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.

Lombardo planned veto of bill to help families in sinking homes in North Las Vegas

By: - June 23, 2023

A bill aimed at relocating predominantly Black families who have been living in sinking homes for decades almost suffered a quiet demise on Gov. Joe Lombardo’s desk, according to state Sen. Dina Neal, who sponsored and salvaged Senate Bill 450, a measure four years in the making. “He vetoed 75 bills and he was going […]

Comforts and necessities casualties of higher power bills, Nevadans tell regulators

By: - June 21, 2023

Diana Diaz has been off the streets for five years, but the prospect of staying current on her bills makes her worry about being homeless again.  “When you increase the electric bill every year, twice a year, it’s very hard for people on limited income every month to pay the rent,” she told members of […]

Not a Nevada puppy, sorry

Animal Foundation’s call center proposal panned, praised during county meeting

By: - June 21, 2023

Animal rescue organizations support Clark County’s proposal to award money to the animal shelter, but not to its current management. Volunteers told the Clark County Commission Tuesday that the Animal Foundation’s failed effort at managing intake by setting appointments for the public to turn in pets or strays has shifted responsibility to already-drained rescues, which […]

Regulators to hear NV Energy bids for statewide rate cuts – and hikes 

By: - June 20, 2023

A proposal by NV Energy that would save ratepayers a few bucks on their electric bills now, but cost more later, will be heard Tuesday by the Public Utilities Commission, the agency that regulates utility monopolies in Nevada.   The PUC will also hear the utility’s request to increase its rates to offset the cost of […]

NLV, HUD facilitate home purchase in sinking neighborhood

By: - June 13, 2023

The City of North Las Vegas has been using federal money for years to entice homeowners in Windsor Park to leave their sinking homes. Now, it’s using federal money to attract new buyers.   More than half of the homes in Windsor Park, a predominantly Black neighborhood built in the 1960s on a depleting aquifer, have […]

NV Energy proposes massive rate hike for distribution-only customers, smaller increase for others 

By: - June 9, 2023

NV Energy is asking regulators to approve a 3.3% general rate increase for its full-service Southern Nevada customers, residential and commercial, and an 81% rate increase for distribution-only customers such as Caesars Entertainment, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, and Switch, according to a June 5 filing with the Public Utilities Commission.   Customers who receive […]

NV Energy’s natural disaster plan a calamity for Southern Nevada ratepayers, say experts 

By: - June 8, 2023

A natural disaster preparedness plan focused in Northern Nevada could cost NV Energy customers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years, according to testimony filed with the Public Utilities Commission, with customers in the southern part of the state subsidizing improvements on the utility’s property in the north.     NV Energy’s Natural Disaster […]

Lawmakers pass bill seeking accountability from NV Energy

By: - June 5, 2023

Last-minute legislation designed to provide reliability and price stability to NV Energy’s customers passed the Senate Monday after passing the Assembly unanimously on Saturday.  Assembly Bill 524 was originally proposed by NV Energy to expand its renewable energy production in the state and avoid costly purchases on the volatile open market. But at a hearing […]

Confidential documents contradict Gaming Control Board’s claims to lawmakers

By: - June 5, 2023

Character, honesty, and integrity. That’s what Nevada’s gaming regulators demand of applicants and licensees. But the Gaming Control Board is declining to talk about documents obtained by the Current, which indicate at least one top GCB official, IT Division Chief Jim Barbee, failed to come clean during testimony before the Senate Finance Committee last month. […]

NV Energy fluffing up renewable energy sales in reports, says state’s consumer advocate 

By: - June 1, 2023

Nevada’s Consumer Advocate Ernest Figueroa says NV Energy is fudging the percentage of electricity sales it reports from renewable energy sources in an annual report filed with the Public Utilities Commission, and would not meet its requirement if not for accounting practices that will soon be prohibited.  In a filing with the Public Utilities Commission […]

NV Energy rejects legislation it sought 

By: - May 31, 2023

Legislation proposed by NV Energy to expand its production in the state and avoid costly energy purchases on the volatile open market doesn’t “go far enough” to secure an adequate supply of electricity, according to the utility’s Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs Tony Sanchez. “The great majority of what’s in Assembly […]

A’s struggle in Carson City as Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup 

By: - May 30, 2023

The legislative spotlight Monday night was meant for the Oakland Athletics, but it was the Vegas Golden Knights, vying to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, that garnered the positive vibes in Carson City.   “Go Knights, let’s get it done tonight,” said Steve Hill, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, as a […]