'Back to the Future' biorefinery draws international attention at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center
News - August 10, 2017

"It (Fulcrum biorefinery) is very significant and it is being done right in our back yard, the first one in the United States." Bruce Breslow, Nevada's director of the Department of Business and Industry

Reno's Schieve seeks to change mayor's role in 2019 Legislature; says 2014 Supreme Court ruling about term limits 'is wrong'
News - August 3, 2017

"I think people look to the mayor in times of disaster and they want to know that the city is going to be OK. People perceive the mayor as having different power to change things versus a council member. And so, I think that perception is important. It is very important." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve

Reno mayor says she will run for re-election in 2018 and not pursue statewide office
News - August 3, 2017

"Certainly, it has been a rumor (running for statewide office) and we're going to break it right here on your show: I'm not running for lieutenant governor. I can promise you that ... I love this city and I want to make sure we continue to move forward." Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve

Marilyn York ponders two TV projects about her work as the men's rights divorce lawyer of Reno
News - July 28, 2017

"I wasn't prepared when asked if I thought Cameron Diaz should play me. They expect me to be flattered. I am. She is adorable. If I had a body that looked like that I wouldn't be doing this, let me tell you. But I am not sure she is right. I have better ideas, in my opinion, with my no TV background." Marilyn York, on possible TV show about her

Trump should not be able to pardon himself and should quit ripping on Sessions, Rep. Amodei says
News - July 27, 2017

"Would a governor commute his own sentence? I mean, the self dealing. I mean we've got rules about nepotism, I mean, this is nepotism on steroids. It is total self interest." Rep. Mark Amodei on the possibility of a President pardoning himself.

State Treasurer Schwartz 'virtually certain' he'll run for governor in 2018
News - July 19, 2017

"This to me, makes me even more nervous about the attorney general: If you are in the pocket of the state's richest citizen, what does this suggest for your administration if you're elected governor?" Dan Schwartz, referring to relationship between AG Adam Laxalt and Sheldon Adelson

Reno gaming executive Meruelo faces challenges with his new Las Vegas Strip property, leading lobbyists say
News - July 17, 2017

"With all due respect to our home town, the competition in Las Vegas is significantly bigger. He (Meruelo) is going to have to compete against the Bellagios and the MGMs of the world and that is a difficult task because they can offer more." Alfredo Alonso

Native American tribes will provide legal pot in rural Nevada; West Wendover should have booming business, Segerblom says
News - July 13, 2017

"West Wendover is the closest (Nevada) city to Salt Lake, so I anticipate their (recreational marijuana sales) volume will be huge. When I first heard about it (W. Wendover pot shop) ... I said please invite me to that opening. Sam (Shad), you're invited too, because we want to make sure to be there when all of those Mormons come across the (state) line." State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas

If Titus jumps into U.S. Senate race, Rosen should get out, leading Northern Nevada Democrat says
News - July 11, 2017

"If she (Titus) got in it, she would win. There's no question about that." Marlene Lockard on 2018 U.S. Senate race

Pendulum of U.S. climate-change policy now swings too far right, former Southern Nevada water czar says
News - July 6, 2017

"We've got to get serious about this (climate change). But we need to look very carefully about how we embark on this journey. As we put people out of jobs, what are we really doing to give them a sense of a future? It is not about achieving the end goal, as much as it is about developing a journey that is manageable for the population." Pat Mulroy

Titus still considers U.S. Senate run; setting up potential primary battle with Rosen, who is backed by Harry Reid
News - July 5, 2017

"It is not child play when you are running for a (U.S.) Senate seat, especially when it is a seat that they (Republicans) have to hold. So I know it will be war and I know it will be brutal." Dina Titus, on possible run for U.S. Senate

Tarkanian revels in defending Trump as Fox News contributor, notices change in Fox 'tone'
News - June 27, 2017

"I'm enjoying my position of being the voice who does support the POTUS. The media does not want to favor that side so I like being that one sore thumb, I guess you could call me." Former Nevada State GOP chair Amy Tarkanian, seen regularly on Fox News and Fox Business

Noah's Animal House, which cares for abuse victims and their pets, will open Reno shelter after 10-year run in Las Vegas
News - June 26, 2017

"I have gone through difficult times in my life and my two dogs were my rock. They are excited to see you and sit there and stay by your side. And I thought how can a woman, or a woman with children who had the courage to leave an abusive situation be expected not to bring their pet with them and have them by their side when they needed them the most?" Staci Alonso, Founder/President, Noah’s Animal House.

Nevada still needs another $1 billion for public education, teachers' union president says
News - June 21, 2017

"I would say an additional $1 billion (is needed) to make sure our schools are accountable, that we have enough resources and programs to meet the needs of the students and that we have enough educators -- not only teachers but support professionals, bus drivers to get students around and para-educators to make sure our teachers and children have the support they need." NSEA's Ruben Murillo

Macau gaming revenues surging with easing on China's anti-corruption campaign, Union Gaming executive says
News - June 20, 2017

Macau gamblers remain 'laser-focused' on the games, Grant Govertsen says: "You get these gorgeous restaurants, you don't even need a reservation half the time because you can just walk up and there you go. Gamblers, they don't want to take the time."

Construction workers needed for Las Vegas' $15 billion building boon, Boyd Gaming executive says
News - June 19, 2017

"We are going to wish we have those 100,000-plus construction workers back because I think there is going to be a real boon for the needs of all kinds of construction trades to get all these projects off the ground in the next 36 to 48 months." Bill Noonan, Boyd Gaming

Las Vegas Mayor touts Cashman as her field of dreams, says its an ideal place for Raiders stadium
News - June 15, 2017

"We were hopeful they (Raiders) would would locate at Cashman because the infrastructure is already there, the access points. We've got garage space, we'll have 40,000 (parking spaces). Once Project Neon is finished, we'll have seven access points coming off the 95 and the I-15. Plus, light rail is going to be coming from the airport, past UNLV, straight to downtown and Cashman."

Washoe commissioner: Reno mayor pushed late amendment at Legislature so former city council members could run for mayor
Commentary - June 6, 2017

"Look, there is no question, Jessica Sferrazza would like to run. But she is doing financially very, very well where she is at. So why would she give up her good business, a very powerful business, to run to be the city mayor? But I think there are some other people who were thinking about that." Washoe Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler

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