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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.

Lombardo declares Nevada gubernatorial primary over

By: - May 26, 2022

Not a single ballot has been counted in the Republican primary for governor, but Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo declared during a debate on KLAS-TV Wednesday the race is over, citing his lead in the polls, his multi-million dollar campaign war chest ($2.9 million remaining at the end of March), the blessing of former President […]

Justice not blind in Clark County DA’s office, says Wolfson’s primary opponent

By: - May 25, 2022

It’s who you know, not necessarily what you did, that holds sway with Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, says Wolfson’s Democratic primary election opponent Ozzie Fumo. “Justice is not being distributed equally,” Fumo, a defense attorney and former state assemblyman, said during a phone interview. Wolfson did not respond to the Current’s requests for […]

Chattah, Black spar in Republican AG primary 

By: - May 20, 2022

Nevada Republicans have two choices in the primary race for Attorney General – Sigal Chattah, a civil and criminal attorney who says she wants to imprison women who have abortions, and Tisha Black, a business attorney who denies, despite evidence, that she contributed in 2015 to Steve Sisolak, a Democrat then seeking reelection to the […]

Majority of Nevadans with mortgages are equity rich

By: - May 17, 2022

More than half of Nevada homeowners with mortgages are considered “equity rich” according to real estate data analyst ATTOM, meaning they owe less than 50% of their property’s market value.  Some 625,164 residential properties in Nevada have mortgages. Of those 331,768 or 53.1%, are equity rich, up from 49.8% in the last quarter of 2021.  […]

Tahoe bears randomly trapped, tagged, and hazed by California officials

By: - May 16, 2022

The practice of setting bear traps in populated areas of Lake Tahoe for the purpose of obtaining DNA from the animals for use in identifying culprits of home break-ins is futile as a management tool, traumatic for the bears, and puts cubs at risk, say some animal experts. “It’s extremely stressful to be trapped. The […]

Four candidates seek new seat in Justice Court 

By: - May 13, 2022

Two private attorneys face a prosecutor and a public defender in the primary race for Las Vegas Justice Court 16, a new department added to ease judicial caseloads.  “Justice means balancing three interests: The victim’s rights; the defendant’s rights; community safety,” says prosecutor Agnes Botelho’s campaign website. Botelho’s application for an appointment to a vacant […]

Four candidates, including appointed judge, vie for seat on justice court

By: - May 11, 2022

When former Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson resigned last year from Justice Court, 14 attorneys applied in June 2021 to be appointed to fill the vacancy in Department 10. Now, four of them, including the successful applicant, are once again vying for the seat.  The Clark County Commission appointed Cybill Dotson in October 2021 […]

Three-way primary for LV Justice Court pits attorney against prosecutor, public defender 

By: - May 6, 2022

A prosecutor, public defender and private attorney are vying to become Las Vegas Justice of the Peace in Department 7, a seat opened up by the pending retirement of Justice Karen Bennet Haron. Max Berkley is a native Las Vegan and a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd Law School. He has been a Clark County public […]

DA drops robbery, reduces cheating charge against Robin Hood 702

By: - May 4, 2022

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson dropped charges Wednesday against professional gambler R.J. Cipriani for taking a phone from a man Cipriani says repeatedly harassed him last year at Resorts World Las Vegas.  The about face comes weeks after Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum issued a no-bail warrant for Cipriani and Wolfson […]

Open seat on LV Justice Court draws four candidates 

By: - May 4, 2022

A former Family Court judge, two private attorneys and a public defender are vying to become Las Vegas Justice of the Peace in Department 6, a position left open by the resignation of former Justice Rebecca Kern in January.  Former Judge William Gonzalez was appointed by then-Gov. Jim Gibbons in 2009 to Family Court.  He […]

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Businesses balk at SNHD’s proposed fee hike 

By: - May 3, 2022

The Southern Nevada Health District has not increased fees for environmental health inspections and other services since 2009, leaving the agency unable to keep up with demand, including mandated annual inspections of restaurants. Without a proposed 27% increase in environmental health fees, SNHD will come up close to $3 million short in the next two […]

Southern Nevada Health District’s 27% fee hike advances

By: - May 2, 2022

Thousands of businesses in Clark County that are inspected by the Southern Nevada Health District are likely to see their fees increase by 27% in the next fiscal year and up to 3% annually after that, following a vote by the SNHD finance committee Monday. SNHD officials say a lack of funding prevents it from […]