there's a scathing editorial out today by the des moines register entitled: "grassley's supreme court stance is all about politics." it refers to the iowa republican senator's claim that we should wait for a new president to appoint the next supreme court justice to replace antonin scalia, who passed away over the weekend.
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judiciary committee, grassley would have an important role in this process. here's an excerpt from that editorial, quote: "this could have been a "profile in courage" moment for senator grassley. this was an opportunity for our senior senator to be less of a politician and more of a statesman. but he chose instead to disregard his constitutional duty by rejecting a nominee who hasn't even been named." jack/ots: part of the reason grassley says he doesn't want to vote on any appointments from president obama, is based on precedent. in a statement sent out saturday after the passing of justice scalia, he said, quote: "the fact of the matter is that it's been standard practice over the last nearly 80 years that supreme court nominees are not nominated and confirmed during a presidential election year." jack: grassley was asked about this during a series of town hall meetings in eastern iowa today, where he said he'd take the nomination process "one step at a time." he was followed in these meetings by the activist group "why courts matter,"
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inconsistent. during a hearing, against delays in the of president george bush's judicial nominees by the senate's then-democratic majority. "the reality is that the senate has never stopped confirming judicial nominees months of a president's term," jack: so if grassley has his way and the nomination process is would that mean? the remaining members of the supreme court will continue to hear their cases, but they may reach some 4-4 ties. that means the judgment of the lower court would be upheld. some of the issues on the docket that could be affected by this: a decision about union association fees, abortion rights and birth control access, affirmative action and issues related to president obama's executive order on immigration. however it's possible the court could re- order arguments once a new justice is sitting, in the case of a tie. jack: we want to know your thoughts on
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delay for a new president, or are you worried about what might happen without a fully staffed supreme court? you can connect with us on facebook and twitter to share your thoughts. send us an email to: "news at we are iowa dot com" or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555 we'd love to hear what you think about this story or any other. stephanie/ram: and now to the race for president. time is slipping away as the field could narrow further following saturday's republican primary in south carolina... and all the candidates--repu blicans and democrats-- are hitting party loyalists with their message. sanders: we have come along way here in south carolina. i think we are going to surprise people here on election day. (cheers) it was back to their bases for republicans and democrats on the campaign trail. sot - bernie sanders the top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton were talking about socio-economic issues-- sot - hillary clinton the work that each and every one of your organizations do is in furtherance of civil
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justice and social justice and political participation. while the republicans were focusing on the military. sot - jeb bush as president you can talk a good game?every word is listened to?if you don't have a military to back it up it is dangerous ...lobbing rhetorical grenades at one other... marco rubio taking on ted cruz sot - marco rubio "you know ted has been weak on national security," ted cruz taking on donald trump sot - ted cruz it was less than encouraging during the debate when mr trump did not know what the nuclear triad was. and donald trump taking on everyone. sot - donald trump stephanie/1shot: but the biggest bomb dropped may have been from donald bomb dropped may have been from donald
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the flames of conspiracy theorists, by suggesting supreme court justice antonin scalia may have been the victim of foul play. we have more trump news to share tonight at six... how would you like to be a metro charity who finds a 100- thousand dollar check on your doorstep. we'll tell you the backstory behind this surprise donation, and trump's involvement in the whole thing, tonight at six. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... grammy night featured some big technical glitches -- and an iowa band. see how they did, ahead. jack: and he may just be the biggest "celebrity" in the world. pope francis draws massive crowds in mexico. we'll take you there, next. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie
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iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie: a sweet image to share as pope francis visits mexico. a child in a wheel chair was lifted above the crowd, to receive a kiss and a blessing from the pontiff himself. this pope has
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for these personal moments, known as a pope of the people as he treks across mexico... stephanie/2ram: today -- tens of thousands of people gathered in morelia, mexico to celebrate mass with pope francis. jack: tonight the pope will head back to mexico city and then prepare for his anticipated arrival to ciudad juarez. that's where anna wiernicki is reporting along the border nats pop: i think it's going to open the doors for everyone here. anna wiernicki: pope francis isn't expected to cross the texas- mexico border on wednesday-- but just across the rio grande river, the pope frenzy is at high. lilian felix owner of the madonna shop take cg @ 0:12 it is the first time the pope is coming to this area so i think people are very excited- it's a historical event. anna wiernicki: a 70- year-old el paso business- the madonna shop-- was approcahed by the diocese of juarez to be the only store in the nation to sell the official pope franics commerative items lilian felix: carry official t-shirts from pope.. its the most popular item. nats pop pope francis anna wiernicki: pope francis has touched on immigration at each stop in his trip-he told a crowd in ecatepec on sunday to turn their own country into a land of opportunity-- so they wouldn't need to immigrate.
