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.

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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 […]

signs o' old times

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 […]

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LV Ward 3 candidates agreeable in town hall

By: - March 22, 2019

You won’t find rows of cookie-cutter stucco houses with tile roofs in Marycrest, Beverly Green, John S. Park and the other vintage neighborhoods Las Vegans have called home for the last 70 years or so.   The oldest neighborhoods in Las Vegas, nestled in the shadow of the Stratosphere, have charm, character and growing pains. […]

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Police protection bill pits Metro against union, Cannizzaro

By: - March 21, 2019

The Las Vegas Metro Police officers who fatally shot Alma Chavez’ 23-year old son, Rafael Olivas, in 2011 weren’t wearing body cameras, as most officers do today.  In fact, Chavez testified before state lawmakers Wednesday that police gathered up pictures of the scene from witnesses and lied about the events that led to the shooting. […]

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Six candidates in municipal races fail to file disclosures, face fines

By: - March 20, 2019

With less than two weeks to go until municipal primary election day on April 2 in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, several candidates have yet to file financial disclosures prescribed by state law. Financial disclosures require that candidates disclose their sources of income, property they own other than a residence, and debts owed. […]

trauma drama

Trauma drama: Turning triage into profit centers

By: - March 20, 2019

What’s the difference between an emergency room and a low-level trauma unit? A $12,000 cover charge, for starters.   That’s how much MountainView Hospital CEO Jeremy Bradshaw says the hospital intends to charge should it win local approval and state designation as a Level III trauma unit.   At Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, a […]

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Abortion law tweak draws overflow crowds at hearing

By: - March 19, 2019

Nevadans on both sides of the abortion issue filled overflow rooms in Carson City and Las Vegas Monday afternoon for a legislative hearing on a bill that would ease the ability of women to obtain the procedure. “If this were a bill on any other subject but abortion, we’d have a room with just me […]


Legislation aims to help vulnerable via census

By: - March 15, 2019

Each weekend, thousands of young students who rely on the free or discounted meals they receive at school to fuel their minds and bodies, face the prospect of going to bed hungry. And each weekend, a few volunteers, mostly retired, who can’t fathom the thought of hungry children, do something they’ve likely never done for […]

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LV Ward 1 candidate mulling court challenge against opponent

By: - March 14, 2019

The campaign for Las Vegas Ward 1 candidate Sherman Ray is contemplating a court action challenging the residency of one of his opponents, Dave Marlon. A complaint filed with the Nevada Secretary of State last week by Ray’s campaign consultant Lisa Mayo DeRiso was lodged too late to warrant an investigation, according to a letter […]


Legislation treats child sex trafficking survivors as victims, not criminals

By: - March 13, 2019

Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that takes the first step toward treating survivors of child sex exploitation as victims, not criminals.   “The thought of children being sold for sex on a nightly basis is deeply disturbing but all too real,” former Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta told members of the Assembly Committee […]