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canaday is live at the carson nugget in carson city... and paul nelson is live in the studio after attending a rally donald trump held in sparks earlier today... let's start with's pretty big day for republicans here in nevada right? it really is a big day for republicans here in nevada. you're right about that. doors are just beginning to open but check out this line. there are 20 precincts cuacusing here at hug high school tonight which is just one of more than 2 dozen locations. but organizers say they're ready to find out how nevada's republicans feel about the candidates.
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beginning to open, caucuses start at 6. thanks erin-- but of course caucuses are taking place all over northern nevada. and we have an inside look at all the action going on right now. ryan canaday joins us now live at the nugget in carson city. ryan, describe the scene down there? well kristen it's starting to get busy down here. doors opened
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been growing since. we want to show you just what i mean.. just take a look at how many people there are, organizers say they expect close to 1500 people to be in and out at today's caucus. "the easiest thing about ours is that you can vote and leave we would like them all to stay for the precinct meetings but a lot of people work, they're just getting off work, they have kids at home it's just not something they're ready to do." nearly seventy people are volunteering here today at the caucus inside the nugget. organizers here in carson city have even made arrangements for representatives of the presidential candidates to be here to speak with today's participants. once people cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice they will then be given the option to leave or stay for the pricinct meetings those meetings will be held at 6pm and it will be at that time that they'll be electing delegates to go to the county convention. marti cockell-"we've tried to make it as pleasant as possible, i'm going to lead everyone
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the paper work and i'm going to try to make it fun and not complicated." if you are registered republican and you would like to come out and caucus, organizers and volunteers will be here at the nugget until 9 pm tonight. covering campaign 20-16 live in carson city, ryan canaday channel two news the g-o-p frontrunner campaigned at the nugget in sparks today. most polls show donald trump with a large lead in nevada -- some by more than 25 points. paul nelson was at today's rally and joins us live in the studio -- paul. kristen -- trump talked a lot about national issues like immigration, the economy, and terrorism. but he really stayed away from issues unique to the silver state. still, his overall message seemed to resonate with his supporters -- heading into tonight's caucus. trump "like at 5:30, today, you know where you're gonna be, right?" donald trump was center-stage at the nugget. and after encouraging people to get out to vote, it didn't take long for the g-o-p frontrunner to go after one of his rivals.
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tougher people than ted cruz. he's like a baby compared to some of the people i have to deal with. he is like a little baby. soft, weak little baby by comparison, but for lying he's the best i've ever seen." trump emphasized his experience as a businessman -- talking about economic issues like trade, jobs and taxes. trump "we're gonna make our business stronger, better than ever. we're lowering taxes for businesses, big league. we pay the highest taxes in the world. i don't know if you know that." more than 3-thousand people were on-hand to listen to the presidential hopeful's speech, that included his pro-second amendment stance and preventing mass shootings like the one in paris. trump "if one of you characters were in that room and you had your gun around your ankle or along your waist, it would have been whole different story." he also re-enforced his position on illegal immigration and building a wall along the mexican border. despite that, he thinks he'll win the hispanic vote in nevada. trump "first of all, they're here legally and they don't want
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and second of all, and more importantly, they know i'm going to bring jobs in." trump says national defense, and providing proper equipment to the military is another high priority. trump "we're going to get the stuff we want. we're going to make our military so big and so strong and so powerful, nobody, nobody is gonna mess with us." most of people in the crowd are trump supporters. others are undecided and came to see if he could gain their support. tracy "i can really see why there's this big movement for him. he had the biggest crowd today and i get it." mark "he's a doer. he's not a talker and that's proven by his reputation, what he's accomplished." trump did not attack marco rubio -- saying that's because rubio hasn't attacked him. meanwhile, he accused hillary clinton of committing crimes and says she does not have the strength or stamina to be president. covering campaign 20-16 live in the studio, paul nelson, channel 2 news. and texas senator ted cruz continued campaigning in the silver state today... with campaign stops in fernley...