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coming him it's going to enlighten everyone and we can feel the energy already. jack: pope francis is also expected to talk about immigration when he arrives in ciudad juarez tomorrow. but this time he'll be heard on both sides of the border for the first time on his trip. stephanie: his cross border mass will also be telecast at el paso's sun bowl. stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad
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edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad: weather adlib: is everyone ready for a big warm-up and the warmest temps reached so far this year? well, we just have to get through one more seasonable day, then we begin the meltdown! tonight will be quiet and dry early, but there will be a chance for some snow showers late tonight into early wednesday morning as small disturbance passes quickly through the state. they should move out by 8 am, but the clouds are likely to stick around much of the day in central iowa. thursday is when things start to get rolling in a warmer direction with se wind increasing to 15-25 mph. it will be a little chilly in the morning, but we should get into the 50s by late afternoon for the metro and southern iowa where they might even reach 60! friday is looking even warmer and sunnier, but also windier across the state with westerly winds of 20-30 mph expected through much of the day. much of central and even northern iowa will reach the 50s with the
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to 60. southern counties should have no problem reaching the 60s in the afternoon. our warm spell will last into saturday too with highs mostly in the 50s and the winds will be lighter. this should make for a very nice day. sunday will be cooler, but still nice for late february! enjoy! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: have to get through one more seasonable day, then we begin the meltdown! tonight will be quiet and dry early, but there will be a chance for some snow showers late tonight into early wednesday morning as small disturbance passes quickly through the state. they should move out by 8 am, but the clouds are likely to stick around much of the day in central iowa. thursday is when things start to get rolling in a warmer direction with se wind increasing to 15-25 mph. it will be a little chilly in the morning, but we should get into the 50s by late afternoon for the metro and southern iowa where they might even reach 60! friday is looking even warmer and sunnier, but also windier across the state with westerly winds of 20-30 mph expected through much of the day. much of central and even northern iowa will reach the 50s with the metro getting close to 60. southern counties should have no problem reaching the 60s in the afternoon. our warm spell will last into saturday too with highs mostly in the 50s and the winds will be lighter. this should make for a very nice day. sunday will be cooler, but still nice
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brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! have to get through one more seasonable day, then we begin the meltdown! tonight will be quiet and dry early, but there will be a chance for some snow showers late tonight into early wednesday morning as small disturbance passes quickly through the state. they should move out by 8 am, but the clouds are likely to stick around much of the day in central iowa. thursday is when things start to get rolling in a warmer direction with se wind increasing to 15-25 mph. it will be a little chilly in the morning, but we should get into the 50s by late afternoon for the metro and southern iowa where they might even reach 60! friday is looking even warmer and sunnier, but also windier across the state with westerly winds of 20-30 mph expected through much of the day. much of central and even northern iowa will reach the 50s with the metro getting close to 60. southern counties should have no problem reaching the 60s in the afternoon. our warm spell will last into saturday too with highs mostly in the 50s and the winds will be lighter. this should make for a very nice day. sunday will be cooler, but still nice for late february! enjoy! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! have to get through one more seasonable day, then we begin the meltdown! tonight will be quiet and dry early,
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showers late tonight into early wednesday morning as small disturbance passes quickly through the state. they should move out by 8 am, but the clouds are likely to stick around much of the day in central iowa. thursday is when things start to get rolling in a warmer direction with se wind increasing to 15-25 mph. it will be a little chilly in the morning, but we should get into the 50s by late afternoon for the metro and southern iowa where they might even reach 60! friday is looking even warmer and sunnier, but also windier across the state with westerly winds of 20-30 mph expected through much of the day. much of central and even northern iowa will reach the 50s with the metro getting close to 60. southern counties should have no problem reaching the 60s in the afternoon. our warm spell will last into saturday too with highs mostly in the 50s and the winds will be lighter. this should make for a very nice day. sunday will be cooler, but still nice for late february! enjoy! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad!
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in case you didn't sit through the the grammy's, including how an coming up. "you're watching local
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jack/lam: grammy awards were jam- packed for just about everyone. to tributes... and for just about everyone. from awards, to performances, to tributes... and even a few throwbacks. abc's jason nathanson was there: the top prize, album of the year, went to taylor swift's 1989 - she's the first woman to win that prize twice, and in an empowering acceptance speech she said to all young women out there don't let others try to take credit for your accomplishments rapper kendrick lamar won the most awards on the night, 5, but couldn't break out of the rap category with his album to pimp a butterfly. though his performance was probably most
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a tearful meghan trainor took best new artist record of the year went to mark ronson and bruno mars' uptown funk. song of the year, a songwriting award, went to ed sheeran's thinking out loud - he won his first two grammys monday night but there were some head scratching moments - audio issues during adele's performance - an errant guitar bleeding through - and the singer hit some rare sour notes and where was rihanna? she was listed on our rundown backstage, but had to pull out at the last minute, because of bronchitis. and did we mention the tributes - there were more than ever this year, so many big names dying recently - lady gaga's musical ode to david bowie perhaps the most memorable the eagles and jackson brown got together to remember glenn frey and stevie wonder and pentatonix honored earth wind and fire's maurice white
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traveler - he said taylor swift gave him a present before going on stage best rock album went the weekend won a couple, louis c.k. took home best comedy president jimmy carter got in on the action, winning best spoken word album. grammys, jason nathanson, abc news, jack: an iowa band was nominated twice last night, but didn't win. heavy metal band slip knot, which was founded and is based in des moines, was nominated for best rock album and best metal performance, but did not win. the band has now had a total of 10 grammy nominations -- they won one in 2006. stephanie/1shot: back here in iowa -- music lovers will be excited about this news. the hinterland music festival announced its lineup. the two-day festival august 5th and 6th returns for a second year to the avenue of
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saint charles. legendary country singer willie nelson will headline it, along with singer- songwriter ray lamontagne, grace potter and the indie rock band cold war kids. tickets go on sale this friday at 10 a-m. it's 95 dollars for general admission for both days stephanie time for another quick break...
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tonight. jack: we are working hard on another great newscast for 6pm. watch for we're proud to say we are iowa... have a great night.
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breaking news tonight. storms slamming both coasts. in the eaeast, treacherous driving, a dangerous mix of sleet and rain. the pileups. 60 60-mile-per-hour winds. across the south, 20 reported tornadoes. the woman trapped under her home, rescued. and in the westtonight, bracing for a major system, too. also breaking tonight, the new polls coming in now. where do donald trump and hilly clinton now stand in south carolina? anand former president george w. bush taking aim at trump. also developing, the supreme court. the president just moments ago, saying "i intend to do my job. i expect them to do their job, as well." a message to the senate. the case of the serial killer, far worse than first thought. accused in ten deaths, now linked to several others. what was discovered in his home. and mic check. america loves adele, but

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