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for nevada. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. how the presidential candidates are faring so far in nevada... and the push to get out the vote as early voting wraps up later this week. ((paul joncich)) and the next president... could be faced with a dire decision. the warning about the colorado river... and those of us who rely on it everyday. ((christianne klein)) the world series of poker is underway.
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more than 450-thousand people have already voted here in nevada... and the election is still over a week away. thanks for joining us at 6:30... i'm paul joncich. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein. even with so many people voting early... republicans and democrats alike are spending a lot of time and effort on nevada. ((paul joncich)) >> politics now anchor patrick walker is here with a 8 days from election day. ((patrick walker)) >> you can tell this is the home stretch before election day. every commercial is a political ad.... and you may have had a knock or two at your door and a few phone calls. both sides are fighting tooth and nail... as races are tight up and down the ticket here in the silver state. ((nats- sessions talking to group)) ((patrick walker)) alabama senator jeff sessions... the latest high-profile republican surrogate to visit
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their efforts are paying off. ((sen. jeff sessions/(r) alabama: "i think the movement is growing, the momentum continues to grow, and even here in nevada.")) ((donald trump/(r) presidential candidate: "we're going to win the state of nevada. nevaaaaada.")) ((patrick walker)) a new poll out today has donald trump leading in nevada by four points. over the last 10 days... the real clear politics average of polls has clinton up a point and a half -- a statistical tie. in the 11th hour scramble to swing voters... nevada has seen no shortage of attention. ((artie blanco/nevada state director, for our future: "so our teams are out the out of their homes, telling them they can vote today, don't wait until november 8th to make that decision.")) on the ground... door-to-door democratic efforts have focused on the entire ticket... ((canvasser: "do you plan to vote for the republican candidate or democratic candidate?")) ((patrick walker)) ...while there has been a recent surge in activity focused on the u-s senate race. that's where the conservative libre initiative is directing all of its efforts. ((daniel garza/president, libre initiative: "it's an all-in, all hands on deck effort to make sure that the story is told about the clear difference between these two senate candidates.")) ((patrick walker))
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mccain... himself up for re-election... and house speaker paul ryan in recent days to appear on behalf of senate candidate joe heck... congressman cresent hardy and cd-3 candidate danny tarkanian. but democrats have enlisted visits from the president and vice president... along with hillary clinton to stump for catherine cortez masto... jacky rosen and ruben kihuen. it's an all out effort.... in a key battleground state. ((patrick walker)) >> and democrats continue to pump up their efforts. late this afternoon... the culinary union said it is doubling the number of field volunteers ine approach one week until election day./// ((patrick walker)) >> i also had a chance to speak with senator sessions about a number of topics... including the f-b-i reopening it's investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state.: ((patrick walker: "perhaps a late october surprise coming in with the fbi reopening the investigation, your colleague here on the other side, senator harry reid, has come out publicly and said director comey violated the hatch act, do you see a
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sen. jeff sessions/(r) alabama: "no, i don't see any violation of the hatch act, that's rediculous, he was brought before congress, they were delighfully happy, the democrats were, when he said 'i don't think we should bring a criminal case against hillary clinton,' although it was close, no doubt about it, then new evidence comes before him, and he has, there is a case still out there, that he needs to look at, he has an absolute duty, ethical responsibility to correct his statement to congress, and to the american people, and say what the situation was, he didn't ask to be pun her activities, her possible illegalities created this investigation, it's her problem, not comey's problem.")) ((patrick walker)) >> i want to bring my politics now co-host... review journal columnist steve sebelius into the conversation. steve... first... what did you think about sessions' reaction to harry reid's letter? ((steve sebelius)) ((steve sebelius)) back in july, democrats were full of praise for f-b-i
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full of praise for f-b-i director james comey, who had announced that no charges would be filed against democratic clinton over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. that's despite his conclusion that clinton and her aides were extremely careless in handling classified information. remember this? (( tim kaine: there was an extensive investigation by the fbi, bret, as you known under the direction of a wonderful and tough career public servant jim comey. 00:13 nancy pelosi: this is a great man. we are very privileged in this country to have him be the director of the fbi. harry reid: no one can question the integrity, the competence))
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senator harry reid of nevada, who completely changed his tune on sunday, writing to comey to accuse him of violating the hatch act, a depression-era law that prohibits government employees from using their offices to interfere with or affect an election. reid claimed in his letter that comey has remained silent about alleged ties between donald trump's campaign and the russian government's hacking of democratic computers, but was only too quick to report late that additional emails had been found in the clinton investigation. reid says that's evidence comey is acting politically. in a letter to comey, reid said this: the clear double-standard established by your actions strongly suggests that your highly selective approach to publicizing information, along with your timing, was intended for the success or failure of a partisan candidate or political group. please keep in mind that i have been a supporter of yours in the past.
