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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.

little boxes

Home sale profits dip in close to half of big cities nationwide, including LV

By: - April 28, 2022

Americans who sold their homes in the first quarter of 2022 are still reaping record returns on their investment, but the margin of profit is slipping in almost half of the major metropolitan areas surveyed by ATTOM, a real estate data firm.   In Las Vegas, the profit margin dropped 10% from the fourth quarter of […]

Las Vegans at Laxalt rally split over Trump and DeSantis for president 

By: - April 28, 2022

A rally Wednesday in Las Vegas featuring Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt and his supporter, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, attracted a crowd of several hundred people, some who’ve already made their choice in the U.S. Senate primary race, and some who are still kicking the tires.  “I’m undecided,” said Paul Merriman, who says he’s […]

Prosecutor and public defender challenge veteran judge in LV Justice Court 

By: - April 27, 2022

Note: Primary elections are slated in five Las Vegas Justice Court departments. The Current is profiling candidates in all of the races. The three-way battle for Las Vegas Justice Court Department 9 pits sitting Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure against prosecutor Danielle Pieper Chio and public defender Shana Brouwers.   Bonaventure won his first election […]

Uncertainty over pandemic, inflation, Ukraine cloud economic outlook

By: - April 21, 2022

Economists at UNLV predict Nevada’s economy will remain in recovery mode for the remainder of the year, “but the picture is less clear for 2023,” says the biannual Outlook report released Wednesday by the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research.  “Economic recovery depends to a large extent on a continued recovery from the pandemic […]

Admitted money launderer convicted of illegal gambling violates terms of supervised release

By: - April 21, 2022

A federal judge in California is ordering convicted illegal bettor David Stroj to answer for violating the terms of his supervised release by admittedly gambling at three Las Vegas casinos, according to a summons issued for Stroj to appear in court in June.  “It came to this officer’s attention in January of 2022 that Mr. […]

County may raise smog check fees to help repair, replace ‘classic’ cars

By: - April 19, 2022

An unknown number of vehicles in Nevada bearing license plates designating them as Classic Vehicle, Old Timer, or Classic Rod in order to escape smog emission standards have until the end of the year to make necessary repairs or replace their vehicle.  Assembly Bill 349, passed by the 2021 Legislature, is designed to close the […]

Lombardo skates on the GOP’s hard-right edge in primary  

By: - April 18, 2022

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, elected twice to nonpartisan office, is toeing a line drawn by the far right in his bid to win a crowded Republican primary for governor. From his support for a Florida-style “Don’t Say Gay” measure to his about-face on deporting non-violent undocumented immigrants, Lombardo is in large part casting his […]

Red Rock Casino ordered to negotiate contract with Culinary Union

By: - April 13, 2022

An Administrative Law Judge ruled Tuesday that Red Rock Casino must bargain with Culinary Local 226, despite the union’s prior election loss at the resort.   The union argued that before the December 2019 election it received signed authorization cards from at least 60% of eligible employees, but only 46% voted for the union during the […]

Short-term rental restrictions proposed by Washoe County

By: - April 12, 2022

The Washoe County Commission introduced an amendment Tuesday that would, for the most part, provide more oversight of short-term rentals, which are being blamed in part for driving residents from their homes, especially in Lake Tahoe, where they compete for accomodations with tourists. During public comment, Judith Miller of Incline Village read social media posts […]

pretty expensive really

Rent increases expected to slow, says apartment industry 

By: - April 11, 2022

First quarter apartment rents increased by 21 percent year-to-year in Southern Nevada but are beginning to stabilize, according to a report from the Nevada State Apartment Association, which represents the multifamily housing industry in Nevada. Rents are expected to increase in the coming year, but more slowly than recent years.  CoStar, a commercial real estate […]

Gambler alleges constitutional rights violated 

By: - April 11, 2022

Professional gambler R.J. Cipriani says Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum violated his rights as a criminal defendant by refusing to allow him to view the proceedings against him at a preliminary hearing Thursday and revoking his bail based on misinformation.  Cipriani also alleges Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is railroading his […]

And in this corner… Joey Gilbert 

By: - April 7, 2022

Pugilist turned Reno attorney turned gubernatorial hopeful Joey Gilbert is out to save Nevada from itself, and he’s garnering the support of outsiders to do it. Almost 40% of the campaign contributions he’s reported receiving for his Republican gubernatorial effort are from out-of-state – Florida, Georgia and Texas, among them.  “People see the chance to […]