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Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.

Cortez Masto: Senate mulling options to codify abortion rights

By: - September 17, 2021

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Thursday “the Republican party in general, including the Republicans who are running against me, are extreme and they are going to do everything that they can to continue to undermine Roe v. Wade. I’ve watched it over the years.” The condemnation came moments after Cortez Masto raised the specter […]

Painter disabled in fall at stadium stung by contractors’ message of ‘zero injuries’

By: - September 17, 2021

A 150-foot boom lift that toppled during construction of Allegiant Stadium in August 2020, plunging the painter in the basket to the ground 100 feet below, malfunctioned twice in the three days preceding the accident, according to a Nevada OSHA report obtained by the Current.  Christopher Casarez, a 52-year-old painter, has undergone three surgeries for […]

Who’s running your HOA? 

By: - September 15, 2021

A Nevada law that gives developers control of master planned communities until they are almost complete allows developers to have their way, absent oversight from regulators, says Las Vegas resident Mike Kosor.   Like countless other Nevada homeowners at odds with their HOA over fines, fees, paint color, or super priority liens, Kosor, who purchased a […]

Fiore recall organizer who refused to turn over petition signers’ names faces trial 

By: - September 10, 2021

Molly Taylor, the Las Vegas woman who led ‘Expel Michele,’ an unsuccessful 2020 campaign to recall Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, received a summons earlier this year and faces trial Monday on a criminal misdemeanor charge for failing to turn over the recall petitions to the state.  Taylor says Fiore threatened petition signers during […]

Call for end to killing contests spreads north to Reno City Council

By: - September 8, 2021

Disgust with Nevada’s wildlife killing contests, which attract hunters from nearby states where the practice is illegal, is not drawn along the geographic lines that divide the state’s north and south, as the Reno City Council proved Wednesday when it voted six to one in favor of a resolution to stop the competitions.   “This is […]

Bears, beleaguered by fires and drought, face hunters 

By: - September 8, 2021

Nevada’s black bears, driven by drought, fire, and smoke from their habitats in the high country around Lake Tahoe, are about to face another existential threat — hunters.   The state’s season for hunting bears begins Sept. 15, but environmental organizations and  animal activists are asking the governor and wildlife officials to call off the hunt […]

Eyes on Congress after Supremes refuse to block Texas abortion ban 

By: - September 3, 2021

Ending Texas’s ban on abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy is now up to Congress, experts say, given the refusal of the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court to block the controversial law, which relies on citizens, rather than the state, to sue anyone they believe may have assisted in the provision of […]

Casinos want to pay for California’s social ills. Why not Nevada’s?

By: - September 2, 2021

Four casino companies with big footprints in Nevada want on-line sports betting rights in California, and they’re willing to pay a ten percent gaming tax that would assist indigenous people, fund homeless services, and mental health treatment in the Golden State.  The proposed ballot measure, the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act, […]

Nevada leads nation in risk for mortgage fraud, says analyst

By: - September 1, 2021

Americans with jobs and money are fleeing expensive urban markets in favor of affordability, more space, and warmer climates — a recipe that’s landed Las Vegas in the top five hottest markets for in-migration, says analyst Core Logic..   But Nevada leads states in the nation and Southern Nevada tops metro areas in mortgage fraud risk, […]

Prisoner on cot in cell

Inmates eligible for release stuck in Nevada prisons

By: - August 24, 2021

Nevada’s carceral system is housing inmates who are eligible for parole but lack the money to pay rent at a halfway house or other state-approved housing.  As of July 9, the last report available, 57 inmates “had exhausted all residence options and were without means to parole” according to a statement from the Department of […]

Raiders owner Davis gambling vaccine mandate won’t alienate fans

By: - August 17, 2021

Individuals who get their first or second vaccination dose but are not yet protected will be allowed to attend the game but must wear a mask, under Sisolak’s order issued Monday, which gives event operators the option of being exempted from the mask mandate in exchange for a vaccination mandate. Davis said the decision is […]

Raiders win, Sisolak’s mask mandate gets trounced

By: - August 16, 2021

Raider Nation turned out for its first home game, a preseason victory, with fans largely unmasked, according to social media photos posted by fans.   “I’m a realist and I understand that it’s difficult in a venue of 20 to 65 thousand people to keep them masked up,” Sisolak said at a news conference in Las […]