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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.

NV gets $5.9m to protect communities from wildfires

By: - September 22, 2022

Nevada is set to receive nearly $6 million in funding to prevent wildfires, a growing concern, as climate change and prolonged drought make the state even drier. On Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced Nevada would receive $5.9 million in funding this year from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support fuels management […]

yucca fatigue tho

Nevada officials take another shot at killing Yucca Mountain Project once and for all

By: - September 21, 2022

Over the past two decades, the State of Nevada has filed multiple lawsuits against the federal government to end the Yucca Mountain Project. Now Nevada leaders are hoping a new motion will terminate Yucca Mountain once and for all. On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects announced they filed a […]

Removing grass may increase urban heat, study finds

By: - September 19, 2022

The Southern Nevada Water Authority runs what is likely the longest-running program to motivate homeowners to replace water-thirsty grass with desert landscaping, but a new study says that while the move may save water, the price could be a superheated city. In a new study, a team of researchers investigated the microclimate effects of three […]

Walker River Paiute Tribe set to receive $5.2M for water infrastructure

By: - September 14, 2022

The grants are designed to boost the tribe’s local economy by funding improvements to water infrastructure.

Conservation group ask feds to list rare NV springsnail as endangered due to lithium mine

By: - September 9, 2022

A group of conservationists are seeking to get a tiny rare Nevada springsnail listed as an endangered or threatened species, arguing that the species is threatened by a planned lithium mine in Thacker Pass. The Western Watersheds Project petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the rare Kings River pyrg under the Endangered […]

Feds remove ‘racial and sexist slur’ from place names of 34 Nevada geographic sites

By: - September 8, 2022

A federal panel tasked with naming geographic places voted to replace 34 racist and derogatory terms from federal use in Nevada on Thursday. The move comes after U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced she would take steps to remove and replace sq*** from federal use. The derogatory term has “historically been used as an offensive […]

DHS finalizes end to Trump-era ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants

By: - September 8, 2022

The Biden administration finalized a new public charge rule on Thursday that would eliminate Trump-era policies that penalized low-income immigrants seeking health benefits and other services. The new rule from the Department of Homeland Security will roll back the types of assistance immigration officers can consider when evaluating immigrants for a green card and deciding […]

Nevada’s Native communities face worsening access to clean water, plumbing

By: - September 8, 2022

For nearly seven years the Walker River Paiute Tribe has requested federal funds to repair a faltering sewage system on their reservation. It was only after the $110 billion infrastructure bill passed earlier this year that the project was finally promised funding.  “That’s always the problem, they can’t find funding,” said Alan Roberts, the public […]

Nevada set to receive $14 million in multistate JUUL settlement

By: - September 6, 2022

After a two year multistate investigation into the vaping company JUUL Labs Inc. the e-cigarette giant has agreed to pay $438.5 million to 34 states and territories, including Nevada. Nevada will receive more than $14 million from Juul Labs Inc.   State Attorney General Aaron Ford signed onto the investigation of JUUL’s marketing and sales practices […]

BLM’s rediscovery of massacre site renews calls for halt of lithium mine project

By: - September 6, 2022

According to oral tradition, Thacker Pass — an area nestled between the Double H and Montana Mountains in Northern Nevada — was named Peehee mu’huh, or rotten moon, by the Paiute people for its crescent shape and the 31 men, women, and children who were massacred there by government soldiers in 1865. Part of that […]

June is dairy month btw

NV families to start getting USDA summer child food benefits this month

By: - September 1, 2022

Starting this month, Nevada is set to begin distributing a popular federal free food funding program designed to replace meals children missed at school and child care because of pandemic-related closures. The state will distribute summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer payments, or P-EBT throughout September, October and November. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of […]

Mi Familia Vota

Latino voters shift attention towards crime, abortion, survey says

By: - August 30, 2022

As political hopefuls in Nevada court Latino voters, a new poll shows a shift in some of the long-running priorities among the Latino electorate heading into the 2022 midterm elections. The poll, conducted for UnidosUs by BSP Research, found that while inflation, the economy, and jobs remain top of mind for Latinos in Nevada, abortion […]