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Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

State upholds Thacker Pass permit, conservation group warns of toxic slurry in the making

By: - June 30, 2022

The safe storage of mining waste has been a critical part of the debate over a lithium mine in northern Nevada, and now environmental advocates are pointing to a report warning that flawed analysis of the mine may lead to failures that could unleash toxic slurry into the state’s watershed. Lithium Nevada, a subsidiary of […]

Feds approve NV plan for back P-EBT payments, $175 million to be distributed

By: - June 24, 2022

Last month Nevada received federal approval to continue a popular free food program designed to replace meals children missed at school and child care because of pandemic-related closures. Congress temporarily extended the free food program in January to cover younger children and the summer months. Now eligible K-12 students across Nevada will once again receive […]

Tribal leader in NV named to first-ever Interior tribal advisory panel – and she has a to-do list

By: - June 22, 2022

Tribal leaders from Nevada and across the country will have direct access to advising the U.S. Department of the Interior for the first time in history with the creation of a tribal advisory panel. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland last week launched the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee, finally joining other federal agencies with […]

Infrastructure law funds Nevada sagebrush restoration projects

By: - June 20, 2022

Nevada will be receiving a total of $1.5M for projects across the state meant to fund sagebrush habitats in an effort to combat invasive grasses and wildfire, protect wetlands, and support the regional economy. Funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last year will support 15 projects across the state, […]

Nevada tribe, conservationists urge 9th Circuit to halt geothermal plant construction

By: - June 16, 2022

A Nevada tribe and conservation advocates urged the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reverse an order allowing ongoing construction and development of a geothermal energy project in Churchill County they say threatens to destroy a sacred site and drive the rare Dixie Valley toad to extinction. Attorneys for the Center for Biological […]

Trump acolytes win primaries for down-ballot state offices

By: - June 15, 2022

Nevada Republicans shied away from more moderate alternatives Tuesday and embraced a candidate who wants to imprison women who have abortions, an election denier, and a self described “Lady Trump.” Election results for Nevada’s primary races trickled in late Tuesday, but voters had clear preferences early in the count for a number of far-right candidates. […]

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Nearly 1 in 5 midterm voters in NV will be Latino, report says

By: - June 9, 2022

As early voting for the Nevada primary election winds down, analysts are turning their attention to how the state’s Latino electorate will shape the state’s midterm general election in the fall. More than 165,000 Nevada Latinos will likely cast ballots this November, marking a nearly 6% increase from the 2020 general election, according to projections […]

Early voting in Nevada – how it’s going, how to vote

By: - June 8, 2022

An exception two years ago aside, the turnout rate in Nevada primary elections is generally miserable, and early data for the 2022 primary election indicates this election will likely follow the trend. At least 111,460 voters submitted early ballots in the first week of voting, according to Tuesday data from the Nevada Secretary of State’s […]

Nevada to divest up to $89M in gun stocks

By: - June 2, 2022

Nevada’s treasurer, who oversees a $49 billion investment portfolio, announced plans Thursday to divest from companies that manufacture or sell assault-style weapons. The policy change has the potential to affect roughly $89 million in assets, according to the Treasurer’s Office. State financial managers said they are working on identifying all public companies that manufacture or […]

BLM cuts costs for clean energy developers looking to build on public lands

By: - June 2, 2022

The Biden administration said on Wednesday it will significantly reduce the amount it charges companies to build wind and solar projects on public land, a move meant to incentivize renewable energy development. During a visit to Las Vegas following the announcement, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said the new policy would cut costs for […]

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Republican State Senate hopeful files voter ID ballot initiative

By: - May 31, 2022

A Republican State Senate candidate is seeking to change Nevada voting laws despite opposition from Democratic lawmakers using an alternative path — a public ballot initiative. On May 4, Raja Mourey filed a proposed ballot measure with the Nevada Secretary of State. If successful, the statutory ballot measure would require voters to present valid photo […]

International travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials

By: - May 25, 2022

Visitation rates in Las Vegas have stalled as fewer international travelers arrived at Harry Reid International Airport in April compared to pre-pandemic levels. In April, 4.25 million travelers passed through Reid’s gates, a slight dip from March’s 4.27 million passenger count, according to data by the Clark County Department of Aviation. Passenger volume for international […]