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love is in the air. how local chapels are holding up... with couples making the valentines day rush to the altar./// now, nevada's first choice for news, this is 8 newsnow, weekend edition > bernie sanders is the latest democratic presidential candidate to make a stop in las vegas. his visit comes less than a week before the nevada caucus. 8 news now's karen castro... attended the event. she's here with a breakdown. ((karen castro)) it was packed house during today's campaign rally. the gym at bonanza high school was completely at capacity. some supporters had to be turned away but i'm told bernie sanders greeted them outside. there was a bigger turnout than what we saw at hillary clinton's event in henderson yesterday. sanders spoke to a diverse crowd for about an hour. he covered an array of topics... many of them got a loud reaction from the crowd.
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he will need everyone's vote to win the nevada democratic caucus on saturday. he says... if elected, wealth equality is at the top of his "to do list." the senator riled up the crowd talking about the greed in wall street. he promised to raise the minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour... and demand equal pay for women. ((bernie sanders - (d) presidential candidate: the people who control our economy the people who control our political life are so powerful that there is no way that we can do what has to be done for the working families of this country, unless millions of people come together and demand it.)) ((karen castro)) sanders also promised to pass comprehensive immigration reform and said if congress doesn't act, he will use his executive powers. when it comes to paying for college, he wants to offer free tuition at public institutions. at one point he also said the police force needs to be
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he got a loud cheer when saying he wants to legalize marijuana. those are just a few topics. he also talked about the high incarceration numbers and much more. sanders is heading to colorado tomorrow. but his campaign tells me he will return to nevada before saturday's democratic caucus. ((sharie johnson)) > karen, those are a lot of promises. did he say how he plans to make it happen? ((karen castro)) he said he plans to tax wall street to fund higher education and universal healthcare. ((sharie johnson)) > republican presidential candidate marco rubio is riding high... following his showing during last night's gop debate. 32-percent of republicans and independents in a cbs news poll declared him the winner. donald trump finished 2nd in that poll... but the billionaire businessman continues to be the favorite in south carolina leading into the primary later this week. jeb bush is trailing both men... but will have some help this
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former president george w. bush plans to campaign with his brother in charleston tomorrow... making his first public foray into the 2016 race./// ((sharie johnson)) > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters. and will continue to bring you the latest next surrounding this year's election both on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// ((sharie johnson)) > the death of u-s surpreme court justice antonin scalia is contnuing to send shockwaves through the nation's capital. investigators believe he died of a heart attack saturday. president obama said he would nominate a replacement... setting up an epic battle with republicans on the direction of the court. mitch mcconnell... the senate's top republican.. vowed to block any obama appointment to the supreme court until a new president is voted into office. democrats lashed out... accusing the gop of playing politics funeral arrangements
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announced./// ((sharie johnson)) > pope francis held an open-air mass in one of mexico city's most violent suburbs this morning. more than 300- thousand people gathered to witness the pope in what's likely his biggest event in mexico. he circled over aztec ruins before landing in about 20 miles outside mexico city this morning. on his way to the mass... close to 2 million people greeted pope francis with yellow and white balloons... the colors of the vatican flag. he specifically chose to visit the poor suburb.. to address the issue of voilence head on./// ((sharie johnson)) > most of us have been enjoying the warmer weather this last week... but how much longer will it stick around. tony smith is here with the forecast... tony? tony smith
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not bad for a february day, right? let's talk about sunday, highs for sunday were nice with temps in the 70 once again. but here's what you can expect into the overnight, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. north northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. for washington's birthday -- president's day: expect mostly sunny, with a high near 76. north northeast wind around 9 mph. now, coming up in a few minutes, on top of a pacific storm system that will move through the region late wednesday and thursday, bringing strong, potentially significant snow to the southern sierra and chances of precipitation - more on that potential - later in the newscast, sharie." > love is in the air this valentine's day. many people are tying the knot on this special day right here in las vegas. keeping local chapels busy. 8 news now's mauricio marin is live near 3rd and bonneville with just how busy some businesses are today.
