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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.

Nye County chaos cut into Yomba Shoshone voting access 

By: - November 23, 2022

Disorganization and miscommunication in Nye County following the appointment of election denier Mark Kampf as the county’s top election clerk resulted in a botched and chaotic election week for the Yomba Shoshone Tribe.  It wasn’t until the Friday before Election Day that Kampf agreed to establish a polling location on the tribe’s reservation, despite an […]

Shift to even-year LV City Council election results in female majority, and way more voters

By: - November 17, 2022

It’s been four years since Nevada became the first state with a female majority Legislature.  Although not as pronounced this election year as in 2020, women have persistently held the advantage in judicial elections in Southern Nevada.  And last week, women won both open seats on the Las Vegas City Council. Former Republican Assemblywoman Francis […]

Fiore goes down with other election deniers, Conine clinches second-term

By: - November 11, 2022

An endorsement from former President Donald Trump was not enough to lead Republican firebrand Michele Fiore to victory in a  midterm that saw election deniers go down in flames nationwide. Leading Fiore by more than 10,000 votes on Friday, Democratic Nevada State Treasurer incumbent Zach Conine issued a statement declaring victory. “I am humbled that […]

Leading by 46k votes, Ford declares victory, Chattah leaves Twitter

By: and - November 10, 2022

Nevadans have apparently rejected a vocal Trumpian personality, selecting Democratic incumbent Attorney General Aaron Ford over Republican challenger Sigal Chattah. Leading Chattah 51% to 46% in counted votes as of Thursday, Ford issued a statement declaring victory while Chattah deleted her campaign Twitter account. Ford was one of several Democrats nationwide to survive a midterm that […]

County sets Saturday goal for counting ‘majority’ of remaining ballots, says Trump should hush

By: - November 10, 2022

Clark County officials Thursday condemned accusations made by former President Donald Trump who claimed, without evidence, that Nevada’s election process was “corrupt.” County officials added that the majority of the 50,000 outstanding mail-in ballots left in Clark County will likely be counted by Saturday. During a press conference on the status of outstanding mail ballots, […]

Mailing it in proves more convenient for voters than for vote counters

By: - November 9, 2022

Long lines, short staffing and Nevada’s ongoing learning curve with universal mail-in voting combined to assure that voters will once again have to wait to find out who they elected. County officials in Nevada’s two most populous counties announced that mail ballots dropped off Tuesday would not be counted on election night—and may take several […]

Nevada’s newest citizens eager to vote for the first time

By: - November 7, 2022

Culinary union member Angelica Landa Bonilla is one of tens of thousands of immigrants who have been naturalized in Nevada over the past several years and who will help determine the outcome of the midterms elections, according to a new report. The University of California’s U.S. Immigration Policy Center identified nearly 43,000 “newly naturalized” immigrants […]

Poll points up importance of Latino vote in extremely close Nevada races for governor, U.S. senator

By: - October 27, 2022

Despite Republican gains with Latino voters in 2020, Latinos continue to overwhelmingly support Democratic nominees in the state’s razor close Senate and gubernatorial contests, according to a new Univision poll. Univision reported that Latinos represent 17% of registered voters in Nevada, making their vote critical in the governor and U.S. Senate contests. Among registered Latino […]

Clark, Washoe election departments pelted with records requests by election deniers

By: - October 26, 2022

Election clerks in Nevada’s two most populous counties have been flooded with public records requests seeking evidence of election fraud and demanding confidential information on voters and poll workers, adding chaos to important work preparing the November election.  The requests in Nevada emulate similar demands for information in states and counties nationwide by Trump supporters, […]

NV lithium extraction and battery manufacturing facilities get $107M federal boost

By: - October 21, 2022

New battery manufacturing facilities are coming to Nevada and will receive more than $100 million dollars of federal funding, a move meant to fulfill the Biden Administration’s commitment to ensure that half of all new vehicle sales by 2030 are electric and to transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Two Nevada companies specializing […]

Treasurer faces Trump acolyte for seat ‘managing $50 billion of other people’s money’

By: - October 17, 2022

Last month, Republican candidate for state treasurer Michele Fiore accused the Democratic incumbent treasurer Zach Conine of profiting from a “shady” private company run out of the “same office that manages Nevadans’ public funds.” The business in question was the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation—a public nonprofit corporation under the Office of the Treasurer charged with […]

Former assemblywoman and former councilman compete in LV City Council Ward 4

By: - October 13, 2022

Two veteran politicians Francis Allen-Palenske and Bob Beers, are seeking to replace term-limited Stavros Anthony in the Las Vegas City Council’s Ward 4. Anthony is term limited out of the council, and is now running as the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. Francis Allen-Palenske  Former two-term Republican state assemblywoman Francis Allen-Palenske said she would bring […]