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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.

McMahill wins sheriff’s race outright, and other down-ballot primary results

By: - June 17, 2022

Below are primary election results for Clark County commission, judicial, and other county offices, along with results from several other down-ballot contests. Clark County Commission Dist. E Republican Jon Rider prevailed in the primary over Dennis Ayala by a margin of 30 points. Incumbent Tick Segerblom beat back a challenge from Jacob “Jake” Macias.  Segerblom, […]

Labor leaders attack Laxalt as pawn of Big Oil

By: - June 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is one of the most endangered Democratic senators facing re-election, presenting Republicans with perhaps their best opportunity to break the 50/50 logjam in the Senate, according to political experts. Some polls show her trailing Republican candidate Adam Laxalt, a one-term Nevada Attorney General who ran for governor in 2018 and […]

Sellers’ real estate market shifting to buyers’ advantage

By: - June 15, 2022

“Price cut.” It’s a phrase that’s been absent from Southern Nevada’s real estate vernacular in recent times. But it doesn’t take more than a glance at Zillow to see that sellers are slashing their sometimes unrealistic visions of cashing in on the frenzy. “In March of this year, we had 2,000 homes for sale on […]

Lombardo prevails in crowded primary for governor

By: - June 14, 2022

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is the winner of the Nevada Republican primary for governor according to NBC News, which projected Lombardo’s victory just before 11 p.m.  With votes counted in 37 percent of precincts, Lombardo had 43%, followed by Reno attorney Joey Gilbert with 22%.   The Republican primary featured 15 candidates, including former U.S. […]

Trump’s candidate Laxalt wins Republican primary for U.S. Senate

By: - June 14, 2022

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the chosen candidate of former Pres. Donald Trump, is the winner of the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. His closest opponent was Sam Brown, a war veteran who won the endorsement of the state Republican party.  The Associated Press called the race for Laxalt just after 10 p.m.    […]

Wolfson touts ‘Smart Reform’ but is it working? Don’t ask him.

By: - June 9, 2022

District Attorney Steve Wolfson is advertising “smart reform” as a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, including a post-conviction diversion program designed to keep defendants out of prison.  “By successfully completing this program, offenders are able to receive the help they need, rather than being sent to prison,” Wolfson’s campaign website says of Hope for Second […]

Clark County introduces short-term rental regulation as opponents hire lawyer

By: - June 7, 2022

The Clark County Commission is sticking to a plan to drastically slash the number of short-term rentals in Southern Nevada by licensing a fraction of current operators and fining those who are unlicensed.  The Commission introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would permit one percent of the housing units in unincorporated Clark County, about 2,850, to […]

Short-term rental association planning legal fight against Clark County

By: - June 6, 2022

The Greater Las Vegas Short Term Rental Association has raised half of the $100,000 goal for its “Host Legal Fund,” according to a Facebook post by one of its co-founders, who says the Clark County Commission “is protecting the resort hotels corporate profits and bowing down to the demands of their corporate donors.”   Clark County […]

Inmate complains judge suffered from COVID when she issued sentence

By: - June 3, 2022

A Las Vegas woman says she believes Clark County Judge Erika Ballou “was not in the right frame of mind” when she sentenced her to two years in jail for felony charges. “Judge Ballou was suffering from COVID and not able to appear in person the day of my sentencing,” Katie Moriarty wrote in a […]

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Expert urges officials ‘do the math’ on development

By: - June 3, 2022

Infill. It’s a dirty word among Southern Nevada developers who have raced for decades to sate demand for housing by building master-planned communities along the perimeter of the valley, even as parcels in the core stand vacant for decades. “I’ve been here my entire life and every time that we build, we always think about […]

Resorts World conducting independent probe, mum on closure of taco stand

By: - June 2, 2022

The Nevada Gaming Control Board won’t say whether the closure of a taco stand at Resorts World Las Vegas is connected to the agency’s probe of the hotel’s alleged involvement with the restaurant. “The Nevada Gaming Control Board has no comment,” said GCB official Michael Lawton. The GCB confirmed in April it was investigating allegations […]

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Vacation rental occupancy falling in some locales, says report

By: - May 27, 2022

The short-term rental industry, which is coming off a record year in 2021, may be seeing signs of softening, at least in some markets, says a new report from market analyst AIRDNA.  “The declines in occupancy were most prevalent in destination/resort markets as well as in small cities throughout the country,” says the report for […]