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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.

As Apollo makes license bid for Sands, founder alleges conspiracy against co-founder 

By: - February 1, 2022

When Apollo Global Management appears before the Nevada Gaming Control Board Wednesday in its bid to purchase the operations of the Venetian and Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip, it will do so without Leon Black and Joshua Harris, the top executives who stood before regulators when the company won a license for a leveraged […]

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Now is no time to rein in health care costs, says Sisolak appointee

By: - January 31, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s appointment of industry-friendly members to the state’s Patient Protection Commission could thwart his effort to lower healthcare costs and improve accessibility. “We have hospitals closing beds. We have doctors leaving the workforce. We have nurses leaving the workforce,” Dr. Anthony Slonim, president and CEO of Renown Health in Reno, said of fiscal […]

Washoe County to consider vacation rental tweaks

By: - January 25, 2022

Less than one year into its experiment regulating short-term rentals, Washoe County commissioners are considering proposals to allow more tenants per unit, ensure adequate parking, and require trash receptacles called ‘bear boxes’, used to secure trash from hungry bruins.   A number of bears have been lured to vacation rentals as a result of improper garbage […]

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Wild horse activists file suit against BLM over Nevada roundup

By: - January 24, 2022

Wild horse advocates filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court in an attempt to stop what they call cruel, secretive and unjustified round ups of horses conducted by the Bureau of Land Management in central Nevada.  The groups, Animal Wellness Action, CANA Foundation, and Wild Horse Education, allege BLM has failed to conduct a Herd […]

Could courts be forever changed by Covid? 

By: - January 24, 2022

Clark County Family Judge Stephanie Charter wants to see the people who appear in her court up close and in person. After all, the lives of the children who come before her may depend on it. Charter makes the tough decisions – whether to remove a child from a home, reunite a family with a […]

Nevada Gaming Commission approves remote ID for cashless betting 

By: - January 20, 2022

Casino patrons in Nevada will soon be able to engage in cashless betting on table games and slot machines without physically showing ID.  Nevada Gaming Commissioners voiced concerns from the necessity for remote ID verification to the potential for identity theft, but ultimately voted unanimously Thursday to approve a regulation change allowing it. “What we’re […]

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Hard Rock silent on fate of Mirage dolphins, lions and tigers

By: - January 20, 2022

When Hard Rock International announced last month it was buying the rights to operate the Mirage from MGM Resorts International for $1.075 billion, the news release proclaimed the new owner would erect a giant guitar on the Las Vegas Strip, but made no mention of what would become of the dolphins, tigers, lions and leopards […]

Tiger magic show disappears from Clark County agenda

By: - January 18, 2022

The illusionist behind a proposed magic show featuring live tigers has pulled his application for a zone variance from the Clark County agenda for Wednesday, according to a tweet from County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.  “Magician Jay Owenhouse is withdrawing his request – there will not be a tiger show in District E,” Segerblom wrote. “I’m […]

DA seeks to jail professional gambler Robin Hood 702 over tweets 

By: - January 18, 2022

R.J. Cipriani, a professional gambler known for sharing his winnings with the less fortunate and sharing intel with the FBI, is questioning Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s application of justice. He questions whether the DA, who wants him in jail, is doing the bidding of Resorts World executives who don’t want the brand of […]

Nevada lags nation in COVID vaccination for ages 5-11 

By: - January 14, 2022

America’s children are being vaccinated against COVID-19 at an alarmingly variable rate, depending on where they live, according to doctors interviewed by Kaiser Health News.  The report, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says only 18% of the 5 million children in America ages 5 to 11 have been fully […]

They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot… and threw in some tigers?

By: - January 14, 2022

Is a parking lot a block from the Las Vegas Strip anywhere for a tiger sanctuary? Illusionist Jay Owenhouse is betting on it.    “It’s been mentioned that the Las Vegas tiger habitat is in a parking lot and that tigers shouldn’t live in a parking lot,” Owenhouse said Tuesday during a virtual town hall meeting […]

Apollo Global Management: Leon Black not rejoining board of directors 

By: - January 12, 2022

Leon Black, the founder and former CEO of Apollo Global Management, has no plans to return to the company’s board of directors that he once chaired.  “Mr. Black has advised Apollo that he won’t be standing for nomination to the Apollo Board,” according to Steven Lipin, CEO of the public relations firm Gladstone Place Partners, […]