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.

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Fourth Mirage dolphin dies in less than a year

By: - January 25, 2023

Duchess, the longest surviving dolphin at the Mirage exhibit, is dead according to a statement released by the hotel’s president, Joe Lupo.  “I extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Mirage animal care team and the veterinary experts who worked tirelessly to ensure Duchess was loved, received the highest quality care, and was as comfortable as […]

Scientist: Trees felled in vain in name of fire control

By: - January 25, 2023

An alliance between governments and the commercial logging industry under the guise of fire management is decimating forests, wreaking ecological havoc, and exacerbating risks for people and property, according to scientists at odds with what they call archaic methods that are futile in controlling fires. “The Forest Service uses the term ‘thinning and fuel reduction,’ […]


Tobiasson dies by suicide, says coroner

By: - January 23, 2023

Former Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson took her own life Friday according to the Clark County Coroner, less than two years after she resigned from the bench following efforts by then-Clark County Sheriff and now Gov. Joe Lombardo to have her removed from hearing criminal cases.  In 2018, Tobiasson publicly accused Las […]

Black contractors lose appeal against Tommy White, Laborers 872

By: - January 20, 2023

Laborers Local 872 boss Tommy White has weaponized his position, using it to financially bury anyone who crosses him, according to a group of Black subcontractors in the twelfth year of a discrimination lawsuit against White, the union and its trust funds.  The suit filed by the subcontractors in 2011 alleges the union and trust […]

To buy or to rent? Depends where you are, says analyst

By: - January 19, 2023

Renting a three-bedroom home is more affordable than owning a comparably sized median-priced home in 95% (210 out of 222) of the largest U.S. counties, which were included in a study by ATTOM, a real estate data analyst.  Just a year ago, it was more affordable to own than to rent in 60% of the […]

Painting contractor agrees to pay millions in overtime wages, damages for workers 

By: - January 13, 2023

Unforgettable Coatings, a Las Vegas painting company that also operates in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona, agreed Friday to pay $3.68 million to workers it failed to adequately compensate for overtime.   “It’s an overwhelming moment that brings tears to your eyes,” Isaac Umaña, a former Unforgettable Coatings employee who is currently a member leader at Arriba […]

gambling, er, gaming control board

Lombardo’s pick for Gaming Control Board chair has a beef with state’s biggest union

By: - January 11, 2023

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship executive Kirk Hendrick is Gov. Joe Lombardo’s choice to serve as the next chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Lombardo named Hendrick to the board on Tuesday. He’s expected to replace Brittnie Watkins, who has served as chair since former chair Brin Gibson stepped down last year.  “With his sharp […]

Equity-rich Americans tap homes for cash as debt spikes 

By: - January 11, 2023

Homeowners in the U.S. are sitting on hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity on average, and are putting it to work, in some cases to pay for necessities.   “Rates have gone up, so if you just want to get some cash out, it’s worth just getting an equity loan,” says Brian Almero of Highland […]

LV Council approves increase in pet ownership, rejects more regulation of animal pros

By: - January 5, 2023

Residents of Las Vegas can now own up to six dogs or cats without obtaining special permits, up from the four previously allowed.  Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman voted against the measure after Councilwoman Olivia Diaz suggested small rental units could be overrun by pets.  Diaz and Goodman cast the only dissenting votes.   “We want […]

Las Vegans ask city to nullify Fiore vote as Nye Co. resident seeks her removal from bench 

By: - January 4, 2023

Newly appointed Nye County Justice of the Peace Michele Fiore was selected unanimously by county commissioners “in error” according to a resident who is asking the District Attorney to take legal action and let “qualified candidates be reconsidered.”   The effort comes as residents of northwest Las Vegas allege Fiore, their former councilwoman, fraudulently represented them […]

Volunteers reluctantly give up caring for pets at LV Homeless Courtyard

By: - December 13, 2022

Four days sick and off work cost Steve (who asked that we not use his full name) his room in a weekly motel.  For a while he lived in his car with his pets. When the car broke down, he sold it and landed at the City of Las Vegas’s Homeless Courtyard, where he’s been […]

Clark County declares pets are not products, bans sale from pet stores 

By: - December 6, 2022

The Clark County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance designed to reduce demand for puppy mills, which force captive dogs to produce multiple litters a year for as long as a decade, often in squalid conditions that jeopardize the health of the mother and her pups.  Commissioner Michael Naft sponsored the ordinance, which allows […]