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elections. "you should be allowed to run for office without having to beg billionaires for campaign contributions." audienced focused on things like investing in indiginous people.... water management... immigration reform... and public lands. the senator also talked about investing in jobs and education... and grassroots america. "washington is extrememly separated from the needs of working people and low income people. i can't do it alone i need your help. i look forward to working with you. thank you very much." in reno chris buckey kolo 8 news now. meanwhile.... fellow democratic candidate hillary clinton is also in nevada this weekend. she held a rally today in henderson for hundreds of union workers. clinton told the crowd she's more than a
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democratic contender country forward. "i understand deeply how much this election will mean to our future in every possible way. that's why i'm campaigning to break down every single barrier that stands in the way of every american living up to his or her potential." clinton described the health care plan of her opponent, bernie sanders, as a theory that would lead to nevada democrats are set to choose between clinton and sanders at caucuses next saturday. taking a look outside - practically spring-like in the truckee meadows this weekend. dick stoddard has a now forecast. high pressure near the west coast will keep
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generally light winds into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds, rain and mountain snow. && .short term... high pressure aloft will continue to provide light winds for most of the area. however, by sunday afternoon an easterly pressure gradient develops across the sierra as a thermal low deepens in californias central valley. this gradient will create gusty northeast winds in the high elevations of the sierra sunday
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earlier this week. a 44-year-old fallon man is among the latest suspects-- indicted on charges in connection with the armed occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge. corey lee-qwee-you lequieu was booked in the washoe county jail without bail friday-- after he was found to be a dangerous flight risk. he made his initial court appearance yesterday... on a single count of conspiracy to impede u-s officers. if found guilty, he could face up to 6-years in prison. an inmate from lovelock correctional center died at renown medical center friday. 65-year-old mark clewis... was serving life with the possibility of parole. his convictions included grand larceny, ex-felon in possession of a firearm and habitual criminal. clewis was sentenced in
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no word yet on how he died. the washoe county coroner is expected to perform an autopsy. for decades, the anaconda mine near yerington produced copper by the ton. but, operators left behind toxic tailings-- containing uranium and heavy metals, and acidic remnants of the mining process. as kolo 8 news now's ed pearce reports, attempts to clean the mine, is stirring controversy again. 00-:12 :123-:17 :17-1:17 almost since the last operator pulled out, the old mine has worried and divided some of its neighbors. ten years ago, some were already pressing for a clean up. pauley: "we're not for superfund necessarily, but if that's what's needed to make us safe, it's what we'll fight for." the blm closed the site to the public and a lawsuit was filed. atlantic richfield which had operated the mine after anaconda left, assumed responsibility for managing the mine as a superfund site. tailings were covered to keep
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surrounding valley and ponds containing a highly acidic solution were lined, but those ponds are filling with sediment and it's estimated they could overflow into the ground water by 2019. and the company which created this particular problem is long gone. so the epa wants to put it on their national priority list which could mean the feds would pick up 90 percent of the cost. there have always been those here who have been concerned about the impact the superfund designation would have on property values and economic the possibility of this new listing has renewed those fears. so the local community and the governor are asking the epa to give them more time to find alternative sources of funding. in order to put the site in line for funding before that 2019 deadline, the process would have to start this year. the governor is asking them to hold off until september-- giving them time to look elsewhere for the money.
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the bill-- containing the source of those acidic ponds, won't come cheap. it's estimated at 31- million dollars. ### ever think you feel an earthquake... but you're not quite sure. new technology could eventually send alerts right to your smartphone. plus-- "getting nominated to the supreme court is the culmination of a dream." the longest-serving justice on the current united states supreme court has died. a look at the career of justice antonin scalia. the university of california and deutsche
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seismic network to track earthquakes - through smartphones. "my-shake" is a free app for android phones. the app uses sensors
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earthquakes occurring it runs "silently" in the phone. information about recent earthquakes and earthquakes. build a worldwide seismic network. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into early next week, stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will conditions wednesday and
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winds, rain and mountain snow. && .short term... high pressure aloft will continue to provide light winds for most of the area. however, by sunday afternoon an easterly pressure gradient develops across the sierra as a thermal low deepens in californias central valley. this gradient will create gusty northeast winds in the high elevations of the sierra sunday afternoon/evening, especially for alpine and mono counties above 8000 feet where gusts up to 65 mph are possible. anyone with backcountry recreation or travel plans into the higher elevations of the sierra should prepare for windy conditions sunday afternoon/evening.
