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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.

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Titus seeks to restrict program alleged to hurt animals, family farmers

By: - June 30, 2021

Remember when actor Sam Eliot told collective America that beef is what’s for dinner? The popular ad campaign was paid for through a U.S. Department of Agriculture fund used to promote and research commodities. Congresswoman Dina Titus is sponsoring legislation she says would prevent lobbyists from eating up the money at the expense of family […]

Tow companies complain regulation dictated by politics

By: - June 29, 2021

A move by Metro Police to remove politics from the selection process for its lucrative towing contracts was in fact a politically-motivated endeavor by elected officials, including then-Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, to favor one company, according to competitors, and is tantamount to a monopoly.   “It was political. 100 percent,” says Yaron Cohen, owner of […]

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Company demands return of drug ‘surreptitiously’ obtained for execution

By: - June 25, 2021

The maker of the drug Ketamine is threatening to sue the state of Nevada if it does not return some 50 vials purchased for use in the scheduled execution next month of Zane Floyd. Floyd went on a shooting rampage in a Las Vegas Albertsons grocery store in 1999, killing four people. His execution is […]

Housing boom fails to spur revitalization of Historic Westside

By: - June 14, 2021

As buyers frantically plunk down tens of thousands of dollars over asking price to secure homes in the hottest real estate market in 15 years, Las Vegas’ Historic Westside remains blighted, littered with vacant lots, boarded up shacks and property values that lag the rest of the valley. In May, the median price of a […]

Dem who masqueraded as Republican seeks to oust Fiore from Council

By: - June 9, 2021

Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, a liberal activist who last year posed as a conservative to infiltrate the state GOP, is switching things up once again. After planning to challenge Las Vegas City Councilwoman Victoria Seaman in Ward 2, Ashton-Cirillo has announced a move to Ward 6 and a campaign to take on Councilwoman Michele Fiore, who was […]

Short-term rental law unlikely to curb Vegas party houses

By: - June 7, 2021

A contentious bill passed by state lawmakers on the final day of the Legislature forces Clark County to regulate short-term rentals, which are currently banned in unincorporated areas of the valley. But it’s unlikely to put an end to the most troublesome variety  — the party houses — whose owners are finding creative ways to […]

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Consulting firm tied to Proud Boys is sole beneficiary of PAC

By: - May 28, 2021

The owner of McShane LLC, the political consulting company that arranged to recruit Proud Boys to attend a post-presidential election protest and rally in North Las Vegas, set up a political action committee in Nevada that has one benefactor — McShane LLC.  The PAC was registered in Nevada by Rob Burgess, who served as Chief […]

Consultants for NV GOP sought out Proud Boys for post-election rally

By: - May 27, 2021

A consultant hired by the Republican Party to “help with Nevada ballots” worked on election night to “get the Proud Boys out” to a post-election rally protesting the validity of balloting in the presidential election, according to an email obtained by the Nevada Current from a former Republican operative.   “Not sure yet, but don’t pull […]

Appraisals lag home prices, crippling buyers

By: - May 25, 2021

Nevada’s housing market is once again moving too fast for appraisals to keep pace with values and it’s sidelining would-be buyers who require mortgages, according to Las Vegas Realtors president Aldo Martinez.   “That’s a constant now,” says Martinez.  “They are $40,000 off, $60,000 off.  They aren’t even in the neighborhood.”  The gap between appraised and […]

Growth at what cost?

By: - May 20, 2021

A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto to conserve environmentally sensitive lands while creating affordable housing in Southern Nevada is a triumph of historical magnitude, according to supporters. But opponents contend the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act is a greenwash — a pro-development measure cloaked in the guise of conservation. “There […]

Lawmaker: Las Vegas redevelopment has missed Westside

By: - May 14, 2021

The legislative district Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong represents is blocks from some of the biggest projects to come to downtown Las Vegas in recent years. On Wednesday, Summers-Armstrong told state lawmakers she’s seen a “$50 million tax credit go to the building of an events center, on to the World Market Center… which is adjacent to […]

Police, prosecutors oppose reform of weed driving laws

By: - May 13, 2021

The Nevada law that prohibits trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, in the blood of drivers is not based on science, results in the conviction of drivers who were not impaired, and fails to identify some who are, according to Assemblyman Steve Yeager.  Yeager is the sponsor of Assembly Bill 400, a […]