Nevada Newsmakers

Horsford relishes victory as U.S. House passes his 'Break the Cycle of Violence Act'
News - October 4, 2022

"I lost my father to gun violence when I was 19. I was a college student at the University of Nevada, Reno. And I got the call that so many families, constituents that I hear from, you know, don't want to hear. And that was the call that my father was shot." Rep. Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas

Bye-bye bipartisanship? Rep. Lee concerned about future of Problem Solvers Caucus
News - September 29, 2022

"Too often in Washington, you stand at either side of the room and you say, 'This is the line I'm not going to cross.' Well, no one crosses the line and nothing gets done." U.S. Rep. Susie Lee

U.S. should look at China as a competitor, not an enemy, Rep. Titus says
News - September 28, 2022

"The relationship between the U.S. and China has gotten very unstable and that is one of the reasons why the President didn't necessarily want Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan. It might send the wrong kind of message. But you can't back away from your friends." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas  

If Sen. Graham's bill is approved, Nevadans would lose voter-approved access to abortion, Sen. Rosen warns
News - September 27, 2022

"I think we have to take them at their word: Watch what they (Republicans) said in the past, not what they are trying to say now. They know it is unpopular, particularly unpopular in Nevada. And they all will vote with Sen. Graham on this." Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nv.

Burning Man strives to work with government agencies, although relationships have been strained at times, BM's director of government affairs says
News - August 31, 2022

"The first time Burning Man took place in Nevada was 1991 and it was a small group of people who were looking to disrupt the system. When Burning Man first arrived in Washoe County and Pershing County, that was a real collision of values." Marnee Benson, Burning Man director of government affairs

Reno Bowling Stadium could become home for major esports tournaments, UNR esports, bowling teams, Mayor Schieve says
News - August 26, 2022

"If cities are not looking at ways that you can bring in new demographics, then they are really going to lose out. The cities that will have the competitive advantage are those who are looking at the technology, innovation and esports." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve

Amy Tarkanian defends her support of 2 Democrats, calls GOP's Fiore, Chattah 'unhinged,' 'vindictive'
News - August 12, 2022

"She needs to think twice about what comes out of her mouth and I don't care if that's how people in Israel talk. I have friends and family in Israel. They don't talk like that. And her words, that Aaron should be hung by a f-ing crane ... who would even think that is remotely OK?" Amy Tarkanian, speaking about GOP nominee for attorney general, Sigal Chattah

GOP challenger Chattah warns AG Ford not to start race war, denies Ford's 'racist' claims
News - August 10, 2022

"Getting into race wars with me would not be wise because Aaron Ford stood by BLM (Black Lives Matter) and didn't denounce the fact that they were carrying signs (that read) "From the river to the sea,' which we all know what it means to Israelis and it means to wipe Israel off of the map." Sigal Chattah, GOP nominee for Nevada attorney general

Democratic nominee for secretary of state critical of Nye County's plan for hand counting all-paper ballots for election
News - August 8, 2022

"You talk about education. You talk about the roads. You talk about infrastructure. You talk about healthcare. Those things deserve investment, not spending every single dollar the county has on paper ballots and hand counting." Cisco Aguilar, Nevada Democratic Party nominee for secretary of state

Speed of Macau's rebound from covid lockdown depends on Chinese government, former Gaming Control chairman says
News - August 3, 2022

"I might be speaking out of turn but I think that the spigot doesn't just go back on. It is totally up to Beijing and whatever internal politics exist. And that may mean a gradual, incremental increase, not due to covid but due to politics." A.G. Burnett, former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board

AG Ford calls remark by GOP's Chattah 'racist,' won't debate her before election
News - July 28, 2022

"She wants to see me hanging from a f*&king crane. And I'm sure you will bleep that out but that is her quote. She doesn't respect my dignity as a human, or my humanity and I don't believe I owe her, therefore, any time of the day, at the end of the day." Nevada AG Aaron Ford, speaking about GOP general-election opponent, Sigal Chattah.

GOP congressional candidate Becker denies Democratic incumbent's ad claims
News - July 27, 2022

"It is not up to the politicians in Nevada on what the abortion laws will be. They are on the books and the only way they can be changed is by the citizens." April Becker, Nevada's 3rd US House District Republican nominee

Russia's struggle in Ukraine might make China think twice about invading Taiwan, Rogich says
News - June 7, 2022

"The Chinese have to look at what happens here to Russia in the eyes of the world and think twice about Taiwan." 'Sig' Rogich

'Soft judiciary,' criminal-reform legislation hurt police efforts to fight crime, gubernatorial candidate Lombardo says
News - June 1, 2022

"I experience it (soft judicary) within the police department on a daily basis. Individuals we think are bad actors are incarcerated by my police department and the other associated police departments here in Southern Nevada. And then we see them back on the street with a slap on the hand and it is very frustrating for us." Joe Lombardo, Clark County sheriff and GOP gubernatorial candidate

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

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