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"A sixth-grade education and attention span has done a lot of damage to the newspaper industry."
- Fred Lokken, Political Science Professor, TMCC decrying the lack of substantive and in-depth news in both the USA Today and local newscasts across the country.Thursday, August 30, 2018.
"If they don’t like the event they have every right to protest. That’s never something we would try to stop."
- Paul Enos, President, Morning in Nevada PAC discussing the protests outside the Adam Laxalt Basque Fry this past weekend in Gardnerville. He says he appreciates people being involved whatever their political persuasion. Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
"We’ve had HyCroft close their mine and that was 400 jobs that went away and that made big dents. "
- Di An Putnam, Mayor of Winnemucca who says despite some pretty significant job losses, Winnemucca is hanging in there and maintaining. Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
"Word on the street is that Sisolak has a dossier (on Adam Laxalt) that’s going to be devastating. We’ll see. "
- George Harris, Chair, Nevadans for Sound Government commentating on the Nevada Governor’s race. Friday, August 3, 2018.
"Now we’ll end up seeing what they’ll do here in Las Vegas. "
- Howard Stutz, Executive Editor, CDC Gaming Reports thinks that Eldorado Resorts may end up buying a property on the Las Vegas Strip. They will soon have properties in all other major Nevada casino markets. Thursday, August 2, 2018.
"I was worried we would jeopardize those (gaming) licenses because they would see us as having taken a reputational or regulatory risk that we didn't need to take." "
- Phil Satre Former Chairman of the Board Harrah’s Entertainment (Now Caesars Entertainment), discussing why Harrah’s did not jump into Macau, due to its unsavory past. Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
"I think most of the people would say, I don't even know what I voted on. "
- Phil Satre Co Chair No on 3 thinks that the risks of voting Yes on Question 3 outweigh any possible benefits despite the fact that 72% of the vote was in favor, in the last election. Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
"I believe Reno is well on its way to being what I consider the Austin, Texas of the west. "
- Fernando Leal, Managing Partner and Owner, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel who built the million square foot Montage in downtown Reno just prior to the Great Recession. It is now a completely sold out high end residential complex.Friday, July 27, 2018.
"I believe Reno is well on its way to being what I consider the Austin, Texas of the west. "
- Fernando Leal, Managing Partner and Owner, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel who built the million square foot Montage in downtown Reno just prior to the Great Recession. It is now a completely sold out high end residential complex.Friday, July 27, 2018.
"If Chris G doesn't do that, (back Steve Sisolak) he is not only dead in the water in Washoe, he's dead in the water in Clark County and with the Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wing of the party. "
- Eric Herzik, Political Science Professor, UNR added, Chris G said on election night 'I fully back him.' Well, how fully is that? Thursday, July 26, 2018.
"One movie there a couple of years ago was No. 1 in the world in its opening weekend. People in London and Rome were asking where Sparks, Nevada, was. "
- Charlene Bybee, Sparks City Councilwoman referring to Galaxy opening a second movie complex in downtown Sparks. It has an original location, in Sparks, at the Legends complex on I 80 that has been hugely successful. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
"Look at the actions don’t look at the words. "
- James Smack, Former Nevada Republican National Committeeman giving advice to Republicans to not follow Democrats in chasing their tails every time the President says or tweets something. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
"How could someone run a consulting company and not have a business license? "
- Marsha Berkbigler Washoe County Commissioner with questions about a news report that originated in the Reno Gazette Journal, that calls out Congresswoman Jacky Rosen on this point. Friday, July 20, 2018.
"I don't know if I would be in favor of that. "
- Mac Venzon, Deputy Chief, Reno Police Department discussing pot bars where marijuana consumption would be legal. Thursday, July 19, 2018.
"We have a huge influx of asylum seekers from all over the world right here in Northern Nevada. "
- Carina Black, Executive Director, Northern Nevada International Center pointing out that you don’t have to go to Washington DC to meet refugees and asylum seekers especially from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
"I think having Adam Laxalt (as governor) is important. "
- State Senator Heidi Gansert, District 15 speaking of the need to have a check on the Democrats in the Legislature if they end up controlling one or both houses. Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
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