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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.

Sisolak chose Burkhead as Lt. Gov. to turn around schools 

By: - December 16, 2021

In 2002 Lisa Cano Burkhead ran for Nevada Assembly as a Democrat.  “Then life went in a different direction,” she said Thursday morning, minutes after being named by Gov. Steve Sisolak as Nevada’s lieutenant governor.  Now, life is going in another direction as the political neophyte and public school educator is literally within a heartbeat […]

Police, Athletic Commission spar over criminal investigation of boxing death

By: - December 13, 2021

The boxing death of a 20-year old UNLV student prompted the Nevada Athletic Commission, which boasts it’s the gold-standard for regulation of unarmed combat, to adopt rules covering amateur contests and exhibitions, which were exempt from the Commission’s jurisdiction until now.    Commission chairman Stephen Cloobeck asked that the new regulation be named Nathan’s Law after […]

Lombardo, Wolfson ignored law in attempt to disqualify judge

By: - December 13, 2021

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo enlisted District Attorney Steve Wolfson in an April 2018 effort to remove then-Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson from cases involving Metro’s vice detail after she publicly criticized Metro and the District Attorney, according to audio recordings obtained by the Current of Judicial Discipline Commission interviews with Lombardo […]

Underwater homes in Nevada, once the majority, now a rarity 

By: - December 9, 2021

Just 1% of homes in Nevada had negative equity in the third quarter of 2021, according to CoreLogic, the analyst that named Nevada the most underwater state in the U.S. in March of 2013, when 52% of homeowners owed more than their property was worth.   The average home in Nevada gained $80,000 in equity between […]

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Milestone for Wild Horse and Burro Act comes amid record roundups 

By: - December 3, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act on Dec. 15, as it’s engaged in “the biggest taxpayer-funded wild horse roundup in its history, aided by a year-long PR campaign promoting roundups as beneficial to wild horses, wildlife, public lands and public interests,” according to […]

After student’s death, UNLV, fraternities silent on responsibility for off-campus events

By: - December 2, 2021

University of Nevada Las Vegas officials are remaining silent about the school’s role and potential liability in off-campus student activities, such as the fraternity-produced charity boxing match on Nov. 19 at the Sahara Events Center that ended with the collapse and eventual death of a student fighting in the main event. The Nevada Athletic Commission […]

School boxing contests exempted from state regulation

By: - November 30, 2021

The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission says the commission has no jurisdiction over the regulation of boxing matches such as the University of Nevada Las Vegas fraternity event that ended in the death of 20-year-old Nathan Valencia.  Valencia, a UNLV student, died days after a Nov. 19 annual event that pitted fraternity members […]

COVID boosters available in Nevada for all adults 

By: - November 19, 2021

State health officials announced Friday that all Nevada adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination booster shots, regardless of the brand of vaccination they received.  “Boosters are recommended and available for those who received an initial series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines 6 months or more after the initial series is complete and those who […]

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Casino rule change would allow cashless gambling minus in-person ID check

By: - November 19, 2021

Nevada regulators are considering a rule change to allow casino patrons to sign up for cashless payments on table game bets, slot machines and hotel purchases without physically presenting identification. The change would not apply to betting on sporting events or racing.  Current law allows patrons to set up and fund cashless betting accounts remotely, […]

‘Everything is on the table’ should gaming regulators confront misogyny, racism

By: - November 18, 2021

After Penn National Gaming, the company that owns the M Resort in Las Vegas, bought Barstool Sports in 2020, Penn’s president and CEO Jay Snowden described Barstool founder Dave Portnoy and squad as “sort of a meshing of SportsCenter, Howard Stern and reality TV. It’s a sports media company. But at the end of the […]

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Biden nominates Frierson to be Nevada’s U.S. attorney

By: - November 12, 2021

Pres. Joe Biden on Friday nominated Democratic Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson as Nevada’s next U.S. Attorney. If approved he will replace Nick Trutanich, who left the post earlier this year.  Frierson, a Clark County Assistant Public Defender, previously served as Chief Deputy District Attorney. He has served in the Assembly since 2010 and became Speaker […]

Did Zillow get out over its skis?

By: - November 10, 2021

Zillow, the website originally known for one thing — ‘Zestimating’ the value of real estate it’s never seen — and more recently, for sending ripples of disruption through the industry — is proving challenged to do both. “We’ve determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated and continuing to scale Zillow […]