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delayed your confirmation longer than any previous nominee to your position, i led the fight to get you confirmed because i believed you to be a principled public servant. with the deepest regret, i now see that i was wrong. >>so, does reid have a point? could comey have violated the hatch act? at least one former federal prosecutor i talked to today said no. comey was acting well within his authority and the scope of his duties when he informed congress late last week of the discovery of ai but at least one law professor said there may yet be a violation, although it has nothing to do with russian hackers. kathleen clark of the university of washington law school cited a separate letter comey sent to his employees on friday for proof. in that letter, comey said this: of course, we don't ordinarily tell congress about ongoing investigations, but here i feel an obligation to do so given that i testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. i also think it would be misleading to the american
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the record. at the same time, however, given that we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, i don't want to create a misleading impression. in trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but i wanted you to hear directly from me about it. >>according to clark, comey's statement about not wanting to mislead the american people show at the very least that one of comey's purposes was to affect the election. that could be enough to trigger an invest the office of special counsel for a hatch act violation, clark said. (a former bush administration lawyer has already filed a complaint for a violation of the hatch act because of this incident.) but keep in mind, the hatch act isn't a criminal statute, and there's no jail time for violations. however, there could be job-related consequences, up to and including termination. but for officials appointed by the president, punishments for hatch act violations are decided by the white house. ((christianne klein)) let's check in now with
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square where it's turned into 'town scary' this halloween!/// ((tedd florendo)) ((( cooler temps today with mostly clear skies and calmer winds. breezes earlier have subsided around the region giving way to a nice halloween day and night. expecting temps to cool off to the 60's by nightfall and temps are actually 10 degrees cooler than yesterday wi front and now cool north breezes. .... ............................... .... here's your halloween forecast tonight dropping to the 60's after 70's this afternoon. winds stay light thankfully after those bigger breezes yesterday and today. humidity still remains higher than what we typically get in the desert. low 60's by late tonight.
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accused of making terrorist ((christianne klein)) >> up next on the valley's news leader... the trouble the 15- year- old is in... and how an out- of- state mother helped tip off police.///
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and stuck taxpayers with the bill. he even helped set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors. danny tarkanian's out for himself. dccc is responsible
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narrator: the target... seniors. danny tarkanian set up thirteen fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors... fronts for telemarketing schemes. seniors lost millions from jacky rosen has always led with integrity. in congress, jacky rosen will protect seniors and strengthen social security. and jacky rosen will always be responsible with your tax dollars. jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. as a marine combat veteran, i understand the sacrifices our military makes. our benefits are earned, and we rely on them. politicians like joe heck should understand that. narrator: joe heck voted
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and during that shutdown, heck continued cashing his congressional paycheck. his military record deserves respect. but back in dc, joe heck is putting politics before nevada. and that doesn't work for me. narrator: vote vets is responsible for the content of this advertising. this is 8 news now at six-thirty. ((paul joncich)) d for reportedly plotting a mass shooting at the campus. c-c-s-d police held a press conference today... where they thanked an out- of- state parent and desert oasis students for coming forward with information that might have prevented a tragedy. we're told an arizona mother overheard her child speaking to the 15- year- old suspect on skype. the mother called police... who started their investigation. police say they found evidence inside the boy's home...
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found. the teenage suspect has been charged with making a terroristic threat. police say more charges are possible./// ((paul joncich)) people in henderson have a brand new hospital they can go to for care. it's a pretty easy name to remember... henderson hospital. it is on galleria drive near gibson. it has 130 beds... each part of the hospital equipped with the latest technology. it is a welcome addition for those in the area... the next closest hospital was 8 miles away... and those who needed maternity services had to travel even farther. the emergency.. maternity.. surgery and other services as well./// ((christianne klein)) you're now able to fly nonstop between las vegas and london on norwegian airlines. they just started the service today. the low cost airline will also launch its nonstop services to oslo tomorrow. last year norwegian made their first move into mccarran... with flights to copenhagen and stockholm./// ((christianne klein)) the world series of poker is underway again... and there's a major prize at stake. the tournament got underway back in the summer...
