Latest Mark E. Amodei News

First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price gouging

Sep. 03, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — As fearful Lake Tahoe residents packed up belongings and fled a raging wildfire burning toward the California-Nevada border, some encountered an unexpected obstacle: price gouging. A rideshare company quoted a fee of more than $1,500 to be...

Sen. Tom Cotton: Laxalt key to GOP flipping the U.S. Senate

Aug. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton told a crowd of about 4,000 Republicans that former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt plans to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. He and other Republican luminaries revved up...

Republican venture capitalist joins race for Nevada governor

Aug. 10, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican venture capitalist Guy Nohra announced Tuesday that he is running for Nevada governor next year. Nohra, 61, joins a GOP primary race that includes Las Vegas-area sheriff Joe Lombardo, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey...

Nevada Rep. Amodei discloses cancer on kidneys, esophagus

Jul. 30, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada had three surgeries and an outpatient procedure over the past 10 months for cancerous tumors on his kidneys and a cancerous spot in his esophagus, the Republican congressman disclosed Friday. Amodei told The Associated...

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Jul. 25, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could...

Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

Jul. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state. ...

Amodei won't decide on bid for Nevada governor until October

Jul. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether to run for reelection or mount a bid for Nevada governor, but appears unimpressed by the Republican primary field vying to challenge first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. ...

Nevada incumbent politicians post hefty fundraising leads

Jul. 16, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's incumbent federal office holders are building up their campaign war chests ahead of next year's elections in the Western swing state, amassing millions of dollars to be spent on hiring staffers and consultants, blitzing the airwaves with advertisements and printing...

'Challenging time for permitting' for mines, Amodei says

Jun. 27, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Economic recovery, the Ruby Mountains and the impact of the Biden Administration on mining were topics discussed by U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei during his latest visit to Elko. The congressman was in town Friday to speak to the Nevada League of Cities at the...

Heller appears at GOP events while weighing run for governor

Jun. 23, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican who lost his reelection in 2018, is testing out a potential run for Nevada governor next year, speaking to rural Republicans at two events this month alongside announced candidates. Heller, who had a...