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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.

State out $97 million after software switch fails

By: - November 21, 2022

The effort to replace Nevada’s aging human resource and finance system was supposed to cost $75 million after ten years. Now, three years into the effort, the price tag already exceeds $97 million and the state has little to nothing to show for it.   Earlier this year, the state fired Labyrinth Solutions, Inc.(LSI), the contractor […]

Prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys share judicial victories

By: - November 16, 2022

Unlike 2020, when public defenders dominated a slate of Clark County judicial races, this year’s battles for the bench produced victors from a variety of legal sectors.  In the race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 13, deputy public defender Rebecca Saxe narrowly defeated longtime Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum. In the waning days […]

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State commission touts taxing services, lifting property tax caps to fund schools

By: - November 15, 2022

A report mandated by the Nevada Legislature recommends the state increase per pupil funding beyond the national average at an additional cost of $3.2 billion over the next decade, and pay for it by taxing discretionary services and tweaking the property tax formula. Nevada spent $9,548 per pupil in fiscal year 2020, below the national […]

After backing Dems in other statewide races, Nevada voters elect Lombardo over Sisolak

By: and - November 11, 2022

Nevada Democrat Steve Sisolak will be a one-term governor, unofficial results now show. Sisolak is on track to be defeated by Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Sisolak was trailing Lombardo by 2.2 points – roughly 21,000 votes — on Friday. “While votes are still coming in – and we need every ballot tallied and every […]

Leading by 46k votes, Ford declares victory, Chattah leaves Twitter

By: and - November 10, 2022

Nevadans have apparently rejected a vocal Trumpian personality, selecting Democratic incumbent Attorney General Aaron Ford over Republican challenger Sigal Chattah. Leading Chattah 51% to 46% in counted votes as of Thursday, Ford issued a statement declaring victory while Chattah deleted her campaign Twitter account. Ford was one of several Democrats nationwide to survive a midterm that […]

It took until Election Night but Republicans and Democrats finally agreed on something: Be patient

By: , and - November 9, 2022

Election Day has morphed into Election Week. Tuesday ended with none of Nevada’s top ticket races being called. Election officials at Clark and Washoe counties, which together make up almost 90% of the state population,  announced they did not have the resources to process the mail ballots that were received on Election Day via the […]

Options exist for first-time homebuyers, even in ‘perfect storm’ 

By: - November 4, 2022

Housing prices are tumbling in Nevada, but with interest rates on a fixed loan at 7%, qualifying for a mortgage, even at lower prices, is a challenge for first-time buyers who often lack the income for the larger payment.  Lee Barrett, incoming president of Las Vegas Realtors, calls it a “perfect storm.” But not one […]

Threats of voter intimidation, extremist violence cloud midterms

By: - November 3, 2022

The effort to turn out the vote in Nevada for the 2022 midterms may be complicated by the lingering hangover from 2020, when Republicans, spurred by Donald Trump, scoured the U.S. for signs of voter fraud.   “Go into the polls” and “watch very carefully,” Trump urged his supporters two years ago, igniting suspicions that buoyed […]

Avian flu threatens flocks throughout Nevada

By: - October 31, 2022

Clark County officials have detected a highly contagious strain of avian flu in two dead geese at Sunset Park, and say birds at other watering holes throughout the valley are showing symptoms of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which is primarily found in waterfowl, but is a threat to backyard flocks of poultry and other […]

Sisolak weighs lifting property tax caps, cutting sales tax rate, broadening base 

By: - October 31, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat seeking reelection, says he won’t raise taxes. But would removing the caps lawmakers imposed in 2005 on property tax amount to an increase?  The question drew a chuckle and a lengthy pause from the governor during a phone interview Thursday, a week and a half before voters decide whether he’ll […]

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Group photo costs judicial candidates endorsements 

By: - October 26, 2022

A group photo posted on social media featuring Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo amid a sea of supporters and campaign signs, paints nonpartisan judicial candidates in the picture in a negative light, say groups who yanked their endorsements.  Culinary Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge announced Tuesday the union was rescinding its endorsement of Las Vegas […]

Challenger hopes to unseat Wolfson

By: - October 21, 2022

Republican candidate for District Attorney Tim Treffinger may not be as well known as his opponent, Steve Wolfson, who has served two terms as D.A. and eight years as a Las Vegas councilman. But Treffinger says he expects the race to “be more of a referendum on the current D.A.” than a test of his […]