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he said... if elected... he will work to fight back against government agencies. sen. cruz: "we will take on the epa, and the blm and cfpb and the alphabet soup of federal agencies that have descended like locusts on ranchers and farmers and small businesses killing jobs all across this country." cruz told a crowd of supporters in nevada's capital... nevada's caucus has a big influence on how the country votes as a whole, and urged people to caucus tonight. after the rally in carson city cruz is traveling to las vegas to watch the caucus results come in. and we'll have caucus coverage all throughout the night... we'll have updated results on our website and on the bottom of your screen... and please stay with channel 2 news and "cbs news" for campaign
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"now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional high
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in crime beat... the department of parole and probation is asking the public for help finding a man who was convicted of stealing a vehicle and assaulting someone. authorities say michael jackson was convicted of taking a motor vehicle in september of 2014... and then a week after that - he was convicted of severely beating and robbing someone. he stopped reporting to the department of parole and probation in april of 2015. sgt. lisa pierrott/nevada department of public safety: "in addition to the violence of his crime he's a documented gang member. and so he's considered to be dangerous, we urge the
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personally but to report his whereabouts so that we can respond. jackson is described as five foot 10... 175 pounds... with black hair and brown eyes. he also goes but the name michael jones. he if know where he is... call the fugitive apprehension unit at 684-2644. and the nevada highway patrol has a larceny suspect in custody and is looking for another after a pursuit last night ended in reno. troopers say they were notified of the pursuit by washoe county deputies just after 5 last night... and pursued a silver nissan sedan at speeds of upwards of 100 miles an hour before crashed near meadowood mall and eventually stopped at the grand sierra resort. that's when two suspects fled the car. 23-year-old dominic gonzalez was later arrested and faces several charges including possession of stolen property... reckless driving and driving without a license. the other suspect was last seen getting into a maroon passenger car with silver rims. that suspect is described as a
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or pullover and blue jeans. if you know anything that can help investigators... call or text secret witness. arianna: washoe county is working to get all the local governments on board with a new safety plan... i'm arianna bennett... i'll explain why... coming up at 5:30. mark: "president obama unveils his latest proposal to close the detention center on guantanamo bay. i'm mark albert with more on how some in congress are vowing to block the plan." "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, and mike alger's
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president obama unveiled his proposal to close the detention center at guantanamo bay, cuba. the plan would fulfill a campaign promise the president made back in 2008. but the president is getting stiff opposition from some in congress. mark albert is at the white house with more. president obama announced his latest proposal to close the detention facility at guantanamo bay in cuba. president obama: "it's counterproductive to our fight against terrorists because they use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit moreover, keeping this facility open is contrary to our values." there are 91 detainees left at guantanamo. with a third cleared for transfers to other countries, 56 would be moved to the continental us... including accused 9-11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed.
