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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.

Las Vegas City Council glosses over crisis at Animal Foundation, orders audit

By: - October 19, 2022

Members of the Las Vegas City Council gushed about their love for dogs and cats before a crowd of animal enthusiasts who showed up Wednesday to express their angst over operations at The Animal Foundation, Southern Nevada’s primary government-funded shelter. In September, the City of Las Vegas notified TAF it was in violation of its […]

Chattah, Ford make closing arguments in contentious battle

By: - October 19, 2022

She struts across the stage like a rock star, music blaring in the background, camera in hand taking video of the crowd.   “Who’s ready to bring the fire to Douglas County?” she yells. The crowd cheers. “Smells like a red wave.” But Republican candidate for attorney general Sigal Chattah is no rock star. Her greatest […]

Baucum faces challenger in LV Justice Court race

By: - October 18, 2022

The campaign for Dept. 13 in Las Vegas Justice Court pits chief deputy public defender Rebecca Saxe against longtime Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum.  Baucum, who earned her law degree from the University of Idaho, was elected to Justice Court in 2010.  “For nearly a decade, she oversaw the largest caseload of any DUI […]

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Multiple candidates vying for Family Court seat in special election 

By: - October 18, 2022

Six candidates are vying in a special election for Family Court Dept. A, a seat recently vacated by longtime Judge William Voy. The winner need only get a plurality, not a majority.  Kristine Brewer attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and has been licensed in Nevada since 2003, according to her website.   […]

Dotson defending appointed seat against prosecutor

By: - October 14, 2022

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Cybill Dotson won appointment to her seat a year ago, when the Clark County Commission named her to fill the vacancy left by former Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson’s resignation amid pending judicial ethics complaints.    Dotson says the appointment process “took a long time,” allowing her to preside […]

Former NSHE Regent challenging appointed judge in special election

By: - October 14, 2022

“My opponent is qualified for only half the job,” judicial candidate James Dean Leavitt says of Clark County District Judge Maria Gall, referring to her lack of experience in criminal law. “She’s never handled a criminal matter. And frankly, the only thing that distinguishes the two of us is I’ve practiced civil and criminal law […]

Apartment rents decrease slightly in Southern Nevada 

By: - October 13, 2022

The average rent for an apartment in Southern Nevada was $1,451 in the third quarter of 2022, down from $1,480 in the second quarter but up from a year ago, when the average rent was $1,403.  Rents are up 2.5% for the first three quarters of 2022 over 2021.  “Rents are expected to continue to […]

Nevada second in September foreclosure filings

By: - October 13, 2022

Nevada is second only to Illinois in the number of mortgage defaults filed last month. In Illinois, one of every 1,959 housing units is in a stage of the foreclosure process, and in Nevada one in every 2,473 units in default, according to ATTOM, a real estate data and marketing research firm.    The Las […]

Chio winning money race against Bonaventure in LV Justice Court 

By: - October 12, 2022

Longtime Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure is seeking a fourth term in Justice Court Dept. 9. He captured 49.3% of the vote in the June three-way primary election. Danielle Piper Chio, a Clark County prosecutor, came in second with 31.1%. Bonaventure, who raised $37,530 through June and spent $25,905, is losing […]

Four of five statewide appeals court races unopposed

By: - October 11, 2022

Of the five statewide appellate court races on the ballot in Nevada, only one remains to be decided – Dept. 1  on the Court of Appeals, where longtime Clark County chief deputy public defender Deborah Westbrook faces Clark County Family Court Judge Rhonda Forsberg for a seat being vacated by Judge Jerome Tao.  Clark County […]

Appointed judge and private attorney vie for District Court seat 

By: - October 11, 2022

Newly appointed Clark County Judge Ellie Roohani faces attorney Anna Albertson in the  November general election. Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Roohani to fill the Dept. 11 vacancy left last year by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s departure. Albertson also applied for the appointment.   Roohani is a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd Law School. She worked as a law […]

‘Gender factor’ could decide LV Justice court race 

By: - October 10, 2022

Attorney Jessica Goodey received 42,396 votes in the June primary race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 6, just a few hundred more than her closest opponent, former Family Court Judge William Gonzalez.  But the two candidates eliminated in the primary, Augusta Massey and Tracy Hibbets, received more than 67,000 votes combined. Goodey is hoping […]