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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.

Coyote killing contest ban may go to Legislature if Wildlife Commission fails to act

By: - October 21, 2021

The Nevada Wildlife Commission, dominated by hunting and ranching interests, has debated coyote killing contests to death during the last year with no resolution to a ban originally proposed by the Clark County Commission. Now, with the threat of state lawmakers invading their territory, wildlife commissioners may be ready to act.  “I see the growing […]

Fiore hits right-wing notes in gubernatorial announcement 

By: - October 19, 2021

Without mention of the FBI probe into her use of campaign contributions, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, backed by dozens of the people on whose behalf she says she’s fought, announced she’s jumped into the already crowded Nevada Republican gubernatorial primary.   “My name is Michele Fiore and I’m running for governor,” she said, then […]

Tahoe areas except Incline Village crack down on vacation rentals

By: - October 19, 2021

You can’t rent a vacation home in residential areas of South Lake Tahoe. The California city allows short-term rentals (STRs) only in designated tourist areas.   Short-term rentals in nearby Douglas County are capped at 600, except for those also occupied by the owner.   And in Placer County on the California side of the lake, a […]

Laxalt takes stand, denies role in cannabis licensing scheme 

By: - October 15, 2021

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified Friday he doesn’t remember if he told the FBI he had dinner with Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s former colleague and a defendant in a federal corruption case in the Southern District of New York. Parnas is charged with making illegal campaign contributions.  Laxalt, […]

State contractors providing services to disabled could be required to pass pay hikes on to workers

By: - October 15, 2021

The Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health is hoping to persuade Gov. Steve Sisolak to increase pay for frontline workers in the state’s mental health system. It’s also exploring options to ensure more money paid to state vendors, such as supported living arrangement agencies contracted to provide services for the disabled, makes its way to workers. […]

Sisolak asked to make mental health worker pay competitive with ‘other local employers’

By: - October 14, 2021

A law that limits the pay of some state government employees to 95% of what the governor earns is challenging Nevada’s mental health system to recruit workers, according to a letter to be reviewed and approved to send to Gov. Steve Sisolak Thursday by the Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health.  “Our state’s salary cap for […]

Nevada 5th in home price increase year-to-year

By: - October 13, 2021

Prices for homes in Nevada increased 22.7% between August of last year and this year, more than the national average of 18.1%, the highest U.S. increase in the ranking’s 45-year history, according to a new report from analyst CoreLogic.  Nevada had the fifth highest percentage increase in the nation, which was led by Idaho’s 32.2% […]

Nevada mum on Justice Dept. probe of institutionalized youth

By: - October 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Nevada officials are violating the civil rights of hundreds of children who they’ve institutionalized, perhaps unnecessarily, in psychiatric hospitals, detention facilities and other residential treatment centers, according to an email obtained by the Current from the DOJ to a child policy advocacy group.    The placements, in Nevada […]

Kieckhefer, Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission

By: - October 8, 2021

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday appointed retired Clark County Judge Jennifer Togliatti as the first woman to chair the Nevada Gaming Commission. She’ll be joined on the commission by state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, a Republican, who announced Friday morning that he would be resigning from the state Senate.    Togliatti and Kieckhefer “are highly qualified appointments […]

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Sisolak hails effort to vaccinate economically and socially vulnerable

By: - October 7, 2021

A state and federal endeavor that relied on community groups to pinpoint and encourage socially and economically vulnerable Las Vegans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination is being lauded by Gov. Steve Sisolak, who detailed the effort’s results at a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. In July, the state reached out to the Federal […]

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Group aims to slash wild horse and burro population by 75%

By: - October 4, 2021

A coalition with an environmentally-friendly name is fronting for ranching and hunting interests out to accelerate the capture and confinement of Nevada’s wild horses and burros, according to critics.  “We believe the Coalition for Healthy Nevada Lands is a front organization for the livestock ranchers and commercial trappers who seek the eradication of wild horses […]

Is now any time to raise the corporate tax rate on the resort industry? 

By: - September 29, 2021

Nevada’s congressional Democrats, with the exception of Rep. Dina Titus, are keeping mum about Pres. Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the corporate tax rate to help pay for legislation designed to tackle poverty, boost working families, expand education and health care, and confront the climate crisis. “Raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5% […]