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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.

‘Rummaging’ through cells prompts allegations of systemic prosecutorial misconduct

By: - March 8, 2023

A Las Vegas attorney is alleging at least two former Clark County judges allowed severe misconduct to go unchecked for more than a decade by failing to sanction police and prosecutors who she says unlawfully gained access to evidence and privileged communications of inmates at the Clark County Detention Center.  Adrian Lobo says homicide detectives, […]

Bills would increase penalties for buying sex, living off earnings of a prostitute

By: - March 3, 2023

A measure before Nevada lawmakers would allow police to arrest a person for buying sex on the first offense, and double the minimum fine from $400 to $800. A provision that would have changed the offense from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor was removed by Assemblywoman Elaine Marzola (D-Henderson), who sponsored Assembly Bill 145.  […]

Clark County auditing The Animal Foundation, considering funding for rescues  

By: - March 3, 2023

Clark County, which has thus far stayed out of the controversy over The Animal Foundation, is auditing the shelter, which euthanized almost twice as many dogs last year as in 2021.   “Clark County is concerned about every aspect of the issues we are hearing about The Animal Foundation, and we have moved forward with an […]

Police, DAs oppose bill to prohibit lying to juveniles during interrogations

By: - March 1, 2023

A bill before Nevada lawmakers would prohibit police and others in law enforcement from knowingly lying to juveniles during interviews, and from making promises that would appear to benefit the child.  The measure, Assembly Bill 193, is opposed by the state’s largest police departments and by prosecutors. It is sponsored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Gonzalez and […]

Judge foregoes sanctions against attorney

By: - March 1, 2023

Attorney J. Scott MacDonald admitted through his attorney Wednesday that he violated court rules by attempting to collect money on behalf of individuals he does not represent.   “In a sense there is a violation, and we’re not going to say that there is not a violation,” said attorney Spencer Judd, who represented MacDonald before Judge […]

Dog euthanizations almost double at Animal Foundation 

By: - February 28, 2023

 Clark County’s largest government-funded animal shelter, the Animal Foundation, euthanized almost twice as many dogs in 2022 as the previous year, according to data posted on the organization’s website. The shelter has not responded to requests for comment.   TAF took in 14,122 dogs last year, up almost 30% from 2021 when the shelter took in […]

Lombardo committee urges tying development incentives to child care, housing

By: - February 27, 2023

Large companies seeking tax breaks and other public incentives to set up shop in Nevada should pay fundamentals such as child care and housing for employees, according to a committee appointed by Gov. Joe Lombardo.  Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, was appointed by Lombardo during his transition period to chair a […]

Court ruling puts Clark County short-term rental rules on ice

By: - February 19, 2023

Clark County’s effort to comply with a new state law requiring regulation of short-term rentals is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad, according to a preliminary injunction issued Thursday by Judge Jessica K. Peterson.   A state law passed in 2021 required the county, which had largely turned a blind eye to the estimated 10,000 to 12,000 short-term […]

Tourism industry’s rising tide lifts all boats, says tourism industry

By: - February 13, 2023

To mark Tourism Day at the Nevada Legislature, the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee heard a report on the post-COVID comeback of Nevada’s primary industry. “This has been a record-setting year in the gaming industry,” Nevada Resort Association President Virginia Valentine told committee members. “Gaming revenues are at an all-time high in Nevada.”  “I don’t […]

Attorney allegedly used courts to obtain money under false pretenses

By: - February 10, 2023

Clark County Judge Maria Gall is ordering Las Vegas attorney J. Scott MacDonald to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for allegedly using the courts to obtain “funds that do not belong to him and/or that he was not authorized to receive on behalf of a client…”  Gall says she’s also notifying the […]

Lombardo’s desire for public land sales could boost warehouse economy 

By: - February 10, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s support for the sale of federal lands to developers would increase the state’s economic resilience and decrease its reliance on tourism, say proponents. It would also likely cement Southern Nevada’s place in the warehouse boom. “I would like to see us, in coordination with our congressional delegation, promote a more predictable approach […]

PLAN outlines what it wants from Joe Lombardo and Nevada lawmakers

By: - February 3, 2023

On the eve of the 2023 Nevada legislative session, progressive activists are calling on Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo to increase teacher pay, preserve public money for public schools, abandon his plans to wipe out recently-enacted criminal justice reforms, and represent all Nevadans as they struggle with inflation and the high cost of housing.  “The so-called […]