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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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Mother breaks down recalling Sparks police killing of mentally ill son

By: - May 11, 2021

Miciah Lee was a Mother’s Day baby. He would have turned 20 on Wednesday.    Instead of celebrating, Lee’s mother, Susan Klopp, spent Monday afternoon telling Nevada legislators about the night last year when she called police. Klopp says she told the dispatcher her then-18-year-old mentally ill son wanted to commit suicide.  Klopp says Sparks police […]

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Segerblom: Weed infighting threatens vision of cannabis mecca 

By: - May 6, 2021

As the Nevada Legislature debates a variety of cannabis-related measures, dissension among dispensary owners could impede efforts to take Nevada’s fledgling weed industry to the next level, says Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.  The exodus of nine dispensaries from the Nevada Dispensary Association has “huge implications” according to Segerblom, who is frustrated owners are “fighting […]

What’s love got to do with it?

By: - May 6, 2021

Nevada, a state known for quickie weddings and equally rapid divorces, is consistently among the deadliest in the nation in terms of domestic violence. But it’s one of only 17 that do not allocate state operating funds to prevention and treatment. Almost half of women in Nevada — 44 percent — and a third of […]

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On-the-job death rate in Nevada lower than U.S.

By: - May 4, 2021

Nevada had the 13th lowest rate of deaths in the workplace in the United States in 2019, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report from the AFL-CIO. According to the report, Death on the Job. The Toll of Neglect, 40 Nevadans lost their lives on the job in 2019.  […]

Expert: Vacation rental bill a ‘Trojan Horse’

By: - May 4, 2021

A measure purporting to restrict short-term rentals, collect millions of dollars in lost lodging taxes, protect neighborhoods, and preserve affordable housing is a ‘Trojan Horse’ according to one expert who says vacation rental behemoth Airbnb is a driving force behind the effort.   The measure, which targets Clark County alone, would “give Airbnb permission to make […]

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Judge says resignation not because of ‘any wrongdoing’

By: - April 30, 2021

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson says she’s resigning her position on the bench next week to regain control of her life and “stop being terrorized” by the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission, which says she’s abused her position as a judge.  She has alleged the Commission engages in “public shaming.”  The JDC, which […]

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Sisolak: Recovery depends on ‘one shot at a time’

By: - April 29, 2021

“This is an incredible, beautiful facility,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday afternoon as he stood in the massive Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the site of a vaccination drive for hotel employees and their families. “But I would rather see it filled with conventioneers and customers than vaccines.”  Sisolak toured the employee vaccination facility and […]

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LV police union opposes use-of-force bill

By: - April 23, 2021

The president of the union representing Las Vegas Metropolitan Police testified Friday against a measure that would require police to use de-escalation techniques before resorting to a higher level of force.   Steve Grammas told lawmakers he opposes the reform measure, Senate Bill 212.  Grammas says Metro became “the gold standard of police reform” following intervention […]

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Clark County residents lacking bus service may get on-demand microtransit

By: - April 23, 2021

Some 185,000 residents of Henderson and southwest Las Vegas who currently lack nearby transit service would have access to new options, including on-demand microtransit — a ride in a multi-passenger van — if lawmakers approve Senate Bill 362. “District F includes some of the fastest growing parts of the valley and much of my district […]

Legislation allows doctors to avoid ‘stigma’ of disclosing investigations

By: - April 22, 2021

Doctors and other medical professionals in Nevada would be free to refer to an investigation by a licensing board as a ‘review and evaluation’ as long as no formal investigation is approved by the board, avoiding the potential downfall of revealing a probe that fizzles.   “Justice delayed is justice denied for those who are eventually […]

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Clark County approves plan to emerge from COVID restrictions

By: - April 20, 2021

Clark County inched closer toward normalcy Tuesday with the approval of a plan to further reopen businesses of all kinds at greater capacity levels.   The county’s plan is in response to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s call to turn over the remnants of COVID-era regulation to local governments. It includes mitigation for public gatherings, large and small. […]

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Metro investigator contradicts officer, police report at Gomez fact-finding

By: - April 16, 2021

The lead investigator into the fatal shooting of a 25-year old Las Vegas man at the hands of Metropolitan Police contradicted the department’s own report as well as his own investigation during a fact-finding hearing Friday.   Jason Leavitt, of Metro’s Force Investigation Team, testified police fired non-lethal rounds at Jorge Gomez after he ran from […]