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tv   Channel 2 Morning News  CBS  February 15, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST

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and hillary clinton's making a visit to town. ky sisson is live at truckee meadows community college to give us a preview of her event there, and at unr later today. these stories top your news right now at 4:30 a-m. 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at jeff martinez. good monday morning, we will see mostly sunny skies today with a chilly morning but nice afternoon with highs in the mid 60s and light winds. our next storm moves in wednesday afternoon through thursday morning with snow in the mountains making travel difficult, and valley showers. dry weather returns by the weekend. have a great day! thanks jeff. getting married on valentines day has become a bit of a tradition here in reno. in fact, this holiday weekend could prove to be a record breaker for the local wedding
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the owners of the "arch of reno wedding chapel" tell us they expect more than 300 marriage licenses to be issued in washoe county over the three day weekend alone. "it was the perfect weekend, every piece fell into place with the city, the weather and the people, it's our day of the year for this industry where we perform ceremonies". one couple... asiel castillo and his wife shannon... traveled with their daughter from the bay area on friday, so they could tie the knot this valentines day. marino says with so many couples like the castillo's traveling to town ... weddings on valentines day also bring a boost to the reno economy. and president's day today means a big weekend for the ski resorts. at alpine meadows and squaw valley, skiiers enjoyed one of the most snow-packed winters of the past few years. resorts had a pretty full
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"we have a 10 foot base up hare, and we've gotten 25 feet of snow. so the message has definitely caught on. there's a lot of happy faces up here." squaw valley alpine meadows is also kicking off a week-long kid-o- rama. it coincides with ski-skate week, where kids in mountain schools have the week off to take advantage of the snow. all this week, there will be live music, hula-hooping, tubing, mini snowmobiling, and skating for kids and families. the busy weekend isn't the only success for squaw valley - alpine meadows. they were just selected as the best ski resort in north america. after being nominated as one of the top 20 resorts by u-s-a today and 10 best... the resort was picked as the winner of the 2016 readers' choice poll for best ski resort. squaw valley alpine meadows say they're thrilled to be recognized as the top ski resort in the u-s. let's check in with
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a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! good monday morning, we will see mostly sunny skies today with a chilly morning but nice afternoon with highs in the mid 60s and light winds. our next storm moves in wednesday afternoon through thursday morning with snow in the mountains making travel difficult, and valley showers. dry weather returns by the
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turning to campaign 20-16 bernie sanders made his way back here saturday... taking advantage of his time before the nevada caucus to speak with nevadans. one of his stops was at unr... in front of a packed lecture hall at an event called real solutions for real people. he spoke on the importance of creating an economy that works for working families, and his
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both sanders and senator cory booker...who was there on behalf of hillary clinton... also took questions from the crowd. later... sanders spoke to solar power activists, on his support for green energy. "we have a moral responsibility to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and that's what people here in nevada have been trying to do." he then adressed a larger group of supporters at a canvassing event. sanders says with the hard work from his volunteers, he feels his campaign is ready for the nevada caucus. and another presidential candidate is stopping in northern nevada today. we're just 5 days away from the democratic caucus - and hillary clinton will be holding a rallies in elko and reno. ky sisson is live at tmcc where there will be a clinton rally later this afternoon. good morning ky. happy president's day john and
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with the democratic caucuses this saturday and the republican caucus a week from tomorrow, quite a few candidates are going to be in northern nevada in between now and then. bernie on saturday and today, hillary clinton is coming. here are the details... first, she will be at adobe middle school on jennings way in elko for a get-out-the-caucus event. doors will open at 8 a-m. then the former secretary of state will travel to reno for a woman's health meeting at u-n-r. according to the clinton campaign, this event will center around healthcare for young women and be a discussion based event that will last about an hour starting at 12:15 p-m. and finally she will be here at truckee meadows community college for another get out the caucus rally. doors will open at 2:30 p-m. just last month, former president bill clinton was at the boys in girls club in reno to campaign for hillary.
