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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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Sisolak urges Nevadans to sign up for health insurance by deadline

By: - December 14, 2018

The deadline to sign up for health insurance is midnight Saturday night and Governor-Elect Steve Sisolak, who will inherit responsibility for the state’s insurance exchange, is drumming up business. Sisolak held a news conference Friday at the Grant Sawyer building, the state government headquarters in Las Vegas, and encouraged Nevadans without coverage – especially young […]

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Sisolak announces inaugural events

By: - December 13, 2018

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak will be sworn in to office on the steps of the Nevada Capitol on January 7, with a public reception to follow at the Nevada State Library and Archives. The governor-elect’s inauguration team says the public is welcome and the event is free. Two inaugural galas will follow – the first at […]

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Justice of the Peace faces discipline for seeking police help

By: - December 13, 2018

A Las Vegas Justice of the Peace who says she tipped off Vice detectives to an alleged teen prostitution ring, but asked to keep it confidential out of concern for her daughter, is facing possible discipline over allegations she used her position as a judge to contact police.    The complaint against Justice of the […]

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To buy or not to buy? Is consumer confidence hampering the housing boom?

By: - December 11, 2018

With some homeowners still recovering from the Great Recession and the housing crash that decimated Nevada’s market, is the economy about to falter, threatening to plunge Nevadans underwater again? The “R” word is punctuating news reports at an increasing rate.  The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again. Corporations are perilously over-leveraged.  And […]

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Rehab giant closes facilities, lays off workers

By: - December 6, 2018

American Addiction Centers, one of the nation’s largest for-profit drug and alcohol recovery chains, with facilities in Las Vegas, is closing centers in California and Louisiana and laying off employees, including an undisclosed number of workers in Las Vegas. AAC owns Solutions Recovery, Resolutions and Desert Hope in Southern Nevada. The Current has obtained an […]

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NICUs replace nurseries, cost more, separate moms and babies

By: - December 6, 2018

Breast is best.  Experts agree that no method of feeding infants provides the physical and emotional benefits of nursing.   A 2009 study of Australian mothers found that in addition to its other benefits, “breastfeeding may also help to protect against maternally-perpetrated child maltreatment, particularly child neglect.” What’s more, breastfeeding is free, while infant formula can […]

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Clark County Commissioners fill state Senate vacancies

By: - December 4, 2018

Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to fill two vacancies in the state Senate created by the election last month. Assemblyman Chris Brooks, who has served one term in the Nevada Assembly, will be moving to the upper chamber of the Legislature.  Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Brooks, a Democrat, to fill the Senate seat being […]

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What ails Nevada hospitals?

By: - December 4, 2018

Nevada hospitals lag far behind their national counterparts on a variety of quality of care measurements rated by the federal government. But a seminal provision of Obamacare that hits hospitals where it hurts may be improving outcomes for patients. Nationally, more than half of the 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals scored by the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Sisolak echoes Sandoval, urges Gaming Commission to act on sexual harassment rules

By: - November 30, 2018

Gaming Commission members are so far ignoring a call from Governor Brian Sandoval to consider proposed rules to help protect hotel and casino workers from sexual harassment.  Now, Sandoval’s successor, Governor-elect Steve Sisolak is echoing the governor’s call for action. “Governor-elect Sisolak agrees with Governor Sandoval that the proposed amendments should be added to the […]

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Titus goes to bat again for hungry kids

By: - November 28, 2018

For close to two-thirds of Clark County students, the free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches they receive at school may be the most nutritious meals, or even their primary source of food, throughout the week. “That’s more than 203,000 students who face hunger at home and come to school unprepared to learn,” says Rep. Dina […]

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Bobby Kennedy Jr., Tick Segerblom ride to rescue the Colorado River

By: - November 28, 2018

The lawmaker who led the effort to legalize weed in Nevada has a new challenge that may prove more daunting – saving the Colorado River.   To do so, Clark County commissioner-elect Tick Segerblom will have to confront two behemoths – wasteful water users (both corporate and personal) and climate change.   Segerblom is the […]

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Women co-chairing Sisolak transition team

By: - November 26, 2018

Governor-elect Steve Sisolak will rely on the assistance of three women to head his transition advisory team as he prepares to ascend to the state’s highest office. In a release, Sisolak announced U.S Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) will chair the team, which will be co-chaired by former Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley and Reno Mayor Hillary […]