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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.

NV Energy’s end-of-session surprise rarely a boon for ratepayers

By: - May 25, 2023

Nevada lawmakers’ biennial sojourn in Carson City can be unpredictable, but as certain as snowfall in the early weeks of the session, so is the flexing of legislative muscle that manifests in the final weeks in the form of last-minute legislation at the behest of NV Energy. This year is no different. A bill draft […]

Power bill rate cut strategy questioned by consumer advocate

By: - May 19, 2023

NV Energy’s proposed summer rate cut is a risky proposal that sets bad precedent and warrants more attention from regulators, according to a motion filed Thursday  by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection with the Public Utilities Commission.  Consumer Advocate Ernest Figueroa says the BCP supports the utility’s effort to provide rate relief to […]

NV Energy must show homework before cutting summer power rates, PUC says

By: - May 18, 2023

Electricity rates in Southern Nevada are slated to go down 5% in July, August, and September, and 16% in the northern part of the state, under filings submitted by NV Energy to the Public Utilities Commission Monday. But a spokesman for the PUC says the applications were insufficient and are on hold until the utility […]

Local governments ponder more money for animal shelters 

By: - May 15, 2023

The German Shepherd appeared to be young, as was the woman trying to relinquish the dog at the Henderson Animal Shelter.  “I don’t live in Henderson, so they wouldn’t take him,” she said as she put the dog back in her car. “He’s gentle but he lunged at a lady’s garbage bag. My landlord says […]

State gambling regulators ask feds for help combating illegal offshore betting

By: - May 11, 2023

Top gambling regulators in seven states, including Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Kirk Hendrick, are urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to help combat illegal offshore betting.    “Offshore operators who offer their products into these highly-regulated state jurisdictions are doing so in contravention of not only state laws, but federal law,” says a letter to […]

NV Energy’s summer rate cuts will cost customers more later

By: - May 10, 2023

NV Energy’s plan to cut power rates for three months beginning in July to offset high summer usage is a money maker for the utility that will cost ratepayers more down the road, thanks to a state law that allows the utility to earn a profit on deferred energy purchases.   “Our customers have all been […]

Measure designed to increase stock of affordable rentals ignores low-income demand

By: - May 10, 2023

Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Sandra Jauregui told lawmakers Monday her measure requiring local governments to track housing developments and expedite the application and zoning processes “will bring more homes online” in Nevada. “And with an increased supply and inventory, whether that’s affordable housing units, market rate units, apartment units or homes for people to buy, […]

Penn stock plummets as Barstool’s Portnoy claims sidekick fired for racial slur

By: - May 4, 2023

Penn Entertainment’s stock slid more than 13% Thursday after Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy announced Wednesday that Penn instructed Barstool to terminate one of Portnoy’s  sidekicks for publicly using the n-word.  “Today we had to fire Ben Mintz,” Portnoy says in a video posted Wednesday on Twitter  describing how Mintz, a social media host, “rapped […]

State Bureau of Consumer Protection appeals NV Energy bid to recoup costs from customers

By: - May 2, 2023

Nevada’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its order granting NV Energy the ability to seek rate hikes to recoup the costs of its $2.5 billion Greenlink transmission line project. The appeal comes as Nevada ratepayers brace for power bills expected to average $470 in July in Las […]

NLV mayor, state senator spar over sinking homes 

By: - April 28, 2023

When Gary and Cinthia Arnett bought their North Las Vegas home in 2020, they had no idea the ground beneath their Windsor Park neighborhood was literally shifting beneath their feet, and had been for decades. They didn’t know that in the last 30 years about half the Windsor Park houses had been condemned or purchased […]

Lawmakers warn governor to stay in his lane 

By: - April 27, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s bill to modernize government and make it more efficient will add more layers of government oversight and threaten the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches, according to lawmakers of both parties who questioned the bill’s provisions as well as its constitutionality Wednesday during a marathon four-hour hearing before the […]

NLV backs off plan to buy Texas Station land for mixed use development

By: - April 26, 2023

The City of North Las Vegas says it’s not buying 73 acres of vacant land at the sites of the bulldozed Texas Station and Fiesta, despite a request to the state to pitch in $10 million in funds earmarked for affordable housing toward the $80 million price tag. In September of last year, city manager […]