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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Political novice out fundraising Bilbray-Axelrod in Democratic primary for Clark County Commission

By: - May 24, 2024

Hunter Cain, a veterans advocate who works in the military department of Grand Canyon University, is winning the money race against Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod in the Democratic primary for Clark County Commission District C, which is being vacated by Democrat Ross Miller.  The winner will take on the Republican who prevails in a three-way race […]

where the magic happens

Disillusionment leads newcomers to challenge Henderson council incumbents 

By: - May 23, 2024

In the City of Henderson, three is a magic number. That’s how many votes it takes to prevail before the five member City Council where four members – Mayor Michelle Romero, longtime council members Dan Stewart and Dan Shaw, and new member Jim Seebock – often vote in lock step. Councilwoman Carrie Cox is the […]

Resorts World could face massive fines in alleged money laundering case

By: - May 22, 2024

Three gamblers under federal investigation for their ties to illegal sports betting rings that allegedly laundered money through Las Vegas casinos lost just under $24 million at Resorts World alone since the casino opened less than three years ago, according to sources who asked not to be identified in order to provide confidential gambler information.  […]

Complaint alleges Wolfson violating ethics law by appearing in daughter’s campaign ad

By: - May 16, 2024

A complaint filed with the Nevada Ethics Commission against Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson alleges Wolfson violated state law by appearing in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rebecca, a candidate in the race for Las Vegas Municipal Judge.  The district attorney, in the ad that is running on television and on social media, […]

Berkley, Seaman leading field of 14 vying in Las Vegas mayor’s race

By: - May 15, 2024

Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Las Vegas City Councilwoman Victoria Seaman are the frontrunners in a crowded race for Las Vegas mayor, according to a poll released last month that shows Berkley with 16%, slightly ahead of Seaman with 12%, and Councilman Cedric Crear with 7%.  The Current spoke with Berkley, a Democrat, and Seaman, […]

Scott Sibella

Sibella gets probation, fine for violating anti-money laundering law at MGM Grand

By: - May 8, 2024

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Scott Sibella, the former president of MGM Grand and Resorts World Las Vegas, to one year of probation and a fine of $9,500 for violating a federal law requiring casinos to know the source of their customer’s funds and file a suspicious activity report.  Sibella maintains he did nothing […]

Nevada’s health care system ranks near the bottom in the U.S.  

By: - May 7, 2024

Nevada’s health care system ranks 41st overall of the 50 states and District of Columbia, according to a report detailing disparities in health care and wellness across racial and ethnic groups. The care afforded to white residents ranks at 39th in the nation, says the report from the Commonwealth Fund, an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to […]

Regulators approve killing twice as many bears as originally allowed in Nevada hunt

By: - May 6, 2024

The Nevada Wildlife Commission voted Saturday to allow hunters to kill 42 bears a year, more than twice the number permitted to be slaughtered in the first decade of the hunt, which began in 2011.  The move is the latest in a series of decisions that have prompted criticism of the commission for failing to […]

Rory Reid defends famous father’s Yucca Mountain legacy

By: - May 3, 2024

Former Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid says Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sam Brown needs a history lesson. “I’m happy to provide it here and now.” Reid emerged from his absence from public life Thursday to campaign for Sen. Jacky Rosen and speak up for keeping nuclear waste out of Southern Nevada, a cause […]

Wildlife Commission expected to allow hunters to kill more bears

By: - May 2, 2024

For more than a decade, hunters in Nevada have been limited to killing 20 bears a year. But in recent years that number has climbed, and on Friday, the Nevada Wildlife Commission is expected to vote to allow hunters to kill 42 bears come September. Nevada’s first bear hunt in 2011 authorized the sale of […]

Sibella common thread in state and federal probes of money laundering 

By: - May 1, 2024

The Nevada Gaming Control Board, which has been silent since news broke last summer of a federal investigation of Las Vegas casinos and executives, filed a complaint Tuesday against Scott Sibella, the former president of MGM Grand and Resorts World, that mirrors the federal case that resulted in Sibella’s guilty plea in January to one […]

Musk’s Boring Company makes list of ‘Dirty Dozen’ workplace safety offenders 

By: - April 30, 2024

Two companies doing business in Las Vegas, the Boring Company and Black Iron, are among the “Dirty Dozen” identified by the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health as workplace safety offenders. National COSH is an organization dedicated to worker safety.  Workers at Elon Musk’s Space-X and the Boring Company say Musk “is obsessed with […]