IndyTalks: Polling Nevada

April 24, 2018 at Myron’s Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

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We’re hiring pollster Mark Mellman to run a statewide poll for us in April. We’ll roll out the results and discuss them with Mr. Mellman at our next IndyTalks event on the evening of Tues., April 24. Mark your calendars; it’s going to be a fun night.

As always, members of The Indy got first crack at securing seats so if all the best seats are gone, that’s why. If you’re a political junkie who loves attending these kinds of events, you may want to consider Indy membership for priority ticketing and seating.

Event Details
Cocktail Hour 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Main Event 7:00 p.m.
Myron’s Cabaret
The Smith Center
361 W Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Cash bar. Light appetizers will also be available for purchase.
Invitations and tickets are non-transferable. Limit two tickets per household.
An event & ticket service fee of $7.50 will apply in addition to a $4.00 order charge.


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Past Events

IndyForums: State of Pot

March 26, 2018 at the UNLV Student Union Ballroom

Watch the event here!

(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

We kicked off with a cocktail hour, followed by a policy overview with Indy Editor Jon Ralston, Indy Reporter Michelle Rindels and Riana Durrett, the head of the pot dispensary association and who broke news at the event, followed by two great discussion panels with more experts!

(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)


Panel 1 Discussion – Rules, Regulations, Compliance and Law Enforcement

  • Richard Pocker, former U.S. Attorney, who spoke to the fed vs. state issues and more
  • Melissa Kuipers Blake, who has worked in CO and knows those laws well
  • Will Moschella, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, who has worked in the Justice Department and knows how Jeff Sessions thinks
(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

Panel 2 Discussion – Trends and troubles in a fast-growing industry

  • John Ritter, a respected Nevada businessman who is in the pot industry
  • Neal Tomlinson, an experienced advocate who gets the cannabis industry and its issues
  • Amanda Connor, who knows the Nevada laws and business inside out

Silver sponsor:


Bronze sponsors:

Sonny Newman 

Inyo Fine Cannabis

Reef Dispensaries

Green sponsors:


Oasis Cannabis 

The Grove

Euphoria Wellness

IndyTalks: A Conversation with Mayor Hillary Schieve

February 28, 2018 at the Atlantis Casino and Resort

(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Indy Editor Jon Ralston sat down with Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve for a candid, one-hour conversation about issues confronting The Biggest Little City, including the challenges of a housing shortage and the sexual harassment allegations against a former city manager now being litigated in court.

(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)


They talked about her council colleagues, national issues she has waded into and her political ambitions. Carson City bound?

It’s all here. Enjoy.



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IndyTalks: A Conversation with Governor Brian Sandoval

December 5, 2017 at Myron’s Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

Gov. Sandoval talks with The Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston at IndyTalks at Myron’s Cabaret Lounge at The Smith Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2017. Photo by Myron Martin

Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston and Gov. Sandoval shared an evening of candid conversation about the past, present and future at our first ever quarterly IndyTalks event.

Read what the governor said (or watch the video) here.

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The Indy Fundraiser & Brunch with Major Garrett

October 29, 2017 at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Indy Editor Jon Raston and Major Garrett on stage at the event. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

The Nevada Independent‘s first fundraiser featured our very special guest:
CBS White House Correspondent
and former Nevada journalist
Major Garrett

With 300,000 readers (and growing!) we were already well on the way to becoming Nevada’s most trusted source for government, political and business news. Your attendance and support helped us continue to provide truthful, transparent journalism that cuts through the static and makes complex issues clear.

(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)


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