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hundred marriage licenses have been issued in clark county this valentine's day weekend....with more expected. keeping chapels like this one extremely busy with love birds getting hitched on february 14th. las vegas is the place to tie the knot for many people today. this couple came in from wisconsin just to get married after he proposed to her in his truck. for many...the special anniversary is something they say they won't soon forget. vegas weddings has been offering up special ceremonies. they're first couple got married right at midnight today. they plan to stay open late until the evening. with many eyes on vegas for valetine day weddings...folks with the chapel say it's been good for business. ((aimee stephens/vegas weddings: "from the couples getting married here to people traveling to join them. we have wedding parties up to 100 people so that's people coming into town they're going to spend their money in vegas and support the economy ehile also supporting love and marriage.")) ((mauricio marin)) as wedding
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the evening. restaurants and flower shops have been busy all day for valentine's day. ((mauricio marin)) vegas weddings has thought of everything from traditional chapel weddings. to drive- through weddings some couples are opting to do then enjoying their first night married right here in las vegas. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((sharie johnson)) > mauricio...do we know how much people are spending for valtentine's day? ((mauricio marin)) we looked into that. so when you add up the chocolates, flowers, dinners and even spending money to get hitched...the national retail federation says it's expected to add up to nearly 20- billion dollars nationally. back to you./// sharie johnson > paying tribute to one of vegas's first. the difficult route a local man was forced to take...
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the first african- american card dealers on the strip. plus... free chocolate for valentines day. who uber is partnering with to give out some sweet treats for passengers today./// now, nevada's first choice for
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american "firsts" in our state.. who overcame racial barriers to succeed. las vegas boulevard became the strip in the 1940's... but it took 20 years for african americans to even be allowed as guests. then in 1970...a decree was passed allowing minorities to be employed. that's when an aspiring dealer stepped on the scene. ((nats of money )) ((sharie johnson)) april 1970... the stardust resort and casino had openings for dealers. ((john edmond, first black bacarrat dealer: when i walked in, the casino manager, he says, yes, what can i do for you, i said i'm a dealer i'd like to audition for, and he cut me off, he said craps or 21, and i said no, no, i'm a baccarat dealer
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edmond was fresh out of a brand new training program for minority dealers. his game of choice... considered a "rich man's game"... came as surprise... until his audition when he won over frank rosenthal... who at the time... ran the pit. he never said the job was edmonds's but instead... (( john edmond, first black bacarrat dealer: he did say, well we got our crew but i tell you what, why don't you go to harrison frank and get your tuxedo sized up and when i walked outside the hotel, i jumped in the air and says i got it; i got it, i'm a be a baccarat dealer )) ((sharie johnson)) the rest was history sending a shockwave through the gaming industry. ((john edmond, first black bacarrat dealer: man, they got a black guy, a baccarat dealer at the stardust ((sharie johnson)) edmond easily made thousands of dollars a day... playing with the who's who of dealers. ((john edmond, first black bacarrat dealer: for example on my crew was the president's son, mayo's son-in-law,
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gave me a crash course of the game. ((john edmond, first black bacarrat dealer: i'm putting it all in, what?! i'm all in (laughs) see you're a high roller players hand, oooh )) ((sharie johnson)) the first time i lost, but the second time i won... $10 whole bucks... that we pretended was 10,000. and today edmond invests his wealth back into the historic west las vegas community where he grew up. ((sharie johnson)) edmond owns nucleus investment corporation and edmond town center in north las vegas. he says his baccarat dealing days taught him the value of customer service./// sharie johnson > frigid weather hits the east coast. the warnings new york leaders are sending... as the below zero temperatures continue in the area. now, nevada's first choice for
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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on a major project along a
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and that means it could affect your morning commute. demitria obilor tells us what to watch out for in today's traffic report. > this past wednesday, county crews started work at the flamingo/mcleod intersection. it's a sewer project. no through traffic is allowed on mcleod at flamingo right now. there's a variety of lane closures on flamingo including some left-turn lane restrictions. starting tomorrow night, expect to see a lot of cones for the county's widening/flood control project. it's going to take a bout 15 months for crews to finish up this project. expect overnight lane closures through most of next week. i've been warning you guys about this and i will continue to give you updates. tune in tomorrow morning from four to seven am. i'll be talk all about this,
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((sharie johnson)) > extreme cold is blasting through the northeast for the second day in a row. take a look at this...
