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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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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. […]

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Sisolak ties himself to Sandoval in new ad

By: - September 25, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is making a six figure broadcast and cable ad buy in Reno, where the Clark County commissioner is hoping to make a name for himself. In the meantime, he’s borrowing a familiar face and name to help him cozy up to northerners – popular Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. It’s not […]

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After leaving Las Vegas, national developer returns for next boom

By: - September 25, 2018

A national development company that swooped into Las Vegas at the height of the building boom more than a decade ago is back and promising to invest “upwards of $300 million” in luxury apartment complexes. Related Companies’ affiliate The Related Group developed the World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas. The firm had been in […]

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Judge wants details on Route 91 security firm

By: - September 21, 2018

  Federal Judge Richard Boulware wants to know what services provided by the security firm hired to work the Route 91 Festival are certified by the Homeland Security Department. MGM Resorts International is trying to limit its liability for the October 1, 2017 shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip by claiming the security company, […]

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DV fatality review panel goes dark under Laxalt

By: - September 21, 2018

It was August of 2015 when Carson City Sheriff Deputy Carl Howell responded to a domestic violence call. A woman with visible injuries met Howell and another officer outside. Howell approached the door in an effort to meet with the suspect, Jonathon Pope.  “As Deputy Howell approached the door, Pope appeared armed with a firearm […]

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Heller’s Kavanaugh position fraught with peril

By: - September 18, 2018

U.S. Senator Dean Heller is already on shaky ground with women voters, according to one poll.  Now, allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a young woman during his high school years could further erode support for Heller among Nevada women. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are set […]