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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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#MeToo on ice in Nevada casinos

By: - November 20, 2018

UPDATED with comment from Governor Brian Sandoval It’s not often a gaming executive takes on industry regulators, but Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst, who is chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association, isn’t mincing words about the failure of the Nevada Gaming Commission to address sexual harassment in the state’s hotels and casinos.   “I’m truly […]

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Dispensing drugs. Just what the doctor ordered?

By: - November 16, 2018

Is your doctor prescribing the medication you need or the medication your doctor needs to prescribe to make a profit? “What would you do with an extra $25,000/ $50,000 / $100,000 per year?” the Dispensing Physician website asks medical professionals. “Are you fed up with declining insurance reimbursements? Are you seeing more patients to maintain the same […]

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Supply of iron workers weak link in stadium construction?

By: - November 14, 2018

July 31, 2020. That’s the projected completion date of the $1.84 billion Las Vegas Stadium — and not a moment to spare before the kick-off of pre-season football in early August. With no wiggle room in the construction calendar, imagine the distress a delay would cause for the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders, who already may […]

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Commissioner-elect claims no conflict on Red Rock

By: - November 14, 2018

The headline on the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial reads “New commissioner should recuse himself on Blue Diamond Hill development”.   The editorial goes on to question why Save Red Rock, a citizens group represented by Clark County commissioner-elect Justin Jones, announced after the election it’s dropping its lawsuit against the County and Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum […]

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Air traffic controllers will still be alone at McCarran

By: - November 12, 2018

Despite an incident that left airline pilots, those in the air and on the ground, in the dark last week at the nation’s eighth busiest airport, the Federal Aviation Administration will not augment staffing at McCarran International Airport’s air traffic tower. A source says the air traffic controller who became incapacitated for 40 minutes while […]

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Las Vegas topped campaign ad spending in U.S.; so where did the money go?

By: - November 9, 2018

Campaign spending on traditional media in Las Vegas topped the nation in the 2018 midterm, and Nevada ranked second in TV and radio advertising, with local stations in Las Vegas reaping $103 million in revenue, according to a report from Advertising Analytics.   But how much of that money remains in the state economy?  Likely […]

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Air Traffic controller “incapacitated” at McCarran Airport

By: - November 9, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration says a McCarran International Airport air traffic controller “became incapacitated while on duty” Wednesday evening.   Audio of the incident indicates the air traffic controller involved is a female.  A number of pilots appear to tell the air traffic control tower that its radio communications are broken up.  At one point […]

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Cannabis Catch-22

By: - November 9, 2018

You can buy it.  But you can’t smoke it. Such is the status of the recreational weed industry in Nevada for more than 47 million visitors who can legally buy cannabis but can’t legally consume it, thanks to a state law that prohibits use in public places.    In other words, the state, while happy […]

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City to county: Vacation rentals are your problem, too

By: - November 8, 2018

A City of Las Vegas hotline set up to handle complaints about short-term rentals in city neighborhoods has received about 100 calls a month in its three-month existence. The problem – close to 80 percent of the calls reference properties in Clark County, where vacations rentals are banned, not Las Vegas. Southern Nevada is home […]

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Ordinance to protect homeowners called “anti-development”

By: - November 7, 2018

City Councilman Steve Seroka, who says he was prompted to run for office because of the dispute over plans to convert the Badlands Golf Course near Alta and Rampart into residential development, says he’s hoping to avoid similar battles in the future. The measure would require developers to ascertain the impacts of their proposals before […]

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

By: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

By: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]