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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.

Nevada second in September foreclosure filings

By: - October 13, 2022

Nevada is second only to Illinois in the number of mortgage defaults filed last month. In Illinois, one of every 1,959 housing units is in a stage of the foreclosure process, and in Nevada one in every 2,473 units in default, according to ATTOM, a real estate data and marketing research firm.    The Las […]

Chio winning money race against Bonaventure in LV Justice Court 

By: - October 12, 2022

Longtime Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure is seeking a fourth term in Justice Court Dept. 9. He captured 49.3% of the vote in the June three-way primary election. Danielle Piper Chio, a Clark County prosecutor, came in second with 31.1%. Bonaventure, who raised $37,530 through June and spent $25,905, is losing […]

Four of five statewide appeals court races unopposed

By: - October 11, 2022

Of the five statewide appellate court races on the ballot in Nevada, only one remains to be decided – Dept. 1  on the Court of Appeals, where longtime Clark County chief deputy public defender Deborah Westbrook faces Clark County Family Court Judge Rhonda Forsberg for a seat being vacated by Judge Jerome Tao.  Clark County […]

Appointed judge and private attorney vie for District Court seat 

By: - October 11, 2022

Newly appointed Clark County Judge Ellie Roohani faces attorney Anna Albertson in the  November general election. Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Roohani to fill the Dept. 11 vacancy left last year by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s departure. Albertson also applied for the appointment.   Roohani is a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd Law School. She worked as a law […]

‘Gender factor’ could decide LV Justice court race 

By: - October 10, 2022

Attorney Jessica Goodey received 42,396 votes in the June primary race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 6, just a few hundred more than her closest opponent, former Family Court Judge William Gonzalez.  But the two candidates eliminated in the primary, Augusta Massey and Tracy Hibbets, received more than 67,000 votes combined. Goodey is hoping […]

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 […]