Nevada Newsmakers

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

Legislature partly to blame for fentanyl scourge, Sheriff Balaam says
News - October 21, 2021

"In the last (legislative) session, we changed some of the laws when it comes to trafficking." Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

Credit locals' slot play, stimulus checks for Nevada's streak of 6 consecutive months of $1 billion in gaming win, GCB analyst says
News - October 12, 2021

"When you look at the gaming numbers in this historic run that we're on, they are pretty much being driven by slot play. The slot play is 11 percent over 2019 levels. It is setting all sorts of records. So that is what is really driving these numbers." Michael Lawton, Gaming Control Board analyst

Allegiant Stadium, football season could help produce 7th consecutive month of $1 billion in gaming win for Nevada casinos, GCB analyst says
News - October 12, 2021

"The future is really bright for that stadium, what it brings to our state, Las Vegas and The Strip." Michael Lawton, analyst for the Gaming Control Board, speaking about Allegiant Stadium

Child-care crisis forcing mothers out of workforce, slowing economic recovery, Rep. Susie Lee says
News - October 8, 2021

"Nevada is one of 33 states in which it costs more to provide child care for your infant than it does to send a child to a four-year public university." Nevada's 3rd U.S. House District Rep. Susie Lee, D-LV.

Rosen defends abortion rights for American women
News - October 6, 2021

"It comes down to this: Women have the right to have control over their bodies and who makes those choices for them. So that is what we are going to continue to fight for. That is what we will continue to uphold." U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nv

Horsford praises Biden for ending the longest war in U.S. history
News - October 5, 2021

"And in the end, President Biden did the right thing by ending this war and by bringing our soldiers home." Nevada's 4th U.S. House District Rep. Steven Horsford

Las Vegas focuses on new type of tourist, the 'bleisure traveler,' says U.S. Rep. Titus
News - October 1, 2021

"There's a new type of traveler. They are people who can work from anywhere. They go to places that are really great, set up shop in a hotel room, do a little business and then they go out and have a little fun." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, whose district includes The Las Vegas Strip.

Cortez Masto, dismayed but not defeated, continues fight for immigration reform
News - September 30, 2021

"I'll be the first to admit and I will tell you that we have a broken immigration system and it is Congress' job to fix it. And I've been working here to try to fix it but we need bipartisan support. We've got to stop playing politics with it." U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

Amodei still considering a run for governor: 'I am not taken with the field so far.'
News - September 29, 2021

"...Nobody has taken all of the air out of the room." U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, on the GOP candidates running for governor in 2022.

LV Raiders, private businesses take lead in getting Nevadans vaccinated, Mulroy says
News - September 8, 2021

"When the Raiders announced that they were going to require vaccinations for someone to come into the stadium to watch a game, that goes a very long way," Pat Mulroy, member of Wynn Resorts board of directors

Sparks adopts 'vertical vision' for development: Build upward, not outward, Mayor says
News - August 31, 2021

"The biggest problem we have is that we don't have anywhere to grow. Frankly, we have an inventory of five years of land. Once that is sold out, we become San Francisco and all this land you see surrounding us might as well be ocean." Ed Lawson, mayor of Sparks

GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee rips Sisolak for his handling of pandemic; Lee adds he caught Covid, recovered & declined vaccination
News - August 27, 2021

"I just have not had the desire to get the shot and I just have not done it yet." North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee

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