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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.

Short-term rental restrictions proposed by Washoe County

By: - April 12, 2022

The Washoe County Commission introduced an amendment Tuesday that would, for the most part, provide more oversight of short-term rentals, which are being blamed in part for driving residents from their homes, especially in Lake Tahoe, where they compete for accomodations with tourists. During public comment, Judith Miller of Incline Village read social media posts […]

pretty expensive really

Rent increases expected to slow, says apartment industry 

By: - April 11, 2022

First quarter apartment rents increased by 21 percent year-to-year in Southern Nevada but are beginning to stabilize, according to a report from the Nevada State Apartment Association, which represents the multifamily housing industry in Nevada. Rents are expected to increase in the coming year, but more slowly than recent years.  CoStar, a commercial real estate […]

Gambler alleges constitutional rights violated 

By: - April 11, 2022

Professional gambler R.J. Cipriani says Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum violated his rights as a criminal defendant by refusing to allow him to view the proceedings against him at a preliminary hearing Thursday and revoking his bail based on misinformation.  Cipriani also alleges Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is railroading his […]

And in this corner… Joey Gilbert 

By: - April 7, 2022

Pugilist turned Reno attorney turned gubernatorial hopeful Joey Gilbert is out to save Nevada from itself, and he’s garnering the support of outsiders to do it. Almost 40% of the campaign contributions he’s reported receiving for his Republican gubernatorial effort are from out-of-state – Florida, Georgia and Texas, among them.  “People see the chance to […]

Wolfson gone but not forgotten at DA forum 

By: - April 1, 2022

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson was physically absent from a candidate forum Thursday night, but his presence loomed large as Republican Tim Treffinger and Democrat Ozzie Fumo made their respective cases why they’d be better DAs than Wolfson.  The incumbent backed out of the debate at the last minute, citing recent public provocations involving […]

Sisolak appoints chiropractor to lead PPC

By: - March 28, 2022

Dr. Malinda Southard, a Carson City chiropractor and health preparedness official for the state, is the new executive director of Nevada’s Patient Protection Commission, a legislatively-created board charged with improving the delivery and cost of healthcare in the state.  Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Southard’s appointment on Monday.  She is the second executive director of the […]

here ya go

Workforce Connections largely missing the mark

By: - March 28, 2022

Hope for Prisoners, the reentry program lauded by former Pres. Donald Trump, placed 29 people, about a quarter of the former prisoners it enrolled in training, into jobs between July of last year and January 2022 at a cost of $11,369 per person placed.   The job recipients trained at Hope earned $15.69 an hour, the […]

Station Casinos’ failure to bargain with Culinary may pose existential threat

By: - March 24, 2022

Station Casinos, the owner of nine casinos and one of the largest employers in the state, has resorted to an assortment of tactics to avoid collective bargaining with the Culinary Union, the largest union in the state. Now, the Culinary wants Nevada gaming regulators to use the biggest hammer of all – the threat of […]

Nevada realtors mixed on rate hike effect

By: - March 22, 2022

 Will the Federal Reserve’s quarter of a point increase in its benchmark rate cool Nevada’s red-hot real estate markets?  Depends who you ask.  “I cannot deny the continued stress this could put on current homebuyers,” said Sarah Scattini, president of the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors, where the median price of a home in February was […]

Gaming chair wants more intel on Barry Diller 

By: - March 17, 2022

Nevada Gaming Commission chairwoman Jennifer Togliatti sent billionaire Barry Diller’s application for a gaming license back to the Gaming Control Board “for further fact finding and investigation” Thursday, two weeks after the GCB recommended approval of Diller and his company, IAC, to hold close to 14%, the most of any shareholder, of MGM Resorts International […]

Housekeeper at Las Vegas hotel

Job training options lack wraparound services

By: - March 17, 2022

“I tell everyone, tip your housekeepers,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday as he watched trainees at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas practice the precise art of bed making.   Southern Nevada’s hotel housekeepers, overwhelmingly immigrants and women of color, can probably use the extra cash. The cost of a three-week training program at the Academy […]

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Clark County seeks to tame short term rental beast, protect neighborhoods

By: - March 16, 2022

Forced by a new state law to confront the reality of mini-motels in Southern Nevada neighborhoods, Clark County commissioners who have ignored the issue until now appear intent on imposing significant restrictions on the burgeoning vacation rental industry.  The law, sponsored by Southern Nevada Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen, does not apply to neighborhoods in HOAs, unless […]