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"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.
"It’s awful policy. "
- Andrew MacKay Executive Director Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers referring to the President’s tariff war. He says the tariffs are a de facto tax increase on the consumer. Friday, July 13, 2018.
"Does it record you, while you’re talking and you don’t realize it? "
- Howard Rosenberg, Entertainment Critic concerned about smart TV’s and Alexa in particular. Thursday, July 12, 2018.
"The 2016 court ruling said we are not going to allow blue penciling. "
- Shannon Pierce, Director, Attorney, Fennemore Craig discussing a landmark Nevada No Compete case where previously if judges didn’t like a portion of a no compete they could rewrite it themselves. (Blue Penciling)Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
"The Republican’s appear to be firing on all cylinders. "
- Fred Lokken, Political Science Professor, TMCC looking at the Democrats inability to fight the Presidents’ current Supreme Court nominee and other major battles coming down the road prior to the next election.Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
"In India they’re looking at actually covering the canal systems and covering them with solar panels. "
- Susan Fisher, Government Affairs Group VP, McDonald Carano Wilson discussing an idea that might work for Nevada’s canals that are both unlined and uncovered and waste 50% of their water. Friday, July 6, 2018.
"I can say with absolute certainty that if we don’t get some more law enforcement funding locally, within the next few years, I see it being a real problem. "
- Chris Hicks, Washoe County District Attorney who met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently and was gratified to hear about possible federal funding for local jurisdictions. Thursday, July 5, 2018.
"You cannot live in Las Vegas (in the summer) if your power goes off. You can’t stay. You’ll be dead. "
- Danny Thompson, Consultant arguing against Question 3 saying that ending the power company’s monopoly could end up with nefarious power companies cutting off power to people’s homes during a dispute. Mr. Thomson’s point is the first in this ongoing battle to mention death as a factor.Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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