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LIVE: Democratic Presidential candidates join Culinary Workers Union Local 226 picket lines as workers fight for a union contract

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With the Nevada caucus four days away, Democratic Presidential candidates will join picket lines at the Palms Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Feb. 19 as workers fight for a union contract.

8 News NOW’s Kate Houston is on the scene providing updates via Twitter as candidates arrive.

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— Kate Houston (@katehouston_tv) February 19, 2020

@JoeBiden joins culinary union members picketing outside the Palms. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/72B1FVQMOj... Read More

WATCH NOW: President Trump prepares to depart for an appearance in Arizona, expect delays near airport

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Air Force One sits at McCarran International Airport as President Trump prepares to depart. Road closures and heavy traffic can be expected between The Strip and McCarran Airport.

Presidential motorcade delays have opened a few roads that were closed earlier, but they are expected to close again soon. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area... Read More

WATCH NOW: President Trump prepares to depart for an appearance in Arizona, expect delays near airport

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Air Force One sits at McCarran International Airport as President Trump prepares to depart. Road closures and heavy traffic can be expected between The Strip and McCarran Airport.

Presidential motorcade delays have opened a few roads that were closed earlier, but they are expected to close again soon. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area... Read More

You can’t debate about the nice weather

Good sunshine for our Wednesday with light winds; just easy weather as we ease through the rest of the workweek. Sherry’s Most Accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has some wet changes though to kick off your weekend. Get the details so you’re not caught out in the rain... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Resort Corridor drivers catch a weekend break

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Another weekend break from the Resort Corridor Project.

You
know: the one that has some drivers snarling on The Strip as they
navigate diversions and one-lane-only in each direction between
Sahara and Spring Mountain.

Once
again – in recognition of another round of tens of thousands of extra
visitors, anyone driving through the strip repaving area is
guaranteed at least **two** lanes of travel in each direction this
Saturday and Sunday.

So
whether it’s NASCAR, Fight Night – or even the extra people in town
for the first in the west Nevada caucus, there may still be delays on
Las Vegas Blvd on the north end of the strip – just not as bad as
they’ll be back to next week... Read More

Nevada Democrats unveil more details about caucus tool during private briefing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With just four days until the Nevada caucus, we’re getting our first look at how all the votes will be counted. The Nevada State Democratic Party unveiled more details about their caucus tool at a private briefing.

The party hosted a mock caucus to show how they’ll use it. And as we’ve reported, the caucus calculator will be on an iPad.

We’ve learned it’s basically a series of Google forms and links to read-only previews of Google sheets that are meant to help caucus chairs figure out viability and realignment at each precinct.

8 News Now obtained training slides that show what it will all look like in practice.

At each step in the process, precinct chairs will enter information into a Google form on the iPad tool. ... Read More

Southeast Career Technical Academy invests $137K to enhance students’ technical skill in the automotive industry

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Shop class is no longer just about nuts and bolts. It’s about understanding computer technology, that’s why a school within the Clark County School District plans to spend thousands of dollars investing in automotive careers. The money will be spent on equipment to enhance student’s abilities to work on cars.

“We did the water pump, right now we’re just getting the timing belt back on.”, said Erik Halverson and his classmate as they made repairs on the assistant principal’s car.

It’s all a part of their education in the auto mechanic program at Southeast Career Technical Academy.

But the program isn’t your grandfather’s shop class.

“Everything used to be turning a wrench, now it’s a lot more [of the] computer side,” Halverson said... Read More