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.

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State’s richest save 14.7%, poorest save .35% under Trump tax cuts

By: - May 30, 2019

The trickle-down effects of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have failed to materialize to the extent anticipated by the administration, but Nevada’s wealthiest — sometimes dubbed the “one-percenters” — are benefiting disproportionately, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.   The highest earners in Nevada, those with wages […]


Lawmakers aim to clean up drug and alcohol rehab industry

By: - May 29, 2019

It’s been five months since Kim Sanders’ son killed himself at Solutions Recovery’s detoxification facility in Las Vegas, but Sanders has yet to hear from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, which regulates health facilities such as the one where her son, Andrew “Drew” Sanders, took his life. “We were paying thousands of […]


Judge chokes back tears testifying on imprisonment of innocent man

By: - May 28, 2019

Clark County District Judge Doug Herndon is uniquely qualified to testify about a bill before state lawmakers designed to compensate people who are wrongfully convicted in Nevada. Herndon’s daughter participated in researching the measure. But the judge’s qualifications go well beyond that connection. “I was also a prosecutor who was involved in prosecuting a case […]

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Measure feared to boost LV water grab dies in Carson City

By: - May 24, 2019

Opponents of the great Las Vegas rural “water grab” are celebrating the legislative death of Assembly Bill 30, a measure they say would have provided fertile ground for a power play by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), the agency suing for the right to take water from rural Nevada. The bill would have allowed […]

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No pot lounges until 2022 under Sisolak’s weed bill

By: - May 24, 2019

Nevada lawmakers are poised to turn over control of the blooming cannabis industry to a board made up of gubernatorial appointees, a la Nevada gaming regulation. A two-year study of the weed industry included in the measure is likely to delay pot lounges from taking root until 2022. The voter-approved legalization of cannabis allows for […]

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Rosen to Homeland Security: “Tell it like it is on family separation”

By: - May 23, 2019

Immigrant parents and children are still being separated daily at the Mexican border, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan admitted under questioning from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen today.   “A case where a parent and a child are separated now are extremely rare.  It’s happening one to three times a day out of thousands of […]

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Goodman lone holdout on selecting Musk’s boring company

By: - May 22, 2019

Elon Musk, who already has a stronghold in Northern Nevada via the Tesla battery factory, will be making his presence felt at the southern end of the state. On Wednesday the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board members voted to name Musk’s enterprise, called The Boring Company, the winning applicant to build an underground […]

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Sisolak’s bill protects casinos from weed consumption lounges

By: - May 22, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak wants the state to take over regulation of the cannabis industry in much the same way it regulates gambling. And like gaming establishments, the governor’s proposal, Assembly Bill 533, calls for cannabis lounges to be separated from schools, parks and churches.  And even farther from casinos. Yes, casinos.   The bill calls […]

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LV housing: Incentives for the haves, “streetscaping” for the have nots

By: - May 22, 2019

When a developer from Tennessee wanted to build a luxury apartment complex on Symphony Park, the City of Las Vegas stepped up with a cut-rate deal — $4.25 million for the 5.25 acre parcel within the city’s redevelopment area.  Appraisals for the property ranged from $6,187,000 to $20,580,000. “The only way the City will see […]

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Tenants’ rights legislation dies under pressure from Realtors

By: - May 20, 2019

A bill designed to enhance the rights of tenants in Nevada but labeled a “slap in the face” by Realtors, will not move forward. Senate Bill 256 was designed to ease the burden for renters, who make up almost half of all Nevadans.  But opponents said it would have driven landlords out of the business, […]

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Nevada Supremes rule in favor of judge and against discipline process

By: - May 16, 2019

Judges in Nevada cannot be forced to answer questions under oath about potential discipline matters before being formally charged with a violation.   The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Judicial Discipline Commission lacks authority to force Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson to answer written questions under oath before the Commission […]

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“Zero support” from resort industry for funding monorail expansion

By: - May 16, 2019

The long-planned extension of the Las Vegas Monorail to the Mandalay Bay, which sits near the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, and construction of a new station near the Venetian, depend on a chain of events that appear increasingly unlikely to materialize.   Monorail president and CEO Curtis Myles told County Commissioners earlier this month that […]