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"That is the concern from our hospitals and our doctors."
- Heather Korbulic, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange discussing the Public Option passed in the recent session of the Legislature that will mandate that these plans cost 5% less than the lowest pricing for medical insurance that will be offered at that time. The concern is that the reimbursements will be that much lower too, in a state that doesn’t have enough doctors now. - Friday, July 30, 2021.
"A natural disaster, a large earthquake, some kind of civil unrest or terrorist event, especially on the Strip, which would be devastating to our economy. And a pandemic."
- A.G. Burnett, Former Chairman, Nevada Gaming Control Board when asked on a previous program “What keeps you up at night?” His answer was prescient. The pandemic is discussed in detail on this program. - Thursday, July 29, 2021.
"So, we’re here 13 years later with a viable, expanding, vibrant non-profit."
- Charlie Abowd, Chef, Owner CharliesTable@YourHome.com praising his wife, Karen Abowd’s ” The Greenhouse Project.” Ahead of their 2021 Grateful Harvest Dinner fundraiser to be held in Carson City September 27th. Tickets (775)232-8626 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
"The thing that’s stopping short of them mandating vaccination for employees and employer groups is the fact that it still is under Emergency Use Authorization."
- Anthony Slonim, President, CEO, Renown Health says that the Covid vaccines are still under emergency use authorization from the FDA despite the fact that vaccines have been administered and proven safe in tens of millions of cases. - Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
"All the challenges related to Thacker Pass, from my perspective, from my jurisdiction, are manageable. They just need to be managed.”"
- Brad Crowell, Director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says that Lithium is one of the great economic stories for Nevada. - Friday, July 23, 2021.
"Do you know how loyal Hispanics are to people who are good to them?"
- Peter Guzman, President, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce doesn’t understand why neither political party has fought to carry DACA recipients over the finish line. - Thursday, July 22, 2021.
"I think there was a little bit of credence to that."
- Jeff German, Investigative Reporter, Las Vegas Review-Journal who is also the host of The LVRJ’s Podcast Mobbed Up, in response to a question about allegations that President John Kennedy was assassinated on orders from Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob. The assassination occurred before Mr. German’s time as a reporter. Both former Senator Harry Reid and Former Governor Bob List have denied knowledge of mob involvement. Multiple books have claimed otherwise. - Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
"Rodeo Drive is definitely bouncing back."
- Josh Gross, Publisher, Beverly Hills Weekly says some stores are seeing pre-pandemic sales levels. While foreign travelers are lacking, the void is being filled by other customers. A lot of the restaurants are still struggling. - Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
"I think NDOT’s been looking at that feasibility and I believe there are ways to put in extra lanes."
- Lee Gibson, Former Executive Director, RTC of Washoe County says that Interstate 80 can be improved between Sparks and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center to relieve the congestion without having to blow up the mountainside. - Friday, July 16, 2021.
"it’s going to be imperative that there is safe, secure, sustainable domestic production of lithium in the United States."
- Bernard Rowe, Ioneer USA Corp President. The corporation has already invested over 100 million dollars in their Rhyolite Ridge project in Nevada. They have ongoing discussions with the US Departments of Defense, Energy and Interior as regards this project. - Thursday, July 15, 2021.
"We lose that individuality and character that we had with so many of the early pioneers of this industry and John brought that, and we’ll miss it."
- Phil Satre, Chairman, Wynn Resorts talking about John Ascuaga, of John Ascuagas Nugget, the gaming leader who died this past week at the age of 96. - Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
"One hell of a guy to work for, that’s all I can say."
- Tony Lubbers, Former CEO John Ascuaga’s Nugget who worked for John for 33 years, rising to the CEO position, through the ranks. - Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
"It just seemed, in my opinion, that when he became elected as Governor (it) became very political for him and whatever was being driven by the national (Democratic)agenda(he was for)."
- Former Lt Gov. Mark Hutchison explaining that the reason he was thinking about running for Governor and then threw his support to Joe Lombardo was that Governor Sisolak changed from being apolitical and pro-business to supporting the national Democratic positions on the pandemic, education and law enforcement. - Friday, July 9, 2021.
"The family’s commitment to the news organization hasn’t changed."
- Glenn Cook, Executive Editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal says after the passing of Sheldon Adelson his family continues to support ownership of the paper and in fact have asked the staff to continue to be innovative and aggressive in its coverage of the news in Southern Nevada. - Thursday, July 8, 2021.
"Well, there’s obviously the mining tax, which is huge."
- Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioner, District E looking at what he calls the most Progressive Legislative session in years. He’s looking at the changes to the school funding formula, the Nevada version of single payer and many smaller items that were on his to do list. - Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
"Never has there been quite the same energy for economic development and diversification quite like there is right now and I’m here, to hopefully bring the University’s resources to that noble cavalry."
- Bo Bernhard, Executive Director, International Gaming Institute and VP, Economic Development, UNLV, says that when the lights went out on the Las Vegas Strip during the covid lockdown the Strip was like Zombieland. - Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
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