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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.

Public defender, prosecutor, and civil attorney vie in three-way special election 

By: - October 6, 2022

Judge Michael Villani’s resignation in July created an opening in Clark County Department 17, which will be filled in a three-way special election race among attorney Adam Ganz, prosecutor Lindsey Moors and public defender Jennifer Schwartz. The winning candidate must receive only a plurality, not a majority.   Ganz, a civil litigator for 25 years who […]

Wilson gives Berkley a run for his money in Justice Court race

By: - October 6, 2022

Max Berkley, candidate for Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Dept. 7, spent $180,000 in the June primary election to win 62,295 votes. “I spent $35,000 and we nearly tied,” says Amy Wilson, who came in about 3,300 votes shy of Berkley and will face him in the general election. “It was very close. I […]

DOJ investigation finds Nevada unnecessarily institutionalizing children

By: - October 5, 2022

Nevada is violating federal law by unnecessarily institutionalizing children with behavioral health disabilities, according to a report issued Tuesday on an investigation of the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.  The state is responding with a $43 million investment in community-based programs, but the one-shot funding from the American Rescue Plan leaves the provision […]

Animal Foundation warding off potentially dangerous outbreak 

By: - October 4, 2022

A week after issuing an urgent plea to the public to foster animals, the Animal Foundation announced it is suspending adoptions, fosters and transfers to rescues “out of an abundance of caution” because of dogs that “may have been exposed to a respiratory illness.”  In a statement posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, TAF said it […]

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Dolphins born at Mirage survive a fraction of expected lifespan 

By: - October 3, 2022

Of the fifteen dolphins born at the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip since 1991, 11 are dead, having lived an average of just under eight years, well below the 30-year life expectancy of bottlenose dolphins. The dolphin exhibit closed this week after the third death in less than six months. Maverick, 19, and K2, […]

Animal Foundation CEO pleads for community’s help to ease overcrowding

By: - September 26, 2022

One day after its admissions staff quit, Animal Foundation Las Vegas CEO Hilarie Grey held a news conference issuing an urgent plea for foster homes to alleviate crowding. Those interested should visit the shelter in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  In an email Sunday to TAF, eight employees cited lack of staff, […]

Abortion has Republicans navigating political landmines in search of cover

By: - September 26, 2022

Nevada’s top Republican candidates, some endorsed by national anti-abortion rights forces, are eschewing a chance to potentially slash the 24-week limit on terminating pregnancies in Nevada by nine weeks, a position that could confound pro-abortion rights voters energized by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the prospect of a Republican-controlled Congress.  “I think it […]

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Lawsuit alleges Trump schemed to obtain loans and lower taxes, including on Las Vegas tower 

By: - September 21, 2022

Former U.S. President Donald Trump undervalued his holdings, including his Las Vegas tower,  which he co-owns with Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin, to avoid paying taxes, and inflated values to bolster his financial statements to impress lenders, according to a wide-ranging civil fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James alleges […]

Report: Animal Foundation ‘on the brink of a crisis’

By: - September 21, 2022

A report authored by the chief operating officer of The Animal Foundation just days before he parted ways with the government-funded shelter paints a picture of dysfunction.  The report, obtained by the Current, details problems that include unpaid bills leading to dog food deliveries being cut off, injured animals left untreated and without pain management, […]

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Retailers endorse Lombardo, skip U.S. Senate race for now 

By: - September 15, 2022

A Nevada retail industry association is casting its lot with Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, a Republican, over Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in the state’s gubernatorial race, and is taking a pass in the race for U.S. Senate and three of four House races.  “Governor Sisolak was given an impossible task of navigating the pandemic, […]

Judge orders Pharmacy Board to remove cannabis from Schedule 1

By: - September 15, 2022

More than 20 years after Nevada voters approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes, a judge on Wednesday ordered the state Board of Pharmacy to remove the substance from its list of Schedule 1 substances.  Schedule 1 substances are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, […]

Nevada Republican House candidates pan Graham’s abortion ban bill; Laxalt mum

By: - September 13, 2022

Two Nevada candidates for Congress Tuesday said they opposed a federal abortion ban bill proposed by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. A third Republican in a competitive House seat did not respond to requests for comment, and nor did Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt. “If we take back the House and the Senate, I […]