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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.

State allocates millions in ARPA money to child mental health

By: - August 18, 2022

Nevada’s inadequate mental health system will get millions of dollars in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act after a unanimous vote Wednesday by members of the Interim Finance Committee.  “We’re going to make a huge generational change for the children,” Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton said of the effort to bridge the state’s fragmented system.   “Our […]

High-profile cases increase Metro settlements in Lombardo’s final term

By: - August 17, 2022

In Joe Lombardo’s first five years as Clark County Sheriff, Las Vegas Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee or the sheriff approved an average of $1.1 million in settlements to people alleging wrongdoing by the police and from those involved in auto accidents with Metro. But in the last two years, settlements shot up – to just […]

Layoffs feared as new home sales plummet in July

By: - August 11, 2022

Builders in Southern Nevada sold 434 homes in July, down from 713 the previous month, according to analyst Home Builders Research, sparking concerns about rippling economic effects. Sales of new homes in the valley peaked this year at 1,256 in March. “I’ve heard of one builder making some layoffs but I don’t know any details […]

Cortez Masto, Rosen join Republicans in exempting investment firms from tax

By: - August 9, 2022

Nevada’s U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen say they were protecting small business and ensuring passage of the Inflation Reduction Act when they joined five other Democrats in voting with Republicans to exempt companies controlled by private equity and investment funds from the 15% minimum corporate tax approved by the U.S. Senate.   But […]

Cool pavement gets cold shoulder from Clark County 

By: - August 8, 2022

Wildfires ravaging the west. Heat waves gripping the globe. Unprecedented floods killing dozens. Such are the weather-related events of just the last few weeks.  The world is coming to grips with the enormity of mitigating the effects of climate change. Aside from turning up the air conditioner, a number of cities are taking action by […]

Vacation rental owners sue state, Clark County over new law 

By: - August 4, 2022

An association representing vacation rental owners in Southern Nevada is asking a judge to enjoin the state and Clark County from enforcing what it says are unconstitutional regulations imposed last month on the so-called ‘Airbnb’ industry, and to declare the state and local laws unconstitutional.  A state law passed in 2021 required the county, which […]

NV Energy seeks right to stick ratepayers with Greenlink bill 

By: - August 2, 2022

When NV Energy turned to Nevada lawmakers last year to salvage a massive transmission line project that state utility regulators had already partially denied because of the potential cost to ratepayers, the utility’s CEO testified any increase to customers was years away.  “We will put thousands of people to work today and Nevadans will not […]

Motivation key for sellers as real estate market steadies 

By: - August 1, 2022

The long-anticipated end to a frenetic and unsustainable real estate market is a relief to prospective buyers who have been waiting for the market to cool, but a blow to sellers, especially those caught off guard by the rapid turn.  “I have one seller who is not lowering their price because I think they haven’t […]

Pro-choice advocates fear ‘dystopian’ future under Lombardo

By: - July 28, 2022

A Las Vegas abortion provider says almost half of his patients now are from a state where the procedure is restricted or banned and he fears Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo, if elected, would eliminate legal protections for out-of-state patients and Nevada providers who care for them.  “Personally, I think if Lombardo is elected, our […]

Term limits still unclear, three decades after approval

By: - July 27, 2022

Two municipal candidates would run afoul of Nevada's 12-year term limit law if they win reelection, but it's not clear what would happen if they do.

Judge’s comments reflect reality, say civil rights leaders 

By: - July 21, 2022

Statements that District Judge Erika Ballou made from the bench about police “reflect the grim reality for African Americans in (the) United States and in Clark County,” says NAACP Las Vegas president Roxann McCoy.  In a court video, Ballou is heard admonishing a defendant alleged to have violated his parole by assaulting a police officer.  […]

Colorado River crisis requires confronting sacred cow

By: - July 21, 2022

A cap on the size of swimming pools in Southern Nevada, intended to reduce water lost to evaporation, will save about 10 acre feet a year – compared to the millions of acre feet Colorado River states must agree in the next month to conserve to avoid federal intervention.  “We’re talking about needing to save […]