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rapidly aproaching. the democrats will be this saturday and the republicans a week from tomorrow on february 23. no word on when gop candidates will be in town. campaigns tend to give only a few days notice for events like these, but we will be sure to bring you those details once they become available. you can r-s-v-p to either the elko or reno hillary events by heading to our website k-t-v-n dot com and click on the blue newslinks button. covering campaihn 2016, live at
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... the public utilities commission has decided if they will still impose rate hikes to solar energy users...changes have been made-- and many are dissatisfied...we have the details --after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist
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welcome back. the public utilities commission of nevada decided friday... to uphold nearly all of its december decision that changes the way solar customers are billed. the decision reduces the credits solar customers get for the excess power their solar panels generate... and increases their usage fees. the commission decided to phase in the changes over 12 years... instead of four... to ease the burden on solar customers. commissioners say the new rates are more fair to traditional energy users... who they claim have had to subsidize solar
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but solar companies say-- these changes will effectively kill nevada's rooftop solar industry. reid: "with all the rulings that have happened as of late, it just doesn't make financial sense anymore for people to go residential or small commercial solar." a coalition of solar companies in nevada has come together to fight the decision... and possibly get a referendum on the november ballot. in school watch... the school overcrowding and repairs needs committee voted unan-imously to put a sales tax increase on the november ballot to pay for school improvement projects. if ballot question w-c-1 passes, the sales tax in washoe county would increase to 8 point 2-6-5 percent... up from the current 7 point 7-2-5 percent. the committee was considering whether to go with a sales or property tax increase to raise the nearly 800 million dollars. the chairman says that money is
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of washoe county schools. shaun carey/chairman, school overcrowding and repairs needs committee: "you get better results when children are in a classroom, that's not overcrowded, that is not leaking, not full of asbestos and guess what? we can make that choice or we can choose not to." he says without the increase, there will be double sessions in washoe county junior high and high schools, and almost all elementary schools will go to year round or on a multi-track system.
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this morning... "days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia the debate is underway over who president obama should nominate to succeed him. im don latest, coming up." meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast after the break. 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,
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welcome back. the body of the late supreme court justice antonin scalia is being taken back to washington today. the 79-year-old died of a heart attack during his hunting trip to texas. don champion has the latest from washington - where a battle is
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and governor sandoval is "channel 2 news continues with good monday morning, we will see weekend. have a great day! looking around the world... and pope francis travels to mexico's southern border later today. mexico city has been pope francis' hub since he arrived... from here he's taking daily trips around the country. the holy father also traveled by helicopter to ecatepec on sunday. there, he celebrated an outdoor mass before more than 300-thousand... the largest event of his six day historic visit. in his homily, the pope urged mexicans to build a society with equal opportunity for all. an estimated two million people lined his motorcade route, many waving vatican flags and balloons. pope francis travels by plane to the region of chiapas later today to meet with indigenous people. concerned about the zika virus, mexican officials started aerial anti-mosquito spraying and house-to-house fumigation to protect the pope from the
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closer to home... the excitement over tonight's 58th annual grammy awards is growing as singers and musicians prepare to take the stage. musicians prepare to take the stage. rapper and nominee pitbull will rock the grammy stage with a mash-up of musicians. the performance is part of a grammy tradition that partners artists from different genres and generations...and features rising stars like first- time nominee andra day... who will perform a duet with pop- star ellie goulding. the show will also be filled with tributes to honor the long list of music legends who died recently...blues icon b-b king... eagles co-founder glenn frey... earth, wind and fire's maurice white and more. lady gaga's salute to the late david bowie will also be among the night's biggest
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but the biggest spotlight may belong to taylor swift, who's up for 7 grammys... and rapper kendrick lamar, who leads with 11 nominations. you can catch all of it right here on channel 2. the grammys will be live at 5 p-m... with coverage starting at 4 p-m coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... the marvel movie 'deadpool' had an amazingly successful opening weekend...topping their competition by over 100-
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers.
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i approve this message, and i ask for you to caucus for me. thank you. welcome back. this morning in money watch...the movie "deadpool" topped all rivals in the box office over the weekend. the superhero movie based on a marvel comic, made 135-million dollars in its opening weekend.
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distant second, raking in close to 20-million. the romantic comedy "how to be single" was third, bringing nearly 19-million. ben stiller and owen wilson were number-four, with "zoolander two" --which is expected to make close to 16-million. leonardo dicaprio's thriller "the revenant" was fifth, with just below seven-million in earnings. the popularity of e-books on readers like nook and the kindle made a lot of people think bookstores would become a thing of the past but --not anymore. data from the u-s census bureau shows bookstores are again on the rise. bookstore sales rose by two-and- a-half-percent last year, from 10-point-nine-billion-dollars to 11-point-two-billion. that's the first year-over-year increase for the industry since 2007. publishers weekly first reported the figures, noting many publishers saw a decline in
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... ski resorts were packed with activities over the weekend, and some are teaming up for families and student activities. we'll
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couples tieing the knot on valentines day made for big business at local wedding chapels. one chapel owner we talked to said the number of weddings over the 3-day weekend may even break records. senator bernie sanders was in reno over the weekend... a week before the nevada caucuses....speaki ng to a packed crowd at the university... and taking a stance in the controversial solar debate in nevada. and hillary clinton is also making a visit to town... to
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democratic nomination. ky sisson is live at truckee meadows community college to give us a preview of her event there, and at the university of nevada, reno later today. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is monday, february 15, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. good monday morning, we will see mostly sunny skies today with a chilly morning but nice afternoon with highs in the mid 60s and light winds. our next storm moves in wednesday afternoon through thursday morning with snow in the mountains making travel difficult, and valley showers. dry weather returns by the weekend. have a great day! thanks jeff. getting married on valentines day has long been a tradition for many here in reno. in fact, the holiday weekend could prove to be a record

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