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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.

"its a disgrace that we have to put up with it"

Trump’s ‘hate-mongering, race-baiting’ closing argument

By: - November 1, 2018

President Donald Trump is escalating his anti-immigrant rhetoric just days before the election, warning of an invasion of migrants and threatening to change the rules for asylum seekers. The afternoon announcement comes as Democrats and Republicans are calling out Trump for releasing what they call a divisive and racist video just days before the midterm […]

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Career prosecutor hopes to unseat judge

By: - October 31, 2018

Challenges against sitting judges are relatively rare.  This cycle, Mary Kay Holthus, a career prosecutor, is hoping to unseat Clark County District Judge Mark Bailus, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in Department 18 in 2017.   Holthus says she’s running because “a number of people asked me to.”   “I think I’d make […]

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Rosen: Trump disrespect for Tree of Life families “reprehensible”

By: - October 30, 2018

As President Donald Trump blames the news media, “the true Enemy of the People,” for the “anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen is calling on Trump to “be a real leader.” “You can disagree on issues but don’t have to […]

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Rent or own, “Alternative Lodging” affects you

By: - October 29, 2018

The vacation rental on your block may be giving you fits but it could also be increasing the value of your home.   The short-term rental segment of the “Shared Economy” is pitting neighbor against neighbor, sparking debate over private property rights, and in a tight market, increasing home prices and long-term rent by taking […]

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Budding industry growing like a weed

By: - October 26, 2018

Nevada’s maiden voyage into the land of legal cannabis is paying off.    Jobs created by the industry and those required to support it are expected to generate just under $1 billion for the state economy this year.   More than half — $607.7 million — is attributed to the spending created by the 5,900 […]

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“Person of interest” resurfaces in unsolved double murder

By: - October 25, 2018

A year ago, on the first anniversary of the murders of 21-year-old Sydney Land and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Nehemiah Kauffman, the primary person of interest in the slaying, Shane Valentine, was no longer on the radar of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. “At this time we can say he is not our suspect,” Lt. Dan McGrath […]

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Charges dropped against man jailed for impersonating a cop, coercing sex from prostitutes

By: - October 24, 2018

The Clark County District Attorney has dropped all charges against a man arrested in August for allegedly impersonating a police officer in order to coerce sex from prostitutes. Jesus Carvajal faced three counts of kidnapping, three counts of false impersonation of a public officer, one count each of sexual assault, sexual assault with a deadly […]

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Heller misses more than half of Veterans Affairs hearings

By: - October 23, 2018

U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who has made support of veterans a prominent part of his reelection campaign and its advertising, has missed more than half of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearings at which his presence or absence can be determined during his Senate tenure.  From 2013 through today, Heller missed 48 out of 86 […]

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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 […]