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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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FYI the Pink Tax repeal doesn’t repeal the Pink Tax

By: - October 22, 2018

When Linda Low, the showgirl character in the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” she clearly wasn’t considering the premium women pay for the privilege. From razors to haircuts to dry cleaning, merchants assess a higher price, known as the Pink Tax, on products and services consumed […]

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Questioned about Marsy’s Law, D.A. walks away

By: - October 18, 2018

The primary backer of a ballot measure supporting victim rights in Nevada and four other states is facing four felony counts of drug trafficking in Clark County. But District Attorney Steve Wolfson, who appears in television ads supporting Marsy’s Law, has delayed filing formal charges against Henry T. Nicholas until November 6, which happens to […]

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Two Nevada Supreme Court seats in contention

By: - October 18, 2018

Some political races aren’t supposed to get political. Such is the case in contests for the judiciary. But candidates in two races for the Nevada Supreme Court are bucking the trend. It’s been only a year since Las Vegas suffered the most deadly mass shooting in modern-American history.  Litigators are fighting to keep lawsuits filed […]

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Laxalt family members campaign for Sisolak

By: - October 12, 2018

It’s not as awkward as Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar’s siblings publicly turning on their brother, but Nevada has its own version of Political Family Feud featuring the Laxalt family. Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt is the daughter of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt.  Her nephew, Adam Laxalt, is running for governor, but […]

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Laxalt gives health care questioner the brush-off

By: - October 12, 2018

If you want to talk with gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, don’t ask if he’s going to follow in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s footsteps. “I stood in a long line waiting to meet him,” says Will Pregman, a community organizer for local progressive non-profit Battle Born Progress, who attended an event Thursday night intended to recruit volunteers […]

Law keeps Paddock gun buys secret

By: - October 12, 2018

In the twelve months leading to the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock purchased 55 weapons according to police reports — an average of more than one a week, and most of them rifles. The Gun Control Act of 1968 requires that licensed gun dealers notify the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, […]

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Ford on Sandoval: “I appreciate his kind words”

By: - October 11, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval has endorsed U.S. Sen. Dean Heller to retain his seat, State Sen. Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor and now he’s featured in an ad for Lidia Stiglich,  a Nevada Supreme Court Justice he named to the bench. But Sandoval, who has declined to endorse fellow Republican Adam Laxalt or Democrat Steve Sisolak […]

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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 […]