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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 contractors providing services to disabled could be required to pass pay hikes on to workers

By: - October 15, 2021

The Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health is hoping to persuade Gov. Steve Sisolak to increase pay for frontline workers in the state’s mental health system. It’s also exploring options to ensure more money paid to state vendors, such as supported living arrangement agencies contracted to provide services for the disabled, makes its way to workers. […]

Sisolak asked to make mental health worker pay competitive with ‘other local employers’

By: - October 14, 2021

A law that limits the pay of some state government employees to 95% of what the governor earns is challenging Nevada’s mental health system to recruit workers, according to a letter to be reviewed and approved to send to Gov. Steve Sisolak Thursday by the Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health.  “Our state’s salary cap for […]

Nevada 5th in home price increase year-to-year

By: - October 13, 2021

Prices for homes in Nevada increased 22.7% between August of last year and this year, more than the national average of 18.1%, the highest U.S. increase in the ranking’s 45-year history, according to a new report from analyst CoreLogic.  Nevada had the fifth highest percentage increase in the nation, which was led by Idaho’s 32.2% […]

Nevada mum on Justice Dept. probe of institutionalized youth

By: - October 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Nevada officials are violating the civil rights of hundreds of children who they’ve institutionalized, perhaps unnecessarily, in psychiatric hospitals, detention facilities and other residential treatment centers, according to an email obtained by the Current from the DOJ to a child policy advocacy group.    The placements, in Nevada […]

Kieckhefer, Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission

By: - October 8, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday appointed retired Clark County Judge Jennifer Togliatti as the first woman to chair the Nevada Gaming Commission. She’ll be joined on the commission by state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, a Republican, who announced Friday morning that he would be resigning from the state Senate.    Togliatti and Kieckhefer “are highly qualified appointments […]

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Sisolak hails effort to vaccinate economically and socially vulnerable

By: - October 7, 2021

A state and federal endeavor that relied on community groups to pinpoint and encourage socially and economically vulnerable Las Vegans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination is being lauded by Gov. Steve Sisolak, who detailed the effort’s results at a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. In July, the state reached out to the Federal […]

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Group aims to slash wild horse and burro population by 75%

By: - October 4, 2021

A coalition with an environmentally-friendly name is fronting for ranching and hunting interests out to accelerate the capture and confinement of Nevada’s wild horses and burros, according to critics.  “We believe the Coalition for Healthy Nevada Lands is a front organization for the livestock ranchers and commercial trappers who seek the eradication of wild horses […]

Is now any time to raise the corporate tax rate on the resort industry? 

By: - September 29, 2021

Nevada’s congressional Democrats, with the exception of Rep. Dina Titus, are keeping mum about Pres. Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the corporate tax rate to help pay for legislation designed to tackle poverty, boost working families, expand education and health care, and confront the climate crisis. “Raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5% […]

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Immigrants urged to apply for federal benefits after demise of public charge rule

By: - September 27, 2021

A Trump-era rule that deterred immigrants from seeking medical and housing benefits is no longer in effect, and Nevada officials are encouraging immigrant families who qualify for Medicaid to apply.  The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule deemed immigrants ineligible to apply to be a legal permanent resident if they had accessed public support for health […]

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Wildlife Commission under attack ‘from both extremes,’ says director 

By: - September 24, 2021

Two contentious issues facing Nevada’s Wildlife Commission — coyote killing contests and the state’s “for sport” black bear hunt — and the passions polarizing the debates, are resulting in personal attacks on commissioners and staff, Tony Wasley, the executive director of the Nevada Division Wildlife, said at Friday’s meeting.   “We often say that it’s the […]

Segerblom wants a Clark County morgue

By: - September 24, 2021

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom wants to scrap a longstanding arrangement that outsources to private mortuaries services traditionally provided by government coroners.   “Clark County needs its own morgue,” he said via text earlier this month. A rotation that previously included a number of mortuaries that volunteered to be on-call 24/7 to transport and store corpses […]

Catholic bishops, faith leaders call on Sisolak to hold clemency hearing for Floyd

By: - September 23, 2021

Bishops representing 650,000 Catholics in the Las Vegas and Reno dioceses are asking Gov. Steve Sisolak, a self-professed devout Catholic, to convene the Pardons Board and spare the life of condemned killer Zane Floyd.   Attorneys for Floyd argue he should spend the rest of his life in prison because jurors who sentenced him to death […]