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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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Mask mandate returns for Southern Nevada workers, but not customers

By: - July 20, 2021

With a “dramatic” increase in cases of COVID-19 threatening hospitals, according to health officials, and the recovery of Southern Nevada’s economy on the line, Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to mandate that all workers wear masks while in public spaces.    But the mandate, which goes into effect Wednesday night at midnight, does not apply to […]

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Rehab with lucrative county contract failed state infection control inspection

By: - July 19, 2021

This story was updated on Aug. 2 with additional information from the state inspection. Clark County paid $1,875 a day per bed to CrossRoads of Southern Nevada to house mostly homeless individuals with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the substance abuse treatment and transitional housing facility “failed to ensure safe infection control practices […]

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LV health officials to the vaxed: Mask up in crowded indoor places

By: - July 16, 2021

You’re vaxed and ready to go. But don’t toss those face masks just yet.  With cases of COVID-19 once again on the rise in Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District is recommending that vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor places.   Nevada registered 938 new cases on Thursday, the most since February. The […]

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FBI reviewing ‘copious amounts’ of info on Fiore provided by opponent

By: - July 15, 2021

FBI agents are already combing through correspondence provided by Las Vegas City Council candidate Sarah Ashton-Cirillo regarding her opponent, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, according to Ashton-Cirillo, who says she’s had “multiple contacts, over the course of several days” with the FBI.   Ashton-Cirillo says her interview with agents scheduled for Thursday was postponed to allow her campaign’s […]

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Lack of DNA evidence wins reprieve for Tahoe bear and cub

By: - July 13, 2021

“Early in the morning today, a bear and her cub entered an open door on Tina Court. She awoke the resident by pawing at his leg as he slept,” said the email to residents last week from Janet Martell, manager of the Summit Village Homeowners Association. “Wildlife Services have set a trap at the dumpster […]

Against all odds, Las Vegas housing market defies experts 

By: - July 6, 2021

Las Vegas, dubbed the riskiest housing market in the nation less than a year ago by real estate analyst CoreLogic, is on track to price the working class out of the market by the end of the year, says Las Vegas Realtors president Aldo Martinez, and Wall Street is scrambling to scoop up the rentals […]

carceral state

Legislation prompts hunger strike at Ely State Prison

By: - July 1, 2021

Nevada prison officials confirm a dozen inmates at Ely State Prison are on a hunger strike to protest “changes made to package and canteen protocols” according to Teri Vance, a spokeswoman for the department. Inmates who are in administrative segregation have reportedly been denied access to the commissary because of misbehavior by prisoners in disciplinary […]

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Vacation rental prices skyrocket for summer

By: - July 1, 2021

That Fourth of July getaway in the vacation home of your dreams is likely to cost more this year than pre-COVID.   Vacation rental rates are up more than 50% from 2019 in some locations, according to the website TripstoDiscover.com, which found price increases may be thwarting travel to favored destinations in favor of less expensive […]

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Titus seeks to restrict program alleged to hurt animals, family farmers

By: - June 30, 2021

Remember when actor Sam Eliot told collective America that beef is what’s for dinner? The popular ad campaign was paid for through a U.S. Department of Agriculture fund used to promote and research commodities. Congresswoman Dina Titus is sponsoring legislation she says would prevent lobbyists from eating up the money at the expense of family […]

Tow companies complain regulation dictated by politics

By: - June 29, 2021

A move by Metro Police to remove politics from the selection process for its lucrative towing contracts was in fact a politically-motivated endeavor by elected officials, including then-Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, to favor one company, according to competitors, and is tantamount to a monopoly.   “It was political. 100 percent,” says Yaron Cohen, owner of […]

death chamber

Company demands return of drug ‘surreptitiously’ obtained for execution

By: - June 25, 2021

The maker of the drug Ketamine is threatening to sue the state of Nevada if it does not return some 50 vials purchased for use in the scheduled execution next month of Zane Floyd. Floyd went on a shooting rampage in a Las Vegas Albertsons grocery store in 1999, killing four people. His execution is […]

Housing boom fails to spur revitalization of Historic Westside

By: - June 14, 2021

As buyers frantically plunk down tens of thousands of dollars over asking price to secure homes in the hottest real estate market in 15 years, Las Vegas’ Historic Westside remains blighted, littered with vacant lots, boarded up shacks and property values that lag the rest of the valley. In May, the median price of a […]