Nevada Newsmakers

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

Nohra starts at the top in first foray into politics, running for governor
News - November 10, 2021

"But you know, A) the state doesn't have the time and; B), I don't have the time and; C), I've managed complex organizations over and over and I have gotten them to be a success, so it's not like I need a learning curve here," Guy Nohra, first-time candidate running for governor

GOP U.S. Senate candidate, Capt. Sam Brown, raises $1 million in 3rd quarter with help from social media
News - November 9, 2021

"In anticipation of considering this campaign, I started a Twitter (account) in April of this year with 0 followers. Today, I have over 73,000 followers. That's more than any one candidate or politician in this state. And my Instagram has over 13,500 followers -- once again -- starting at 0. " US Senate candidate, retired US Army Capt. Sam Brown

Many feel Culinary Union is 'calling the shots' in state government, especially in 'casino industry,' GOP gubernatorial candidate Lombardo says
News - November 5, 2021

"It was unfortunate he (Sisolak) was a 'persona non grata' after being elected. And a lot of that is endemic to the labor (unions) associated with the state." Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, talking about Gov. Sisolak's relationship with segments of Nevada's business community

Capt. Brown overcomes near-death in Afghanistan, severe burns & disfigurement to forge U.S. Senate campaign
News - November 4, 2021

"Probably, emotionally, one of the most taxing parts of that was dealing with being disfigured. So much of our identity is tied up in our face and what we look like and that was very, very difficult." retired U.S. Army Capt. Stan Brown, running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican

Gaming doesn't 'go against the sitting incumbent governor,' Amodei warns GOP candidates about 2022 election
News - November 2, 2021

"First of all, the casinos don't have a history of bucking an incumbent governor. I mean, let's be real." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei

Brothel business booming after long covid shutdown, Gilman says
News - October 29, 2021

"The good news is, once the 'open' sign went out, gosh, yes sir, it's back and it is to pre-Covid levels." Lance Gilman, owner of the World Famous Mustang Ranch brothel and partner-broker of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Complex

'Happy warrior' Heller cherishes comeback gubernatorial run: 'I'm going to enjoy every minute of it'
News - October 27, 2021

"I am doing today, exactly what I want to do. I don't care how hard it is, how difficult this race is, I am going to enjoy every minute of it." Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller

Gubernatorial candidate Fiore rips Sisolak, Lombardo; opposes Affirmative Action, denies any charges of racism
News - October 26, 2021

"When I say, 'unite black and white,' I mean the Black Lives Matter movement has really alienated a lot of white people. And I really believe that was constructed and put in place on purpose to keep Americans divided." Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, who announced last week she is running for governor

Battling Chicago Outfit, 'Lefty' Rosenthal came with danger & death, former Gaming Control Board member Jeff Silver says
News - October 22, 2021

A week before I actually took the position, (Mob boss) Sam Giancana was murdered in Chicago and I started paying more attention to the fact that these guys played for keeps and it may not be as simple as anybody portrayed it." Jeff Silver, who served on Nevada's Gaming Control Board in the 1970s and was recently inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame

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