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park... frozen solid. winds gusts this morning made it feel like 10 below in some parts... while others reported 19 below. mayor bill de blasio urged everyone to stay inside... and only go outside for short periods with a lot of layers./// sharie johnson tony smith < i'm a 8 news now meteorologist tony smith with your weather now forecast - warm and dry weather will continue through wednesday. breezy north winds will continue
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valley into monday. -------------------------------- ---- in a nutshell, a pacific storm system will move through the region late wednesday and thursday, bringing strong winds and potentially significant snow to the southern sierra. chances of precipitation will
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thursday, especially for the southern great basin. drier and slightly cooler conditions are expected for the end of the week. -------------------------------- ---- models continue to converge on the evolution of the trough as it approaches the area, with precip breaking out in the sierra by wednesday evening. though the duration is short, strong ascent associated with jet dynamics and a moisture surge will possibly produce decent snow totals in the higher elevations of the sierra. snow levels will be quite high to begin with (8000+ feet) but will rapidly lower as the trough axis approaches. models also showing decent agreement on precip spreading into the southern sierra by 6am thursday, though considerable shadowing is expected owing to the favorable orientation of
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inherited pops looked quite good and only made minor changes through the end of the short term forecast. -------------------------------- ----- overnight: partly cloudy, with a low around 52. north northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 76. north northeast wind around 9 mph. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 51. north northwest wind around 8 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 77. calm wind. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 50. calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the evening.dsday: mostly sunny, with agh near 78.wednesday nig:oly cloudy,th a low around 58. thursdaypartly sunny, with a gh near 71.thursdayightpartly cloudy,taow around 47. idaymostly sunn th a highar 72.iday nightpartly cloudy, with low around8turdaymostly sunny, with a ghear 74.turday night: partly oy,th a low around 49.nday: sunny, with a high near.member, your 8 weather now team have you covered on lasvegasnow.co m anime.make it a great daeryone. >hanks >arie jnson > a sweet partnership for las vegas. who uber is teaming up with... to give hundreds of people free chocolate for hundreds of people free chocolate for valentine's day./// sharie johnson > coming up
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flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big,
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and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. from getting scammed. the tips from our own michelle mortensen... that could prevent you from falling victim... when shopping for a pool. and the grammy's... less than 24 hours away. how ll cool j is feeling about the show... as he prepares to take the stage as host. join us for those stories and
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((sharie johnson)) > with valentine's day weekend coming to an end... uber is helping send you off with a sweet surprise. the ride sharing company has partnered with the ethel m chocolate factory to bring "uber chocolate" to southern nevada. all day today... drivers will have boxes of ethel m's heart-shaped chocolates randomly placed in uber cars... to surpise unsuspecting passengers./// sharie johnson > that's it for
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this special post debate edition of politics now. >> let's get right in to this joining us for this show our radio host alan stock and executive direct your worship annette magnus and fernando romero and they have the field narrowed down to six candidates they began by commenting on a developing topics. supreme court justice died at the age of 79 during a visit to texas. he was the longest service justice that put the spotlight on an issue that was not widely addressed in this campaign and nom initing supreme court justices, he was a launch originalalist in a conservative as a justice and probably the most provocative member of the high court. here is what tet cruz said. >> we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court by allowing obama to make one more liberal a point tee.

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