News - November 30, 2017

Gubernatorial candidate Sisolak critical of Laxalt for pardons-board vote, reaction to Reno's proposed opioid suit
News - November 16, 2017

"I think it says a lot about his (Laxalt's) thought process and I don't understand it. I don't understand how he could come up with such a different conclusion from everyone else that were there or what his reasoning might have been." Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, commenting on Adam Laxalt's recent vote on the Board of Pardons

60,000-acre project & nanotechnology campus coming to Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center
News - November 14, 2017

"With Google and Tesla and Switch (at TRIC) and then you add in a nanotechnology campus, we are changing the entire culture of Northern Nevada. Our universities are going to bloom. Some of the things that are coming for our children and grandchildren are unimaginable." Lance Gilman

Trump's quest to cut red tape will help Northern Nevada development, Gilman says
News - November 10, 2017

"I'm sure this (deregulation) is what is driving our stock market. Folks are aware. It is happening at all levels -- financial, development -- it's just amazing." Lance Gilman

Debate rages on innocence of Bundys in Bunkerville standoff
News - November 9, 2017

"I would like to offer that if the Bundys and their fellow insurrectionist were a different skin color perhaps, or a different religion, that they would have been slaughtered indiscriminately. So I think the federal law enforcement authorities showed incredible restraint, given the fact that there was a militia pointing automatic, semiautomatic weapons at them. They chose not to engage and de-escalated that situation, which prevented an blood bath. And I think they should be lauded for that." Patrick Donnelly, Nevada director of the Center for Biological Diversity

Social issues can't be ignored as development, construction in Reno heat up, developer Tolles says
News - November 3, 2017

"We as developers, particularly in the Midtown area, we look at taking down motels that are really blighted properties. But there is a working poor that we have to be mindful of and be compassionate and careful about their displacement." Par Tolles, Reno developer

Union Gaming analyst sees economic surge for Reno that could last 10 to 20 years
News - October 30, 2017

"So we are kind of in the early stages of what is a very exciting expansionary cycle for Reno. And each step we take, the more economic development there is. And certainly, a casino is an entertainment option, and as the city gets larger, more tourism comes. And as more people live in the city, the airport can then expand and add more direct service." John Decree, Union Gaming

Defendants in Bunkerville standoff trial not getting fair deal, LV City Councilwoman Fiore says
News - October 30, 2017

"The truth of the matter is that they (federal prosecutors) have to set precedence, right, to never ever to stand up to the federal government. We are not supposed to not stop tyranny, stop the overreach of the federal government. And unfortunately, there have been a lot of folks drinking this Kool-Aid that the government is correct." Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore

Valley Electric charging forward to connect rural Nevada
News - October 25, 2017

"Our collective goal is to light up rural Nevada. And so it (our goal) is from border to border to border to border. We have a need and that need is for communications. We also strongly believe that by doing this, we are building another leg on the economic stool for the state of Nevada." Thomas H. Husted, chief executive officer of Valley Electric Association

Rogich sees high-speed rail development for Las Vegas in '5 to 8 years,' despite previous setbacks
News - October 24, 2017

"No I don't think 30 years at all. I think it is probably five to eight years from now. You are going to see this thing called industry, this new industry of high-speed rail start to develop." Sig Rogich, on possibility of high-speed rail service from Southern California to Las Vegas

Chinese President Xi's impact will rival that of Chairman Mao, Rogich says
News - October 19, 2017

"President Xi, and we do work with China as you know, I think he is going to be as impactful as Mao Zedong to China. I think he will be viewed in the same light. And I think he will become a world player to a degree like we have not seen yet." Sig Rogich, president of The Rogich Communications Group

Sen. Ratti says she'll endorse Chris G for governor
News - October 10, 2017

"If Chris Giunchigliani gets into the race, I'm a strong supporter. She has done an amazing job as a legislator. I think she has an agenda that I can support so I will be the first in line to say I endorse Chris Giunchigliani." State Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks

Ratti sees gun restrictions as big issue for Legislature, in wake of Las Vegas massacre
News - October 10, 2017

"There is broad-based support in the American public for many different kinds of common-sense gun legislation, so I am absolutely certain that there will be a broader conversation than just bump stocks." State Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks

State Sen. Cancela fears 'Gov. Laxalt' would undo accomplishments of Sandoval administration
News - September 28, 2017

"I'm very concerned about the potential of having Adam Laxalt sit in the governor's mansion. I think he could undo a lot of the progress we've made under Gov. Sandoval." State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas

Dreamers' ability to organize will help get DACA reform through Congress, State Sen. Cancela says
News - September 28, 2017

"As a former organizer -- I see myself as an organizer -- I know what the power of the Dreamer is. They are one of the most organized communities and they have been able to do what very few other groups have been able to do in this country. And that is to change hearts and minds about their issues and about the importance of what it means to be a young person who comes to this country from another county and who wants an opportunity to better their lives." State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas

Berkley doubles down -- repeats Reno medical school should close & consolidate into UNLV med school
News - September 26, 2017

"Rather than supporting two medical schools in the state of Nevada, they should be consolidated to one medical school down south where the population is. We should spend that extra money that we are spending for UNR's medical school by redirecting it to our k-12 programs for our youngsters north and south, east and west." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley

Equifax security breach worse than you thought, cyber-security expert says
News - September 21, 2017

"What we are seeing with Equifax is the tip of the iceberg -- about how bad the data security system is in our country and around the world." Ira Victor, cyber-security expert

Home delivery for marijuana coming to Nevada, maybe marijuana lounges, too, Segerblom says
News - September 18, 2017

"We're doing it right now for medical (marijuana). It works perfect. The police like it. Obviously, you have to verify who is getting it but it is no different than someone going to a store, showing an ID and buying it." State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-LV, on the possibility of home delivery in Nevada for recreational marijuana

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