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cost as much as $475 million to move them and renovate or build a new facility - but it will save $85 million a year in operating costs. president obama: "we can ensure our security, uphold our highest values around the world and save american taxpayers a lot of money in the process." mark albert/cbs news/the white house: the administration has identified 13 locations in the us, including facilities in south carolina, kansas and colorado. but lawmakers from those states have opposed the moves... along with republican leaders. sen. john thune/ south dakota: "what he is now proposing to do is in direct contradiction to the will of the american people." sen. mitch mcconnell/ majority leader: "it would be illegal under current law to transfer foreign terrorists from guantanamo into the united states." the white house is urging congress to act before obama leaves office. mark albert channel 2 news. speaker of the house paul ryan issued a statement saying the president has failed to include details required by law
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location of an alternate facility. he says congress will not change the law to allow terrorist detainees on american soil. the white house said congress has also stopped it from doing the detailed analysis necessary to give congress more specific details. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. but first... lawmakers are exchanging words on capitol hill over who will replace justice scalia on the supreme court. why republicans senators say they won't discuss a possible
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welcome back... in the high-stakes battle over replacing justice antonin scalia on the supreme court, a new poll shows 56-percent of americans want the senate to hold hearings and vote on the president's choice to fill the vacancy. as john potter shows us, both sides of the senate are still in a stalemate. biden: "action on a supreme court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over." that's then-senate judiciary committee chairman joe biden--who in 1992 suggested he was just fine with blocking any election year nominees when president george hw bush was in the white house. biden: "president bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors. and not - and not
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november election is completed." the current judiciary committee chair, republican chuck grassley, immediately agreed to what he called the "biden rules." grassley: " his heart of hearts he understands why this senate must do what he said it must do in 1992" with president obama poised to move the court to a liberal majority, republicans are vowing to block any nominee. democrats, like senate minority leader harry reid, are questioning their motives reid: "this is a full-blown effort to delegitimize president obama." but democrats like reid even then senator obama have blocked - or tried to block -- republican nominees when they controlled the senate...and republicans-who were in the senate minority-- cried foul. judicial nominees, after full debate, deserve a simple
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mitch mcconnell yesterday. mcconnell: "it is today the american people who are best positioned to help make this important decision." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. in a letter made public today, scalia's doctor wrote that coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes were among the ailments that probably death. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast meteorological society!" once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy
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of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge
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the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional
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let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. please be aware of the normal slow-downs and congestion in and around the spaghetti bowl, also at pyramid way and mccarran boulevard. make sure to use a hands-free device and no texting while driving! coming up... with the zika virus outbreak growing across south america... how health officials in the u-s are warning against
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welcome back... in health watch... u-s officials are looking into more than a dozen new reports of sexually transmitted cases. several involve pregnant women. the agency says in two of the new cases, the zika virus has been confirmed in women whose only known risk factor was sexual contact with a male partner who had recently traveled to a zika hotbed.
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recently traveled to zika- infected areas should use condoms or abstain from sex if their partner is pregnant or if the couple is concerned about transmitting the virus for any reason. meanwhile progress is moving forward on a vaccine for the virus in texas. as omar villafranca found out, scientists at a lab in galveston have been studying the virus for decades. the dirty white powder in this glass vial is the zika virus. "we have a sample of it! heh" doctor robert tesh of the university of texas medical branch at galveston has known about zika since the 1960's. dr. tesh: until the virus really got to brazil and there was a lot of cases, nobody was really interested in zika." omar: "times have changed" dr. tesh: times have changed and now times have changed and we realize how much we don't know" baby crying zika may be linked to the birth defect microcephaly. the condition is marked by abnormally small heads in babies due to stunted brain growth.
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brazil is ground zero in the fight against zika. "we got to see the people that were being effected..." where doctor shannan rossi recently traveled and saw first hand.the devistating effects of the virus. "it's heartbreaking and its critical i think." machine whirring the univeristy of texas medical branch is home to one of the worlds largest collection of viruses...nearly 7-thousand samples are stored at the facility. with the focus now on zika, rossi and a team of scientists are working on a quick test to detect the virus in humans, and eventually develop a vaccine. omar: "are we closer to a vaccine?" rossi: "yes, every single day that people like me and my colleagues are on the bench, we're one step closer to the vaccine." the national institutes of health says there could be a zika vaccine by the end of 2017. omar villafranca channel 2 news. arianna: what are the biggest hazards threatening northern nevada? i'm arianna bennett... i'll tell you what emergency managers are most concerned
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ryan: i'm ryan canaday live at in carson city where people are already gathering to caucus,
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to caucus tonight... to decide who they'd like to see as the g-o-p nominee for president. campaign 2016 coverage tops channel 2 news at 5:30. the caucus gets underway in just about 30 minutes from now. good evening i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us tonight. let's start with, ryan canaday has been at the nugget for us all day. let's start with ryan can you give us an update? kristen a lot of the same as we told you at 5. the lines are still long, and many people are casting their ballots. but we want to give you a closer look at the process. participants enter through these doors, and that's where volunteers check to make sure


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