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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.

Regulators approve $100 million plan for EV charging stations

By: - December 3, 2021

Nevada approved a $100 million effort to build nearly two thousand electric vehicle chargers over the next three years, one of the state’s largest investments to expand charging infrastructure so far. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada authorized NV Energy to invest in charging infrastructure for electric cars and trucks. The draft plan approved Nov. […]

Nevada families have netted $750 million from child tax credit so far this year

By: - November 30, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $750 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. More than 595,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits in November, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service. In Nevada, $155 million was distributed to 353,000 qualified families, […]

Did Nevada choose employers over workers by paying down UI debt?

By: - November 26, 2021

Businesses in Nevada are being spared higher unemployment insurance taxes as a result of federal coronavirus aid flowing to the state, despite recommendations from the Employment Security Council to increase the state UI tax on employers from 1.65 percent to 2 percent. Lawmakers will be able to hold state UI tax steady for 2022 by […]

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Titus, Horsford reiterate call for Senate to diss parliamentarian’s immigration rulings

By: - November 23, 2021

Legislation passed by House Democrats as part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill doesn’t include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, a move Nevada Democratic Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford criticized in a letter. The letter, signed by several Democratic House members, was sent to Senate leadership Monday urging that […]

Horsford joined chorus urging Biden to tap strategic petroleum reserves

By: - November 22, 2021

On the eve of the White House announcing it would do so, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford on Monday joined calls urging President Joe Biden to make use of emergency petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gas prices. Tuesday morning, the White House announced the Department of Energy will release of 50 million barrels […]

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While BBB still in the works, ARP gets a start on shoring up child care

By: - November 22, 2021

When Ivy Ward cut back costs for her child care business in Fallon last summer after a sharp drop in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal pandemic relief grant administered by a local non-profit helped keep the center alive. “I don’t know what I would have done without that grant,” Ward said. Those […]

More than 13,000 Nevada kids vaccinated in 1st week of eligibility

By: - November 18, 2021

More than 13,000 Nevada children have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the first week since those aged 5 to 11 became eligible for a shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to state data. The number represents a fraction of the 277,000 kids in the age range in the state, but it shows the eagerness of some […]

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Poll suggests 2020 election denial could suppress GOP turnout in 2022

By: - November 17, 2021

Despite zero evidence of any widespread fraud in the 2020 election, most Republicans believe next year’s midterms will not be counted fairly, according to a poll released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation and Research. The new poll of Republican voters, conducted for CEIR by Echelon Insights, detail what Republicans believe about the […]

Judge says no evidence of massacre at proposed mine site, tribes say otherwise

By: - November 16, 2021

A federal judge in Nevada has rejected a legal effort to stop excavation at the site of a planned lithium mine near the Oregon-Nevada border, turning down requests from Native American tribes to reconsider additional evidence that a massacre took place in the area. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du ruled earlier this month that Canadian-owned […]

Watered down immigration proposal prompts more calls to sidestep parliamentarian

By: - November 12, 2021

The latest version of the Biden administration’s social spending bill in Congress doesn’t include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, instead offering a temporary parole option that falls short of what many advocates want. The legislation, dubbed the Build Back Better Act, would carve out a temporary parole option — essentially a work permit — […]

Southern Nevada children begin getting COVID-19 vaccine

By: - November 10, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is here and the Southern Nevada Health District says shots will be widely available across the state this week. The vaccine will be available at multiple health district locations and pharmacies. Providers currently don’t have information available for how many vaccines have been given to children ages 5-11, […]

Child care in NV will be ‘decimated’ if Congress doesn’t act, providers say

By: - November 5, 2021

Child care and universal pre-K proposals in President Joe Biden’s social spending plan have thus far survived as the legislative package has been reduced to appease two conservative Democrats in the Senate. Initially envisioned as a bill spending $3.5 trillion over 10 years, a revised framework released by the White House last week halved the […]