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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.

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A Trump-era rule that deterred immigrants from seeking medical and housing benefits is no longer in effect, and Nevada officials are encouraging immigrant families who qualify for Medicaid to apply.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 […]

Despite rocky relationship, Heller ‘would love to have’ Trump’s endorsement

By: - September 20, 2021

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Dean Heller says he has yet to receive former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, but he wants it, despite their on-again, off-again relationship. In 2016, Heller said he didn’t support Trump “99%,” but later hailed him as a “great leader.”    Trump told the Nevada Independent in 2019 that Heller’s 2018 Senate loss may […]

Cortez Masto: Senate mulling options to codify abortion rights

By: - September 17, 2021

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said Thursday “the Republican party in general, including the Republicans who are running against me, are extreme and they are going to do everything that they can to continue to undermine Roe v. Wade. I’ve watched it over the years.” The condemnation came moments after Cortez Masto raised the specter […]

Painter disabled in fall at stadium stung by contractors’ message of ‘zero injuries’

By: - September 17, 2021

A 150-foot boom lift that toppled during construction of Allegiant Stadium in August 2020, plunging the painter in the basket to the ground 100 feet below, malfunctioned twice in the three days preceding the accident, according to a Nevada OSHA report obtained by the Current.  Christopher Casarez, a 52-year-old painter, has undergone three surgeries for […]

Who’s running your HOA? 

By: - September 15, 2021

A Nevada law that gives developers control of master planned communities until they are almost complete allows developers to have their way, absent oversight from regulators, says Las Vegas resident Mike Kosor.   Like countless other Nevada homeowners at odds with their HOA over fines, fees, paint color, or super priority liens, Kosor, who purchased a […]

Fiore recall organizer who refused to turn over petition signers’ names faces trial 

By: - September 10, 2021

Molly Taylor, the Las Vegas woman who led ‘Expel Michele,’ an unsuccessful 2020 campaign to recall Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, received a summons earlier this year and faces trial Monday on a criminal misdemeanor charge for failing to turn over the recall petitions to the state.  Taylor says Fiore threatened petition signers during […]

Call for end to killing contests spreads north to Reno City Council

By: - September 8, 2021

Disgust with Nevada’s wildlife killing contests, which attract hunters from nearby states where the practice is illegal, is not drawn along the geographic lines that divide the state’s north and south, as the Reno City Council proved Wednesday when it voted six to one in favor of a resolution to stop the competitions.   “This is […]

Bears, beleaguered by fires and drought, face hunters 

By: - September 8, 2021

Nevada’s black bears, driven by drought, fire, and smoke from their habitats in the high country around Lake Tahoe, are about to face another existential threat — hunters.   The state’s season for hunting bears begins Sept. 15, but environmental organizations and  animal activists are asking the governor and wildlife officials to call off the hunt […]