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23ABC Morning News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for February 17, 2020

Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield
Published on February 17, 2020 - Duration: 08:39s

23ABC Morning News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for February 17, 2020

Local teens want to get the community ready for the election through an educational video premiere called "We the Teens." Plus, growing concerns surrounding the White House's budget plan for the 2021 fiscal year.

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23ABC Morning News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for February 17, 2020

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS THEDEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIALCANDIDATES CONTINUE TO BATTLE ITOUT.AND THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING ASTOP IN BAKERSFIELD THIS WEEK.HOW HE IS SET TO SPEAK TO LOCALFARMERS ABOUT DRAMATICALLYIMPROVING THE SUPPLY ANDDELIVERY OF WATER AROUND THESTATE.GOOD MORNING... AND THANKS FORTUNING IN FOR 23ABC NEWS AT SIXA-M..

I'M MIKE HART.AND I'M DANIELLE KERNKAMP.A DRY AND WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGHBRINGS A BIT OF A BREEZEAND A FEW DEGREES OF COOLINGTODAY.

SO AFTERENJOYING THE SUNNY 70S INBAKERSFIELD YESTERDAY WE'RELOOKING TO TOP OUT AT A HIGH OF67 TODAY, WHICH IS STILL A FEWDEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

WITHPARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS THISMORNING WE'LL CLEAR TO MOSTLYSUNNY SKIES THIS AFTERNOON ANDMODERATE AIR QUALITY.

THERE ISNO WOOD BURNINGPERMITTED UNLESS YOU HAVE AREGISTERED DEVICE.

EXPECTTHE MID-60S IN THE KERN RIVERVALLEY THIS AFTERNOON FORTHE LAST DAY OF THE WHISKEY FLATDAYS CELEBRATION.MEANWHILE THE SOUTH MOUNTAINS OFTEHACHAPI ANDFRAZIER PARK ALSO SEE CLEARINGSKIES AND THEN HIGHSIN THE UPPER 50S THIS AFTERNOON.LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY FROM THEBATTLE FOR NEVADA IN THE2020 RACE.EARLY VOTING STARTED OVER THEWEEKEND AS CANDIDATES HITTHE STATE AHEAD OF THE NEXTDEBATE WEDNESDAY.ABC'S ANDREW DYMBURT JOINS USFROM WASHINGTONWITH THE LATEST.OVER 18-THOUSAND DEMOCRATSTURNED OUT FORTHE FIRST DAY IN THE FIRSTCONTEST IN THE WEST.FOR THE CANDIDATES?LEADING THE FIELD WITH THE MOSTDELEGATES - SO FAR --FORMER SOUTH BEND INDIANA MAYORPETE BUTTIGIEG.HE'S TAKING AIM AT CONSERVATIVETALK RADIO HOST RUSH LIMBAUGHWHO SAID HE WON'T GET ELECTEDBECAUSE HE'SBEEN KISSING HIS HUSBAND ONSTAGE AFTER DEBATESSOT "I'M PRETTY GOOD AT HOLDINGMY TONGUE.

BUT IT IS TEMPTING TOPOINT OUT SOME DIFFERENCESBETWEEN MY UNDERSTANDINGOF FAMILY VALUES, AND THOSE OFTHIS PRESIDENT AND HISSUPPORTERS LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH."[234359] FORMER VICE PRESIDENTJOE BIDEN IS COUNTING ON ACOMEBACK.MOVE NATS HERE -- SOT RSCOTT PKGVOTER: "I VOTED FOR YOUYESTERDAY"AND ATTACKING BERNIE SANDERS'HEALTH CARE PLANSSOT BIDEN MTP (10:41:30)"HE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT HEALTHCARE, MEDICARE FORALL, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR35 YEARS.

NOTHING HASHAPPENED.

I HELPED GET PASSEDOBAMACARE."SANDERS MEANWHILE?

SHARPENINGHIS ATTACKS ONBILLIONAIRE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.SOT HE THINKS HE CAN BUY THISELECTION.

