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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.

Bank fears guilt by association with bump stocks

By: - June 15, 2018

Companies wary of liability may be the next weapon in the effort to regulate guns. A story in The Trace says Utah’s Merrick Bank withheld $1.6 million from bump stock inventor and manufacturer Slide Fire after the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip last year in which 58 people were killed and upwards of 800 were […]

The best evidence money can buy…

By: - June 15, 2018

This week I reported that American Addiction Centers, one of the largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies in America, which owns facilities in Las Vegas, boasts that more than 60 percent of its clients remain substance free 12 months after treatment. An observant tipster let me know the study of 4,000 patients was not exactly independent.  In fact, it […]

Laxalt ‘looking into’ revisiting settled Nevada abortion law

By: - June 14, 2018

In 2014, when Governor Brian Sandoval and then-Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto declared the state’s ban on gay marriage indefensible and declined to pursue the effort in a federal lawsuit, then-candidate for attorney general Adam Laxalt pledged to put politics aside and uphold the state ban, passed by voters and codified into the Constitution. “As […]

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Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

By: - June 13, 2018

  The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the habit can be physically and psychologically draining. Some attempt to do it on their own. Others join traditional, free 12-step programs,  and still others check into $1,500- to $2,000-a-day rehabs, […]

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Despite defeat, Langford and supporters hopeful for reform

By: - June 12, 2018

Robert Langford entered the race for District Attorney at the last minute, when the “progressive” candidate suddenly backed out of challenging incumbent Steve Wolfson.  The uphill battle proved insurmountable. Wolfson defeated Langford handily. But Langford’s supporters said the cause isn’t lost. “Sometimes a candidate doesn’t have to win the race to make a difference,” says […]

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Rehab Rat Race: Putting profits over patients?

By: - June 12, 2018

Cody Arbuckle was 23 years-old when he left Indianapolis and headed for Las Vegas and a future free from addiction. Like countless others tethered to alcohol or drugs, Arbuckle chose to kick his opiate addiction in Southern Nevada, known for its many temptations but also a plethora of rehabilitation options. Arbuckle spent 19 days at Solutions Recovery, […]

D.A. Wolfson embraces wrongfully convicted. Just not all of them.

By: - June 7, 2018

A television campaign ad for District Attorney Steve Wolfson asserts that Wolfson’s “conviction integrity unit freed” a wrongfully convicted man.  DeMarlo Berry, who served 22 years for a murder he did not commit, is the first and only person to be exonerated via Wolfson’s Conviction Integrity Unit, created in 2016. “My goal in creating the […]

Plea deal raises questions about ties between cops and pimps

By: - June 7, 2018

Note: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly protecting certain pimps at the expense of their competitors.  Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson says Metro’s failure to investigate one suspected pimp believed to be targeting the children of law enforcement forced her to turn to the […]

COMMENTARY

Information is currency. Lots of currency.

By: - June 6, 2018

Like many of you, the Nevada Current was curious about what caused former UNLV President Len Jessup to up and leave.  Since we couldn’t get any satisfactory answers, we filed an information request for emails and other correspondence among Nevada Chancellor Thom Reilly and state regents. The estimated price tag for the information we sought: […]

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Daughters of police, judges lured into prostitution

By: - June 6, 2018

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson says she gave Metro Police detectives a road map that may have prevented three murders involving the sex trade, but vice detectives, under investigation by the FBI for allegedly protecting pimps, failed to act. Tobiasson drew criticism from friends and foes alike when she alleged on KLAS-TV […]

Laxalt’s chief investigator pursues case against daughter’s former pimp

By: - June 5, 2018

Before Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt named Roland Swanson as his Chief Investigator in 2015, Swanson, according to his bio on the AG’s website, led investigations for the FBI’s public integrity unit in Las Vegas.  Now, his office is involved in the prosecution of convicted pimp Kobe Hogue, who happens to be the former boyfriend […]

State lawmaker: Metro misapplying law by refusing to supply information

By: - June 5, 2018

An effort by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to deny information to journalists is a misapplication of the law, according to one state lawmaker. LVMPD recently stopped providing information to Nevada Current, citing a 2017 amendment to state law requiring that reporters be affiliated with “a newspaper, press association or commercially operated, federally licensed […]