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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.

Eyes on Congress after Supremes refuse to block Texas abortion ban 

By: - September 3, 2021

Ending Texas’s ban on abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy is now up to Congress, experts say, given the refusal of the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court to block the controversial law, which relies on citizens, rather than the state, to sue anyone they believe may have assisted in the provision of […]

Casinos want to pay for California’s social ills. Why not Nevada’s?

By: - September 2, 2021

Four casino companies with big footprints in Nevada want on-line sports betting rights in California, and they’re willing to pay a ten percent gaming tax that would assist indigenous people, fund homeless services, and mental health treatment in the Golden State.  The proposed ballot measure, the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act, […]

Nevada leads nation in risk for mortgage fraud, says analyst

By: - September 1, 2021

Americans with jobs and money are fleeing expensive urban markets in favor of affordability, more space, and warmer climates — a recipe that’s landed Las Vegas in the top five hottest markets for in-migration, says analyst Core Logic..   But Nevada leads states in the nation and Southern Nevada tops metro areas in mortgage fraud risk, […]

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Inmates eligible for release stuck in Nevada prisons

By: - August 24, 2021

Nevada’s carceral system is housing inmates who are eligible for parole but lack the money to pay rent at a halfway house or other state-approved housing.  As of July 9, the last report available, 57 inmates “had exhausted all residence options and were without means to parole” according to a statement from the Department of […]

Raiders owner Davis gambling vaccine mandate won’t alienate fans

By: - August 17, 2021

Individuals who get their first or second vaccination dose but are not yet protected will be allowed to attend the game but must wear a mask, under Sisolak’s order issued Monday, which gives event operators the option of being exempted from the mask mandate in exchange for a vaccination mandate. Davis said the decision is […]

Raiders win, Sisolak’s mask mandate gets trounced

By: - August 16, 2021

Raider Nation turned out for its first home game, a preseason victory, with fans largely unmasked, according to social media photos posted by fans.   “I’m a realist and I understand that it’s difficult in a venue of 20 to 65 thousand people to keep them masked up,” Sisolak said at a news conference in Las […]

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Wolfson defends reform record, announces reelection effort

By: - August 12, 2021

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, proclaimed as a “21st Century Prosecutor” in the news release announcing he’ll seek a final term, says it’s not fair to say his office opposed criminal justice reforms in the 2021 Legislature.  “We were supportive of some bail reform matters. We were supportive of decriminalizing traffic tickets. We were […]

Tiny sage-grouse could muscle mining industry out of millions of acres

By: - August 12, 2021

A proposal to protect the sage-grouse and keep it off the endangered species list could prohibit mining of any kind on some 10 million acres of public land in the western U.S. for 20 years, including large chunks of northern Nevada, according to a notice from the Department of Interior.  In Nevada, some 2.7 million […]

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LaPena granted compensation for false conviction in 1974 murder

By: - August 10, 2021

A man who spent 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit will receive just under $2 million from the state, according to Attorney General Aaron Ford.  Frank LaPena was arrested in 1974 for the murder of Hilda Krause, wife of Caesars Palace executive Marvin Krause. He was convicted in 1977 after […]

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Debate over wildlife killing contests illustrates cultural chasm 

By: - August 9, 2021

The effort to end wildlife killing contests is not dead yet, despite the desires of Nevada’s hunting and ranching interests, who fear a ban would propel them down the proverbial slippery slope to a prohibition on hunting.  “Our CAB (Community Advisory Board) strongly opposed any ban on wildlife contests,” Jim Ray of Washoe County told […]

Clark County commissioners consider voluntary vaccine disclosure for workers

By: - August 3, 2021

Clark County government employees who don’t voluntarily disclose they’ve received a coronavirus vaccination could be required to obtain weekly tests on their own time, should commissioners vote later this month on a proposal designed to increase the vaccination rate. The proposal is the result of emergency meetings between county management and employee unions. It would […]

Metro predominantly white and male as it nears milestone 

By: - August 2, 2021

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department marks its 50th anniversary on July 1, 2023, a landmark it may reach without ever having a woman in the highest ranks of leadership — sheriff, undersheriff or assistant sheriff.   Black police of both genders are also a rarity among Metro’s hierarchy, evidenced by the department’s organizational chart featured […]