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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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Stadium employs equivalent of 195 full-time workers in first year

By: - October 10, 2018

When proponents of a publicly funded football stadium wanted to sell lawmakers on the prospect of raising the room tax to pay for $750 million of the $1.9 billion project, they touted the 18,700 construction jobs the stadium would generate — a small but significant dent in the more than 50 thousand construction jobs still […]

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Police group “urges” answers from Laxalt on cop assault arrest

By: - October 9, 2018

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt assaulted a police officer when he was 17, and now the association representing cops from throughout Nevada wants to know more about that incident, as well as Laxalt’s other run-ins with the law. “The latest news about Adam Laxalt’s arrest history is extremely disturbing to Nevada’s law enforcement community, […]

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Don’t get mad. Get registered and vote.

By: - October 5, 2018

The election is a month away and early voting begins two weeks from Saturday, Oct. 20, and runs through Nov. 2.   Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.     But you can’t vote if you aren’t registered.   Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote or update your existing registration, without having […]

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Heller misses sex abuse hearing

By: - October 4, 2018

A Senate Commerce subcommittee charged with protecting Olympic athletes from sexual abuse met Wednesday for the fourth time. Absent from the meeting was U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who is in a tight race to retain his seat. Heller is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, a first-term congresswoman from Las Vegas. The hearing, held […]

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Reporting sex abuse: Damned if you do or don’t.

By: - October 4, 2018

As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice was much harder and took thirteen years.   “When I talk about my own experience, like right now I’m so nervous. Every time I talk about it I feel sick to […]

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Guns and Rosen

By: - October 3, 2018

If the man responsible for the Las Vegas shooting massacre had purchased more than one handgun in five days from a licensed seller, federal authorities would have been notified under a provision of a 50-year-old federal law, the Gun Control Act of 1968. Yet no comparable law exists to notify authorities of multiple purchases of […]

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Despite Trump approval, Heller blames bump stocks on Obama

By: - October 1, 2018

As Nevadans observe the anniversary of the deadliest shooting in modern-American history, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller is blaming the Obama administration for failing to outlaw bump stocks, the firearm modification device used by Stephen Paddock to turn his rifles into automatic weapons. In a news release, Heller said “… I applaud the Trump Administration’s Department […]

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Congress poised to cut money for parks

By: - September 28, 2018

Saturday is National Public Lands Day and admission is free to any of the nation’s parks. If you’ve been meaning to enjoy the great outdoors, you may want to go while your favorite spot is still in good shape. From the park around the corner to Nevada’s national recreation areas, the places we play are in […]

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Kavanaugh “100 percent certain,” too

By: - September 27, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh says he’s 100 percent certain the allegations leveled against him by three women are untrue.  Earlier Thursday, Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told the same committee she is 100 percent certain Kavanaugh assaulted her when the two were in high school. Kavanaugh entered the afternoon hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee […]

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The country’s day so far…

By: - September 27, 2018

Months of well-funded, coordinated efforts to derail the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh failed to do what the words of one woman may accomplish – force President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination or erode Republican support in the Senate for Kavanaugh. At times during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Christine […]

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Aftermath of a massacre: The new normalcy

By: - September 27, 2018

Fifty-one Sundays have passed since the city known for sin lost its innocence.  The fifty-second Sunday this weekend and the following day, the first anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, will be marked by memorials, tributes and other reminders of the victims, their families and a community stunned by its vulnerability. The people of […]

One year later, how has security changed?

By: - September 26, 2018

When a Mandalay Bay housekeeper discovered a cache of weapons in a hotel room on the 24th floor in November of 2014, including a rifle pointed out the window at the Las Vegas Strip, hotel security put in a call to the Las Vegas Fusion Center as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. […]