WELL, I GOT NEWS FORMR. BLOOMBERG, AND THAT IS THEAMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SICK ANDTIRED OF BILLIONAIRES BUYINGELECTIONS."(16:25:13)MIKE BLOOMBERG IS NOTCOMPETITING IN NEVADA, BUT HEWAS ON THE MINDS OF MANY OF THECANDIDATESNATS OF A BUNCH OF CANDIDATESSAYING "MIKEBLOOMBERG" FORM SUNDAY SHOWS,CAMPAIGN TRAILETC.WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM IN THENEXT DEBATESOT KLOBUCHAR: I'M NEVER GONNABEAT HIM ON THE AIRWAVES, BUT ICAN BEAT HIM ON THE DEBATESTAGE.TAG: PRESIDENT TRUMP PLANS TOHOLD A RALLY THE DAY BEFORE THECAUCUS IN NEVADA - AS HECONTINUES TO TRY AND DISRUPTTHE DEMOCRATS.THIS WEEK-- LOCAL TEENS WANT TOGET YOU READY FOR THEELECTION."WE THE TEENS" WILL BE HOSTINGAN EDUCATIONAL VIDEO PREMIER TOCOMBAT VOTER APATHY AMONG YOUNGPEOPLE.THE VIDEOS HIGHLIGHT THE HISTORYOF VOTING,TOUCHING ON WHY VOTING ISIMPORTANT, AND HOW TO REGISTERTO VOTE.THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE APRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTINGTHEIR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVESAND HOW THEYENCOURAGED AND REGISTERED YOUTHON HIGH SCHOOLCAMPUSES AS WELL AS STUDENTS ATCSUB.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THEPORTRAIT OF A WARRIOR GALLERY ONEYESTREET TOMORROW AT 6 P-M.PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SET TO VISITBAKERSFIELD THISWEEK, ACCORDING TO A WHITE HOUSEOFFICIAL.THE PRESIDENT WILL JOIN HOUSEMINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHYIN BAKERSFIELD ON WEDNESDAY TOSPEAK WITH FARMERS IN THECENTRAL VALLEY ABOUT EFFORTS TOIMPROVE THE SUPPLY ANDDELIVERY OF WATER IN CALIFORNIAAND OTHER WESTERNSTATES.THE LAST TIME A PRESIDENT PAID AVISIT TO BAKERSFIELD WASBACK IN 2012 -- WHEN FORMERPRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAPASSED THROUGH KEENE TO DEDICATEA MONUMENT TOCESAR CHAVEZ.AND THE DAYTONA 500 RACE ISSCHEDULED TO RESTART THISAFTERNOON..

AFTER RAIN POSTPONEDTHEGREAT AMERICAN RACE.GREEN FLAG IS SET TO DROP TODAYAT 1 P.M.

OUR TIME.THE FIRST DELAY -- ON SUNDAYCAME MOMENTS AFTER THEPRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE CRUISEDDOWN THE RACE TRACK.50 MINUTES LATER -- RAIN STOPPEDA SECOND ATTEMPT-- TO RE-START THE RACE.THERE'S ONLY A 10 PERCENT CHANCEOF RAIN FOR TODAY.A BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR GOVERNORGAVIN NEWSOM AS HEGETS READY TO DELIVER HIS "STATEOF THE STATE ADDRESS"ON WEDNESDAY.THE GOVERNOR WILL GO BEFORE AJOINT CONVENTION OF THECALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE AT THESTATE CAPITOL.NO WORD YET ON WHAT TOPICS WILLBE COVERED -- BUT IN RECENTMONTHS THE GOVERNOR HAS MADE ANEFFORT TAKE ON THEHOMELESS CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA.THE ADDRESS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED WEDNESDAYMORNING AT 10:30.YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE ON OURSOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS AND OURWEBSITE TURN-TO-23-DOT COM.THIS MORNING THERE ARE GROWNINGCONCERNS THATTHE WHITE HOUSE'S BUDGET PLANFOR 2021 FISCAL YEARCOULD LEAD TO MAJOR CUTS INFUNDING FOR HOMELESSPROGRAMS.ACCORDING TO THE SACRAMENTO BEE-- THE PROPOSEDBUDGET FOR HOMELESS ASSISTANCEGRANTS NEXTYEAR WOULD BE ABOUT 2-POINT-7BILLION DOLLARS -- WHICH IS LESSTHAN THE CURRENT YEAR.ACCORDING TO THE BEE -- THETRUMP ADMINISTRATION'SPROPOSED BUDGET WOULD CUTAFFORDABLE HOUSINGPROGRAMS... AND WOULD SEE THEHOUSING AND URBANDEVELOPMENT'S BUDGET CUT BY 15PERCENT.STEVE BERG -- VICE PRESIDENT FORPROGRAMS AND POLICY ATTHE NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO ENDHOMELESSNESS -- SAID QUOTE THISBUDGET IS NOT REALLY LOOKING FORSOLUTIONS TO THE HOMELESSPROBLEM.END QUOTE.THE NEW BUDGET PLAN IS SET TO GOINTO EFFECT OCTOBER FIRST.THE CITY OF MCFARLAND ISPREPARING FOR ANOTHERPLANNING COMMISSION MEETING --REGARDING APOSSIBLE EXPANSION OF THE GEOGROUP'S DETENTIONCENTER.TOMORROW -- THE MCFARLANDPLANNING COMMISSION WILLMEET.ONE OF THE TOPICS ON THE AGENDA-- A SECOND PUBLICHEARING TO APPROVE A PERMIT TOEXPAND THEGOLDEN STATE MODIFIED COMMUNITYCORRECTIONFACILITY ON FRONTAGE ROAD INMCFARLAND.

