Social issues can't be ignored as development, construction in Reno heat up, developer Tolles says
News - November 3, 2017

"We as developers, particularly in the Midtown area, we look at taking down motels that are really blighted properties. But there is a working poor that we have to be mindful of and be compassionate and careful about their displacement." Par Tolles, Reno developer

Union Gaming analyst sees economic surge for Reno that could last 10 to 20 years
News - October 30, 2017

"So we are kind of in the early stages of what is a very exciting expansionary cycle for Reno. And each step we take, the more economic development there is. And certainly, a casino is an entertainment option, and as the city gets larger, more tourism comes. And as more people live in the city, the airport can then expand and add more direct service." John Decree, Union Gaming

Defendants in Bunkerville standoff trial not getting fair deal, LV City Councilwoman Fiore says
News - October 30, 2017

"The truth of the matter is that they (federal prosecutors) have to set precedence, right, to never ever to stand up to the federal government. We are not supposed to not stop tyranny, stop the overreach of the federal government. And unfortunately, there have been a lot of folks drinking this Kool-Aid that the government is correct." Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore

Valley Electric charging forward to connect rural Nevada
News - October 25, 2017

"Our collective goal is to light up rural Nevada. And so it (our goal) is from border to border to border to border. We have a need and that need is for communications. We also strongly believe that by doing this, we are building another leg on the economic stool for the state of Nevada." Thomas H. Husted, chief executive officer of Valley Electric Association

Rogich sees high-speed rail development for Las Vegas in '5 to 8 years,' despite previous setbacks
News - October 24, 2017

"No I don't think 30 years at all. I think it is probably five to eight years from now. You are going to see this thing called industry, this new industry of high-speed rail start to develop." Sig Rogich, on possibility of high-speed rail service from Southern California to Las Vegas

Chinese President Xi's impact will rival that of Chairman Mao, Rogich says
News - October 19, 2017

"President Xi, and we do work with China as you know, I think he is going to be as impactful as Mao Zedong to China. I think he will be viewed in the same light. And I think he will become a world player to a degree like we have not seen yet." Sig Rogich, president of The Rogich Communications Group



Sen. Ratti says she'll endorse Chris G for governor
News - October 10, 2017

"If Chris Giunchigliani gets into the race, I'm a strong supporter. She has done an amazing job as a legislator. I think she has an agenda that I can support so I will be the first in line to say I endorse Chris Giunchigliani." State Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks

Ratti sees gun restrictions as big issue for Legislature, in wake of Las Vegas massacre
News - October 10, 2017

"There is broad-based support in the American public for many different kinds of common-sense gun legislation, so I am absolutely certain that there will be a broader conversation than just bump stocks." State Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks

State Sen. Cancela fears 'Gov. Laxalt' would undo accomplishments of Sandoval administration
News - September 28, 2017

"I'm very concerned about the potential of having Adam Laxalt sit in the governor's mansion. I think he could undo a lot of the progress we've made under Gov. Sandoval." State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas

Dreamers' ability to organize will help get DACA reform through Congress, State Sen. Cancela says
News - September 28, 2017

"As a former organizer -- I see myself as an organizer -- I know what the power of the Dreamer is. They are one of the most organized communities and they have been able to do what very few other groups have been able to do in this country. And that is to change hearts and minds about their issues and about the importance of what it means to be a young person who comes to this country from another county and who wants an opportunity to better their lives." State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas

Berkley doubles down -- repeats Reno medical school should close & consolidate into UNLV med school
News - September 26, 2017

"Rather than supporting two medical schools in the state of Nevada, they should be consolidated to one medical school down south where the population is. We should spend that extra money that we are spending for UNR's medical school by redirecting it to our k-12 programs for our youngsters north and south, east and west." Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley

Equifax security breach worse than you thought, cyber-security expert says
News - September 21, 2017

"What we are seeing with Equifax is the tip of the iceberg -- about how bad the data security system is in our country and around the world." Ira Victor, cyber-security expert



Home delivery for marijuana coming to Nevada, maybe marijuana lounges, too, Segerblom says
News - September 18, 2017

"We're doing it right now for medical (marijuana). It works perfect. The police like it. Obviously, you have to verify who is getting it but it is no different than someone going to a store, showing an ID and buying it." State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-LV, on the possibility of home delivery in Nevada for recreational marijuana

GOP gubernatorial candidate Schwartz won't take money from lobbyists, major political donors
News - September 14, 2017

"The pay-to-play in this state is just out of control and it is funded by lobbyists and it is funded by big donors. Ultimately, we elect these people and the pay-to-play people get what they want from the people we elect." State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, running for governor in 2018

Kihuen's immigrant roots, quest for 'American Dream' push him to seek DACA reform
News - September 13, 2017

"If I've become so engaged in this (DACA) particular issue, it is because I see these young Americans suffering and going through fear, fear of deportation. They are hiding in the shadows. It reminds me of a young Ruben Kihuen when I was in their shoes. These youths are in the same position I was a few years ago." Rep. Ruben Kihuen, U.S. House District 4

Amodei hits back on Berkley's comment that Nevada can't afford 2 medical schools
News - September 12, 2017

"I mean, I don't know why you can only make doctors in one place." Rep. Mark Amodei on the need for two medical schools in Nevada

Titus wants to protect federal information on DACA recipients from immigration authorities
News - September 11, 2017

"They (DACA recipients) tried to do the right thing. They followed the rules and they turned in their information. And this information can be used to go after not only them but also their families, because, now, they (immigration officers) know where they (DACA recipients) live, where to find them and where they work. It's terrible." U.S. Rep. Dina Titus

Heller sees changes to home owners' mortgage-interest deduction in Trump tax plan
News - September 7, 2017

"If you are talking about the average tax payer, I don't believe we can do corporate tax reform without helping the small businesses and the individuals. And the goal from this administration, as they have reiterated time and time again, as we sit at the table, they want you to be able to do your tax form on a large post card. It used to be a post card. Now it is a large postcard. But if they can manage a large post card, I'm all in." Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nv.


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