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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.

After student’s death, UNLV, fraternities silent on responsibility for off-campus events

By: - December 2, 2021

University of Nevada Las Vegas officials are remaining silent about the school’s role and potential liability in off-campus student activities, such as the fraternity-produced charity boxing match on Nov. 19 at the Sahara Events Center that ended with the collapse and eventual death of a student fighting in the main event. The Nevada Athletic Commission […]

School boxing contests exempted from state regulation

By: - November 30, 2021

The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission says the commission has no jurisdiction over the regulation of boxing matches such as the University of Nevada Las Vegas fraternity event that ended in the death of 20-year-old Nathan Valencia.  Valencia, a UNLV student, died days after a Nov. 19 annual event that pitted fraternity members […]

COVID boosters available in Nevada for all adults 

By: - November 19, 2021

State health officials announced Friday that all Nevada adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination booster shots, regardless of the brand of vaccination they received.  “Boosters are recommended and available for those who received an initial series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines 6 months or more after the initial series is complete and those who […]

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Casino rule change would allow cashless gambling minus in-person ID check

By: - November 19, 2021

Nevada regulators are considering a rule change to allow casino patrons to sign up for cashless payments on table game bets, slot machines and hotel purchases without physically presenting identification. The change would not apply to betting on sporting events or racing.  Current law allows patrons to set up and fund cashless betting accounts remotely, […]

‘Everything is on the table’ should gaming regulators confront misogyny, racism

By: - November 18, 2021

After Penn National Gaming, the company that owns the M Resort in Las Vegas, bought Barstool Sports in 2020, Penn’s president and CEO Jay Snowden described Barstool founder Dave Portnoy and squad as “sort of a meshing of SportsCenter, Howard Stern and reality TV. It’s a sports media company. But at the end of the […]

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Biden nominates Frierson to be Nevada’s U.S. attorney

By: - November 12, 2021

Pres. Joe Biden on Friday nominated Democratic Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson as Nevada’s next U.S. Attorney. If approved he will replace Nick Trutanich, who left the post earlier this year.  Frierson, a Clark County Assistant Public Defender, previously served as Chief Deputy District Attorney. He has served in the Assembly since 2010 and became Speaker […]

Did Zillow get out over its skis?

By: - November 10, 2021

Zillow, the website originally known for one thing — ‘Zestimating’ the value of real estate it’s never seen — and more recently, for sending ripples of disruption through the industry — is proving challenged to do both. “We’ve determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated and continuing to scale Zillow […]

Hunters and ranchers prevail, preserve coyote killing contests

By: - November 8, 2021

The Nevada Wildlife Commission’s endorsement of coyote killing contests is proof the board is out of touch with the population it’s charged with serving, say opponents of the practice, which awards prizes to those who kill the most animals.   By a vote of five to four, the Commission killed a nearly year-long effort to end […]

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Vacation rental owner loses defamation claim against neighbor 

By: - November 5, 2021

A Clark County judge ruled Thursday that statements made by a Las Vegas woman to the Nevada Current about short-term rentals in her neighborhood are “good faith communications in furtherance of the right to free speech in direct connection with an issue of public concern.” Judge Tara Clark Newberry ruled local businessman Gary Wu “does […]

Former Caesars principal who paid Epstein is reportedly under criminal investigation

By: - November 4, 2021

Nevada gaming regulators were either unaware of or unconcerned about payments of $158 million then-Caesars Entertainment principal Leon Black made to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein between 2012 and 2017, after Epstein’s 2008 conviction for sex trafficking a minor, as well as $100,000 monthly payments Black admits making to a woman to keep her quiet […]

Gambling giant Caesars Entertainment may derail planned Reno bike path 

By: - November 1, 2021

The plan seemed solid. Provide the burgeoning number of University of Nevada Reno students residing in hotels and rentals with a safe, direct, dedicated path for bikes, scooters and skateboards through decaying downtown to Midtown, a thriving area south of UNR.  “Students are essentially cut off unless they want to walk or drive in the […]

In-patient psychiatric treatment for youth plunges as beds go empty

By: - October 28, 2021

Beds in state-run psychiatric facilities for Nevada’s children are empty because of a staffing shortage, and inpatient treatment has plunged by 60 percent since 2015, according to data from the Division of Child and Family Services, which is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly placing too many children in institutions.    The […]