IF APPROVED -- ITWOULD ADD ANOTHER 14-HUNDREDBEDSFOR ICE DETAINEES IN KERNCOUNTY.

THE LAST MEETING BROUGHTOUT HUNDREDS OFCOMMUNITY MEMBERS AND FORCEDMCFARLANDPOLICE TO ADD EXTRA OFFICERS FORSECURITY.THE MEETING IS SET FOR TOMORROWAT 6 P-M AT THEMCFARLAND VETERAN'S COMMUNITYCENTER ON WESTSHERWOOD AVENUE...THE GLOBETROTTERS ARE GETTINGREADY TO STOP INBAKERSFIELD AS PART OF THEIRLATEST TOUR.THE GROUP IS BRINGING THEIRALL-NEW "PUSHING THELIMITS" WORLD TOUR TOBAKERSFIELD AT THE MECHANICSBANK ARENA TODAY, AT 2 P.M.THIS YEAR, THE SHOW IS UPPINGTHE ANTE AND CREATING BRANDNEW EXPERIENCES AND EVEN BIGGERMEMORIES FORGLOBETROTTER FANS.TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW ANDSTART AT 18 DOLLARS --CHILDREN AGES TWO OR YOUNGER AREFREE.AND ALSO HAPPENING TODAY--IF YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME ---TAKE A TRIP TO THE OL' WILDWEST.THE ANNUAL WHISKEY FLAT DAYS HASKICKED OFF IN THE KERNRIVER VALLEY.ORGANIZERS SAY YOU CAN TAKE ATRIP BACK IN TIME WHEN THE AREAWAS SETTLED BY GOLD MINERS ANDCATTLE RANCHERS.TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE THEFOUR-DAY FESTIVAL.THERE IS A PARADE, THE WILD WESTDAZE RODEO, WILDWEST ENCAMPMENT, THE MAYORCONTEST ANDMUCH MORE."OHH THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE!

AGOODTURN OUT!"BUTTED TO"I'M INTO HISTORY -- ALL KINDSOF THINGSHISTORY.

MUSEUMS HAVE A LOT TOOFFER AND THERE'S A GOOD ONEHERE INKERNVILLE."THIS EVENT IS A FAMILY FRIENDLYEVENT -- AND IT CONTINUESTHROUGH TODAY UNTIL 6 P.M.YOU CAN FIND A FULL SCHEDULE OFEVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE --TURN TO 23 DOT COM.THE CITY OF SHAFTER WILL BEBRINGING BACK THE "SHAFTERCOLOURS ART FESTIVAL" THIS WEEK.COLOURS IS A CELEBRATION OF THEARTS HELD EACH FEBRUARYIN SHAFTER.IT'S A MULTI-DAY EVENT FEATURING"TRANSFORMED ART" IN VARIOUSFORMS-- RANGING FROM CANVAS,SCULPTURE, FILM AND STAGE TOWINE, FOOD, MUSIC AND MORE.FESTIVITIES WILL KICK OFFTHURSDAY AT 4 O'CLOCK WITHDINNER AND A SILENT MOVIE.ORGANIZERS SAY FIFTY PERCENT OFTHE EVENT'S PROCEEDS WILLGO TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS.MORE INFORMATION HEAD TOSHAFTER-COLOURS-DOT ORG.

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