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that was whittled down to just nine competitors. the winner will walk away with an eight- million- dollar prize. by the way... this is all happening at the rio./// ((paul joncich)) snowpack reaches a record low. ((christianne klein)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader... why a lack of rain was not to blame for last year's weak snowpack on the mountains./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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some parts of the country are already seeing snow... something badly needed here in the western u-s. that's because 2015 set a new record for low snowpack in nevada, california, oregon, and washington. a new report in the journal "geophysicale than low rain levels. the previous record was set back in 1977./// ((paul joncich)) and researchers at the university of colorado says the next president will have to act fast... to help the colorado river continue serving millions of people in the southwest. there could be water supply cuts as soon as january 2018. survey respondents mostly agreed that contingency plans and water-use agreements must be firmed up for the seven states and mexico that
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the issue is complicated by the 16- year drought we're in./// ((christianne klein)) let's get one last look at your forecast... tedd florendo is out at town square! ((weather toss))
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streamed in from the south but we remain dry. we do see another upper level low around northern california that could increase wind again tomorrow but not expecting a round of strong wind this time around. mostly sunny skies as the low moves onshore but we still remain dry. before another closed low comes into the desert and arizona bringing slight showers chances and clouds late week for mainly northern arizona. ................................ ... ................ looking around the's going to be a wet and cloudy halloween for the pacific
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and over to the southeast and some areas of the mid-atlantic states. temps there could reach into the 80's and summer-like temps will continue. ................................ ... .................. tonight expect lows in the mid 50's and chilly by morning and the temps drop overnight and expect mostly clear skies to help aid that. looks like more sunshine with cooler highs again in the 70's to 60's for some part we will see some breezes pick up, but they should not be what we saw on sunday nor will any wind alerts be issued. ................................ ... ................... neighborhood by neighborhood temps will climb to only the 70's for tuesday with the mildest temps over to the eastside of town where we're lower in elevation. coolest spots will be near the foothills and mount charleston as we set up for cool but comfortable tuesday. breezes will kick back in overnight giving way to some wind but staying mainly light breezes and not windy. ......... .......................... .................... extended forecast calls for cool temps through most of the week, with warming by midweek and beyond. should jump up near 80 again and
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of year. first week of november stays cool and look for more clouds and wind to develop. breezes by midweek and showers in the northwest arizona mainly late workweek. announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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if you're still trying to figure out plans for dinner... chipotle has a pretty tasty offer. if you wear a halloween costume... you can get a so- called "boo-rito" or salad bowl for just three bucks. this is something the restaurant chain has been doing for years . and you can satisfy your sweet tooth for free... if you're festive enough. the donut shop is offering up free donuts ... and just like chipotle... you have to be dressed in a costume. that includes their specialty donuts which feature zombies, spiderwebs, and pumpkins. you don't have to be a child to take advantage of this offer... adults are eligible too./// ((christianne klein)) if you're not going out to get a donut... you're likely going to be eating candy tonight! that's because americans sure do love to celebrate the holiday.
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halloween candy. on average... shoppers will spend about 83 dollars. while that's a big number... it's even more when you take into account how much we spend on decorations, costumes, and other festivities... that total comes to a whopping eight- point- four- billion- dollars./// ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. i don't know what i said, ahh, i don't remember. narrator: and joe heck says i have "high hopes we'll see donald trump become president." trump: you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. narrator: heck says he "completely supports" trump. i love war in a certain way. narrator: and heck? reporter: do you trust him having his finger on the nuclear button? heck: i do. reporter: why do you say that? heck: why wouldn't i? narrator: donald trump and joe heck.
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a non-profit resource development specialist from anchorage, alaska... a director of marketing and corporate relationships from washington, d.c... and our returning champion, a pharmacy student from san bruno, california...
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and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny gilbert. hello, my friends, and welcome aboard. not a big total, as you just heard, for our returning champion julia lee. and the reason for that, of course, is on friday, we had a killer final jeopardy! but good news for thea, jon, and for you, julia. today is another day. no tricks. just treats for you. here we go. the jeopardy! round. and these categories are now in play... followed by... and finally, we deal with... julia, start us off.


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