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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.

Are job drug tests for weed on the way out?

By: - June 28, 2018

Nevadans and our visitors love legal marijuana.  Sales are topping $40 million a month and tax revenue will far exceed the projected $50 million for the first year.  That’s a lot of people smoking weed, eating edibles and vaping concentrates.    Twenty percent of Americans now live in a state where marijuana is legal and […]

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Weed legal, but can still separate families

By: - June 27, 2018

Smoking marijuana cost Las Vegan Frederica Ballard what she says she prizes most – her two youngest children. “My children were stolen and that’s not sour grapes.  It’s the absolute truth. I didn’t really believe that this kind of thing happened either until it happened to me,” she says. “I was raised a Christian in […]

Protesters plotting, planning for Trump visit: UPDATE

By: - June 22, 2018

Updated June 22, 2018 Las Vegans are expected to brave a high of 111 degrees Saturday to demonstrate their outrage over President Donald Trump’s efforts to deter immigration by separating asylum-seeking families at the Mexican border. Trump abandoned the effort after a tidal wave of criticism further threatened the political futures of his supporters in […]

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Latest path to Fountain of Youth leads to convicted felon

By: - June 22, 2018

After years of political and religious wrangling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved stem cell therapies, opening the floodgates for what’s expected to be the next frontier in regenerative healing. Now, a Las Vegas businessman who says he’s “revolutionizing stem cell therapy” is opening a new venture, despite being on federal probation for […]

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

By: - June 21, 2018

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million Nevadans at risk, according to government estimates.  Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, says the reversal would threaten Nevada’s most vulnerable, including 160,000 children and 270,000 senior citizens. Sisolak defended the […]

Sisolak proposes crowded debates

By: - June 20, 2018

The more the merrier!  That’s what Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is proclaiming when it comes to political debates this fall. In a letter to his Republican foe, Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Sisolak proposes three debates “including those from the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Independent American Party. Any nonpartisan […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

By: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]

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Bubble? What bubble? Fitch, Forbes wrong, LV experts say

By: - June 18, 2018

A Fitch Ratings report published by Forbes designating Las Vegas as the most overvalued real estate market in the nation has homeowners who survived the foreclosure crisis jittery and real estate agents angry.  But experts say contrary to increasingly frequent warnings from Fitch and others, Las Vegas is not in danger of suffering another housing […]

Bank fears guilt by association with bump stocks

By: - June 15, 2018

Companies wary of liability may be the next weapon in the effort to regulate guns. A story in The Trace says Utah’s Merrick Bank withheld $1.6 million from bump stock inventor and manufacturer Slide Fire after the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip last year in which 58 people were killed and upwards of 800 were […]

The best evidence money can buy…

By: - June 15, 2018

This week I reported that American Addiction Centers, one of the largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies in America, which owns facilities in Las Vegas, boasts that more than 60 percent of its clients remain substance free 12 months after treatment. An observant tipster let me know the study of 4,000 patients was not exactly independent.  In fact, it […]

Laxalt ‘looking into’ revisiting settled Nevada abortion law

By: - June 14, 2018

In 2014, when Governor Brian Sandoval and then-Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto declared the state’s ban on gay marriage indefensible and declined to pursue the effort in a federal lawsuit, then-candidate for attorney general Adam Laxalt pledged to put politics aside and uphold the state ban, passed by voters and codified into the Constitution. “As […]

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Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

By: - June 13, 2018

  The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the habit can be physically and psychologically draining. Some attempt to do it on their own. Others join traditional, free 12-step programs,  and still others check into $1,500- to $2,000-a-day rehabs, […]