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conditions will continue highs in the 60s for western nv and in the 50s near the sierra. we did hold the temperature forecast for tuesday afternoon below mos guidance, as lighter winds are unlikely to fully mix out overnight inversions. jcm .long term...wednesday through saturday... we are still anticipating a fast moving weather system from late wednesday-thursday to bring a short period of windy conditions followed by a burst of precipitation along and behind a cold front. the unseasonably warm conditions will also come to an end after wednesday, with
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reagan - he was known for his conservative viewpoint. justice scalia found dead earlier today at a resort in west texas. one of the most
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controversial justices on the supreme court has died. antonin scalia was widely considered the most conservative jurist on the court-- a hero to those who believe the constitution should be enforced as the men who wrote it would have done. washington. script: associaet justice antonin scalia was
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resort in west texas. he reportedly died in his sleep on the trip. scalia was the longest-serving justice on the current united states' supreme court. nominated by president ronald reagan in 1986 -- sot antonin scalia 1986 -- he was confirmed unanimously by the senate -- and became the first italian-american member of the court. scalia quickly became an anchor of judicial conservatism -- fiercely at odds with what conservatives call judicial activism. audio sot voice of terry moran abc news scalia -- nicknamed "nino" --was widely known for his high intellect, his elegant writing, and his caustic wit. chief justice john roberts issued a statement calling his
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extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues." antonin scalia leaves behind a wife and nine children. he was 79. lana zak on camera: re succession lana zak, abc news, washington this afternoon governor sandoval's office released a statement, directing all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff until the funeral of justice scalia. ben ross is here now
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state, which entered the day tied for 2nd in the mountain west at 7-and-4, just one game ahead of the pack bulldogs fresh off their upset win over previously unbeaten san diego state... pick this one up first half... tyron criswell lays it in... wolf pack up 4 early... fresno answers... in transition... #13 -- the big 2-handed jam... back comes nevada -- d-j
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he loves that mid-range shot... then it's cam oliver -- the start of a monster day... wolf pack down 1... here comes criswell again -- right into your living room... another solid game for criswell -- 13 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks... later -- fenner open for 3 -- knocks it down... he tied a career-high with 24 points... wolf pack up 3... moments later -- how bout this shot by fenner nicely done... 1st half winding down... elijah foster... that's how you close out a half... wolf pack up 6 at the break... 2nd half -- more oliver... listen to this stat line -- 20 points, 24 rebounds -- a 20-20 game for the freshman!... and then it's marqueze coleman -- doing what he does... nevada goes on to win, 77-72 in overtime -- they
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7-5 in the mountain west meantime -- the wolf pack softball team playing 2 more games today at the kajikawa classic in tempe, arizona... score updates well the n-b-a all-star game is set for tomorrow night in toronto, but today was the d-league all-star game, featuring a pair of reno bighorns ricky ledo and vince hunter representing the biggest little city... early on -- ledo with the highlight reel jam... west up 4-0... then it's hunter with the reverse layup -- west down 1... 1st half winding down -- there goes ledo again -- the 1-handed jam... 2nd half -- more ledo -- another dunk...
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hunter can dunk pretty well too -- the reverse jam off the alley oop... he had 12 points and 7 rebounds... but it was the east's jimmer fredette who would be named m-v-p -- east wins 128-124 finally tonight -- how women facing mexico in an olympic qualifier... 79th minute -- no score... mexico is gonna be called for a in the penalty area... that means a penalty kick for the u-s... and she is stopped -- but puts home the rebound... that would be the only goal of the match -- u-s just 1 win away from qualifying for the summer olympics thanks ben...we'll be right back.
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west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry wednesday and thursday with gusty winds, rain and mountain snow. && .short term... high pressure aloft will continue to provide light winds for most of the area. however, by sunday afternoon an easterly pressure gradient develops across the sierra as a
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californias central valley. this gradient will create gusty northeast winds in the high elevations of the sierra sunday afternoon/evening, especially for alpine and mono counties above 8000 feet where gusts up to 65 mph are possible. anyone with backcountry recreation or travel plans into the higher elevations of the sierra should prepare for windy conditions sunday afternoon/evening. otherwise, mild conditions will continue through tuesday with highs in the 60s for western nv and in the 50s near the sierra. we did hold the
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in the battle of the burgers, jack made a "declaration of delicious"... he took a stand for hand-leafed lettuce and fresh-sliced tomatoes. he formed a perfect union between 100% beef, cheese, and mouth... ...with buttery bakery buns for all and america ate it up. true story. we're making every burger better, like the new double jack.
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this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- a draftsman and college student from morgantown, west virginia... a project coordinator from boston, massachusetts... and our returning champion, a chef from steamboat springs, colorado... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek!
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thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. yep, you heard right -- 7 days, $180,000. enough said. praggya and scott, welcome aboard. let's do it. let's start. the jeopardy! round is where we begin, and these are the categories. ah! alex: all right, greg. chef? i say it's spinach for $200. i thought you would start there. praggya. what are waffles? no. scott. what are brussels sprouts? that's it. the "l" with it, $600.

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