Nevada Newsmakers

Election integrity takes center stage at Laxalt vs. Brown U.S. Senate debate
News - May 10, 2022

"So as the chairman of the Trump campaign, at what point do you accept responsibility for the lack of lawyers performing, for the failure of lawsuits to be filed on time?" U.S. Army Capt. Sam Brown, running for U.S. Senate

Republican AG candidates Chattah, Black agree on some issues, still attack each other during debate
News - May 6, 2022

"I have never given Steve Sisolak a dime in my life." Tisha Black, GOP candidate for attorney general, countering a claim that she donated to the Democratic governor.

Sandoval's priorities for UNR in 2023 Legislature include restoring $12 million in budget cuts, helping fund new Life Sciences building
News - April 26, 2022

"That (restoring the cuts) is going to be the priority, going into the next session, to at least put us back to where we were two years ago." University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval

GOP CD 2 debate: Tark critical of Amodei's Omnibus bill votes; Amodei touts potential for leadership
News - April 12, 2022

"You know, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, Mark has been in office 11 years, and if you are not happy with these past 11 years of Washington D.C., if you are not happy with the results of illegal immigration, then you've got to be insane to vote for Mark again." CD 2 candidate Danny Tarkanian

GOP U.S. Senate candidates' debate, Laxalt vs. Brown, set for May 9
News - March 29, 2022

Nevada Newsmakers host Sam Shad and Las Vegas Review Journal columnist Victor Joecks will moderate.

Incumbent Amodei, challenger Tarkanian agree to debate in GOP campaign for Nevada's 2nd U.S. House District seat
News - March 23, 2022

"You know it's like the fire department's coming even though your house isn't on fire." Rep. Mark Amodei commenting of Danny Tarkanian's candidacy for Nevada's 2nd U.S. House District seat



Nevada's 1st U.S. House District goes from best to worst in state with shoddy redistricting, Titus says
News - March 22, 2022

"This is the worst district in the state. After having been the best district, it is now the worst." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, on the redistricting of Nevada's 1st U.S. House District

Capt. Sam Brown, GOP Senate candidate, wants manufacturing returned to U.S.; cites exploitation of foreign workers as key reason
News - March 14, 2022

"What I am about is respecting human lives and also respecting workers. There's been a lot of the greed and consumption here in the United States on the backs of people all over this world who are not paid and treated with the same sort of respect that we would expect and offer our own children." Retired U.S. Army Capt. Sam Brown, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

Reno developer plans $1.9 million, 140-acre warehouse and distribution center in Jean, Nev.
News - March 7, 2022

"We are one step ahead, we have everything we need there. We just have to plug it in and drag it to the right places. Our speed to market is going to increase, compared to some of our competitors." Developer Par Tolles, on the infrastucture already in place at Jean, Nv.

UNR protestors who want mask mandate reinstated have 'Stockholm Syndrome,' GOP gubernatorial candidate Gilbert says
News - February 23, 2022

"These people (UNR student protestors) have been conditioned. It is a program, these guys have been programmed to think they need the government to tell them what to do. They've been misinformed, almost brainwashed, for lack of words." Joey Gilbert, GOP gubernatorial candidate

Sahara's Meruelo uses his Spanish-language TV, radio stations in LA to drive Latino visitorship
News - January 13, 2022

"To have a voice in that (Los Angeles) community is big for us and sort of dictates a lot of our forward thoughts in programming the property." Paul Hobson, president of Las Vegas Sahara

Las Vegas Sahara president bullish on the future of the north end of Las Vegas Strip
News - January 10, 2022

"This is the future direction of growth for the Las Vegas Strip." Paul Hobson, president, Sahara Las Vegas, speaking about the north end of the Las Vegas Strip



Civil-asset-forfeiture laws need reform, Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Yeager says
News - January 6, 2022

"There's no due process or there is very little due process, a very confusing due process," Yeager said. "So I'm a believer in, you know, you have a right to your property, so I don't think the system we have is a just system. I don't think it is an effective system." Assemblyman Steven Yeager, on laws covering civil asset forfeiture

Rogich nails it: Harry Reid 'most important elected official we have ever had in Nevada history'
Commentary - December 29, 2021

Harry Reid gave a small state outsized influence in the federal government. He punched up for Nevada. He died a fighter.

Sam Shad: Remembering 31 years of interviews with Harry Reid
Commentary - December 28, 2021

"In 1994 I had a heart attack. The entire congressional delegation sent get-well cards. Not Harry, he called the emergency room and spoke to my wife to see how I was doing." Sam Shad

Lombardo uses Nevada's next-to-last state ranking in Politico's Pandemic Scorecard to criticize Gov. Sisolak's Covid response
News - December 28, 2021

"We are ranked at the bottom. Unfortunately, there tends to be a lot of Nevada positions at the bottom of rankings, particularly in response to Covid." Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo on Politico's State Pandemic Scorecard, published earlier this month

Super Bowl will be a '20-day event' when it comes to Las Vegas in 2024, Kirkpatrick says
News - December 27, 2021

"This is a goal that we have always looked at and our goal is to do it very well so we can be on the every-five-year (Super Bowl) circuit when they move (the game) around with stadiums." Marilyn Kirkpatrick, chair of the Clark County Commission

NV Energy has plan to counter Electromagnetic Pulse weapon, if needed, CEO Cannon says
News - December 20, 2021

"It is something that we drill, it is something that we look at and hope we never have to test it. But it is there if we needed it." Doug Cannon, NV Energy CEO


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