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"That’s what Grants Pass does for the City of Sparks."
- Wes Duncan, Sparks City Attorney, says the Supreme Court ruling on homelessness affirmed the city’s previously passed ordinances were constitutional. He explains they’re not to go out and arrest every homeless person and they will continue to connect them to services, but the city needs to be able to protect public health and public safety by using the criminal code when necessary. - Friday, July 12, 2024.
"The federal government is really putting their money where their mouth is."
- Amanda Hilton, President, Nevada Mining Association, says the federal government has conditional loans in place with Thacker Pass and Rhyolite Ridge and is already supporting these two Nevada lithium mines to help them get online as quickly as possible. - Thursday, July 11, 2024.
"Clark County lands bill is a start, but in my opinion, it needs revision."
- Mike Ford, Abbey, Stubbs and Ford, NAIOP, says while there have been some changes already made to the previously rejected lands bill, the real issue that has not changed significantly is identifying additional land. He explains there is a huge supply and demand issue in Clark County, and if we’re going to meet the demand needed for the area’s projected growth, we’re going to need more land released. - Wednesday, July 10, 2024.
"They’re probably going to have to give them a lot of land to make up for the other millions of dollars that the company has won over and over and over again with the Supreme Court."
- Michele Fiore, Pahrump Justice of the Peace, Nye County, says the City of Las Vegas might have to give land as compensation in the Badlands case. - Tuesday, July 9, 2024.
"This is the growth center of the state of Nevada."
- John Lee, Republican Candidate for CD 4, says he believes CD 4 is going to be the fastest growing district in the nation. He earlier outlines the importance of hiring a grant writer on his staff to get the federal government and rural counties on the same page and acquire matching funds “to make these dreams come true.” - Friday, July 5, 2024.
"Age doesn’t matter that much, but I do think that a lot of people are ready for younger leadership."
- Drew Johnson, Republican Candidate for CD 3, says he can provide this perspective for voters in Nevada’s 3rd congressional district. Discussing the presidential candidates, he explains he doesn’t think it’s necessarily about Biden’s age, but more about his acuity that makes him unfit to be in office. - Thursday, July 4, 2024.
"I don’t think prices are going to get any better."
- Beau Keenan, President, Dickson Realty, says there’s enough demand in the housing market that even if interest rates were to decline, prices will not. He adds they are educating buyers not to wait for “some massive price drop to happen,” instead they will have to find a way to increase their income capacity to buy a house. - Wednesday, July 3, 2024.
"This is one of the biggest opportunities this state has probably had since gaming started."
- Dr. Kristopher Sanchez, Director, Nevada Department of Business and Industry, says of the lithium loop in Northern Nevada. He explains the state has the opportunity to position itself as the leader in North America in this industry. - Tuesday, July 2, 2024.
"Senator Rosen kind of really gave it to him on our behalf. And, that's really how we're all feeling. Nevada is not some outpost of Northern California. getting, our mail on time is just as important as it is anywhere else in the country. "
- State Senator Dallas Harris (D) District 11 irritated that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy wants to route Northern Nevada mail through Sacramento. - Friday, June 28, 2024.
"It's anywhere from $400 for a single (ticket), all the way up to more than almost $6000."
- John Katsilometes, Daily Entertainment Columnist, LVRJ talking about the Eagles 12 concerts at the Sphere in Las Vegas. Where other shows are cutting prices, the Eagles are charging top dollar. - Thursday, June 27, 2024.
"Currently a lot of drug trafficking, child sexual assault and we have a rash of murders."
- Chief Judge Lynne Jones, Washoe County discussing the kind of cases on the docket in Washoe County currently. - Wednesday, June 26, 2024.
"That’s our Congresspeople standing up for the State."
- Greg Kidd, Independent Candidate for Congress, CD 2 says Nevada has good folks and good faith on a bunch of those issues (Lands Bills). He’s seen both Nevada Democrats and his Republican opponent work together, in some cases, for the good of the state. - Tuesday, June 25, 2024.
"Our project across the first two gigawatts, we’ll be the largest contiguous data center development in the United States."
- Grant Van Rooyen, CEO Tract, says the project could be one of the largest in the world, measured through those already operating in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center and Northern Nevada. He puts into context the scale of infrastructure and the educated workforce needed both for construction and operating workforce once the facilities are completed. - Friday, June 21, 2024.
"We’re very serious about continuing to invest not just in Northern Nevada but in Storey County in particular."
- Grant Van Rooyen, CEO Tract, says of the announcement that the company acquired an additional 8,590 acres at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. He says they’re “just getting started” in Storey County, later adding the opportunity for them to exercise their business plan in the region has “many, many decades of runway” and we’ll hear more from them as they “continue to expand in the region and in the greater Reno area.” - Thursday, June 20, 2024.
"We’ve made politics almost disgusting and people don’t even want to discuss it because it’s gotten so nasty."
- Mary Lau, President, CEO, Retail Association of Nevada, says politics has taken a “nasty turn.” She says long ago we never reported anything to humiliate the office of the presidency, now we don’t see anything to compliment the office. - Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
"Every candidate that he endorsed in the primaries for local office here in Nevada won."
- Ben Kieckhefer, BRK Nevada LLC, says Governor Joe Lombardo was successful in recruiting candidates, supporting them and helping them through the primaries. He adds they’re in a good position moving into November, and these wins are enough to expand the playing field to make sure Republicans are competitive to ensure balance in state government. - Tuesday, June 18, 2024.
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