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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.

Reno, Henderson build luxury apartments amid affordability crisis 

By: - July 19, 2022

Almost all of the apartment units constructed in Reno (94%) and Henderson (93%) during the last decade are categorized as luxury units, according to an analysis of data compiled by the market research firm Yardi Matrix, a finding that stands in stark contrast to Nevada’s ranking as the state with the fewest low-income units per […]

Inspection reports at LV slaughterhouse detail filth, question bird health

By: - July 14, 2022

The stench precedes the arrival of the tractor trailer as it pulls up to the curb outside the nondescript one-story building on East Charleston Avenue on a June day in Las Vegas. Animal activists, who have been waiting on the sidewalk since before dawn, surround the truck, cameras in hand, to document conditions in the […]

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ACLU of NV legal effort to remove weed from Schedule 1 survives challenge

By: - July 13, 2022

A legal effort by the ACLU of Nevada to force the Nevada Board of Pharmacy to remove cannabis from its Schedule 1 of controlled substances will proceed, Clark County Judge Joe Hardy ruled Wednesday when he denied the board’s motion to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit.   ACLUNV says individuals are still being arrested for cannabis possession […]

LV apartment rents easing amid talk of rent control 

By: - July 13, 2022

Apartment rents in Las Vegas are up 11.2% from a year ago, according to data released by the Nevada State Apartment Association Executive Director Suzy Vasquez says local rents are increasing about half as fast as they were last year. A report based on data provided by CoStar pegs average second quarter rent at $1,480 […]

Animal Foundation slashes services to public

By: - July 7, 2022

The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada’s publicly-funded shelter, has cut services to the public after the departure of much of its veterinary staff, according to its new chief operating officer. TAF is also at odds with animal welfare advocates who say it is needlessly placing adoptable cats at risk by releasing them where […]

Democratic control of Senate critical to protecting abortion rights, Cortez Masto says

By: - July 1, 2022

Nevada’s senior U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says defeating Republican candidate Adam Laxalt is all that stands between American women and a federal abortion ban.   “If we do not protect the seat, we are going to lose those rights that we have fought for,” Cortez Masto said at an event in Las Vegas Friday, where […]

Sisolak: Legislature may take up rent control 

By: - June 30, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak says a proposed ballot measure championed by Culinary Local 226 could lead to legislative action on rent control.  “It’s going to be interesting how this plays out on the ballot,” Sisolak said during an interview after a Thursday morning rally at North Las Vegas City Hall, where Culinary members prepared to turn […]

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Easy money loans appeal to would-be investors who lack income

By: - June 28, 2022

Across America, working folk with no capital and lackluster credit are becoming vacation rental tycoons by amassing multiple properties. But with interest rates on the rise and a possible recession looming, the risky loan product that helps level the playing field for the little guy is falling out of favor with some lenders.  Debt service […]

From ‘Hallelujah’ to ‘Hell, no,’ Nevada reactions to abortion ruling span spectrum

By: - June 24, 2022

The end of the nearly half-century battle to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that gave Americans the constitutional right to an abortion, is accelerating the divisive debate – especially among candidates seeking election in November.   Republican gubernatorial candidate and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is leaving the door open for Nevada’s long-standing abortion protections, […]

County unleashes proposed ban on pet store sales 

By: - June 23, 2022

“Don’t Let Clark County Take Away Nevada’s Puppies!” implores the online petition posted by a pet store called the Puppy Palace, in response to a proposed ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, and rabbits from pet stores. In fact, the proposed ban would apply only to pet stores in unincorporated Clark […]

Clark County passes STR law amid allegations of payoffs, pressure from lobbyists 

By: - June 21, 2022

Amid allegations they are doing the bidding of the resort industry, Clark County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted an ordinance designed to slash the number of vacation rentals operating in unincorporated areas of Southern Nevada by roughly 75%.  STR owners railed against the ordinance, which will permit about 2,800 rentals and presumably crack down on […]

Nye County in need of foster parents  

By: - June 20, 2022

Families interested in helping foster children can learn how Saturday, June 25 at a community forum in Pahrump. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a question-and-answer session featuring foster parents and state officials. “Pahrump illustrates the dire need for more rural Nevada foster families,” says a news release from […]