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.


Reid: “Speak out against hate. Don’t let it go.”

By: - April 12, 2019

“I’ve been involved in political life in Nevada since 1963,” Harry Reid told an audience gathered for a discussion of anti-Semitism Thursday at UNLV, noting he crisscrossed the country during his time in a variety of offices, including Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. “Never in all my travels did I hear a single slur […]


Judge: Son of former NV governor “fraudulently concealed information” from lenders

By: - April 9, 2019

Hard money lender Jeff Guinn, the son of former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, “fraudulently concealed information” when he valued four loans brokered by his former company, Aspen Financial,  but did not engage in “overarching fraud” on more than 20 loans at issue in a lawsuit filed against Guinn. Two and a half years after the […]

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LV Chamber digs in heels against collective bargaining, minimum wage hike

By: - April 8, 2019

A decades-long effort to allow state employees to unionize would result in increased costs to the state of at least $1.7 billion a year by 2034, according to an analysis commissioned by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. The analysis, prepared by RCG Economics, is in response to legislative and executive branch efforts to […]


One person’s paradise is another person’s flood channel

By: - April 8, 2019

To some, it’s a slice of heaven in the middle of the urban core. To others, it’s just a wash — a natural flood channel carved in the desert by centuries of storm water run off. A recent City of Henderson project amounting to the deforestation of a grove of mesquite trees in a prized […]

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Rehab “track records” to be public under legislation

By: - April 8, 2019

Nevadans and others seeking help for addiction could be privy to more information about drug and alcohol treatment providers under a bill before state lawmakers.   “These facilities are not monitored by the state nor are they required to report events such as patient deaths to any authority,” testified State Sen. Julia Ratti who sponsored […]

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Kihuen’s comeback cut short by five votes

By: - April 2, 2019

Ruben Kihuen, the former congressman who returned to Southern Nevada under the cloud of a sexual misconduct scandal, lost his bid to return to politics by just five votes in the race for Las Vegas City Council Ward 3. Former city parks and recreation staffer Melissa Clary edged out Kihuen to earn a spot in […]

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Nevada Supremes wrangle over judicial discipline

By: - April 2, 2019

The attorney for the state commission that disciplines judges defended its practices, then acquiesced, before some seemingly skeptical Nevada Supreme Court justices Tuesday.   At issue is whether judges should be compelled to answer written questions under oath during the investigative stage of complaints brought by the Nevada Judicial Disciplinary Commission.   Las Vegas Justice […]


Legislation would make rehabs, mental health homes report deaths to state

By: - April 1, 2019

When 23-year old Cody Arbuckle died after 19 days in a Las Vegas home licensed for drug and alcohol treatment, it fell on his mother, Kathy Deem, to request a state inspection of the facility, owned by Solutions Recovery.    State officials, who never visited the home where Arbuckle died as part of their investigation, […]

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Weed banking bill moves to House

By: - March 28, 2019

A bill that would solve the banking dilemma for cannabis businesses in Nevada and across the country passed a key House committee Thursday morning.   The Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), passed H.R. 1595, the Safe Banking Act, designed to alleviate the concerns that plague the banking industry when it comes […]

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Anointment politics alive and well in Henderson, of course

By: - March 28, 2019

The ink was barely dry on former Henderson redevelopment manager Michelle Romero’s retirement when the 25 year veteran of city government told Councilwoman Gerri Schroder of her interest in the term-limited Schroder’s seat. “I sat down with her a couple of months after I retired and said this is something I’d really like to do, […]

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LV Ward 1 candidates talk medical district, transportation

By: - March 26, 2019

With the grand dame of Ward 1, Lois Tarkanian, looking on, the crowded slate of candidates vying to replace her met Monday evening to address concerns of residents in the McNeil neighborhood, the area west of Rancho and between Oakey and West Charleston. The older homes, many on sprawling lots, are just blocks from the […]

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LV Council candidate testifies on rehab conflicts, slams former company

By: - March 25, 2019

“Solutions and Desert Hope are best-in-class facilities.” That’s what David Marlon said when the Current asked last year about questionable practices at the Las Vegas companies he oversaw for American Addiction Centers, one of the nation’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies.   Monday, Marlon, who says he quit his job in January to run […]