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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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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 […]

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With 4/20 around the corner, Las Vegas honored as weed mecca

By: - April 15, 2021

Las Vegas is the tenth best place in America to get stoned, according to LawnStarter, a service that presumably grows real grass and appears to have no link to the smokable variety.   Denver, the Mile High City, copped first place with a score of 70.85 out of 100 possible points. It ranked first in ‘social […]

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Employee dining room, free parking elude Circa employees

By: - April 15, 2021

Two Las Vegas traditions — the employee dining room and free parking for all workers — are absent from the newest resort downtown.   “I can confirm that Circa does not have an EDR,” says Angela Ciciriello of the hotel’s public relations department.  Neither does its sister hotel, the D.  Culinary Union spokeswoman Bethany Khan says the […]

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LV may be ‘back’ but workers, not so much

By: - April 14, 2021

The annual migration of Spring Break revelers to Las Vegas was more this year than a harbinger of warm weather and scantily-clad visitors. Ask anyone who ventured to the Strip last week and they’ll tell you — Vegas is back.   From sports books to crowded sidewalks to the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the return trip to […]

Nevada police, DAs say deadly force measure endangers officers and public 

By: - April 9, 2021

With the nation transfixed on the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, law enforcement in Nevada is opposing a measure that redefines when it’s justifiable to use deadly force against a fleeing suspect.  Killing a suspect who is attempting to escape is justifiable under Nevada law in a number of circumstances, including […]

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Officials fear burden of enhanced automatic voter registration

By: - April 8, 2021

Nevadans who routinely line up to testify in opposition to legislative efforts to expand access to voting were outnumbered this week by county clerks and registrars with concerns their workforces will be overwhelmed should one measure pass. “The clerks and registrars do have concern,” Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria testified Tuesday on Assembly […]

Biden called on to protect immigrant wage theft whistleblowers

By: - April 6, 2021

The painters atop the scaffolds dangling down the high rise office building at One Hughes Center seemed oblivious to the commotion below — the union workers, immigration activists, and public officials on the sidewalk rallying on the painters’ behalf.   “We want these people to have rights, be able to stand up and get their overtime […]

How much weed do we need? 

By: - April 2, 2021

A measure that could add dozens of cannabis dispensaries to Nevada’s population centers was widely panned by competitors who say the move would flood the market, stymie ownership by women and minorities, and thwart efforts to address “social equity applicants” — those harmed by the criminalization of marijuana and excluded from positions within the industry.  […]

Nevada lawmakers poised for showdown on voting reform bill

By: - April 1, 2021

There’s nothing partisan about universal voting by mail. While Nevada voters cast a record number of ballots in 2020, legislative Democrats who spearheaded the measure to mail ballots to all voters lost three seats. “We did it not because it benefitted the Democratic Party. We did it because it’s the right thing to do,” Assembly […]

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Proposed floor for property tax caps draws opposition

By: - March 31, 2021

A measure that would make “a very small change to Nevada’s property tax calculation,” according to the association of local governments requesting it, drew a large amount of opposition during a committee hearing Tuesday, much of it based in misinformation.   The Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) requested Senate Bill 10, which the organization says is […]

Funding assures hunters, gun buyers ‘dictate’ state wildlife agenda 

By: - March 30, 2021

Nevada’s wildlife may belong to the public, but hunters and gun enthusiasts almost exclusively pay the tab for managing the state’s vast array of species. Taxpayers contribute only about two percent of the Department of Wildlife’s budget via the state’s general fund. “There are states that get a lot more and there are states that […]

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Weed store owners at odds over bill that would shut out new licensees

By: - March 26, 2021

  A measure before lawmakers would scrap Nevada’s merit-based cannabis licensing system in favor of a scheme that allows current licensees to expand and saturate the market, while effectively locking out new applicants, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association, which represents the state’s marijuana sellers.   Senate Bill 235 would allow dispensaries to convert their medical […]