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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.

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Could coronavirus vaccines become mandatory?

By: - July 28, 2021

With the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” striking younger victims, stretching hospital resources, and causing jitters among investors, a national patchwork of full and partial mask mandates is once again taking shape. On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced masks will once again be required in Nevada, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control guidance that […]

Stranded dogs unite Republicans and Democrats

By: - July 28, 2021

A measure designed to shorten the wait for dogs currently banned from entering the U.S. passed the House of Representatives Tuesday night on a bipartisan voice vote. The amendment to a federal spending bill was co-sponsored by Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus.  Many of the dogs, according to Titus, accompanied U.S. soldiers overseas and have […]

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Sisolak’s COVID advisor wants mask mandate at UNLV, colleges in Southern Nevada

By: - July 23, 2021

A member of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team says Clark County’s mask mandate for employees but not the public won’t stop the spread of the more virulent Delta variant and is calling for mandatory masks at state colleges and universities in Southern Nevada.  Brian Labus, an infectious disease epidemiologist and assistant professor at […]

Officials defend mask mandate for workers 

By: - July 22, 2021

Local and state officials are defending a partial mask mandate that appears rooted more in economics than science.  “While it won’t protect visitors from other visitors, the new mask mandate should provide protection for visitors when they have contact with casino employees,” UNLV Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Labus, a member of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s […]

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Mask mandate returns for Southern Nevada workers, but not customers

By: - July 20, 2021

With a “dramatic” increase in cases of COVID-19 threatening hospitals, according to health officials, and the recovery of Southern Nevada’s economy on the line, Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to mandate that all workers wear masks while in public spaces.    But the mandate, which goes into effect Wednesday night at midnight, does not apply to […]

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Rehab with lucrative county contract failed state infection control inspection

By: - July 19, 2021

Clark County paid $1,875 a day per bed to CrossRoads of Southern Nevada to house mostly homeless individuals with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the substance abuse treatment and transitional housing facility “failed to ensure safe infection control practices were implemented for the protection of the residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” […]

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LV health officials to the vaxed: Mask up in crowded indoor places

By: - July 16, 2021

You’re vaxed and ready to go. But don’t toss those face masks just yet.  With cases of COVID-19 once again on the rise in Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District is recommending that vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor places.   Nevada registered 938 new cases on Thursday, the most since February. The […]

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FBI reviewing ‘copious amounts’ of info on Fiore provided by opponent

By: - July 15, 2021

FBI agents are already combing through correspondence provided by Las Vegas City Council candidate Sarah Ashton-Cirillo regarding her opponent, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, according to Ashton-Cirillo, who says she’s had “multiple contacts, over the course of several days” with the FBI.   Ashton-Cirillo says her interview with agents scheduled for Thursday was postponed to allow her campaign’s […]

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Lack of DNA evidence wins reprieve for Tahoe bear and cub

By: - July 13, 2021

“Early in the morning today, a bear and her cub entered an open door on Tina Court. She awoke the resident by pawing at his leg as he slept,” said the email to residents last week from Janet Martell, manager of the Summit Village Homeowners Association. “Wildlife Services have set a trap at the dumpster […]

Against all odds, Las Vegas housing market defies experts 

By: - July 6, 2021

Las Vegas, dubbed the riskiest housing market in the nation less than a year ago by real estate analyst CoreLogic, is on track to price the working class out of the market by the end of the year, says Las Vegas Realtors president Aldo Martinez, and Wall Street is scrambling to scoop up the rentals […]

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Legislation prompts hunger strike at Ely State Prison

By: - July 1, 2021

Nevada prison officials confirm a dozen inmates at Ely State Prison are on a hunger strike to protest “changes made to package and canteen protocols” according to Teri Vance, a spokeswoman for the department. Inmates who are in administrative segregation have reportedly been denied access to the commissary because of misbehavior by prisoners in disciplinary […]

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Vacation rental prices skyrocket for summer

By: - July 1, 2021

That Fourth of July getaway in the vacation home of your dreams is likely to cost more this year than pre-COVID.   Vacation rental rates are up more than 50% from 2019 in some locations, according to the website TripstoDiscover.com, which found price increases may be thwarting travel to favored destinations in favor of less expensive […]