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Past articles by Ray:

AG Ford calls remark by GOP’s Chattah ‘racist,’ won’t debate her before Nevada election

Responding to a text that said he should be hanged, AG Ford says he won't debate GOP opponent Sigal Chattah. → Read More

Amodei: Trump bears blame for deadly U.S. Capitol riot; says he won't back impeachment

Trump's speech to the assembled crowd on the Capitol grounds lit the fuse for the riot, Amodei told Nevada Newsmakers. → Read More

Amodei slams Sisolak threat over federal funds for Douglas County following Trump rally

Sisolak's threat came after county officials allowed President Trump to stage a large outdoor rally, breaking the state's ban on public gatherings → Read More

Analyst says it could take 3 years for Las Vegas economy to recover from COVID-19 crisis

Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst with Applied Analysis of Las Vegas, spoke with Nevada Newsmakers host Sam Shad. → Read More

Reno mayor misses out on PPP funding for Clothes Mentor, Plato's Closet

Schieve told Nevada Newsmakers it was due to her not working through a local bank to apply for funding. → Read More

Rise in domestic, child abuse during coronavirus lockdown worries Washoe DA Hicks

Under lockdown, children have few people to talk to about abuse, Hicks told Nevada Newsmakers. → Read More

COVID-19 recovery will be tough, says Washoe County Commission chair Bob Lucey

The economic shutdown for coronavirus protection has devastated local tax revenues, Washoe County Commission Chair Bob Lucey told Nevada Newsmakers. → Read More

Reno mayor wants tax breaks to lure small businesses

It's time to switch tax-break incentives to small businesses, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said on Nevada Newsmakers Tuesday. → Read More

Washoe Commissioner Berkbigler says she'll run for 3rd term

Berkbigler wants to oversee the completion of a reorganized emergency dispatch system during her time as a commissioner. → Read More

Settelmeyer says Nevada Senate GOP lawsuit's cost ultimately falls to him

Senate Republicans say the Democratically-controlled Legislature of 2019 illegally passed extensions of the payroll tax and a DMV transactions fee. → Read More

Segerblom pushes for tax hike by Clark commission to fund schools

The Nevada Legislature recently gave county commissions the authority to raise quarter-cent sales taxes specifically for education. → Read More

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas' marijuana industry go hand-in-hand, top pot executive says

The Electric Daisy Carnival has become the greatest weekend in the year for Las Vegas' legal marijuana industry, an expert says. → Read More

Harry Reid, worried about rising debt, says rich should pay more taxes

"I know a few millionaires. I know a few billionaires," Reid said. "Frankly, I don't think any of them that I know would mind paying some more taxes." → Read More

Harry Reid, convinced UFO sightings are real, defends funding of secret research

The former Senate majority leaders says funding for scientific research is critical to national security → Read More

New Nevada school funding plan offers no new money, may harm rurals, teachers' union head says

Ruben Murillo, the president of the Nevada State Education Association, says a new state education funding overhaul "is rearranging the money." → Read More

Revenge against Harry Reid killed Pershing County land bill in Senate, Amodei says

Although Harry Reid was not popular in rural Nevada, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Reid championed causes for the vast stretches of rural Nevada. → Read More

Legislative favorite Adele's won't reopen after fire for 2 to 6 months, owners say

Don't wait for a quick re-opening for The Cafe at Adele's, after a recent fire severely damaged Carson City's landmark restaurant. → Read More

Nevada brothel workers speak out against bill that would outlaw legal prostitution

The women made an appearance on Nevada Newsmakers last week to discuss the bill backed by state Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City. → Read More

Hagar: Developer Lance Gilman's Sisolak endorsement leads to rift with Laxalt campaign

Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center developer and brothel owner Lance Gilman made the endorsement on Nevada Newsmakers last week. → Read More

Reno Police leader: Marijuana 'black market' still strong after a year of legal pot sales

Reno Deputy Police Chief Mac Venzon made the observation during a taping of Nevada Newsmakers on Thursday. → Read More