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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.

Democratic control of Senate critical to protecting abortion rights, Cortez Masto says

By: - July 1, 2022

Nevada’s senior U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says defeating Republican candidate Adam Laxalt is all that stands between American women and a federal abortion ban.   “If we do not protect the seat, we are going to lose those rights that we have fought for,” Cortez Masto said at an event in Las Vegas Friday, where […]

Sisolak: Legislature may take up rent control 

By: - June 30, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak says a proposed ballot measure championed by Culinary Local 226 could lead to legislative action on rent control.  “It’s going to be interesting how this plays out on the ballot,” Sisolak said during an interview after a Thursday morning rally at North Las Vegas City Hall, where Culinary members prepared to turn […]

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Easy money loans appeal to would-be investors who lack income

By: - June 28, 2022

Across America, working folk with no capital and lackluster credit are becoming vacation rental tycoons by amassing multiple properties. But with interest rates on the rise and a possible recession looming, the risky loan product that helps level the playing field for the little guy is falling out of favor with some lenders.  Debt service […]

From ‘Hallelujah’ to ‘Hell, no,’ Nevada reactions to abortion ruling span spectrum

By: - June 24, 2022

The end of the nearly half-century battle to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that gave Americans the constitutional right to an abortion, is accelerating the divisive debate – especially among candidates seeking election in November.   Republican gubernatorial candidate and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is leaving the door open for Nevada’s long-standing abortion protections, […]

County unleashes proposed ban on pet store sales 

By: - June 23, 2022

“Don’t Let Clark County Take Away Nevada’s Puppies!” implores the online petition posted by a pet store called the Puppy Palace, in response to a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, and rabbits from pet stores. In fact, the proposed ban would apply only to pet stores in unincorporated Clark […]

Clark County passes STR law amid allegations of payoffs, pressure from lobbyists 

By: - June 21, 2022

Amid allegations they are doing the bidding of the resort industry, Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted an ordinance designed to slash the number of vacation rentals operating in unincorporated areas of Southern Nevada by roughly 75%.  STR owners railed against the ordinance, which will permit about 2,800 rentals and presumably crack down on […]

Nye County in need of foster parents  

By: - June 20, 2022

Families interested in helping foster children can learn how Saturday, June 25 at a community forum in Pahrump. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a question-and-answer session featuring foster parents and state officials. “Pahrump illustrates the dire need for more rural Nevada foster families,” says a news release from […]

McMahill wins sheriff’s race outright, and other down-ballot primary results

By: - June 17, 2022

Below are primary election results for Clark County commission, judicial, and other county offices, along with results from several other down-ballot contests. Clark County Commission Dist. E Republican Jon Rider prevailed in the primary over Dennis Ayala by a margin of 30 points. Incumbent Tick Segerblom beat back a challenge from Jacob “Jake” Macias.  Segerblom, […]

Labor leaders attack Laxalt as pawn of Big Oil

By: - June 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is one of the most endangered Democratic senators facing re-election, presenting Republicans with perhaps their best opportunity to break the 50/50 logjam in the Senate, according to political experts. Some polls show her trailing Republican candidate Adam Laxalt, a one-term Nevada Attorney General who ran for governor in 2018 and […]

Sellers’ real estate market shifting to buyers’ advantage

By: - June 15, 2022

“Price cut.” It’s a phrase that’s been absent from Southern Nevada’s real estate vernacular in recent times. But it doesn’t take more than a glance at Zillow to see that sellers are slashing their sometimes unrealistic visions of cashing in on the frenzy. “In March of this year, we had 2,000 homes for sale on […]

Lombardo prevails in crowded primary for governor

By: - June 14, 2022

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is the winner of the Nevada Republican primary for governor according to NBC News, which projected Lombardo’s victory just before 11 p.m.  With votes counted in 37 percent of precincts, Lombardo had 43%, followed by Reno attorney Joey Gilbert with 22%.   The Republican primary featured 15 candidates, including former U.S. […]

Trump’s candidate Laxalt wins Republican primary for U.S. Senate

By: - June 14, 2022

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the chosen candidate of former Pres. Donald Trump, is the winner of the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. His closest opponent was Sam Brown, a war veteran who won the endorsement of the state Republican party.  The Associated Press called the race for Laxalt just after 10 p.m.    […]