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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.

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As client deaths prompt lawsuits, rehab exec quits job to run for LV Council

By: - January 11, 2019

Newly-announced Las Vegas City Council candidate Dave Marlon stepped down this week as Regional Vice President for Nevada of American Addiction Centers, a national drug and alcohol rehab giant, and CEO of Desert Hope and Solutions Recovery, the Las Vegas company he founded. Marlon resigned to “pursue public service opportunities…” according to a statement from AAC’s corporate […]

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Togliatti leaving MGM to run Department of Public Safety again

By: - January 10, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak today appointed longtime law enforcement and casino veteran George Togliatti to run the Department of Public Safety, a position Togliatti held from January 8, 2004 through January of 2007, under Gov. Kenny Guinn. Togliatti has been a Vice President at MGM Resorts International since 2007, according to his LinkedIn profile. “George has […]

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Sisolak ousts Harris, appoints former MGM attorney to chair Control Board

By: - January 9, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak is replacing Gaming Control Board chairwoman Becky Harris, who led the board through the formation of proposed rules to reign in sexual harassment in the casino industry.  Sandra Douglass Morgan, who was recently appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Sisolak’s predecessor, Brian Sandoval, will take the helm of the Control Board. […]

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Shutdown not derailing real estate, yet, but “probably not good” for market

By: - January 8, 2019

Federal employees are going without work in some cases, or working without pay in others, but if you’re looking to buy or sell your home, chances are decent the government shutdown won’t derail your plans. But if you’re in the market for other federal funding, you may be out of luck. Real estate experts in […]

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Kirkpatrick comes out swinging, wants pot money spent on homelessness

By: - January 8, 2019

The Clark County Commission is considering a proposal from its new chairwoman, Marilyn Kirkpatrick, to spend a windfall of marijuana business license fee revenue on Southern Nevada’s homeless problem. Marijuana-related businesses generated $9.3 million in business license fees in fiscal year 2018 and are on track to reach $11 million in fiscal year 2019. “I […]

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Judicial Discipline Commission asks Supreme Court to take hold off Tobiasson case

By: - January 4, 2019

The Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission, which investigates and disciplines judges in Nevada, is asking the Supreme Court to lift a stay on the Commission’s investigative proceedings against Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson.  Tobiasson is challenging the Judicial Discipline Commission’s process for investigating and disciplining judges for alleged breaches of the judicial code.  The high court […]

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Nevada delegation eager to shake things up

By: - January 4, 2019

Like refugees returning from an eight-year exile, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives Thursday, eager to tackle a broad agenda that includes immigration reform, stronger health care policy, addressing climate change, and the elephant in the White House, President Donald Trump.   The new House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is younger, more ethnically […]

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Clark County DA recuses from domestic battery case against judge, hands off to Ford

By: - January 2, 2019

One of Attorney General Aaron Ford’s first charges after taking office could be prosecuting domestic battery allegations against a fellow elected official — Las Vegas District Court Judge Stefany Miley. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson confirms he’s handing off the case to the AG’s office to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. […]

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Harry Reid’s failing health doesn’t dull his edge

By: - January 2, 2019

“I was always willing to do things that others were not willing to do,” Harry Reid told New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich in an interview appearing today. Truer words were never spoken. As a former Reid staffer in the late 80s, reading Leibovich’s piece was a shot to the gut. Something about seeing the […]

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Rubio bill could help Nevada hospitals, but industry focuses on Carson City

By: - January 2, 2019

For-profit hospitals in Nevada are hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars a year, thanks in large part to stingy Medicaid reimbursements, a problem state lawmakers have been unwilling to address.  Now, a bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) could spell relief in the form of federal money. The Affordable Care Act and the […]

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1 in 7 lawmakers initially appointed, not elected, to majority female Legislature

By: - December 28, 2018

Nevada voters seem partial to keeping a tight rein on the selection of public officials. They’ve rejected proposals to appoint judges and proved their disdain for the power of incumbency by imposing term limits on elected leaders. Yet when the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature convenes in February, five of the new members will […]

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Nevada Supreme Court imposes stay in judicial discipline case

By: - December 26, 2018

The Nevada Supreme Court is agreeing to step into a dispute between Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson and the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission that could ultimately change the way judges are investigated for alleged transgressions.     Tobiasson is challenging the Commission’s discipline procedure, which requires judges answer questions before formal charges are […]