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.

Lawmakers warn governor to stay in his lane 

By: - April 27, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s bill to modernize government and make it more efficient will add more layers of government oversight and threaten the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches, according to lawmakers of both parties who questioned the bill’s provisions as well as its constitutionality Wednesday during a marathon four-hour hearing before the […]

NLV backs off plan to buy Texas Station land for mixed use development

By: - April 26, 2023

The City of North Las Vegas says it’s not buying 73 acres of vacant land at the sites of the bulldozed Texas Station and Fiesta, despite a request to the state to pitch in $10 million in funds earmarked for affordable housing toward the $80 million price tag. In September of last year, city manager […]

NV Energy bills projected to skyrocket in July 

By: - April 24, 2023

The average NV Energy bill for July is expected to reach $470 in Southern Nevada, up from $337 last year, and the average bill in Northern Nevada is projected at $212, up from $159 in 2022, says Nevada’s consumer advocate.  “Due to public policy costs, past legislation and high natural gas prices, these rates will […]

State wildlife official ordered to pay more than $150,000 over defamation claim he filed

By: - April 17, 2023

A Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist who sued Lake Tahoe bear activists for allegedly mounting a “vicious and calculated effort to damage his reputation and jeopardize his employment” is now on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees, costs, and damages.  Judge Connie H. Steinheimer ruled last week against NDOW official Carl Lackey, […]

Senators question diversity of Lombardo cannabis working group

By: - April 14, 2023

State senators on Friday questioned the gender and ethnic diversity of a working group requested by Gov. Joe Lombardo to weigh in on legislation and address cannabis industry complaints about the state’s regulatory apparatus and competition from the illegal trade. “From day one of Governor Lombardo’s administration, there has been, and this is no criticism […]

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State senator vows to help owners of sinking homes in North Las Vegas

By: - April 14, 2023

State Sen. Dina Neal says she’ll ask the state to appropriate $10 million and the City of North Las Vegas for $20 million more to relocate any of 90 or so remaining residents of Windsor Park, a neighborhood of sinking homes that residents say has been forgotten by the City of North Las Vegas. “I […]

Southwest Gas seeks ‘blank check,’ for unnecessary effort, say opponents

By: - April 13, 2023

The pipe carrying natural gas beneath homes and businesses in Southern Nevada may be more at risk of leaking than other types of conduit, but not enough to warrant saddling ratepayers with the bill to replace it at a time when gas bills are skyrocketing and the state is seeking to reduce its dependence on […]

Bill designed to chill homeowner criticism of HOAs, say opponents

By: - April 11, 2023

A bill sponsored by the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee seeks to rein in Nevadans who lawmakers say are harassing and demanding too much of their homeowners’ associations and management companies.  “Some of the actions that we’ve taken to protect HOA members have gone a little too far and expose executive board members and their employees […]

State senator on weed: ‘Let’s let people buy in bulk’ 

By: - April 10, 2023

Lawmakers in Carson City are considering a measure that would more than double the amount of cannabis recreational users can possess and dispensaries can sell at one time. It would also eliminate a blanket ban on employment in the industry for certain felons and give regulators discretion on their applications.  “At some point you’ve served […]

Partisan divide portends doom for gun bills 

By: - April 10, 2023

Americans are fed up with the frequency of mass shootings, according to recent polls, especially the slaughter of children in their own classrooms. But are their lawmakers equally incensed?  Before a word of testimony had been uttered Thursday on three bills championed by Democrats and intended to put a dent in gun violence, Assembly Republicans […]

Weed growers say they’re overtaxed under Nevada scheme 

By: - April 5, 2023

Nevada’s marijuana growers say they are being overtaxed and on the brink of going out of business, thanks to a tax formula that relies on the state’s calculation of the fair market value of a pound of cannabis, rather than its actual wholesale price. Competing proposals to tweak the calculation would each cost the state […]

Bill aimed at relieving burden for grandparents, others caring for children 

By: - April 4, 2023

George Allen, a 60-year-old Las Vegas personal care aide, thought he was done with baby cribs and bottle feedings. Now, his modest studio apartment, rented with the help of a voucher from the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, boasts a toddler bed for his three-year-old granddaughter and a crib for his other granddaughter, an infant. […]